Boys & Girls Clubs of Long Beach

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Basic Information

Address: 3635 Long Beach Blvd. Long Beach, CA 90807
Phone Number: 562-595-5945
Fax Number: 562-595-5745
Director: Don Rodriguez

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Long Beach
Boys & Girls Clubs of Long Beach
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Additional Information

Causes Served: Provide after school programs in Education, Health, Character, Leadership, Athletics, Arts, and Social Recreation
Clearances Required: Yes
Background Check: Yes
Population Served: Youth ages 6 to 18
Ages for Volunteer: Minimum age of 12
Hours of Service: 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Minimum Hours Required: 1 hour per week
Days of Service: Monday - Friday, occasional Saturdays
Mission Statement:

Boys & Girls Clubs of Long Beach provide a safe and nurturing environment where youth from ages 6 to 18 are encouraged to become responsible citizens

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

All youth deserve the opportunity to acquire the skills to become successful adults by developing:
A sense of belonging
A sense of usefulness
A sense of accomplishment
and a sense of power or influence

Program History:

Boys & Girls Clubs of Long Beach was started in 1939 by community volunteers, Carlton Wallace, Maurice Bugbee, and Judge Fred Smith. Incorporated as a nonprofit in 1943 as the Boys Club, girls were added In the 1990's. Today, 11 Club locations serve 5,800 youth per year.


Annual Day for Kids in September, Halloween Parties in October, Thanksgiving Dinner in November, Holiday Parties in December, Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration in January, Valentine's Dances in February. Extended day programs are offered during summer, spring and winter breaks. Field trips are taken to a variety of educational and sporting events and venues.

Additional Information:

All volunteers who work directly with children on an ongoing basis must be fingerprinted and undergo a criminal background check.  A membership costs $15 per year.  All youth are offered a chance to go to summer camp for one week at a very nominal charge. 

Need tutors, mentors, and literacy volunteers as well as athletic coaches, technology support, and craft volunteers.