Volunteer

volunteering

Be vital. Be valued. Be a volunteer.

Our volunteers are at the heart of spreading our mission to connect individuals and families with opportunities that strengthen spirit, mind, and body. As a Christian-based nonprofit, we’re able to do this by upholding our core values: Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility, and Faith. Our core values unite us as a movement and guide our interactions with our neighbors no matter who they are and where they’re from. We understand that for a community to be strong, we all must work together to make it a better place.


At the Y, we could always use you! Please review the areas that volunteers are needed in, and fill out the form below if you’re interested in learning more about how you can help your local family center.

Family Center Operations/Programs
Work directly with staff, members, and guests that visit our family centers. Areas of service include head or assistant coaches, guest services, or chaplain.

Special Events
Work with Y staff on a specific event. This will be on a one-time basis for the majority of our events. Areas of service include 5K fun runs, swim meets, and back-to-school events.

Service Projects
Work directly through our Community Outreach program on a one-time or limited-time basis for a specific service project.

Campaigns
Work with Y staff on various phases and elements of our Annual Support Campaign or another capital campaign.

Leadership Advisory Teams
Serve on a volunteer board or volunteer committee related to the YMCA of Central Florida operations.

How old do I have to be to volunteer?
You must be at least 14 years old.

Are there any skill requirements?
We offer a variety of opportunities for different skillsets, but some positions may call for annual education requirements. We’ll help you find an opportunity that fits your skills and interests and, if needed, we can help provide access to training.

Do I have to be a member in order to volunteer?
No, you do not need to be a member to volunteer at a family center.

What if I need to break my commitment or would like to change my role?
If you can no longer volunteer with us, please let your supervisor know as soon as possible. If you're not enjoying what you are currently doing, please talk with your supervisor about other available roles.

If I volunteer at the Y, does it fulfill court-appointed community service hours?
No, the YMCA of Central Florida doesn't offer any volunteer opportunities for those looking to complete community service hours as part of a sentence or legal requirement.

Is there a dress code?
Clothing should be as tidy and clean as possible, and shoes should be closed-toe. Volunteer shirts will be distributed by your supervisor, but some events may require you to wear additional apparel such as parking vests. You can dress up for special events but extremely inappropriate and/or graphic clothing is prohibited.