There are many ways teens (age 13-17) can get involved at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland, whether serving directly with youth or behind the scenes to make the Club a better place.  We care about connecting you with a service opportunity that fits your skills and interests!

Join us as a Civic Leader by submitting an application, attending an orientation and becoming a Club member!  For only $5, Civic Leaders gain access to all of our Teen Programs in addition to service opportunities throughout the Club.  This is a great way to improve your leadership skills, give back to your community, and make new friends in the Teen Center.

Step 1:  Check out our Current Openings
Step 2:  Submit a Civic Leader Application
Step 3:  Attend a Civic Leader Orientation
Step 4:  Become a Club member ($5)
Step 5:  Make an impact!

Time Commitment:  9+ hours

Select one or more of the Civic Leader positions below and sign up for a regularly-scheduled shift at the Club. 

Direct Service

Have fun with youth age 6-12 in our afternoon camps, programs and activities!  Opportunities available in the Games Room, Gym, Art Room, Learning Center, and Tech Center.  Shifts available on weekdays between 12:00 pm and 6:00 pm.

Front Desk

Help out the front desk team and provide a great first impression for visitors!  In this position you’ll learn the ins and outs of the front desk, make sure paperwork is properly filed and keep the Club current by updating signs and bulletin boards around the building.

Food Service

We feed Club kids breakfast, lunch and snack all summer long — help us with meal prep, serving and clean-up in the Kids Café!  Food Handlers card required.

Supply Squad

We run many camps, programs and activities each day — that’s a lot of supplies to keep in order!  Support our staff by organizing supplies and get to know the Club while delivering materials to each program area.

Field Trips

We provide horizon-broadening field trips each week and our top priority is keeping Club kids safe.  Come along on our adventures as a chaperone; safety training is provided!

Time Commitment:  8 hours or less

Need to complete a small number of service hours?  Knock them all out in one day by signing up for one of our special events! 

Family Nights & Community Events

Join us as we strengthen our family and community connections by serving at a Club event.  In this position you may help with set-up and clean-up, welcome our guests, serve meals, and facilitate family-friendly games and activities. Dates and times vary by Club.

Donation Sorting 

The Kids In Need Foundation has teamed up with Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores to create a donation program which provides discarded merchandise to our Clubs on a monthly basis.  These donations include free school supplies, arts and crafts materials, and other items that are used to enhance learning in Club programs.  We need Civic Leaders to help unload and sort these donations as they come in!

Ready to apply? Fill out our Civic Leader Application to get the ball rolling.

For only $5, Civic Leaders gain access to all of our Teen Programs in addition to service opportunities throughout the Club.


Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metro does not discriminate on any legally recognized basis including, but not limited to, veteran status, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, or any other protected group status as defined by law.  Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland will also not discriminate against employees or applicants based on sexual orientation.