Become agents of a cause and volunteer. Volunteering is an essential way the Y engages people and helps them to be healthy, confident, and connected to others. The role of volunteers distinguishes the Y as a place where everyone can take an active role in bringing about meaningful, enduring change in the community. Volunteers are vital to the success of the Y. Without them, we wouldn’t be able to meet the needs of our community.
The Y is a volunteer- founded, volunteer-led organization. When you volunteer at the Y, you take an active role in creating significant change right in your own neighborhood. Whether you want to help people improve their overall health, support children and youth as they grow into adults, create a welcoming environment, or simply make a difference in someone’s life, the Y has a wide variety of volunteer opportunities to match your passion, skills and schedule, including coaching youth sports, participating on boards and committees, and coordinating special events.
There is no other volunteer organization quite like the Y. 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.
Volunteering is more than just sharing your time and passion, it’s about the satisfaction of knowing you are helping people become stronger, giving back to your community and gaining valuable work experience that will enhance your career opportunities.
Here are just a few of the many benefits you can receive from volunteering:
Athletes, and their families, also can purchase year-round YMCA memberships. Contact your local Special Olympics or Y location for more information.