Do Something Good. Volunteer at the YMCA.

At the YMCA, your time and talent go a long way. Every hour you spend as a YMCA volunteer translates into the caring attention a child or teen needs to grow up healthy and resilient. It translates into support for families so they can be successful and strong. Into healthier lives for people of all ages, backgrounds, abilities and incomes. Into a safer, more viable community that’s a good place to live and work.

As a YMCA volunteer, you can lead an exercise class, read to a preschool group, coach a basketball team, cook for a bake sale, design a program brochure, greet people at the front desk, 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 issue. 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.

YMCAs are first and foremost volunteer organizations. To put it in perspective, not every YMCA has a building, but every YMCA has volunteers. All 2,400-plus YMCAs are volunteer founded, volunteer based, and volunteer led. Local volunteers establish YMCAs – and local volunteers run YMCAs, continually ensuring that YMCAs are meeting the unique needs of their communities.

Volunteers are at the heart of every YMCA and that is why YMCAs are at the heart of community life in more than 10,000 communities nationwide. From helping Civil War troops more than a century ago to helping international disaster relief efforts today, YMCAs are one of the nation’s leading volunteer organizations.

Volunteers have been YMCAs’ greatest strength for 160 years. The YMCA movement was founded by a volunteer and did not have any paid staff until the founding of its 51st YMCA. Each year, YMCAs’ commitment to volunteers grows stronger.

If you would like to volunteer for the Lima Family YMCA, please contact us! Your time and talents will be greatly appreciated.

Volunteerism Options

As a YMCA volunteer, your time and talents go a long way. Volunteering offers a multitude of rewards. You will meet new friends and make a difference in the life of another person.

  • Kid Care - If working with small children is your passion, we have the perfect opportunity for you. You can be part of our volunteer team as a greeter, caretaker, or crafts assistant.
  • Youth/Teens -If working with older kids and teens interests you, we have the perfect opportunity for you as a reading tutor or mentor to a young person in one of the YMCA's teen programs.
  • Sports - whether soccer, basketball or general sports is your passion, we have volunteer openings including referees, clinic staff or coaches.
  • Active Older Adults - If you enjoy interacting with older adults, we have opportunities for you to help with our Active Older Adults programs, including helping plan monthly socials or assisting with Aquatics.
  • Member Services - If you enjoy meeting new people and working with all ages, we have opportunities for you at our front desk and greeter station.
  • Special Events - No matter what the season, we have opportunities for you to help with one of our awesome special events such as our Father/Daughter dance, Mom's Day Memory event or the YMCA's New Years Eve Celebration.
  • Committee/Task Force Participation - Be part of a small group of volunteers that will provide input on critical issues facing the YMCA.

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