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Imagine going to work knowing that what you do each day positively influences the lives of people in your community. If you like to give back to others and are ready to learn, grow and thrive, join our family!

 

The following positions are open:

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Become a Y Volunteer

At the YMCA, your time and talent go a long way. Every hour you spend as a YMCA volunteer translates into the caring attention a child or teen needs to grow up healthy and resilient. It translates into support for families so they can be successful and strong. It can lead to healthier lives for people of all ages, backgrounds, abilities and incomes or you may be providing a safer, more viable community that’s a good place to live and work.

As a YMCA volunteer, you can lead an exercise class, read to a preschool class, coach a basketball team, greet people at the front desk, serve as a role model for young people, help out in the office or at a special event.  No matter how you help, you’ll make a big difference as you work with others to create a feeling of connectedness in your community.

Listed below are some of our Volunteer Opportunities

Camp Big Bear Volunteer Counselor – Do you like the mountains?  Do you like working with youth?  Combine your love of nature and working with youth and be a volunteer camp counselor at the Y’s Camp Big Bear resident camp this summer!  Volunteer 1, 2, or 3 weeks with youth ages 7 to 17.  We are looking for enthusiastic and dedicated individuals.   Applicants must have a sincere desire to work with youth and be able to commit to a full session of camp.  2020 Camp dates are:  Session 1 July 11-18,  Session 2 July 18-25, Session 3* July 25-August 1 (*must be 21 years+).  All volunteers must complete a criminal and sexual offender background check, be fingerprinted and participate in Child Abuse Prevention training prior to the beginning their duties.    Want to find out more???  Contact Erika Altshule, Youth & Family Department Director at erika@ymcasm.org or (310)393-2721 ext 123.  Click on the link below for the volunteer application.

Senior Programs Volunteer – Share your time and talents.  Do you have experience with acting, singing, painting or arts & crafts?  Can you teach group exercise for active older adults?      Get involved as a Y Volunteer and give back to others.  Applicants must have a sincere desire to work with seniors and be able to commit to the one to two hours per week.  All volunteers must complete a criminal and sexual offender background check, be fingerprinted and participate in Child Abuse Prevention training prior to the beginning their duties.    Contact Lidia Magarian, Chronic Disease Prevention Director at 310-393-2721, ext. 129 or lidiam@ymcasm.org to submit a volunteer application or for more information.

Water Fitness Instructor – Share your time and talents with others.    Get involved as a Y Volunteer and give back to others.  The Aquatic Department is looking for people who are interested in teaching Water Fitness Classes.   If you don’t have prior experience, we will train you.  Classes are held weekdays from 10-11am.    Applicants must have a sincere desire to work with adults and/or seniors and be able to commit to the one to two hours per week.  All volunteers must complete a criminal and sexual offender background check, be fingerprinted and participate in Child Abuse Prevention training prior to the beginning their duties.    Contact Katira Abdolrazagh, Aquatic Director at 310-393-2721, ext. 106 or aquaticdirector@ymcasm.org to submit a volunteer application or for more information.

Group Exercise/Wellness Volunteer for Adults – Share your time and talents.    Can you teach Yoga, Zumba, Dance, Mat Pilates, Indoor Cycling, or any other type of group exercise class?    Get involved as a Y Volunteer and give back to others.  Applicants must have a sincere desire to work with adults and/or seniors and be able to commit to the one to two hours per week.  All volunteers must complete a criminal and sexual offender background check, be fingerprinted and participate in Child Abuse Prevention training prior to the beginning their duties.    Contact Johanna Kracke, Wellness Coordinator at 310-393-2721, ext. 112 or wellness@ymcasm.org to submit a volunteer application or for more information.

 

Other Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Group Exercise Instructors (indoor cycling, zumba, yoga, meditation, aerobics, water fitness and more)
  • Special event volunteers (tour guides for open houses)
  • Fitness Center and Weight Room monitors
  • Swim instructor assistants
  • Service Learning Opportunities (SLOP) for teens 12-17
  • and MORE!  

 

CLICK HERE to download the Volunteer Application

For more information about becoming a Y Volunteer, download the Volunteer Application
or contact Pam Andrews, Volunteer Director
at (310)393-2721 ext 119 or pam1@ymcasm.org