There are plenty of ways to get involved, whether it’s talking to someone over a cup of tea or helping out at the book shop and garden. Some roles require you to give a specific amount of time, or have particular skills. The description for each role will tell you what kind of time commitment or experience is required. Most roles just need your time and enthusiasm.
People choose to volunteer for a variety of reasons. For some it offers the chance to give something back to the community or make a difference to the people around them. For others it provides an opportunity to develop new skills or build on existing experience and knowledge. Regardless of the motivation, what unites them all is that they find it both challenging and rewarding.
Provide support to the Facilities Department with maintenance inside or outside the YMCA.
Provide support to many programs and services, such as assisting with active older adult programs, supervising children in our child care programs, coaching sports or helping out in our administrative offices.
Help raise awareness of the Y’s charitable status and mission to ensure that YMCA programs are available to everyone regardless of their economic circumstance, as well as raise funds to support our annual campaign.
Provide leadership to the YMCA through time, talent and treasure. These volunteers serve as members of our Board of Directors, Branch Boards, Advisory Boards or on committees.
Help with planning, promoting and implementing events that strengthen individuals, families and communities.
I very much enjoyed the learning experience provided by the YMCA. It allowed me to gain the necessary qualifications in an easy and quick way with good support.
I enjoyed interacting with the other members of our training course and how relaxed it was, I think this made learning easier for me as I didn’t feel intimidated.