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:


Kirk Family YMCA
Soccer, basketball, volleyball, and t-ball coaches
Y-Splash water safety instructors

Salem Family YMCA
Soccer, basketball, and t-ball coaches
Y-Splash water safety instructors

Botetourt Family YMCA
Soccer, basketball, and t-ball coaches
Y-Splash water safety instructors
Rockbridge Area YMCA
Soccer, t-ball, and gymnastics coaches
After School enrichment volunteers

YMCA Express at Gainsboro
Community Garden
After School enrichment volunteers