The YMCA was founded on a simple but powerful idea: by bringing neighbors together to advance the common good, we can improve lives and strengthen communities. That idea came to life over 170 years ago when George Williams (the Y’s founder) convened 11 volunteers to improve the lives of young men struggling to overcome the challenges of life in industrialized London. Today, in the United States alone, the Y has nearly 600,000 volunteers who, in partnership with full- and part-time staff, engage 22 million youth and adults each year through YMCA centers and programs that help them to reach their full potential.

At the Clinton County Family YMCA we are continuously looking for and creating opportunities for our neighbors to help us improve lives and strengthen our community. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer of the Y you may consider one of the opportunities below.

Please note, all volunteers are required to have a limited criminal history check. If you would like to explore becoming a volunteer please contact Kayla Chapin at k.chapin@ccfymca.net

Board Member

As a 501©(3) non profit organization, the Y is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. A strong board consists of dedicated community leaders who contribute their expertise, time, talent, and resources to help ensure their YMCA has the capacity and credibility to advance the Y’s cause of strengthening community. 

Committee Member

Committee members, outside of the Board of Directors, are one of the roles our Y has the greatest need for volunteers. Committees assist Y staff in “making things happen” and are hands on in the work the Y performs. The Y has 5 standing committees overseen by the Board of Directors, three of those committees are composed of individuals outside of the Board. Each committee has an annual Chart of Works established and meets as needed. They Include:

Strengthening Community Committee

This committee primarily focuses on membership and programs. Some of the essential functions include monitoring the changing needs and interests of the community, assuring the Y’s mission and goals are being met through all programs and services, developing the policies and guidelines that will be used to determine the membership rates and program fees, and developing new membership and program promotions.

Financial Development Committee

This committee primarily focuses on assessing the Y’s potential for growth in each of the three primary areas of financial development – annual giving, capital giving and endowment/deferred gifts – and establish short – and long-term objectives for performance. Additionally, volunteers  work with staff to establish a fundraising plan that incorporates a series of appropriate vehicles: special events, annual campaign, cause driven marketing, etc. 

Facilities Committee

This committee primarily focuses on ensuring that current facilities are being maintained at a high level of quality, safeguarding the organization’s physical assets, and providing expertise to staff regarding maintenance as needed. Additionally, volunteers ensure major capital needs are projected, planned, and presented to the board.

Youth Sports Coach

Being a volunteer as a Youth Sports Coach is a wonderful short term opportunity. We often see parents of children participating in the program volunteer for this position. Children whose parents coach will not be charged a program fee. Coaches are needed for soccer, basketball, and tball.