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Why(Y) Volunteer

Volunteers at the Y are the catalyst for change in our communities. The North Central Florida YMCA takes great pride in its volunteers; without them, we would not exist. Volunteerism has been at the core of the YMCA since its founding in 1844 when a group of young people lent their time and effort to improve living conditions in their community. Nearly 600,000 volunteers across the U.S. are lending their diverse skills and gifts to help transform lives and communities through the Y. We are always in need of your distinct skill-set, and we have a variety of ways for your to become involved.


Volunteer Opportunities

Special Event

Special Event volunteers focus on the setting up, staffing, and cleaning of our community events. These include any upcoming events listed on the website or within the volunteer packet. Commitment is varied and short-term.


Service volunteer groups may focus on current tasks needed throughout the facility, such as sorting donation areas, set-up for community events, or a partnered event with youth programs. Commitment is one day of service for your organization/group.


Weekly volunteers focus on various needed help throughout the administrative offices. Potential jobs include cleaning, making copies, sorting donations, and any other miscellaneous tasks. Commitment is weekly or as needed.


Program volunteers focus on helping witht he facilitation of our youth development programs. A background in or willingness to create lessons plans and engage in activities for a variety of ages is recommended. Commitment is weekly or as needed.


Community volunteers represent the North Central Florida YMCA at community functions or help community partners at their companies. Volunteers will assist with any functions necessary on behalf of the Y. Commitment is varied based on need.


The Y is a volunteer-led organization governed by a Board of Directors lending their time, talent, and treasure. The board supports the work of the North Central Florida YMCA by providing mission-based leadership and strategic governance. Board meetings are held once a month (1.5 hours), as well as additional quarterly meetings.     


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