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Become a Grown-Up in the Game!
Girls in the Game helps more than 3,000 girls each year and we couldn't do it without the dedication and support of our many volunteers. This year volunteers contributed over 8,000 hours of time, talent, and compassion to the girls and young women in our programs. From weekly, monthly, or yearly commitments, girls and young women are benefiting from spending time with caring, positive male and female adult role models Regardless of your experience and background, there are many ways to get involved. Whether you want to come out for a day or help out weekly, Girls in the Game welcomes your time and energy.
Just a few highlights this year:
Become a one-time guest coach or a weekly assistant at one of our after school elementary sites. Since After School is our largest program, volunteers can serve a variety of functions including but not limited to:
Are you good at math? Science? English? As our most intensive program operating three days a week, the McGuane Park After School program depends on volunteers to assist with homework help and serve as mentors for the girls.
Saturday Days of Play
Assist at one of our Saturday field trips that are available to all the girls in our After School Program, which bring together girls from different sites. Field trips vary in location and time; one Saturday might be a volleyball clinic, and the next might be a trip to a Chicago Sky game.
Teen Ambassadors identify prominent women with interesting careers, and set up interviews to discuss health, leadership and important issues. Volunteers are needed to chaperone events, and Girls in the Game is also looking for professional women, either in groups or as individuals, to interview in the Women Leaders Interview Program.
GameDays: One-Day Events
Put your sports, health or leadership skills to good use during a Game Day event by leading activities for one of the day’s topics or playing alongside the girls. We always need help guiding participants through the rotations and maintaining a fun, safe and educational environment.
Sports and Leadership Summer Camp
Lead a sports or health workshop during summer camp.Or just come out to help coach during a day of camp by prepping for activities, assisting in demonstrations or engaging hesitant participants. No matter your comfort level with sports, we have the perfect role for you.
Girls in the Game relies on our special events to raise awareness and funds each year. We love having new energy and creative ideas to help make our events a success. Also, we always need volunteers to assist in running events.
If you're interested in volunteering with Girls in the Game, please contact Myah Blazar or call 312.633.GAME (4263).