Why volunteer?

Volunteering with the Y not only can greatly improve the lives of children and families and make our communities stronger, but it can also greatly impact your life. Research shows that those who volunteer live longer, healthier lives. In addition to feeling great about your efforts, volunteers have the opportunity to:

  • Explore personal interests and passions
  • Attend trainings to broaden personal and professional skills
  • Include experience on resume or fulfill service requirements
  • Develop new relationships and make friends
  • Learn, grow and HAVE FUN!

Note: The YMCA does not offer free memberships in exchange for volunteer service. Volunteers may not trade their time for free or reduced cost program participation; doing so creates tax liabilities for both the individual and the YMCA. Insurance is not provided by the YMCA for volunteers.