Volunteer

Philosophy

The Itasca County Family YMCA is committed to bringing people together of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds to benefit from the experience of supporting their neighbors and finding their passion through volunteering. To provide an environment where everyone can thrive, The Y maintains an infrastructure and culture to support program volunteers in the delivery of programs focused on youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.

Opportunities

The Y was founded by volunteers, and to this day, volunteers are the key to our success. From reading to preschoolers to coaching youth soccer to assisting with special events, each volunteer has helped inspire someone to reach their full potential. There are dozens of volunteer opportunities available here at the Y. No matter what your special talents, interests and schedule, you can help change someone’s life. So if you share our commitment to helping our friends and neighbors in our community, please consider becoming a Y volunteer.

Some examples of how you can get involved:

  • Coach youth sports (swim team, soccer, basketball, t-ball, judo, karate)
  • Create a safe environment in the Health & Wellness Center
  • Read to children or help in the Kid Zone
  • Greet and assist at the Information Desk
  • Help with fundraising efforts
  • Mentor or tutor youth in the Youth Center
  • Teach swim lessons, lifeguard or otherwise help in the aquatics areas
  • Teach a group fitness class (land or water)
  • Serve on the YMCA Board of Directors or a committee
  • Help at one-time events (Fall Festival, Tall Timber Days 5K race, chaperone for Youth Dances, Youth Runs)
  • Volunteer with ElderCircle! For more information, go to their webpage: http://www.eldercircle.org/rsvp.html
  • GetFit Itasca: Open Streets event, garden help, trail counts, advocacy for healthy eating and active living

Please be aware that certain volunteer positions require extra training and a minimum time commitment.

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