Paul Skarvinko and his mentee, a Club Compass pair, enjoy discounted bowling at Spare Time Colchester, April 2011.

Boys & Girls Club of Burlington

Contact the Volunteer Coordinator:
Karina Spiegel
Executive Director:
Mary Alice McKenzie

62 Oak Street
Burlington, VT 05401

Club Compass Mentoring links a young person (K-8th Grade) with a caring, adult mentor. Any community member who supports the mission of the Boys & Girls Club can get involved in youth development in this personal way. Just as a Boys & Girls Club staff member’s one-to-one work with each boy or girl is the key ingredient to deepening impact, a volunteer mentor’s personal attention and guidance can truly open new doors of hope and opportunity for the mentee. Mentors must make a one-year commitment to meet with their mentee at least once a week for 1-2 hours.

First Year in Operation 2008
Minimum age for mentor
Minimum time commitment
1 or more hours per week
Minimum length of commitment
1 calendar year


Reading Buddies is a site-based mentoring program at the Boys & Girls Club of Burlington.  It started as a reading group and was formalized into a mentoring program with the help of a driven group of volunteers from the Kiwanis Club of Chittenden County.  Mentors are matched with a child, and agree to come to the Club for an hour once a week, for a minimum of one year, with the goal of reading books with their mentee.  We have many children between the ages of 9 and 13 who want extra help with reading and someone to spend time with.  You are free to bring books from the library with you, or pick one of ours.


First Year in Operation 2011
Minimum age for mentor
Minimum time commitment
1 or more hours per week
Minimum length of commitment
1 calendar year


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  • Kids’ Cooking Class: Pasta with Pesto Sauce (ages 6-12 accompanied by a parent/mentor)
    5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
    Location: McClure Multi-Generational Center
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  • Community Science Night for Mentoring at ECHO
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