Boys & Girls Club of Greater New Bedford

Frequently Asked Questions


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Where are you located?
The boys & Girls Club of Greater New Bedford is located at 166 Jenney Street in New Bedford, MA.  The Club is situated in the west end of the city of New Bedford conveniently accessible from Route 6 and Route 140.  The Club is located two blocks south of New Bedford High School and Keith Middle School.
What ages do you serve?
Membership is open to boys and girls ages 7 to 18 years of age.
What is the cost?

The cost of a Club membership is $50 per year/per child, membership is good from January 1st to December 31st. There is an additional cost for the Summer Fun Program. 

What time are you open?
The hours of operation during the school year are Monday – Thursday 2:30pm – 8:00pm., Friday 2:30pm – 7:00pm.
Summer Fun Program hours: 9:00am – 4:00pm.
Is the Club run by the City of New Bedford?
No, the Club is an independent, private, non-profit organization.
Do I have to live in New Bedford to attend?
NO. The Boys & Girls Club of Greater New Bedford is an open-door organization and there are no residency requirements for membership.
What is there to do?
The Club offers a wide-variety of programs and activities for youth 7-18 years. Check out our Programs & Services page for more information.
How can I volunteer?

Volunteers are a major part of our organization’s success and ability to offer a wide variety of programs and services. For more information about how to volunteer click on get involved/volunteer

How can you only charge $50 for annual dues?
It isn’t easy! The Club is dedicated to the idea that dues must be affordable so that every child and teen can benefit from our life-enhancing programs. The adults in the community work together to raise the funds necessary to operate the Club. The actual per member cost is in excess of $300, so every child is essentially subsidized for the difference each and every year. That’s why we need your help!
What can I do to help?
For more information about how to volunteer or donate click on How You Can Help. You can make an online safe donation via PayPal. For further information regarding donations please contact Wendy Crowley, Resource Development Officer at (508) 992-8011 ext. 13 or email
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