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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - Since the beginning of the school year, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Indian River County have welcomed many new faces to their rosters.
With the start of the school year comes many ways volunteers can get involved with the clubs and make a lasting impact on children in the community who need it most.
Whether serving as a mentor, tutor,art aide or sports coach, volunteers are needed and welcomed at all three clubs in the county, one each in Vero Beach, Sebastian and Fellsmere.
One program the club is proud of is Project Learn. It ensures that 100 percent of members participate in academic enrichment activities while attending the club each day.
Through the program's power hour component, children participate in an intensive homework and tutoring session, allowing them to complete their homework before going home each day and receive any help needed with their studies.
The process of becoming a Boys & Girls Clubs volunteer is easy. Call (772) 299-7449 to be connected to a club. A volunteer application and background check will be completed prior to placement.
Teen volunteer opportunities, both at the clubs and through community outreach activities, are also available.
An application must be completed along with written consent of parents or guardians. Space is still available at all three clubs for students ages 6-18 who would like to become members of the Boys & Girls Clubs for the 2012-13 school year.
The Boys & Girls Clubs is proud to serve nearly 1,500 children in the community each year.
For more information about volunteering, or to make a donation, call (772) 299-7449, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.BGCIRC.org.