Time is everything. And when you give your time to the great causes that the Y stands for, you’re taking an active role in bringing about change right in your own neighborhood. We know that when we all work together to invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors, we can truly make personal and social change.

Volunteers of the Y:

  • Teach kids water safety in our Y Splash program
  • Coach our sports teams
  • Lead our Board of Directors and committees
  • Raise funds to ensure the Y is accessible to all members of the community
  • Motivate and support youth in building the character strengths, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health, smart life choices and the pursuit of higher education and goals
  • Extend a hand to help adults who want to do more, be more or live healthier
  • Advocate for the Y’s efforts to influence policies and initiatives that positively impact societal issues of importance to the nation and to our community
  • Participate in opportunities to give back and support others


How can I make a difference?

It’s easy to volunteer and we’re looking forward to positively changing our community with you. Here are some of our current volunteer needs:

Volunteer Coaches


Soccer, Basketball, T-Ball, Dance Coaches


Kirk Family YMCA
Soccer, Basketball, T-Ball

Salem Family YMCA
Soccer, Basketball, T-Ball
Rockbridge Area YMCA
Soccer, T-Ball, Gymnastics

YMCA Express at Gainsboro

Volunteer Water Safety Instructors

The Y  is seeking volunteers who can teach water safety to second graders in our Y Splash program.

Josh Yerkes

Looking for other opportunities?  Ask the Welcome Desk for upcoming opportunities at the Y.