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We believe that volunteering should be FUN. It’s often hard work but it should always be rewarding and make you feel like you were useful.

Below is our current list of Volunteering Opportunities. If you’re interested in helping us with one of these, or would like to let us know about what skills you’d like to use or practice, fill in our Volunteer Expression of Interest form here >

Club Volunteering

Thought about doing something more regularly?

We have over 100 affiliated clubs across the county that could use your support! We can find a club locally to you and put you in touch with the club leader.

Your support could involve lots of things from leading or playing games with the young people to helping to run the tuckshops.

Just being there with a smile can make a difference!!!!

Do you have Knowledge or skills in a specific field, maybe arts and craft or martial Arts, that you could share with the clubs.

Working directly with young people isn’t the only option, there are various roles that are vitally important in maintaining a club such as fundraising, keeping accounts, recording minutes.

EBGC can help you to obtain a DBS and support you along the way with training needs if that’s from supporting your Young Volunteers to your Adult Volunteers.

Upcoming Opportunities


Cross Country

Why not come along and help us to run our annual County Table Tennis Championships for our Youth Club members from across Essex. In this role you may be required to umpire a few matches (if you are unsure of the rules, don’t worry they will be handed out to help you), help with setting up and taking  down of equipment and maybe even a bit of photography to help record the event.

Stubbers Adventure Centre, Upminster.

Saturday 8th February 2020

10:00 – 14:30


Pool Championships

An old classic which can use your support. Based downstairs at the EBGC HQ in the Chelmsford Boys Club, our Pool Championships will be an absolute blast.

You maybe tasked with refereeing a game or being a photographer or even the time keeper for the event.  Do not worry, if you do not know the rules we’ll help you along way.

Chelmsford Boys Club .

Saturday 7th March 2020

9:00 – 13:30

Rep Cricket Trials

Into to Cricket? This could be the event for you. Help our staff pick talented young people from our affiliated clubs to be a part of our REP Cricket Squad.

Frenford Clubs, Ilford.

Saturday 21st March 2020

12:00 – 15:30

EBGC Bake Off

Ready steady bake…. If you’re a keen baker, then this event will be for you. This will be a great event to combine for volunteering and baking skills together.

There could be a possibility to grab some free cake and help judge the amazing entries from our affiliated clubs.

Chelmsford Boys Club.

Saturday 28th March 2020

9:30 – 13:30


LMO Laser Tag

Based at very own Outdoor Centre Layer Marney Outdoors. If you love a game of laser tag, this could be an event for you. You can help us record our event by being a photographer/ videographer or even the paperwork side so time or scorekeeper.

There may be an opportunity for you to learn in more detail how the activity is run and how to use the equipment.

Layer Marney Outdoors – Layer Marney Tower, Colchester

Saturday 4th April 2020

9:00 – 13:30

Easter Cup

Our clubs go head to head to become the Champions!! We need volunteers to check that none of the clubs are not cheating along the way and you may need to help with centre duties such as cooking and assisting with activities.

Maes Y Lade Centre, Wales.

Tuesday 14th – 17th April 2020

4 days

Dry Activity Day

Based at very own Outdoor Centre Layer Marney Outdoors, activities will be everything dry and can be crate stack, fire lighting, woodland challenge and team games.

Great location for these activities and a great day to learn a few things or two.

Layer Marney Outdoors – Layer Marney Tower,




Shooting Championships

Ever wanted to have a go at a controlled shooting target event? Well here is your chance. The young people compete against each other in a variety of shooting challenges to see who comes out on top of the leader board.

Only a few roles available but it is such a great event.

Essex and Herts Shooting Club. Hertfordshire.

Saturday 2nd May 2020


Table Tennis Championships – Interclub

Come along and support our annual Interclub Table Tennis Championships. There maybe even be a few opportunities to have a go yourselves to get stuck in.

Various roles available for this opportunity even if table tennis confuses you a little.

Sampfords Youth Centre, Uttlesford.

Wednesday 13th May 2020


Table Tennis Championships – Interclub

Come along and support our annual Interclub Table Tennis Championships. There maybe even be a few opportunities to have a go yourselves to get stuck in.

Various roles available for this opportunity even if table tennis confuses you a little.

Ingatestone Boys’ Own Club.

Wednesday 13th May 2020


Annual General Meeting

Ever wanted to know what Essex Boys and Girls Clubs do behind the scenes? As a Volunteer you are able to attend our AGM and meet other Volunteers from our affiliated club. Costs only £20 for a 3 course meal and an evening with great atmosphere and achievements.

Gosfield Lake Golf Club, Halstead.

Friday 15th May 2020

18:30 – 23:00 (Approx.)

Table Tennis Championships – Finals

Club members have worked hard to get to this point and now we need your help to get them through to national finals. Various roles available for this opportunity even if table tennis confuses you a little.

Frenford Clubs, Ilford.

Saturday 23rd May 2020


100 Mile Canoe Test

Time to help young people and Club Leaders paddle down the River Severn.

Roles needed for the event range from mini bus drivers to support paddlers are needed to support this amazing national event.

River Severn.

Friday 22nd – 26th May 2020

5 days


3 Peaks

The UK’s top 3 mountains all completed in 24hrs

Mini Bus drivers are needed for this event. However you can take part if you are over 18 years old. Please get in touch if this something for you.



Sunday 14th – Monday 15th June 2020

2 days

Essex Adventure Weekend

Be a part of EBGC’s biggest event of the year, where youth clubs from the EBGC network come together to enjoy the privilege that comes with membership of EBGC – heavily subsidised access to Stubbers Adventure Centre with extra activities from the EBGC team!

As a volunteer you are expected to help us create the special atmosphere of the weekend, acting as role models by ensuring everyone is having a great time, including yourselves! You will support delivery of Sport, Arts, Catering or Event Management, throughout the weekend. And at times, for a minimum of two activity sessions, you will have the opportunity to join the clubs on the Stubbers activities!

Stubbers Adventure Centre

Friday 19th June – Sunday 21st June 2020

Weekend Residential or   1 day


This is one of our newest events this summer so definitely time to get your trainers on and come and enjoy the sun!

Interclub competition so will be a brilliant evening of friendly competition.

Linford Clubs

Saturday 27th June 2020



Golf Day Classic

This one of our biggest fundraisers of the year and plus if you love golf this could be an event for you.

You’ll get the opportunity to assist teams around the course at Gosfield Lake Golf Club and plus you may event see a Celebrity or two venturing around the course.

Gosfield Lake Golf Club

Wednesday 1st  July 2020

1 Day

Fishing Experience 

1, 2, 3, 4, 5 once I caught a fish alive. Come and join our annual fishing event… you can get involved and if you’re lucky catch a fish! If fishing isn’t your cup of tea why not support the young people by helping out with registration or even taking photos.

Round 1:



Round 2: Ingatestone

(Various Dates)

Round 1: Saturday 20th  June 2020

Round 2: Saturday 18h July 2020

9:30am – 2:30pm

(Both Dates)


National Citizen Service (NCS)

Essex Boys and Girls Clubs are back running NCS once again and are in need of over 18 volunteers to assist with the running of our programme.

Opportunities from helping us record our programme in action or being hands on and working with a cohort.  

Various Locations:

Basildon, Southend, Castlepoint,  Epping,    Rochford,          Harlow,          Thurrock

Various Dates

Starting from 22nd June 2020  



1 – 2 Week Residential




We’ve just set up a new outdoor centre based at Layer Marney Tower in Colchester.

We need a strong volunteer team to assist in the running of the day and also ensure safety of all the young people taking part.

Young people are aged from school Year 5+.

Layer Marney, Essex, CO5 9UX

Various Dates

1 Day

 If any of these opportunities interest you, please get in touch via our contact form  or contact the Volunteer Team Directly on 01245 264 783