YMCAs are first and foremost volunteer organizations. All 2400-plus YMCAs are volunteer founded, volunteer based and volunteer led. Volunteers are at the heart of every YMCA and that is why YMCAs are at the heart of community life in more than 10,000 communities nationwide. From helping Civil War troops more than a century ago to helping international disaster relief efforts today, YMCAs are one of the nation's leading volunteer organizations.
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, find items for an auction, 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 commitee 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 help lead programs or assist in delivering programs (e.g., a program instructor, coach, aide or member of a program advisory council).
Support volunteers serve in the office, at the front desk, in the locker room or on the grounds.
Fundraising volunteers raise money by working in annual, sustaining, capital or other special campaigns; working on endowment development; or by working at or running special events.
Policy volunteers serve on the Y's board of directors, on a commitee or on a task force.
Managerial volunteers help manage and administer YMCA operations and programs (e.g., a pro-bono accountant or PR specialist).
If you have any questions please call (256) 238 or 832- YMCA.