Volunteers support the BBBS program as members of the BBBS Advisory Council. This group meets quarterly to assist the staff in policy, planning, fund raising and marketing. They open doors to program and financial resources and engage their colleagues and friends in the activities of the program.
Individuals are welcomed at special events. It is important to stay connected to the youth on our waiting lists. We have seasonal gatherings- fall fun; holiday celebration and the Summer Games- all need many volunteers to plan and then interact with the youth.
Corporations, local businesses and civic groups can be involved in special events, running the obstacle course at the Summer Games, planning a craft project at the holiday celebration, underwriting an activity as sponsor or contributing in-kind products or services. Employees are welcomed as a ‘team’ to work together at an event or create a special day. Examples of these activities include a day of fishing on Long Island Sound; a field trip to a museum or ballgame; a visit to your workplace to learn about career and job opportunities. A more involved commitment is a site-based BBBS program, where youth are mentored by your employees at the work site on a weekly or bi-monthly basis.
We welcome you to volunteer by serving on the BBBS Advisory Council. Council members attend quarterly meetings throughout the year while some also serve on one of the various committees created to support specific programming and goals. These committees support the important initiatives of the organization. Members bring with them their knowledge, expertise, passion and often introduce their friends to the organization thereby expanding our circle of friends and donors who help us fulfill our mission and goals.
Marsha Tom, Director