Become a Volunteer

Volunteers are the backbone of the YMCA. At all levels, volunteers contribute valuable resources of knowledge and talents to help our association carry out its mission. Whether your talents and interests are in sports, special events, or fundraising, the YMCA has an opportunity waiting for you!

Especially for our young volunteers, we have opportunities starting at 13 years of age through our teen swim assistant program and our camp counselor in training program at 15 years of age.

All Volunteers over the age of 18 years old are required to pass a background check

Volunteer Opportunities

PROGRAM VOLUNTEERS – Those who work directly with members/program participants to deliver YMCA programs and services. Examples include:

  • Youth sports coaches
  • Fitness instructors
  • Teen aquatics assistants
  • Member service representatives
  • Child Watch Attendants

FUNDRAISING VOLUNTEERS – Those who provide the leadership and legwork that ensure successful fundraising campaigns, including:

  • Story tellers
  • Administrative work
  • Thank you phone calls

SUPPORT VOLUNTEERS – This includes people who perform tasks such as:

  • Filing and typing
  • Greeting members and guests
  • Assisting branch staff in day-to-day operations

EVENT VOLUNTEERS – Volunteers are needed for special events that happen year round. Events include, Corporate Challenge, Golf Tournament, Trunk or Treat and more. Opportunities include:

  • Race marshals
  • Turkey carvers
  • Registration table assistants


Volunteer Application


Dan Smith,Fund Development Officer 
607-770-9622 ext. 404