Volunteers are the key to success at the YMCA. Our staff depends on the talent and on the extra hands that make everything we do a little extra special. The children and adults that participate in our programs and services look to our volunteers as models who can provide guidance to them. Your presence says you care about your YMCA
You are welcome to volunteer at any GMV YMCA location including the ATRIUM FAMILY YMCA, YMCA CAMP CAMPBELL GARD, FITTON FAMILY YMCA, EAST BUTLER COUNTY FAMILY YMCA, FAIRFIELD FAMILY YMCA, HAMILTON CENTRAL YMCA, the MIDDLETOWN FAMILY YMCA, and the BOOKER T. WASHINGTON COMMUNITY CENTER. Please contact the YMCA at 513-887-0001 x 12 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about volunteering.
NOTE: The YMCA does not offer membership trades for volunteerism and youth volunteers under the age of 15 years, must be supervised by parent or legal guardian.
Hospitality is essential. Greet, welcome, and assist members with tours of the Wellness Center; wipe down equipment as needed; check with members to ensure their needs are being met; update member communications such as signage.
Greet, welcome, and scan members into the facility; answer calls, share membership information, and provide direction and information to members at the start of each session.
Youth Sports Coaches/Officials
Volunteer Coaches are needed for youth sports such as soccer, basketball, and baseball provided for children ages 4 to 15, for 6, 8 or 10 week sessions. Coaches are Buddies are also needed for the Miracle League, a baseball league for children ages 5-16 years with special needs. Coaches are trained by YMCA Sports Staff. Character development and good sportsmanship are emphasized in all YMCA instructional youth sports.
Volunteer responsibilities include story telling and assisting in identifying and inviting others to become involved in making the YMCA available for those who need us most. Funds raised benefit children and families in need of financial assistance.
Swim teachers, Jr. Leaders Club Mentors, Group Exercise and Water Fitness Instructors, and Swim Team Officials.
RiversEdge Wheel & Heel Duathlon (October)
Operation Pumpkin (October)
Y Care Affair (October)
Character Celebration (November)
Turkey Trot (November)
Charity Night at the Tables (March)
Golf Tournament (August)
Lunch 'N' Learn Series
Frog Jog/Healthy Kids Day (April)
Volunteer needs vary with each event, but typically involve volunteer and participant recruitment, registration, greeting, data entry and logistics, set up, and tear down.
Aid in the indoor and outdoor beautification of YMCA facilities, either at a particular branch, or on the grounds of YMCA Camp Campbell Gard. Indoor activities such as posting signage, light cleaning, and organizational duties help to create a positive experience for our members. Planting, mulching, or weeding are outdoor necessities and help ensure our facilities are welcoming and warm to our members.
Childcare volunteers must undergo fingerprinting and background check and attend a YMCA Child Protection Class. Volunteers always accompany trained, YMCA professional staff. Opportunities include Child Watch, YMCA Early Learning Centers, before and after school programming, field trip chaperones, and summer day camp.
Assist with office work such as data entry, filing, shredding, and clerical work