Volunteer at the Y

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.

Volunteers of the Y:

  • Lead our Boards of Directors and committees
  • Raise funds to ensure the Y is accessible to all members of the community
  • Coach our sports teams and teach many of our classes
  • Motivate and support youth in building the character strengths, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health, smart life choices, and the pursuit of higher education and goals
  • Extend a hand to help adults who want to do more, be more or live healthier
  • Advocate for the Y’s efforts to influence policies and initiatives that positively impact societal issues of importance to the nation, and your community
  • Participate in opportunities to give back and support neighbors

The Y is a nonprofit like no other. Take an active role in strengthening your community.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Office assistant: Work with directors and front desk staff to organize, type, copy and file membership paperwork as well as update various bulletin boards. Other administrative/organizing tasks may be added as needed.

Spanish translator: Volunteers are needed to translate various documents into Spanish to better reach out to the people of our community. High school students must have 1 recommendation from Spanish teacher and a writing sample.

Afterschool assistant: Work with children 5-12 on homework, playing board games, gym games and arts and crafts. Must be patient with children and be an excellent role model. Minimum 3 month time commitment. Must be at least 16 years of age. All volunteers in the afterschool program must complete the required state fingerprinting, background and reference checks and complete medical forms.

Recreation Volunteer: Volunteer needed to assist and lead in the basketball, soccer and tennis programs. Programs run after 3pm and on weekends.

Event volunteers: The YMCA hosts a variety of events throughout the year where volunteer help is needed. Work depends on the event but generally would be setting up, working stations, and helping to clean up. Extra administrative hours are available for event volunteers.

High School Community Service hours: The YMCA offers high school students a chance to volunteer to earn hours needed to graduate high school. Opportunities include those listed above. Must have 3 references from teachers or counselors.

Confirmation/Bar mitzvah Community service hours: The YMCA offers 8th graders and up a chance to volunteer to fulfill their community service hours for religious ceremonies in the areas listed above. At least one recommendation must be from religious school teacher.

For more information or to submit your application contact:

Cheryl Sullivan
914 632 1818 ext 20

Volunteer application process:

Step 1: Applicants complete the volunteer application, sign it and return it to the YMCA - Volunteer department or email to csullivan@nrymca.org. Please be sure to include 3 references.

Step 2: References will be checked and a interview will be set up once references have been verified

Step 3: Criminal background check and online training than meeting with department contact person

Step 4: Begin volunteering


Current Internship Opportunities

Marketing/Communications: 10 hours per week

Work with Y Staff to make update New Rochelle YMCA information on Facebook, Twitter, local media (Patch, daily voice) and website. Includes taking photos of members, building and keeping bulletin boards current on a monthly basis. Work with Y staff to develop seasonal brochure and provide input into target marketing to grow membership groups.

Please complete internship application and return to Cheryl Sullivan at csullivan@nrymca.org or fax to  914-632-7140


Other links:

See our volunteer opportunities at Volunteer Match


See our volunteer opportunites at Idealist


Downloadable Forms:

Volunteer Application

Internship Application