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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.
Volunteer Opportunities Available at YMCA of Bristol
Membership: Greet incoming members, give tours, help disabled members, direct people to the swimming pool and dressing area.
Wellness: Help with cleaning fitness areas; substitute teach or teach classes (must have a group exercise certificate).
Sports: Coach, assistant coach, team support such as handing out shirts, flyers, manage parent snack sign-ups for youth soccer, flag football, and basketball.
Teen Program: Start a bible study, lead or participate in athletic activities, lead a book club; hang out and be a good role model.
Aquatics: Assist aquatic instructors in the safety of the children taking swim lessons, assist with swim team; help cleaning the pool area; teach a water exercise class (must have a certification).
Youth Development: Help with Kids Gym, Stay and Play, After School program, Parent’s Night Out and camp.
Maintenance: Paint, clean, yard work, and assist with light-duty maintenance.
Special Event Volunteers
If you like to help on an occasional basis by participating in opportunities to give back to others, this might be the place for you! The Y has various chances throughout the year for you to offer your area of skill and expertise. One of the biggest events of the year is our Annual Healthy Kids Day which offers kids and families a free community day to learn about and celebrate healthy lifestyle choices. Volunteers are also needed to prepare for and assist with our Annual Meeting and Annual Trunk or Treat.
Policy volunteers are those who might lead on our Board of Directors, any one of our Y committees, help raise funds to ensure the Y stays accessible to all, or might even advocate for the Y’s efforts to influence policies and initiatives that positively impact societal issues of importance to our community.
THERE ARE SO MANY WAYS TO VOLUNTEER! TALK TO US TODAY AND WE’LL PUT YOUR TALENTS AND SKILLS TO WORK FOR THE PEOPLE WHO NEED THEM.
THERE IS NO OTHER NONPROFIT QUITE LIKE THE Y. BE A PART OF A CAUSE COMMITTED TO MOVING PEOPLE AND COMMUNITIES FORWARD.
As the leading nonprofit for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y works side-by-side with our neighbors every day to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive. To do our important work, the Y relies on support from members, donors, volunteers and community leaders.
When you are involved with the Y, your help brings about lasting personal and social change. Whether you want to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve your or your family’s health and well-being, or give back and support your neighbors, your involvement with the Y will positively impact those in your community.
TAKE AN ACTIVE ROLE IN BRINGING ABOUT MEANINGFUL, ENDURING CHANGE RIGHT IN YOUR OWN NEIGHBORHOOD.