Don’t just take our word for it, read what other volunteers have said…
I first came here in 2002 for the youth games and engaged with the senior provision until I was 21 years old. The club provided me a safe place, I felt supported and those who are my best friends now, I met at the club.
In my finial year I was offered a full time role, and 5 years on, I’m still here, learning new things and supporting young people not so different from myself.
All it takes is an hour a week [to mentor] and I wanted to be that person. I thought how would I have felt as a child if I had not had someone I could talk to or if my own children where ever in that position. I am still a mentor and cannot describe the feeling of helping a young person to become the person they want to be. Seeing them smiling and eventually no longer needing a mentor in their life is such an amazing feeling.
I believe so strongly in the positive role the club and the mentoring scheme have in young peoples’ lives that 18 months ago I came to work here to recruit volunteers to have the same amazing experience I have had over the past 10 years.
Be Inspiring - be a BLGC Volunteer
We are looking for volunteers to become Independent Visitors for children and young people in care. This is a one-to-one long term role befriending a young person in care. You are there to listen, guide, support and have fun with a young person who needs a positive role model in their life.
Frequently asked questions about Independent Visitor
We offer a wide range of youth provision for young people from 8 to 21 years old in our main youth club on Spa Road, Bolton and our smaller clubs in Westhoughton and Barlow Park. Our clubs are open seven days a week throughout the year. We are looking for volunteers who are enthusiastic, can strike up a conversation with a young person, love organising and being involved in activities.
Find out more about our specific roles and apply using the Volunteer application form
We run 26 football teams that are supported by volunteer coaches. We are looking for volunteers who are interested in supporting children and young people to play football. Are you passionate about football and young people and good at organising?
We’re always looking for people to join our team, read the role descriptions below and apply through our Volunteer application form.
We also have volunteering opportunities to help out in the office, in catering and in fundraising and events. If you are interested in any of these please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know what area you are interested in.