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How You Can Help

Share your passions, interests and resources with the next generation of community members! At Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica everyone has a role to play.


Coach a sports team, tutor in your favorite subject, get creative with arts and crafts, or explore a new passion with club members!

Wish List

Donate or purchase a gift for our clubs! Our programs would not exist without your vital support.

Corporate Partners

Volunteer and show your support with your group by joining our Corporate Club Champions!

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Share your passion, talent & skills with Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica.
Volunteers like you make an impact – not only in our organization but in the lives of our members. We’re looking for dedicated people and organizations who are interested in serving 1+ hour per week for an agreed-upon length of time (corporate and/or special group volunteers may provide support in a different capacity). We customize our volunteer opportunities based on your interests. Whether you’re a marketing specialist looking to exercise your skills for greater good, or you’re hoping to connect with youth directly through tutoring or coaching – we welcome your participation.

Check out our new volunteer opportunities below!

Summer Camp


We are looking for coaches and class support at our Mar Vista Gardens, John Adams Middle School, and Main Branch Clubs. Youth ages 6-18.

Check back in August for more volunteer opportunities during the 2023-2024 school year!


Because we work with youth, we have a rigorous volunteer application process to ensure our kids’ safety and well-being.

1. Complete the Volunteer Application & provide a scan or photo of your Driver’s License

2. Consent to a background check (this must be completed annually)

3. Complete a TB Test & provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination
We require all volunteers to complete a TB test or have a medical professional complete the attached TB risk assessment form. This can be done at your doctor’s office or any other urgent care/medical facility of your choosing.

4. Complete a Live Scan (fingerprint test)
Preferred vendor Santa Monica Notary & Live Scan for fingerprinting

Central Tower Building
1424 4th St, #214
Santa Monica, CA 90401

5. Complete 3 online trainings in MyBGCA.net which takes approximately 2 hours.

6. Submit application fee/donation of $75 to help offset costs associated with the background check and Live Scan. 

Email completed application or questions to: volunteer@smbgc.org

Wish List

Support Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica and the dreams of our little ones by purchasing items off our wish list!


  • 20 new laptops (HP, Acer, Macbook) 
  • 35 gaming desktops with full HD monitors capable of Esports and video editing 
  • 40 iPad airs with apple pencils 
  • Nintendo Switch with multiple controls 
  • Gaming consoles (ps4,xbox,switch,wii) 
  • A new Dance Dance Revolution machine


  • Fridge with Freezer 
  • A nice bus or a new E Line 
  • Industrial air conditioning for teen, tech, and learning centers 
  • 2 GMC Yukon XL, Suburban, E-Line, 15 passenger vans 
  • Vent for kitchen 
  • Scoreboard for gym 
  • Washing station for art supplies 


  • Tables and chairs 
  • 2 sofas 
  • 3 new sheds and storage containers/bins for outdoor storage 
  • 4 white bookshelves for learning center/library and art space 
  • Art shelves and storage 
  • Racks for art supplies 
  • Lounging furniture (Bean Bags) 
  • Gated or hedge for the front patio 
  • A bungalow 

For more information, contact Vice President of Development, Katie Moe at kmoe@smbgc.org

Corporate Volunteer Engagement & Sports Scholarships

We invite our corporate leaders, local businesses and neighbors to join us in support of our community’s youth. Joining as a Club Champion allows us to highlight your company and create custom employee volunteer engagement opportunities to bring your corporate teams together in meaningful ways that BUILD GREAT FUTURES. You can also consider becoming a sponsor of one of our many sports teams to enjoy a multitude of benefits while also providing athletic scholarships to our Club Members in need. Learn more through the links below or contact Katie Moe, VP Development at kmoe@smbgc.org.