Volunteer - Youth Development Program

Volunteer Opportunity Description


You can make a difference in the lives of young people by volunteering to work with youth in your community!  You will help our staff team with programs, interacting with youth and helping us to ensure a positive, nurturing environment.  You will be responsible for assisting in after school, summer or Interactive Play Center (IPC) youth development programs. This includes providing excellent customer service in a safe, enjoyable, and positive atmosphere that promotes member and program participant safety and satisfaction in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures.


  • Assist after school staff in monitoring all youth in after school programs
  • Help with preparations for after school activities such as gym and room set-up, handing out snacks and taking attendance
  • Engage in activities set out for participants to keep youth interested
  • Follow all procedures and policies of the department, branch and Association

Physical Demands

  • Must be physically capable of exercising with youth participants


  • Minimum age of 16
  • Good communication skills and patience when working with youth and parents
  • Dedicated to member safety and the Y mission and philosophy
  • Volunteer application
  • Face-to-face interview
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Reference Check
  • Signed Code of Conduct
  • Completion of online New Volunteer Orientation (NVO)