“I have found that
among its other benefits,
giving liberates the soul of the giver.”
Volunteer Information ~
Volunteer commitment is an important part of every activity
at the Waldo County YMCA. Volunteers guide our organization as a part
of the Board of Directors. Volunteers help in every department, nearly
We have a solid volunteer program at our YMCA with a
very strong, committed volunteer base. Every year for the past 7 years
we have at least 700 different people give of themselves in some way to
our organization. That means over 8,000
volunteer hours during the year. We are looking forward to an even
stronger and better year in 2012. We value our volunteers and the excellent
work that they perform!
If you enjoy the Waldo County YMCA and if you would like to be a part
of things as a volunteer, please fill out a volunteer application, let
us know what you would like to do and how you see yourself as being a
part of our team. If you volunteer, we will make every effort to match
your skills with our needs.
Please consider becoming
a volunteer. The process is simple:
1. Fill out a volunteer application
here to dowload an ADULT Volunteer Application
here to dowload a YOUTH Volunteer Application
2. Come in to the YMCA for a short interview
3. Have background and reference checks
4. Complete orientation as a volunteer in your particular area
HERE TO EMAIL OUR VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR
Volunteer Opportunities ~
Swim Lesson Instructors
If you are a trained American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor or YMCA
Swim Lesson Instructor and you would like to volunteer your time to teach
swim lessons at the Waldo County YMCA, please consider this opportunity.
We are looking for instructors to join our team for our Progressive swim
lessons, Pre-School and Parent & Child Classes, weekday and weekend
lessons available. In addition to our Learn to swim programs we are looking
for qualified Instructors to assist with our 1st Grade Swim and Safety
Program. This takes place on Monday & Friday Mornings. Contact us
Fitness Instructors &
Aqua Aerobics Instructors
We are always pleased to find individuals who want to volunteer as instructors.
If you have skills and experience in fitness and you are interested in
either running a class or filling in when we need help, please consider
If you are a certified lifeguard and if you would be willing to volunteer
a few hours at our pool, please consider this opportunity.
We are looking for individuals that like working with children, have an
encouraging nature, and can aide our water safety instructors in teaching
swim lessons. Contact us for class times. Swim Aide must be comfortable
in the water. Daytime, Evenings and Weekend times are available. We are
also looking for aids to assist with our 1st Grade Swim and Safety Program.
This takes place on Monday & Friday Mornings. Contact us for details.
During the school year, we have a middle school dance once a month. These
dances are on Friday nights. If you would be willing to help with an entire
dance or part of a dance, please let us know. There are always several
staff members at each dance, the volunteers are primarily responsible
for helping with refreshments, taking money or signing in the students.
We are looking for additional support for our custodial services.
Please consider a few hours once or twice a week to help with general
Front Desk Support
We can always use extra help at our front desk. If you thrive in the environment
of customer service this could be the spot for you! We are open nearly
100 hours a week so the possibilities are plentiful.
Mowing & Outside
We are looking for volunteers to help with the outside clean up around
the building and parking lot. Also, during the spring and summer months
we could use help with maintaining our lawns and Hosta Garden. We also
would love a volunteer for overseeing flower boxes out front. If you enjoy
working outside and would be willing to commit to once or twice a week
for a few hours that would be great. This is an adult volunteer opportunity.
Sports We are looking for help in the following areas:
• Soccer/Basketball: Grade K - 5 ? June 24 - 28 ? 8:30 a.m. - 4:00
• Lining and Preparing Fields for Soccer and Softball
• Delivering Equipment to and from Athletic Fields for games
• Help is needed on Monday & Wednesday evenings
Day Camp Support
We can always use extra help with our day campers. Camp begins on June
24, and ends on August 23, 2013. If you are available for a day, a week
or more and would like to help, please fill out a volunteer application.
Child Shall Lead
This event will be in the fall. If you enjoy helping with youth races,
please volunteer to help with registration or the race.
Family Festival Triathlon
We are in the planning stages for our May Triathlon. It takes many great
volunteers to make this event happen. More than 200 volunteers helped
in the past. From registration to manning safety stations, there are many
different jobs to be done.
do not see an opportunity that suits you and you would like to volunteer
in an area that is not mentioned above, fill out an application and indicate
are not limited to those listed above.
If you have a particular skill or interest that you would like to share
with others, please come into the YMCA and fill out an application.