Volunteer With the YMCA!

When you volunteer at the Y, you take an active role in bringing about meaningful, enduring change right in your own neighborhood. Sign up for a Special Event or become a Program Volunteer today!

We also offer our Togetherhood™ program which connects people from all backgrounds to plan and carry out volunteer projects that address a real need in our community.  

Please contact Christine Coffey, Director of Mission Advancement, at ccoffey@hcymca.org or 908-483-4326 with any questions.


Family NERF Night - Star Wars Theme - December 15, 6:30-7:30 PM
Volunteers are needed to help the Hunterdon County YMCA host a night of NERF at the Deer Path Branch! Volunteers will help with setup, as well as assisting along the course, NERF tag games, and challenges. Our Star Wars Theme will include themed music, light sabers, NERF Blasters, Storm Trooper masks, and more as we engage in group games inspired by scenes from Star Wars movies. For any questions, please contact Christine Coffey ccoffey@hcymca.org or 908-483-4326. Click here to register today!

Please check back for upcoming Special Event Opportunities.

To Get Started as a Program Volunteer:

Complete our online application here. Minimum age for Program Volunteer is 12.


Special Olympics Swim Coaches
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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