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Special Olympics Swim Team Head Coach
We're looking for a Head Coach for the Dolphins Special Olympics Aquatics Team. The Head Coach plans the work-outs for the team and shares them with the Assistant Volunteer coaches during practice (Mondays 4:45 pm – 5:30 pm and Fridays 4 pm – 4:45 pm). They meet with the Assistant Coaches and Aquatic Director from time to time to go over how the team is doing and set goals. They assist the Aquatic Director in making sure all athletes have current medical forms. They prepare the meet line-ups for our Area Meet and Sectional Competition. They prepare the Summer Games entries and submissions so the athletes can participate. They attend all three meets between April and May and act as Head Coach at the meet (i.e.., directing volunteer coaches, swimmers and attending scratch meetings). Practices are held at the Deer Path branch pool and run from September through June.
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 Mondays from 4:45 – 5:30 pm and Fridays from 4 – 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.
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!
Aquatics - Water Safety Aide
Under the direction of Y staff, volunteer during swim lessons to work with children who are particularly frightened of the water or have special needs. Weekdays 4-5:30 pm, Saturdays 8 am-1 pm, or Sundays 9 am – 11:15 am at the Deer Path branch in Flemington. No teaching experience is necessary, but volunteers must be at least 15 years old, good swimmers, and willing to spend time in the pool.
To learn more about volunteer opportunities, contact Christine at 908-483-4326.