The generosity of others is at the core of the Y’s existence as a nonprofit. It is only through the support of our hundreds of thousands of volunteers and public and private donors that we are able to support and give back to the communities we engage.
Volunteers are at the heart of the YMCA and that is why the YMCA is at the heart of the community. When you are a volunteer at the YMCA, you are part of a not-for-profit organization with a vision of building Strong Kids, Strong Families and Strong Communities. Your time and talent will translate into helping a child, mentoring a teen or providing support for families. You can help create a safe, healthy and caring environment that will nurture people of all ages and backgrounds, helping them to become successful members of our community.
Benefits of Volunteering
In addition to feeling great about your commitment and efforts, volunteers have the opportunity to:
- Experience personal growth
- Give back to their community
- Expand knowledge and skills
- Fulfill community service requirements for school credit
- Develop new relationships
- Gain community service experience
- Learn, grow and HAVE FUN!
Types of Volunteer Opportunities
Program volunteers - help to lead programs as an instructor, coach, aide, or assist at special events.
Administrative volunteers - work in the office, front desk or around the grounds.
Fundraising volunteers - raise funds through our campaigns (annual, capital, special or sustaining); work on endowment development.
Policy volunteers - serve on the board of directors, branch advisory boards, on a committee or a task force.
The YMCA of Pomona Valley works hard to ensure that children and members enrolled in programs and branches are protected. All volunteers must complete a Volunteer Application and submit to a Background Check. A clean background check and approved volunteer application are required before anyone is allowed to volunteer for the YMCA. The YMCA assumes all costs involved in the background check.
Volunteers are essential to the YMCA. If you would like to volunteer, contact the Y nearest you.