Discover your passion.
The YMCA has a rich history of mobilizing volunteers to serve our community. We’re committed to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility—and we can't do it without volunteers.
Every year, volunteers make it possible for the YMCA to change the lives of kids, teens and adults of all ages. And the best part? Volunteering changes you, too.
It’s part of our mission to help connect you with opportunities to give back to your community. By contributing your time, talent and resources, you can provide the caring attention a child or teen needs to grow up healthy and resilient, help a family get the support they need and make your community a better place to live and work.
You have a role to play.
People of all ages are invited to volunteer. If you have the proper skills, training and a desire to serve, we have a place for you to help!
As a YMCA volunteer, you can lead an exercise class, read to a preschool class, coach a basketball team, design a program brochure, greet people at the front desk, collect items for an garage sale, serve as a role model for young people, help out in the office or at a special event or be part of a group or committee working on a neighborhood problem. No matter how you help, you'll make a big difference as you work with others to create a feeling of connectedness in your community.
- Program Volunteers work in Childwatch, youth sports, child care, and youth education programs as teachers, mentors, college counselors, coaches, swim instructors and fitness class leaders. Volunteers may help lead programs or assist in delivering programs.
- Managerial and Support Volunteers include doctors, dentists, nurses, office administrators and welcome desk staff. Individuals may serve in an office setting, at the front desk, in the locker rooms or on the grounds. Other volunteers include professionals who help manage or administer YMCA operations and programs by offering their skills as pro-bono accountants, public relations specialists or similar services.
- Fundraising Volunteers serve as campaigners for annual and capital campaigns. In addition, fundraising volunteers may work on development of the organization's endowment or fundraising events.
- Policy Volunteers include those members of our board of directors, IT committee, finance committee, fundraising committee, communications committee, risk management committee, investment committee, executive committee and other project committees and task forces.
Each of our volunteers helps move people and communities forward, delivering the benefits of good health, strong connections, greater self-confidence and a sense of security to all who seek it.
When you volunteer at the Y, you take an active role in bringing about meaningful, enduring change right in your own neighborhood. And we’re all better off for it.