Current Opportunities

Special Event: Rock N' Ride Spinathon

February 20, 3:00-6:00 PM 

February 21, 7:30-12:30 PM 

East Side Y

The Rock N' Ride Spinathon is an annual event to bring awareness to the fight against cancer and cancer research. The East Side Y presents this chance for cyclists to exercise in a fun and upbeat atmosphere while highlighting our youth and adult members who have battled and survived cancer. The Spinathon is fun for the athletes and community with entertainment, a silent auction, motivational speeches, prizes and food! Volunteers are needed for set up and tear down, and to serve the guests and athletes in the silent auction, prize, and food booths. 

Special Event: Indoor Triathlon

Sunday, March 13, 6:30-10:45 AM 

Broadview Y 

Have you ever been impressed by a triathlete's stamina and athleticism? Here is your chance to help cheer on these athletes as they participate in an indoor triathlon. Volunteers are needed to help keep times, count laps, and act as cheerleaders!

Youth Sports Coach

January 8-April 16

Friday, 5:00-6:30 PM  at Broadview Y

Varying times Saturday mornings at the Broadview, East and West Side Y centers

Youth Sports at the Y are game-based programs that teach children (ages 4-14 years) the fundamentals and rules of an individual sport.  The Y also incorporates character development into the program for each sport. Basketball season will run for Winter Sessions I and II and volunteers are asked to commit to an entire session. 

Youth Sports Volunteer Coach Application

Girls Night Out Mentor

Tuesdays, February 23-April 17, 2016, 5:45-8:15 PM 

Thursdays, February 25-April 17, 2016, 5:45-8:15 PM

If you are adult woman who remembers what it was like to be in middle school, we'd love your help in one of the Y's favorite programs: Girls Night Out.  This is a 8 week commitment and you will work with a small group of 5th grade girls and help to prepare what it will be like for the girls in their teen years.

Learn more about Girls Night Out HERE.

Swim Smart Volunteer 

March 8, 10, 15, 17 and 29, 3:30-6 PM, Downtown Y 

April 12, 19, 26 and May 3 and 10, 12:30-3:30 PM, Downtown Y 

Swim Smart is a water-based safety program targeting 2nd grade students from “at-risk schools.”  Swim Smart classes are held in the afternoon and each session lasts for 5 weeks.  The first session will be targeted towards students from Tank and Sullivan Elementary Schools while the second session is for students at Lincoln Elementary and throughout the programs the goal is the same: to help the children learn to identify and reduce the risk of dangerous situations in and around water. Through this program, we want all children to Swim Smart! Volunteers are expected to be in the water with students, but training is provided prior to each session.  

Learning with Legos Mentor

Tuesdays, April 7-May 12, 4:15-5 PM, Howe Elementary School

Did you love legos as a child?  Then, this opportunity is for you!  Expose 2nd - 3rd grade child to science and math through fun and engaging lego projects.  Only an hour a week for 6 weeks.  We provide all the materials, lessons, and training.  This is a 6 week commitment.

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.  An up Coming Work Day date is set for: Saturday, May 9 (Wabansi). 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...


I’m a goal junkie. Setting attainable goals and going for it have been a lifestyle. The Y community has played an important part. A former partner suggested summitting Mount Rainier. Soon after, my 29 year-old daughter along with my friend, a cardiologist, joined me in this challenge. Reaching the top of this 14,410 ft. active, glacier covered volcano would require some major physical effort, especially for an old grandpa like me. I knew I had decent base conditioning and would have to ramp it up a bit so the climb would be possible, if not pleasurable. With the help of a Y personal trainer, we worked out a training schedule and routine. The summit day covered 16 hours of climbing and hiking with packs over steep ice and rock. I’ve found that working hard for a goal and obtaining it is the ultimate high. A mountain climb is the perfect metaphor for reaching personal goals. Lets do it! ~Franz