The Cascade County Boys and Girls Club, located in Great Falls, needs volunteers this summer.
Boys and Girls Club Unit Director Jason Carman said, “We’re expecting about 80 kids this summer, and we’re pulling about 120 a day.”
The club has about 15 staff members, but the staff-to-children ratio isn’t enough.
“Volunteers are a great way for us to bring more staff in and have them run pretty much the same thing as our normal working staff, you know there’s tons of programs that they can run as well,” Jason added.
As a volunteer, there are many things you can do, working with the youth in a social recreation environment.
There is a game room which has a pool table, foosball table, air hockey table, along with a Wii and an Xbox.
There is also a gym where kids play flag football and basketball.
They also learn to play instruments in their art room.
Typing classes are also conducted in their technology lab.
The Boy and Girls Club also runs a summer brain program to make sure kids are keeping their brains going all summer.
Jason said everything they do at the club is some type of teaching method, whether that be pushing in their car, cleaning up after yourself or the way they talk to each other.
They run a summer brain game program to keep education going all year long.
“The Boys and Girls Club, our mission is to enable all youth, especially those who need us most to become productive and responsible citizens and we try to do just that,” Jason said. “The most rewarding is being able to give back to the community, I think it’s a huge part of what makes Great Falls a good place.”
The Cascade County Boys and Girls Club is located at 600 1st Ave SW.
If interested in volunteering, you can fill out an application at the club.