We are currently closed and working to reopen our doors soon!

How to Help


It is often said, “It takes a village to raise a child.” It’s true for a Boys & Girls Club, too. It takes a village to sustain services that benefit hundreds of “children who need us most”, and we need your help. If you are willing to care for and invest in kids, there are a number of ways you can assist.


In-Kind Giving

  • Copy paper
  • pens
  • staplers
  • tape
  • mailing envelopes
  • file folders
  • printer ink, etc.
  • file cabinets
  • office chairs
  • paints
  • paint brushes
  • colored pencils
  • construction paper
  • drawing paper
  • card stock (various colors)
  • poster board (various colors)
  • crafts beads (assortment pack)
  • fabric markers and fabric paint
  • garbage can liners (all sizes)
  • vacuum cleaner and bags
  • entry-way and area rugs
  • push brooms
  • straight brooms
  • all-purpose cleaners and disinfectants
  • window cleaner
  • ice melt
  • snow shovels
  • plastic storage containers with lids (various sizes)
  • teen appropriate room decorations
  • bean bag chairs
  • teen appropriate room furniture
  • colored stringed lights
  • fat heads decals (celebrities or Marvel heroes)
  • sporting goods and equipment
  • game room supplies

Giving Levels


$ 10+ *monthly


$ 250+ *monthly


$ 500+ *monthly


$ 1000+ *monthly


$ 5000+ *monthly


If you are interested in volunteering for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Illinois, please complete the volunteer application so we can contact you when we begin to accept volunteers again.

All volunteers must:

• Complete a volunteer application.

• Contact Alahna Sinnard (asinnard@bgcsi.org) to set up an appointment for additional information about volunteer opportunities.

• Complete a background check form ($15 fee and good for one year).

• Meet with the Human Resources Coordinator.

• Participate in a volunteer orientation.

• Provide two references.

Send completed volunteer application to Alahna Sinnard. Background checks may be paid online.


Potential Interns:

Complete an internship application

Contact Alahna Sinnard, Human Resources Coordinator to set up an appointment or for more information on our internship program.

Complete a background check form ($15 fee and good for one year).

Complete an interview with Human Resources Coordinator.

Participate in training with staff prior to the start of your internship.

Internships Encouraged:

Psychology, AmeriCorp, BSW and MSW, Recreation, Sports Administration, Information and Technology, Early Childhood, Health Education, Workforce Education, and more.

Send completed volunteer application to Alahna Sinnard. Background checks may be paid online.


Become a Board Member/ Committee Member

The BGCSI Board is comprised of 18 individuals who serve 3-year terms. The Board meets the third Monday of the month.  The Board’s primary responsibilities include practicing fiscal responsibility; establishing and monitoring policies and procedures; supervising and supporting the Chief Executive Officer; maintaining a long-term strategic plan; and, serving as Ambassadors of the Club.  If you are interested in serving on the Board, please complete the board member application and background check form and contact the Chief Executive Officer.  The Board Development committee chair and another board member will arrange a meeting to further explain the role of a board member.

Each committee is chaired by a member of the BGCSI board.  Non-board members are eligible to serve on committees.  If you would like to volunteer to be on a committee please complete the board member application and background check form and contact the Chief Executive Officer, who will forward your information to the committee chair who will contact you.

There are 6 committees that actively work to support the Club. 

These are: