Volunteer With the YMCA!

Why Volunteer?
How can I nurture the potential of kids, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and give back and support our neighbors?  Become a Y volunteer!  When you volunteer at the Y, you take an active role in bringing about meaningful, enduring change right in your own neighborhood. 

To Get Started:  Complete our online application here
Contact Christine Coffey, Director of Mission Advancement, at ccoffey@hcymca.org or 908-483-4326 with any questions. Minimum age to volunteer is 12.

SPECIAL EVENT OPPORTUNITIES

SKYLANDS TRIATHLON - September 10

The Rotary Club of North Hunterdon and the Hunterdon County YMCA have teamed up to present the 31st Annual Skylands Triathlon, benefiting programs and organizations in our community. Volunteers are key to the success of this event! Please join us for the morning of Sunday, September 10 at Spruce Run Reservoir by signing-up for one (or more!) volunteer shifts. If you have any questions, please contact Christine Coffey at ccoffey@hcymca.org or 908-483-4326.

Sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040c4aa4ae28a13-31st

 

ANNUAL GOLF CLASSIC - NEW DATE - August 21

Due to the weather, the Golf Classic was rescheduled. Join us for the Annual Golf Classic on Monday, August 21 at the Stanton Ridge Golf and Country Club in Whitehouse!  Flexible shifts are available including registration, raffle ticket sales, on course contest witnesses, and more.  All funds raised from this important event ensure that no one is turned away from the Y due to an inability to pay. Please note that if you signed up to volunteer at the June 19 event, you will need to sign up again.

Most volunteer positions require that the volunteer be 18+.  Volunteers may be 16+ to help with volunteer check-in and goody bag distribution.

Sign up at www.SignUpGenius.com/go/9040C4AA4AE28A13-20172.

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

Special Olympics Swim Coaches - ongoing opportunity
We are seeking volunteers to assist with the Dolphins Special Olympics Aquatics Team.  We have several athletes that need one-on-one help with basic swim stroke techniques.  No teaching experience is necessary, but volunteers must be at least 15 years old, good swimmers, and willing to spend time in the pool.  Volunteers will work with both adolescents and adults who have intellectual disabilities. We need volunteers who can commit to helping once a week for at least 1 to 3 months (longer is encouraged). Practices are Wednesdays and Fridays from 3:45 – 4:45 pm at the Deer Path branch in Flemington. Practices run from September through June. 


After School Program - School Age Child Care
Volunteers are sought to assist with after school program activities in 17 schools throughout the county.  Volunteers generally help between the hours of 3 pm and 6 pm and must be at least 15 years old. This program runs during the school year.


Round Valley Child Learning Center
The Child Learning Center cares for children from 6 weeks through 5 years of age.  Volunteers will participate in  classroom activities and routines as directed by YMCA staff, including group play or outside activities. The Child Learning Center is located at the Round Valley branch in Annandale, and is open from 6:45 am—6:00 pm, Monday through Friday, year-round.  Volunteers must be at least 12 years old.


Milford Preschool
The Milford Preschool cares for children from 2 1/2 to 5 years of age.  Volunteers will participate in classroom activities and routines as directed by YMCA staff, including group play or outside activities.   Adult volunteers (18+) are needed anytime between the hours of 9 am—1 pm, Monday through Friday.  The Preschool is located at the Milford Presbyterian Church and runs from September through June.


Youth Sports Classes
The Hunterdon County Y offers several youth sports classes each week at both the Deer Path and Round Valley branches, primarily weekday afternoons and evenings.  Under the direction of Y staff,  volunteers assist in caring for the children enrolled in these classes.  Volunteers must be at least 12 years old. Opportunities are dependent on enrollment in each class.


Youth Sports Leagues
We are seeking several adult volunteers (18+) to serve as youth sports league coaches.  
Volunteers are expected to participate in league activities as directed by YMCA staff;  assist with the set up and clean up of the activity; and show a positive and encouraging attitude when conducting the league.  Leagues are primarily held on the weekends at the Deer Path branch.  Teen helpers (age 12+) also welcome!


To learn more about volunteer opportunities, contact Christine at 908-483-4326.


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