Volunteer

Make a difference in your community and your personal wellbeing—discover opportunities to volunteer at the Y.

Volunteering means you’re part of the Y mission—you’re a champion for building healthy spirit, mind and body for all. It’s also a wonderful opportunity to make new friends and contacts, keep your mind and body healthy and learn new skills.

One-time volunteer opportunities

Events are a great way for you or your group to get involved without making a long-term commitment.

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Ongoing volunteer opportunities

Y volunteers do many things—here are some examples of how you can get involved with the Harold Mezile North Community YMCA & Teen Enrichment Center, or the Beacons Network:

  • Coach sports teams
  • Create a safe environment on the fitness floor or in the gym
  • Greet and assist members at the front desk
  • Facilitate special-interest groups and activities
  • Help with fundraising efforts
  • Mentor or tutor young people, including:
    • Homework assistant (2-6pm, Monday through Thursday)
    • Math and languages—especially Chinese, Arabic and Spanish
  • Snack and meals (4-6pm, Monday through Friday)
  • Teach fitness skills and healthy living practices

Please note: As a youth-focused facility, all volunteer positions require phone screens and background checks before starting.

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Youth Intervention Services

This Y program helps young people who are facing challenges related to foster care, involvement with the juvenile justice system, or homelessness.

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The Y experience

Find out what it’s like to volunteer with the YMCA—hear from individuals who help give everyone the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.

Another way to help

In addition to donating your time and talents to the Y as a volunteer, you can also make an impact by making a financial contribution. Your donation ensures that those who need us most have access to quality programs, activities and facilities. When you give to the Y you make a difference in the lives of people from all backgrounds and economic levels.

More info

For more details on volunteer opportunities, email LaVelle Warfield or call 612-588-9484. To get involved with the Beacons Network, contact Roz Anderson.