BGCFDL Volunteer, MPTC Student Recognized

There’s a quote that goes something like this: “One of the greatest gifts you can give is your time.”

When it comes to youth, we truly believe that working with them today means a brighter tomorrow and future for everyone. Volunteering your time at a Boys & Girls Club is a great way to help teach young people valuable life lessons and learn something about yourself in return. 

When you volunteer at a Boys & Girls Club, you not only make a difference in the lives of youth, but also give back to your community at the same time. Within the first few minutes of walking into a Club, you know you’re in a special place. Filled with the sounds and energy of spirited children and friendly, caring professionals, the Club is a fun and hopeful environment. Whether you help with homework, read, coach/referee a game, or teach an art project, you’ll have the opportunity to build healthy relationships with young people eager for adult guidance, and have a positive impact on their lives. In turn, you will find that spending time with these young people has a positive impact on you as well.

This has been the experience of so many volunteers who have joined our Club family over the last 20+ years. Recently, one of those incredible volunteers, Brett Hebert, was recognized as the 2020 Presidents Award winner by MPTC for his outstanding volunteer efforts. In the technical college’s full article regarding the award, Brett stated,“Volunteering at Boys & Girls Club is by far the best decision I have ever made. It has truly given me a new meaning to life.”

Massive congratulations goes out to Brett for receiving this very well-deserved award! We are so grateful for dedicated volunteers like Brett who are truly making a difference in the lives of kids. Without our volunteers, we would not be able to fulfill our mission and vision to do whatever it takes to ensure a brighter future for every child, every day.

To learn about our volunteer opportunities and how to get involved, visit or contact Karissa Schneider at