Helping Your Neighbors
The Y is a volunteer organization that provides services with the help of 3,500 volunteers. Like thousands of YMCAs around the world, our association is overseen by volunteers who tirelessly serve on boards and committees. So much so, that volunteers outnumber paid staff three-to-one in the delivery of programs and services.
Our volunteers serve in a variety of ways. The sky is the limit in how you can contribute your time and energy to making an impact in our communities.
Volunteer as a Coach
Volunteers are key to a successful sports league. Each season we need volunteers to coach our youth sports teams. Volunteer Coaches will typically have one practice per week and games on Saturdays. Coaches are needed most during Fall, Winter and Spring seasons. We need positive role models that can provide a fun and safe atmosphere for the kids.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer coach, please contact:
Luke Grossnickle | Clackamas and Mt. Hood YMCA | 503.654.8372
Sean Price | Clark County Family YMCA | 360.885.9622
David Parker | Westside Youth Sports | 503.644.2191
Martin Rakers | Sherwood Regional Family YMCA | 503.625.9622
One Day Volunteer Opportunities
If you are looking for a different type of volunteer opportunity, you can try these:
- Child Care Aide at various locations
- Event Helper
- Facility Clean up
- Youth Sports Referee
- Field trip chaperone with our Child Development Centers
- Volunteer at YMCA Camp Collins
- Annual Campaign support
- YMCA Board of Trustees
Our internship program is designed to provide students with an opportunity to gain experience and learn critical job skills first-hand. We believe that an on-the-job experience will benefit the student, the community and the YMCA. Students who are interviewed and selected for an internship or service learning project may be expected to accomplish projects or work alongside an employee to gain the most knowledge. Managers will work with colleges and high schools if the program involves course credit.
How do I apply?
To be considered, please inquire about volunteer opportunities at the YMCA location of interest.