Get Involved

Your support matters. Without our engaged and supportive community, we would not be able to accomplish our mission. Whatcom County youth face issues like food insecurity, failure to graduate on-time, and an elevated likelihood that they will become over-weight or obese. In order to overcome these challenges, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Whatcom County rely on community partners for more than just financial aid. Many of our partners participate in the very programs that are designed to combat the most pervasive issue Whatcom County youth face. We encourage partners to explore the different ways they can get involved with our Clubhouses. Whether it is on the field or court, mentoring youth through athletics, volunteering at one of our annual fundraising events, or assisting staff inside one of our four Clubhouses on a regular basis, we are always looking for more helping hands.

 

Let’s make a difference.

Volunteer

Volunteer and Make a Difference.

Organize a group of volunteers for a volunteer project! Spending your time at Club will provide a great team-building experience for your employees, and provide valuable support to Club Programs.

Become a Partner

Our partners are essential for our organization. We cultivate strong, long-term relationships with corporate, as well as individual, members of our community to develop a plan of partnership best suited for each company or individual.

Careers

Great Careers Start Here.

Join our team and build a career around making the difference in the lives of kids! We create an environment in which every member’s input is valued and respected.

Fundraising Events

Our annual fundraising events provide opportunities to connect with the community and share our impact. From bingo to cornhole, to our formal gala event, there is a fundraiser for everyone. We invite you to join us as an attendee, volunteer, or event sponsor.

Ways to Give

Thank you for considering making a gift to Boys & Girls Clubs of Whatcom County. Give today and impact thousands of tomorrows. With numerous ways to give, we make it possible for everyone to have an impact. Learn more about our planned giving, IRA charitable rollover program, and stock certification.

 

 

Virtual Gala & Auction Has Record-Breaking Community Support

Our third virtual Inspire Higher Dreams Gala & Auction on April 29th had record-breaking results! In total, the community and our event sponsors raised a staggering $383,516 - the highest amount that we have ever raised at a virtual event! We are deeply humbled by...

Your Week to Give From the Heart

The second Your Week to Give From the Heart will be happening this year from February 13 – 18, 2022. This virtual event will feature a week-long auction full of exciting items and a matching gift from a generous community member. We can't wait for you to join us in...

Second Step Focuses on Social-Emotional Learning

Due to the upheaval of the pandemic for our youth, their levels of anxiety, stress, and depression have significantly increased. We have invested in the Second Step program - a curriculum specifically designed to meet the ever-evolving needs of young people. For many...

2021 Virtual All County Breakfast Met With Outstanding Support

The annual All County Breakfast was held virtually again this year on Thursday, November 4th. From the comfort of their homes, guests watched the Good Morning Whatcom show hosted by CEO Heather Powell and CDO Sara Maloney. Featured stories included the Junior Staff...

Introducing Project L.A.N.E.

Project L.A.N.E. is a dynamic initiative that launched in June and will be offered at our Clubhouses year-round. It will demonstrate how eating right, keeping fit, and forming positive relationships adds up to an overall healthy lifestyle. There are three components...

Virtual Inspire Higher Dreams Gala & Auction Met with Great Success

Our second virtual Inspire Higher Dreams Gala & Auction was a great success this year! In addition to a one hour livestream hosted by CEO Heather Powell and CDO Sara Maloney, there was a live and silent auction that provided opportunities to bid on unique and...

Inaugural “Your Week to Give From the Heart” Raises $52,131

What an amazing week of giving!  Our first “Your Week to Give From the Heart” virtual fundraiser & auction had great success, raising $52,131 for our local kids. A heartfelt thanks to our committed corporate sponsors, hardworking committee members, generous...

Virtual All County Breakfast Turned Out A Record-Breaking Result

We held the Virtual All County Breakfast presented by Phillips 66 Ferndale Refinery on November 5th, 2020. Guests tuned in from the safety of their own home for our morning program, Good Morning Whatcom, hosted by Heather Powell, CEO, and Sara Maloney, CDO. Headlines...

21st Virtual All County Breakfast

We are taking our 21st Annual All County Breakfast virtual! Join us for a morning of fun, kid performances, and more! You will have the option of having a “breakfast box” for two safely delivered to your door to enjoy during the event.  Date: November 5th, 2020 Time:...

Introducing Project Connect

We're open and doing Whatever It Takes for the 2020/2021 School Year! Project Connect is our fall programming option for Whatcom County. It features all-day care that is divided into two sections: assistance with virtual school, and accredited Boys & Girls Clubs...