Current Opportunities

Boys Night Out Mentor 

September 27th-November 13th

Tuesdays, 5:45-8:15 PM, West Side Y

Thursday, 5:45-8:15 PM, East Side Y 

Boys Night Out (BNO) is a 7-week Y program designed for 5th grade boys. This program is available to any 5th grade boy interested in making new friends, learning new skills and having a whole lot of fun along the way. Boys Night Out is lead by Y staff and adult male volunteers who have a readiness to build relationships, have fun, and make a difference in a young boy's life. The program is offered at our West Side and East Side Ys and finishes with an overnight celebration at Camp U-Nah-Li-Ya. For more information on the program please click this link

Learning with Legos Mentor

Wednesdays, September 28th-November 2nd

Sullivan Elementary School

Did you love playing with Legos as a child?  Then, this opportunity is for you!  Expose 2nd - 3rd grade children from our 21C schools to science and math through fun and engaging Lego projects. The mentor will work one-on-one, or two-on-one with students to utilizes the experience of play to teach lessons in developing predictions, problem solving, testing hypotheses, and learning about the components and engineering of simple machines. Incredible friendships just happen to be built along the way!  We provide all the materials, lessons, and training and this is only an hour and a half a week commitment for 6 weeks. To see how our program has impacted the youth in our community in the past, watch this video

Special Event: Halloween at the Y 

Saturday, October 22nd, 2:30-5:30 PM, Broadview Y 

Saturday, October 22nd, 5:30-8:30 PM, West Side Y 

Saturday, October 29th, 5:30-8:30 PM, East Side Y 

Halloween at the Y is free, safe, family-friendly, and fun event celebrating Halloween.  Through a “spooktacular” night of face painting, arts and crafts, games, and more, the event provides families with a safe alternative to many of the more scary Halloween events. Volunteer help make a difference at this event and are encouraged to sign up as individuals or with a family or group.

To sign up click this link

Youth Sports Coach

Dates and locations vary by session

Youth Sports at the Y are game-based programs that teach children (ages 4-14 years) the fundamentals and recreational points and rules of an individual sport.  The Y also incorporates character development and fun into the program for each sport. Sport schedules rotate throughout the year and include times for basketball, tennis, football, soccer, baseball, t-ball, and volleyball. 

To apply please follow this link! 

Power Zone Assistant

Varying times in the afternoon by Y center location

Power Zone is for Y members ages 8-13.  Power Zone Jr is open for members 6-10 years old at the West Side Y only.  It is an active and fun filled time that is supervised by a Y staff member. Activities might include group games, sports, teambuilding activities, tournaments, kickball and more.  This is a commitment of once a week. 

Rainbow Rompers

Wednesdays, 10:10-11:30 AM, West Side Y 

Thursdays, 10:15 - 11:30 AM, Broadview Y

Thursdays, 9:45-11:15 AM, East Side Y

Do you love children and building relationships?  Volunteers, ages 16 years old and older, are needed to help set up gym equipment and play with our preschool age members and their parents. This is a 6 month - 1 year commitment.

Active Older Adult Helper

West Side Y: Mondays, Wednesdays, or Fridays from 9:30 - 11:30 AM

Can you move and set up chairs?  Do you make great coffee?  Do you enjoy building relationships? Then, this volunteer opportunity is for you!  A volunteer is needed to help set up our Active Older Adult (AOA) class, to make coffee for the AOA social hour, and interact with the AOAs (Y memebers ages 55+).The volunteer will assist staff in setting up & taking down chairs for class, as well as set up the supplies for coffee hour.

 Choose 1, 2, or all 3 days.  This is a 6 month - 1 year commitment.

Looking to make a difference at a Y Camp?

The Y's summer camps, Camp U-Nah-Li-Ya and Camp Wabansi are always in need of volunteers to lend a hand. Consider helping at one of our many family weekends or work days or as a camp nurse.  The upcoming Work Weekend are set for: October 21-22nd at Camp U-Nah-Li Ya . For more information, contact Camp.

For information about the YMCA's Junior Counselor or Counselor-in-Training summer programs please click HERE.

Take the next step!

Complete an online Volunteer Application today.

My Y Story...


Noticing how unhappy Nicole felt about herself and seeing she wouldn’t take the first step to make a lifestyle change, Nicole’s mother bought a 3 month membership as a Mother’s Day gift for Nicole. Nicole had been overweight since high school, but once she started working out and saw immediate results she was hooked! She has now been a member since May of 2008 and has lost 100 pounds!! She is a diehard participant in Zumba, which she usually attends twice a week, enjoys boot camp and frequently asks the coaches for help. Nicole feels comfortable asking them for ideas to reduce her “problem areas” because they always take the time to work with her. Nicole has noticed that she has more energy than ever before. She can run around and chase after her 3 year-old son, Michael, who also visits the YMCA frequently. It is amazing that the YMCA has become such a big part of her family’s life in such a short time. Not only is the YMCA a great place to work out and relieve stress but also is where she can meet up with her friends! Nicole has really enjoyed being a YMCA member which you can see by the smile on her face when she walks in the door. She enjoys the YMCA as much as we enjoy having her be a part of our family. “I am astounded that the employees know my name and always comment on how good I have done. I have even been told that I am their inspiration to get healthy and I am their success story. It makes me feel GREAT to know I inspire others.”