Supporting Your Child
Visiting the Club and showing an interest in programs your child or teen is involved in is a good way to support participation and learning. Know your child’s interests. Ask your child about what he’s involved in, what activities he enjoys most and friends he’s made at the Club.
Participating in Parent Programs
By participating in parent programs offered by your local Club, you have the opportunity for free learning experiences and, at the same time, you have the opportunity to get to know Club staff and other parents.
Tutoring, Coaching or Mentoring
Parents and family members can serve as role models, using positive life experiences to build trusting and open relationships with youth. As a tutor, coach or mentor, you can help youth learn skills and values while building confidence and self-esteem.
Chaperoning Field Trips
Clubs often need parents and other adults to act as chaperones on field trips away from the Club. If you can volunteer occasionally, this might be a good option for you.
Becoming a Recreational Aide
Recreational aides help out in the gamesroom and other areas of the Club, assisting youth as needed, instructing them and encouraging them as they have fun and learn new skills.
Monitoring Special Events
Working at special events such as community-service days, races, sporting events or other one-time activities can be a great way to support your local Club while having fun and meeting other parents and youth.
Other Volunteer Opportunities
Talk to youth development professionals at your local Club to find out about other volunteer opportunities that you may enjoy. Get involved now! Your participation can make a big difference in the lives of youth.