Volunteer

volunteerThere is no other volunteer organization quite like the Y. We are the nation’s leading nonprofit for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility and provide kids, adults, families and communities with vital support and opportunities to learn, grow and thrive.

Each of our Ys work day in and day out to strengthen our community by nurturing the potential of children and teens, improving our community’s health and well-being, and giving back and supporting our neighbors. That’s because we have the presence and partnerships on the First Coast not just to promise, but deliver, lasting personal and social change.

As a Y volunteer you can help deliver the benefits of good health, strong connections, greater self-confidence and a sense of security to all who seek it. When you volunteer at the Y, you take an active role in bringing about meaningful, enduring change right in your own neighborhood.

Ready to get involved and make a difference? Join us. We could use someone like you.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers of the Y lead our boards and committees, raise funds to ensure the Y is accessible to all members of the community, coach our sports teams, motivate and support youth through mentoring, extend a hand to 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 the community, and participate in special events that provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors.

Looking for ways to help strengthen your community?

Join us. We could use someone like you!

YMCA READS! PROGRAM

DATES:  Year-round

TIME:  Varies, one hour each week is a required minimum

LOCATION:  Clay and Duval Counties, including Montclair Elementary, S. Bryan Jennings Elementary, Tiger Academy, Parkwood Heights Elementary and Kings Trail Elementary schools

CONTACT:  Varies by location, please refer to our YMCA READS! Coordinators by school below.

Montclair Elementary – Clarissa Evans

S. Bryan Jennings Elementary – Chanel Callin

Tiger Academy – Louise Flowers

Kings Trail Elementary – Sue Tokar

Parkwood Heights Elementary – Carrie Whitsell

RESPONSIBILITIES:  Reading instruction, development and tutoring to young children in Kindergarten through 3rd grade

TAKE STOCK IN CHILDREN – MENTORS

DATES:  Year-round, 2013-2014 school year

TIME:  Varies, 30-60 minutes per week with a one year commitment

LOCATION:  Clay County junior and senior high schools

CONTACT:  Ashley Escobar, 904.272.4304 or aescobar@firstcoastymca.org

RESPONSIBILITIES:  Take Stock in Children uses one-on-one mentoring to help students break the cycle of poverty and pursue post-secondary education. Mentors are matched with a student who they meet with once per week, on school grounds during school hours. Mentors provide guidance and support to their mentee to help them build a foundation of values, establish goals and improve their academic and life skills – all while developing their self-esteem and confidence.

ST. AUGUSTINE YMCA MEMBER AMBASSADOR

DAYS:  Monday-Friday

TIME:  8:30am-1:30pm, 4:00pm-7:00pm

LOCATION:  ST. AUGUSTINE YMCA

CONTACT:  Linda Hebert, lhebert@firstcoastymca.org

RESPONSIBILITIES:  Give tours, phone new members or prospective members, work out with new members and arrange orientations

ST. AUGUSTINE YMCA SILVERSNEAKERS AMBASSADOR

DAYS:  Monday – Friday and other various days and times based on special events

TIME:  12:30pm – 2:00pm

LOCATION:  ST. AUGUSTINE YMCA

CONTACT:  Linda Hebert, lhebert@firstcoastymca.org

RESPONSIBILITIES: Assist with upcoming events, phone new members or SilverSneakers members who have not attended for a while, work out with new members/attend classes with them, assist with upcoming SilverSneakers social functions and assist with daily set-up for members who cannot move equipment easily

ST. AUGUSTINE YMCA STORYTELLER

DAYS:  Mondays

TIME:  10:00am – 10:30am

LOCATION:  ST. AUGUSTINE YMCA

CONTACT:  Linda Hebert, lhebert@firstcoastymca.org

RESPONSIBILITIES:  Provide storytime for children between the ages of 2-4, meet with the KidZone supervisor to discuss weekly themes, checkout age-appropriate books from the library and provide costumes and props as appropriate

PONTE VEDRA YMCA SPORTS VOLUNTEERS

DAYS:  Year-round

TIME:  Various

LOCATION:  PONTE VEDRA YMCA

CONTACT:  Linda Hebert, lhebert@firstcoastymca.org

RESPONSIBILITIES:  Coaching (basketball, soccer, flag football, volleyball and tennis), game-day operations (clock, scoreboard, set-up and takedown) and general office assistance

PONTE VEDRA YMCA MEMBERSHIP VOLUNTEERS

DAYS:  Year-round

TIME:  Various

LOCATION:  PONTE VEDRA YMCA

CONTACT:  Linda Hebert, lhebert@firstcoastymca.org

RESPONSIBILITIES: Back office organization, membership card scanning, decorating for special events (silent auctions, campaign kickoffs, member initiatives), general cleaning, Happy Hour team, bulletin board artist, front desk greeter/ambassador

PONTE VEDRA YMCA SPORTS VOLUNTEERS

DAYS:  Year-round

TIME:  Various

LOCATION:  PONTE VEDRA YMCA

CONTACT:  Linda Hebert, lhebert@firstcoastymca.org

RESPONSIBILITIES:  Coaching (basketball, soccer, flag football, volleyball and tennis), game-day operations (clock, scoreboard, set-up and takedown) and general office assistance

PONTE VEDRA YMCA AQUATICS VOLUNTEERS

DAYS:  Year-round

TIME:  Various

LOCATION:  PONTE VEDRA YMCA

CONTACT:  Linda Hebert, lhebert@firstcoastymca.org

RESPONSIBILITIES:  Roll gate scanner, swim necklace correspondent, swim meets timer

PONTE VEDRA YMCA WELLNESS VOLUNTEERS

DAYS:  Year-round

TIME:  Various

LOCATION:  PONTE VEDRA YMCA

CONTACT:  Linda Hebert, lhebert@firstcoastymca.org

RESPONSIBILITIES:  Wellness floor ambassador, wellness floor cleaning, group exercise ambassador, group exercise room preparation and maintenance

PONTE VEDRA YMCA YOUTH DEVELOPMENT VOLUNTEERS

DAYS:  Year-round

TIME:  Various

LOCATION:  PONTE VEDRA YMCA

CONTACT:  Linda Hebert, lhebert@firstcoastymca.org

RESPONSIBILITIES:  Mentoring middle school-aged children, Youth in Government, arts & crafts teachers, music teachers, KidZone storytellers

DYE CLAY FAMILY YMCA VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

DAYS:  Year-round

TIME:  Various

LOCATION:  DYE CLAY FAMILY YMCA

CONTACT:  Linda Hebert, lhebert@firstcoastymca.org

RESPONSIBILITIES:  Work alongside membership and program directors to help with the processing and onboarding of new and current volunteers; paperwork, phone calls and emailing new and potential volunteers; recruiting, retention and recognition of volunteers

DYE CLAY FAMILY YMCA VOLUNTEER GREETER

DAYS:  Year-round

TIME:  9:00am – 11:00am, 4:30pm – 6:30pm

LOCATION:  DYE CLAY FAMILY YMCA

CONTACT:  Linda Hebert, lhebert@firstcoastymca.org

RESPONSIBILITIES:  Welcome our members and guests, scan membership cards/check-in, replenish coffee in the morning

 

For more information on volunteering at the Y, email volunteer@firstcoastymca.org.

Mission Statement: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.