1615 Illinois Street Bloomington, Illinois 61701

Boys & Girls Club of Bloomington Normal Mentor Application

Thanks so much for taking time to learn more about the Boys & Girls Club. The value of our program is enhanced by the amazing volunteers that help support our mission. Our volunteers are a valuable part of the success of our program.

Impact Volunteer

Those who create meaningful connections with our kids by sharing their expertise by planning and implementing a four week program focusing on our pillars: Education & STEM, Healthy Lifestyles, Good Character, Citizenship & Service Learning, Teen Service & Career Exploration, Arts & Culture. Four week session consist of 1 hour per week for four weeks.

Support Volunteer

Every day the Club Support Volunteers work to assist in our important educational programming, helping BGCBN achieve its mission to empower all youth. You can find them engaging with members in Power Hour, our homework help and tutoring program, Social Recreation or contributing their time and talents to behind-the-scenes administrative areas.

Our biggest need is during our Homework Help times where you can work 1:1 with our youth to help build confidence and study skills. For K – 5 and our program at BJHS this is from 4pm – 5pm, for Teen CLUB it is 3:30pm – 5:30pm.

Done-In-A-Day Volunteer

This volunteer opportunity allows you, as an individual or as part of a group, to step into the Club without making a substantial time commitment. These volunteers share details from their professional careers with members, provide a hands on activity/experience for our members, facilitate a program for our parents and families and/or work to improve our Club environment both inside and out.

How to Become A Volunteer

Any options you choose starts with the application below. Please fill it out and indicated under Reason I am Volunteering select Other and indicate Support, Impact or Done in a Day.

Volunteer: Orientation is mandatory and is held Tuesday May 26 from 3pm – 4pm at 1615 Illinois St.  In addition, we will have one Saturday orientation on May 30 at noon at the same location.

Please bring:
A Positive Attitude and a Smile
Your Schedule
Your Background Check (from ISU, Heartland or IWU) or $15 to complete a background check
Mandated Reporter Training Certificate (https://mr.dcfstraining.org/)

Please register for orientation at:


If you have any questions please contact our Director of Operations at 309-829-3034 x109


Our program time runs from 2:30pm – 6:30pm Monday – Friday; Tutoring/Homework Help are generally Monday – Thursday and Friday is Social Recreation

Do you prefer to work with:
Do you prefer to work with:
Write a brief statement on why you wish to be a mentor in the Mentoring Program at the Boys & Girls Club.
Describe special interests or hobbies that may be helpful in matching you with a mentee

Emergency Contact Information

Mentor Release Statement

I, the undersigned, hereby state that if accepted as a mentor, I agree to abide by the rules and regulations of the Mentoring Program at the Boys & Girls Club (hereafter known as the "Club"). I understand that the program involves spending a minimum of one hour per week at the Club. I am not allowed to take the youth off the Club grounds. Further, I understand that I will attend a training session, keep in regular contact with my mentee and communicate with staff regularly during this period. I am willing to commit to one semester in the program and then may be asked to renew for another year.

I have not been convicted of (a) any felony of any kind, or any misdemeanor involving (b) harm or threat of harm to another person, (c) controlled substances, (d) acts of a sexual nature, or (e) cruelty to animals. I am not under current indictment.

I, the undersigned, recognize and acknowledge that there are certain risks of physical injury to participants who attend the above event and I agree to assume the full risk of any injuries, damages or loss regardless of severity which I may sustain as a result of participating in any and all activities connected with or associated with such an event.

I, the undersigned, do hereby grant permission to Boys & Girls Clubs of Bloomington-Normal to use my image. Such use includes the display, distribution, publication, transmission, or otherwise use of photographs, images, and/or video taken of myself for use in materials that include, but may not be limited to, printed materials such as brochures and newsletters, videos, and digital images.

I, the undersigned, authorize Boys & Girls Clubs of Bloomington-Normal to run a local, state and federal background check.

I agree to waive and relinquish all claims I may have against the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bloomington-Normal (BGCBN) and its employees as a result of participation in the event. I do hereby give full release and discharge BGCBN and its employees from any and all claims from injuries, damages, or losses which I may have or which may accrue to me arising out of it, connected with, or in any way associated with the activities of BGCBN.

I further agree to indemnify and hold harmless and defend BGCBN and its employees from any and all claims resulting from injuries, damages and losses sustained by me arising out of, connected with, or in any way associated with the BGCBN event.

In the event of an emergency, I authorize BGCBN to secure from any licensed hospital, physician and/or medical personnel any treatment deemed necessary for my immediate care and agree that I will be responsible for payment of any and all medical services rendered.

I further understand that I must follow all safety rules and instructions given by the employees of BGCBN and failure to do so may result in suspension from BGCBN. I have read fully and understand the above waiver and release all claims, agree to follow the rules and give permission to secure treatment.

I understand that the Club staff reserves the right to terminate a mentor from the program. The program takes place only at the Club and does not encourage or approve of relationships established between mentor/mentee and family members beyond the organized and supervised activities of the program. I give permission for program staff to conduct a criminal background check as part of the screening for entrance into the program. This includes verification of personal and employment references as well as a criminal check with the authorities. Program staff has final right of acceptance of applicant into the program and reserves the right to terminate a mentor from the program at any time. I have read this Release Statement and agree to the contents. I certify that all statements in this application are true and accurate.

Mentor Signature