Volunteer Opportunities


Contact: Jamie Gustafson  jgustafson@siu.edu

Young People’s Project

Contact: Jamie Gustafson  jgustafson@siu.edu

Conversation Partners

Contact: http://cesl.siu.edu/current-students/conversation-partner.php

Responsibilities: Partners meet at least one hour a week to hang out, converse about various topics of their choice or fun activities.  Meetings are scheduled at a mutually agreed-upon time and location.  Conversation partners are not expected to be tutors unless that is what both parties want to do.

Boys and Girls Club

Contact: Tina Carpenter, 618-457-8877 ext. 23 tcarpenter@bgc-cdale.org

Responsibilities: Assist with select Programs and Events w/ kids ranging from 6-18 years. Assist with planning, implementation of activities and help with supervision and oversight of children. Program Volunteers may arrange daily, weekly, or event-specific volunteer time depending on interest and availability. All Volunteers who work directly with children must complete a background check through BGCC. The processing fee is $10. Upon completion of Background Check, volunteers must complete an orientation prior to being assigned to a program area. Volunteers will be asked to attend trainings and special meetings on occasion.