For Social Responsibility



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:

Afterschool volunteer assistant: Work with children ages 5-12 with homework, playing board games, gym games, arts and crafts. Must be patient with children and be an excellent role model. Minimum of 3 month time commitment required. Must be at least 16 years of age.

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

High School Community Service hours: The YMCA offers high school students a chance to volunteer in the programs to earn hours needed to graduate high school.

Office Work volunteer

Religion School community service hours


Volunteer application process:

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

Step 2: References will be checked and an 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

Volunteering application takes two weeks.


Current Internship Opportunities

PR: 10 hours per week

Work with Y Staff to update New Rochelle YMCA information on Facebook, Twitter, local media (Patch, daily voice) and website. 

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

Downloadable Forms:

Volunteer Application

Internship Application