You Can Be A Part Of BCYMP
We welcome individuals and groups of volunteers who want to support our mission without becoming a BCYMP Mentor. Volunteers working directly with youth may be required to complete training and pass a criminal background check. Please fill out this form to indicate your interest in volunteering with BCYMP.
BECOME A VOLUNTEER NOW
BCYMP welcomes volunteers of all skill levels and talents! We have a small staff, so your help is greatly appreciated, and we can typically find a project that suits your interests and skills. In the past, volunteers have done a variety of things: made tie blankets for youth in our program, helped with fundraising and mentoring activities, organized our office, face-painted, and built everything from flower boxes to model rockets to parade floats. Tell us what you like to do, and we will find a way for you to help!
Volunteer hours can be tailored to you or your group. It can be a one-time commitment or multiple commitments.
Short answer? More flexibility of time and projects. Volunteering is not the same as being a BCYMP Mentor, but we may ask you to complete some of our training and/or pay for a background check if you will be doing supervised work with children in our program. Volunteers are able to give of their time and talents once, while we ask Mentors to commit to the program for at least one year.
No matter how big or small the project, volunteer help means a lot to BCYMP and enables us to serve more youth. Your gift of time goes a long way at BCYMP and is very much appreciated by our small staff of two! We will work with you or your group to find a project that is the right fit for the time you have to give. Don't have an idea yet? Contact us. We are happy to brainstorm together a few options to ensure your volunteer opportunity is impactful. We will also recognize your contribution and thank you in a press release, on our blog, and on social media.
BCYMP does not require you to give a monetary donation to volunteer; however, we are a small non-profit so welcome any project sponsorships or gifts of money to help us meet our mission.
For example, we plan a minimum of four group activities each year, and these shared experiences strengthen the mentoring bond and give Mentors and Mentees the chance to build relationships with others at BCYMP. Clubs and businesses often help host or sponsor these group events—things like building and launching model rockets, attending SDSU sporting events, or having a holiday party. We’d love to hear your ideas.