Volunteer Spotlight

  • Benjamin and Keegan Larisey

  • Bettie Jefferson

  • Brenda Birkett

  • Coach Dennis Blunt

  • Coach Donni Shields

  • David Shelby

  • Dean Cooper

  • Garner Moore

  • Gloria Wall McClelland

  • Jacob Allen Nichols

  • Jacqueline Jones

  • Lion Evelyn Kirk

  • Mike Patterson

  • Owen Cope

  • Pastor Joseph Moore

  • Terry & Tina Sullivan

  • Victor Weston

  • David Vincent

  • John Godbee

  • Colette Dean

  • Robert Greig

  • Eugene St. Martin

  • Isha Matta

  • Jeremy Coco

Volunteer with the Y. The benefits are endless!                                       

 Become a vital part of the Y and use your special talents to make a difference.


Volunteer at the Y

Across the United States, more than 500,000 business leaders, community advocates, parents, teens and individuals who want to give back and support their neighbors volunteer at the Y. That’s because in 10,000 neighborhoods nationwide we have the presence and partnerships to not just promise, but deliver positive, personal and social change.

With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, Y volunteers give men, women and children of all ages and from all walks of life the resources and support they need to be healthy, confident, connected and secure.

As a Y volunteer, you can lead an exercise class, read to a preschool class, coach a basketball team, cook for a bake sale, 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 committee 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. Some Opportunities for Y volunteers include:

  • Lead our Boards of Directors and committees
  • Raise funds to ensure the Y is accessible to all members of the community
  • Coach our sports teams and teach many of our classes
  • Motivate and support youth in building the character strengths, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health, smart life choices, and the pursuit of higher education and goals
  • Extend a hand to help adults who want to do more, be more or live healthier
  • Advocate for the Y’s efforts to influence policies and initiatives that positively impact societal issues of importance to the nation, and your community 
  • Participate in opportunities to give back and support neighbors

*Please note that young people can serve in all of the above capacities as long as, like adults, they have the proper skills, training and supervision.

Do something good! Volunteer at the Y!

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