White Co. Boys and Girls Club needs volunteers

WHITE Co., Ind. (WLFI) – The White County Boys and Girls Club is quickly growing in members. They now need more volunteers and extra funding.

On January 10, the White County Boys and Girls Club opened its doors. The club offers programs for kids, including homework help and volunteer opportunities.

On the first day, they had  about 55 members. The White County Boys and Girls Club now has about 230.

“My favorite part is watching us grow. That just amazed me how many members we have right now. And our kids, our members are happy. They leave with smiles on their faces, ” said program director Tricia Bailey.

Since the club is rapidly growing, it is in need of additional staff members and volunteers.

“We have some great volunteers. From our high school students, to parents, to grandparents,” added Bailey.

“Volunteers in this organization are so important that we couldn’t run it without them. It doesn’t matter how many staff members we have, if we don’t have our volunteers then really we are not a success,” said program staff member Sheryl Weaver.

Weaver said volunteers work with the kids and also help tutor them with schoolwork. She said working with the children is a rewarding experience.

“These kids leave here at night and they got a smile on their face. That’s why I continue to do it,” added Weaver.

Advisory Board President Jennifer Ousley said the White County Boys and Girls Club is still accepting members. Memberships cost $10 per year.

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