The Boys & Girls Club of Collier County is expanding its virtual programs to include additional volunteer opportunities for guest speakers, businesses and organizations in Southwest Florida.

New virtual volunteer opportunities include:

  • Career exploration: Guest speakers can discuss the pros and cons of their chosen career. Past volunteers represented health care, finance, education, legal, retail, hospitality, law enforcement, fire protection and other fields. Businesses hiring teens for the summer also can discuss employment and internship opportunities.
  • Virtual tours: Businesses can give student members a virtual facility tour, demonstrating a cool feature or unique piece of equipment.
  • Educational classes: Volunteers can lead student members through arts and crafts, yoga, dance or karate classes. This can also include how-to classes that show children how to make something.
  • Interactive lectures: Individuals can hold lectures covering youth-friendly topics like backyard wildlife, gardening, animal training or Southwest Florida history.

Although the Boys & Girls Club reopened last summer, it continues to restrict in-person visitor access to keep students and staff safe during the pandemic.

“Virtual opportunities actually open up our classrooms to additional volunteers from Naples, Fort Myers and beyond,” said Boys & Girls Club President and CEO Megan McCarthy Beauvais. “Children have quickly adapted to hybrid learning environments, and ‘Zooming’ into a class is a great way for volunteers to enhance education for local students without having to leave their office or home.”

To explore volunteer opportunities, please visit BGCCC.com/get-involved/volunteer, email volunteer@BGCCC.com or call 239-325-1700.

About the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County

Founded in 1992, the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County mobilizes donors, staff and volunteers toward the achievement of a single mission: To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. The nonprofit’s six core program areas include education, career development, character and leadership, health and wellness, the arts, and sports and recreation. The Boys & Girls Club of Collier County annually serves more than 3,000 children and teens, ages 6 to 18, through clubs and after-school programs. Through the generosity of sponsors, donors and friends, the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County provides a safe place for young people to learn, grow and develop ongoing relationships with adult mentors who support the education, emotional, physical and social development they need to become successful adults. For more information, please visit BGCCC.com or call 239-325-1700.