Get involved as a Y volunteer

Your time and talent go a long way

Every hour you spend as a Y volunteer translates into the caring attention a child or teen needs to grow up healthy and resilient. It translates into support for families so they can be successful and strong. Into healthier lives for people of all ages, backgrounds, abilities and incomes. Into a safer, more viable community that’s a good place to live and work.

As a Y volunteer, you can lead an exercise class, read to our Preschoolers, coach a basketball team, helping out at a special event, or simply just serve as a role model for young people. No matter how you devote your time, you’ll be working with other volunteers and Y professionals to make a difference in the lives of children and families in your community.

Volunteers are vital to the Y and help accomplish our mission. Without volunteers, the Y wouldn’t be able to meet the needs of the kids, families, and adults who live in our community. When we work together, our whole community moves forward.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Rise n’ Shine Summer 5k and Family Funfest

  • Race Route/Directing racers
    • 6 zones, 5-6 people at each zone to help direct racers through the race
    • Arrival time 7am-Approximately 9:30am
  • Cheer stations
    • Approximately 4 stations to help cheer on and encourage racers through the race. Groups may set up, decorate, dress up – any way they’d like.
    • Arrival time 7am-Approximately 9:30am
  • Water stations
    • 2 stations, fill cups/hand out water to racers as they run by.
    • Arrival time 7am-Approximately 9:30am
  • Day of registration/packet pick-up (Saturday only)
    • Help racers register on the day and hand-out packs for pick-up
    • 4-6 volunteers needed
    • Arrival time 7am-Approximately 8:00am
  • Childwatch
    • Those that have an interest in working with kids – help to look over/monitor/play with kids while their parents run the race
    • Arrival time 7:30am-Approximately 9:00am
  • Family Fun Fest
    • We have lots of exciting games and fun to be a part of!  Bounce House, bubble station, treasure hunt, coconut bowling, face painting, hair wraps, etc.
    • Shifts are from 9:00am-12:00pm or 12:00pm-3:00pm

How to Volunteer

Contact Jazmine Barajas, Membership & Volunteer Coordinator at 989.895.8596 or at jbarajas@ymcabaycity.org today!