Giving

Volunteer

VOLUNTEERS ARE THE CORNERSTONE OF THE Y MOVEMENT

When you volunteer at the Y, you take an active role in bringing about meaningful, enduring change in your neighborhood. Y volunteers help give men, women and children of all ages and from all walks of life the resources and support they need to be healthy, confident, connected and secure.  No matter how you help, you will make a big difference as you work with others to create a feeling of connectedness in our community.

MATCH YOUR INTERESTS WITH VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

The Y offers volunteer opportunities for teens, families and adults in a variety of experiences at YMCA Camp Lincoln, Exeter Area YMCA and Willow Pond Farm.  Careful attention is taken to place each volunteer in roles that matches their interest and skill levels. 

THE Y COMMITS TO VOLUNTEERS

The contributions, dedication and commitment of each volunteer are vital to the success of YMCA programs and services.  In efforts to make each volunteer experience positive and successful, the Y commits to provide volunteers with:

  • A meaningful assignment that matches volunteers’ interests, skills and experience.
  • A clearly defined role and description of tasks.
  • Clearly defined term of volunteer service.
  • Job related orientation and training.
  • A supervisor available to answer questions and help the success of each volunteer.
  • A staff-wide understanding that volunteers are valued members the Y community.
  • Accurate record keeping that includes hours of services, contributions, and accomplishments.
  • Appropriate recognition of volunteer efforts.
  • A work environment that is clean, safe, enjoyable and FUN!

VOLUNTEERING IS GOOD FOR THE SOUL

Volunteers gain professional experience and sometimes discover hidden talents.
It brings people together. As a volunteer you assist in uniting people from diverse backgrounds to work toward a common goal, build camaraderie and generate teamwork
It promotes personal growth and self esteem. Understanding community needs helps foster empathy and self-efficacy.
Volunteers are 27% more likely to find a job after being out of work than non-volunteers.
When young people volunteer their likelihood of dropping out of school is cut in half
Make a difference by giving back. Community service and volunteerism are an investment in one’s community and neighbors.

 

 

2015 Volunteer of the Year

The Southern District YMCA Board of Directors has chosen to recognize a special group of four volunteers who, together, dedicated over 280 hours of their professional and personal time to create a unique space for our community.