Volunteer Information

Welcome to the Boys & Girls Club of Bay Mills/Brimley. Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer for the Club. Below you will find core information about the Boys & Girls Club of Bay Mills as well as volunteer expectations. As a volunteer applicant for the Boys & Girls Club, please keep in mind as you read through the volunteer information, the main goal for our organization is to provide a safe, positive place for kids.

Volunteer Needs The need for volunteers a the Boys & girls Club of Bay Mills/Brimley has increased due to the increase of activities as well as higher enrollment of members. Volunteers are needed for every day activities such as meal preparation, tutoring, fundraising, and supervision of daily general programs. 


Volunteers are also needed for special events such as family fun day, field trip chaperones, Halloween party, and others. The Boys & Girls Club of Bay Mills/Brimley, in conjunction with the Department of Recreation and Health Promotion also plan community wide events such as the Whitefish Festival, in which volunteers are very helpful.



Volunteer & Boys & Girls Club Expectations
The Boys & Girls Club of Bay Mills/Brimley expects from its volunteers the following:
            -An Enthusiastic desire to work with youth.
            -The ability to relate and deal with youth without discrimination.
            -Reliability, punctuality, and all of the traits of paid professional employees.
            -Positive patterns of behavior, attitudes, and emotional maturity.
            -Leadership ability with an outstanding personality.
            -Acceptance of job responsibility.
            -The ability to serve as a positive role model.

  A volunteer of the Boys & Girls Club of Bay Mills/Brimley can expect from the Club

-That the Boys & Girls Club is mission driven

-That your work and contribution to the Club will have meaning and impact on Club members.

-Respect as an individual and as a staff person.

-Support and encouragement from paid employees.

-Comfort in the work and job assigned.

-To have confidence in the Boys & Girls Club of Bay Mills/Brimley

-To be appreciated for your efforts.

-Provided with help to meet your goals.

-Have your achievement recognized.

The appropriate selection of a volunteer requires matching skills and interest with the needs of the Boys & Girls Club of Bay Mills/Brimley. In order to provide the best service and safety to the youths of our community, the Club maintains a strict screening process. It is mandatory that all volunteers complete the screening process, which includes the following:
-Completion of a Volunteer Application Completion of the application requests listing
necessary factual information such as name, address, the type of volunteer work desired,
availability (days and hours), and previous volunteer experience. It is also required
that potential volunteers list non-family references. All references will be checked by
the staff of the Boys & Girls Club of Bay Mills/Brimley.
-Criminal History Disclosure As a condition of volunteer service, a successful   
 background investigation is required. All Applicants are required to disclose any current
 or previous criminal offenses and or convictions. All volunteer applicants must also
 complete and sign a volunteer disclosure and release document that will allow the Boys &
 Club of Bay Mills/Brimley to submit information to the appropriate law enforcement                                        
 agencies in order to disclose the existence of any criminal offense or conviction which is
 equivalent to any of the following   
-Child Abuse
-Any sexual offense involving a minor, non-consenting adult, or person who is
  mentally disabled, incapacitated, or physically helpless
-Child Pornography
-Kidnapping of a child
-Child Neglect
-Unlawful manufacture, distribution, or dispensing of drugs or any illegal substance           
Please Note: Volunteer Applicants with any conviction(s) for the aforementioned criminal      offenses will not be considered for volunteer service. Volunteers placed prior to a successful background investigation will be immediately discharged if any aforementioned criminal offense(s) are found upon completion of a background investigation.
The Boys & Girls Club of Bay Mills/Brimley reserves the right to require regular updates to Background Investigations for all volunteers of the department.
-Interview The Boys & Girls Club of Bay Mills/Brimley will conduct an interview with all
 volunteer applicants to learn more about the candidate. The interview process is
 primarily to determine the best placement for a volunteer based on interest, talents, skills,
 and availability of volunteer positions.
-Volunteer Agreement To avoid any potential misunderstanding between the volunteer
and the Boys & Girls Club of Bay Mills/Brimley, a volunteer agreement statement will be
required. The statement will outline the volunteer service and expectations for both the
volunteer and Club and will serve as a useful tool for evaluating volunteer performance
and organizational support. This statement will list intended job duties and commitment
from the volunteer.
If the background investigation and or reference check discloses any misrepresentation on the volunteer application that indicates an individual is not suited for voluntary service for the Boys & Girls Club of Bay Mills/Brimley, the applicant shall be denied the voluntary positions, or if already placed, the volunteer will be immediately discharged.
Volunteer Record
A file will be kept on each volunteer applicant. A volunteer file is necessary for sound volunteer program administration. Each volunteer file will include the following:
            -Completed Volunteer Application
            -Volunteer Agreement
            -Correspondence and Performance Appraisal Reports (If Applicable)
            -Change of Status Forms (If Applicable)
            -Recognition Certificates (If Applicable)
A volunteer has the right to review the contents of their volunteer file upon request to the Director of the Boys & Girls Club of Bay Mills/Brimley. The volunteer’s review of their file must be done in the presence of a staff member and or director.