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From board members to youth sports coaches to smiling greeters, volunteers are the heart of the Y. Hundreds of business leaders, community members, parents, teens, and so many more dedicate their time and talent to strengthening their local community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. 

Every YMCA volunteer matters.  Volunteering with the Y doesn’t just make the lives of others better, it changes yours, too. When you volunteer, you discover a sense of belonging as you work alongside others for a common cause. The Y is more than a gym or a fitness center or meeting space – we are a community that transforms lives.

Becoming a volunteer allows individuals to give back and learn something about themselves in the process. The Y is a nonprofit like no other. Get involved today.

Volunteers of the Y:

  • Lead our Boards of Directors and committees
  • Raise funds to ensure the Y is accessible to all members of the community
  • Coach our sports teams and teach many of our classes
  • Motivate and support youth in building the character strengths, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health, smart life choices, and the pursuit of higher education and goals
  • Extend a hand to help adults who want to do more, be more or live healthier
  • Advocate for the Y’s efforts to influence policies and initiatives that positively impact societal issues of importance to the nation, and your community
  • Participate in opportunities to give back and support neighbors

Volunteer work is conditional on availability of role as well as completion of volunteer application, satisfactory reference checks, cleared background check, Child Abuse Prevention Training and any other role applicable trainings that may be required.

Start by submitting your volunteer application. Our staff will contact you 1-2 weeks later with information on trainings and next steps.

Give Your Time

With a variety of volunteer projects to choose from, we’ve got something for everyone. No matter which opportunity fits you best, your support will have a lasting impact. Contact your local branch for details on how you can get involved or even start a new volunteer effort!

If you work for a Matching Gift Company, contact your HR department to find out how to submit your Volunteer Hours Match Grant to make your volunteer time go even further through a financial gift from your company!