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Become a Volunteer - Join a Community Project

NEW WAYS TO VOLUNTEER COMING SOON

During this time of crisis, our Y remains committed to providing support and inspiring action in our communities. In the next few weeks, we look forward to sharing new and exciting ways for you to re-engage with Y volunteer opportunities. Check back soon!

 

TRANSFORMING COMMUNITIES ONE LIFE AT A TIME

Every YMCA volunteer matters.  Volunteering with the Y doesn’t just make the lives of others better, it changes yours, too. When you volunteer, you discover a sense of belonging as you work alongside others for a common cause. The Y is more than a gym or a fitness center or meeting space - we are a community that transforms lives.

 

Volunteer Projects

Level Up - Simmons YMCA

ACCESS. OPPORTUNITY. EMPOWERING TEENS TO THRIVE. LEVEL UP is an outreach program that offers youth free access to neighborhood Ys on weekend nights all year long. Programming and activities include a host of speakers and interactive workshops, creative arts, open gym, sports and fitness, swimming and a meal.

#Community #Great for Teens #Level Up #Social Responsibility #Teen Leadership #Youth Development

Level Up - Keith Family YMCA

ACCESS. OPPORTUNITY. EMPOWERING TEENS TO THRIVE. LEVEL UP is an outreach program that offers youth free access to neighborhood Ys on weekend nights all year long. Programming and activities include a host of speakers and interactive workshops, creative arts, open gym, sports and fitness, swimming and a meal.

#Community #Great for Teens #Level Up #Social Responsibility #Teen Leadership #Youth Development

Level Up - McCrorey Family YMCA

ACCESS. OPPORTUNITY. EMPOWERING TEENS TO THRIVE. LEVEL UP is an outreach program that offers youth free access to neighborhood Ys on weekend nights all year long. Programming and activities include a host of speakers and interactive workshops, creative arts, open gym, sports and fitness, swimming and a meal.

#Community #Great for Teens #Level Up #Social Responsibility #Teen Leadership #Youth Development

Level Up - Stratford Richardson YMCA

ACCESS. OPPORTUNITY. EMPOWERING TEENS TO THRIVE. LEVEL UP is an outreach program that offers youth free access to neighborhood Ys on weekend nights all year long. Programming and activities include a host of speakers and interactive workshops, creative arts, open gym, sports and fitness, swimming and a meal.

#Community #Great for Teens #Level Up #Social Responsibility #Teen Leadership #Youth Development

Steele Creek YMCA C2 Obstacle Trail Run

The C2 Obstacle Trail Run is a 3+ mile trail run and youth 1-mile fun run featuring challenging obstacles and action-packed twists and turns. This fundraising event will help us support the community by providing much-needed programs to families that need them. Volunteers will assist with check-in/registration, set-up, course monitoring, water stop and start/finish line assistance.

#Children & Youth #Children & Youth #Community #Families #Great for Groups #Healthy Living #Race Series Tag #Social Responsibility #Youth Development

Morrison YMCA Cooking Classes & Camp

Volunteers will assist our Teaching Kitchen staff with helping our participants learn all the fun ways they can build a healthy lifestyle through recipes and activities centered around healthy eating.

#Children & Youth #Children & Youth #Community #Families #Health & Medicine #Healthy Living #Teens

Morrison YMCA Dance Classes and Camps

Volunteers will assist with presenting dance classes and camps through activities that are used to teach these activities. ***Volunteers must attend the appropriate, in-person training for the type of camp they wish to volunteer with during the summer. Volunteers who do not attend the correct training for camp will not be permitted to volunteer for that type of camp during the current summer.***

#Art & Culture #Children & Youth #Healthy Living #Youth Development

Morrison YMCA Preschool & Preschool Camps

Volunteers will assist our preschool programs with integrating purposeful and intentionally planned activities that are designed to be fun and engaging while teaching children valuable skills. ***Volunteers must attend the appropriate, in-person training for the type of camp they wish to volunteer with during the summer. Volunteers who do not attend the correct training for camp will not be permitted to volunteer for that type of camp during the current summer.***

#Children & Youth #Children & Youth #Education & Literacy #Youth Development

Morrison YMCA Arts Programming - Morrison YMCA Location

At the Morrison Y, we believe young people can benefit from creative outlets that encourage self-expression and discovery. We offer an extensive range of exciting programs at the Morrison Y Art Studio, the Ballantyne Arts Center and our teaching kitchen. Volunteers will assist with presenting the curriculum that is in place for the various aspects of our Arts Program, including regular classes and summer camps (in-person training required).

#Art & Culture #Children & Youth #Children & Youth #Social Responsibility #Youth Development

Morrison YMCA Arts Programming - Ballantyne Arts Center Location

At the Morrison Y, we believe young people can benefit from creative outlets that encourage self-expression and discovery. We offer an extensive range of exciting programs at the Morrison Y Art Studio, the Ballantyne Arts Center and our teaching kitchen. Volunteers will assist with presenting the curriculum that is in place for the various aspects of our Arts Program, including regular classes and summer camps (in-person training required).

#Art & Culture #Children & Youth #Children & Youth #Social Responsibility #Youth Development

Morrison YMCA Sports Summer Camps @ The Morrison YMCA

Volunteers will assist our camp counselors with the various activities and games that are part of the summer camp curriculum. As part of volunteering for summer camps, volunteers are required to volunteer for the entire week of camp, with the same camp and for the same 4-hour shift each day. ***Volunteers must attend the appropriate, in-person training for the type of camp they wish to volunteer with during the summer. Volunteers who do not attend the correct training for camp will not be permitted to volunteer for that type of camp during the current summer.***

#Children & Youth #Children & Youth #Great for Teens #Social Responsibility #Teen Leadership #Youth Development

Morrison YMCA Gymnastics Classes & Camps

Volunteers will assist our staff with teaching our young gymnasts the basic skills for floor, bar, vaulting and beam and enjoy fun strength and flexibility training challenges. ***Volunteers must attend the appropriate, in-person training for the type of camp they wish to volunteer with during the summer. Volunteers who do not attend the correct training for camp will not be permitted to volunteer for that type of camp during the current summer.***

#Children & Youth #Children & Youth #Education & Literacy #Youth Development

Morrison YMCA Day & Themed Camps @ The Morrison YMCA Campus

Volunteers will assist with traditional day camp activities, games and crafts or choose one of our Themed/Specialty Camps where you can share your passion for science, super heroes, fairy tales and more! As part of volunteering for summer camps, volunteers are required to volunteer for the entire week of camp, with the same camp and for the same 4-hour shift each day. ***Volunteers must attend the appropriate, in-person training for the type of camp they wish to volunteer with during the summer. Volunteers who do not attend the correct training for camp will not be permitted to volunteer for that type of camp during the current summer.***

#Children & Youth #Children & Youth #Community #Great for Teens #Social Responsibility #Youth Development

Keith Family YMCA Aquatics Volunteering

Volunteers will assist with swim meets, swim lessons, our Adaptive Swim program and/or administrative tasks as specified by project shift roles, dates and times.

#Children & Youth #Families #Social Responsibility

Keith Family YMCA Miracle League Volunteers

Volunteers will coach and or serve as a buddy for the YMCA Miracle League teams. Coaches will guide teams to success by teaching participants baseball game-play, helping enhance their social skills and instill confidence in their abilities. Player buddies will assist team members on field and during game play.

#Families #People with Disabilities #Social Responsibility

Truist Corporate Cup 5K & Half Marathon Volunteering

Make your footprints count and join us for the annual Truist Corporate Cup 5K & Half Marathon! Kicking off the YMCA Race Series for 2021, this fundraiser has taken place for over 40 years and is the YMCA of Greater Charlotte’s largest road race with more than 2,800 runners in 2020. With the community’s support, the race raises funds for the Y’s Annual Campaign, enabling the Y to offer programs and services that nurture the potential of kids and teens, promote healthy living, foster a sense of social responsibility and strengthen the foundations of community. The race starts and finishes at Truist Field in Uptown Charlotte and is perfect for runners and walkers of all levels – beginner to expert – with a 5K and half marathon distance. Celebrate the race with a post-race party at the finish line with music, free food and vendors. Volunteers will assist with this fundraising event in a variety of ways, including (but not limited to) registration/packet-pickup, course monitoring, water stops and start/finish line assistance.

#Children & Youth #Children & Youth #Community #Families #Great for Groups #Health & Medicine #Healthy Living #Race Series Tag #Social Responsibility #Sports & Recreation #Youth Development

Harris YMCA Preschool & Preschool Camps

Volunteers will assist our preschool programs with integrating purposeful and intentionally planned activities that are designed to be fun and engaging while teaching children valuable skills. Volunteers should go down to the Cato Education Center and report to the Preschool Office.

#Children & Youth #Children & Youth #Youth Development

Morrison YMCA Camp Interest

Volunteers interested in signing up for camp opportunities will sign up within this project to initiate the start of the camp volunteer process. In addition to signing up for the Camp Interest project, volunteers will also need to complete the application below to be considered for a volunteer camp position. https://morrisonymca.wufoo.com/forms/z1hmz38q1j3isj3/ After signing up for the "Camp Interest" position, you'll receive an email from Morrisonvolunteers@ymcacharlotte.org with details for the next steps in signing up for training and registering for the different summer camp options. If you have any questions, please contact morrisonvolunteers@ymcacharlotte.org. We look forward to having you share your talents in our programs!

#Art & Culture #Children & Youth #Children & Youth #Education & Literacy #Great for Teens #Healthy Living #Social Responsibility #Teen Leadership #Teens #Youth Development

YMCA of Greater Charlotte Sports - North Region

Volunteers are needed to help assist with sports coaching with the YMCA of Greater Charlotte. Come help teach our young participants the fundamentals of the game, good sportsmanship and help them have an all-around great experience! The YMCA North Region Sports project will encompass the following YMCA Branches: Lake Norman, Lincoln County, Lowe's and Sally's

#Children & Youth #Children & Youth #Families #Social Responsibility #Sports & Recreation #Youth Development #Youth Sports Coaching

YMCA of Greater Charlotte Sports - Central South Region

Volunteers are needed to help assist with sports coaching with the YMCA of Greater Charlotte. Come help teach our young participants the fundamentals of the game, good sportsmanship and help them have an all-around great experience! The YMCA Central South Region Sports project will encompass the following YMCA Branches: Dowd, Harris and Stratford Richardson

#Children & Youth #Children & Youth #Families #Social Responsibility #Sports & Recreation #Youth Development #Youth Sports Coaching

YMCA of Greater Charlotte Sports - South Region

Volunteers are needed to help assist with sports coaching with the YMCA of Greater Charlotte. Come help teach our young participants the fundamentals of the game, good sportsmanship and help them have an all-around great experience! The YMCA South Region Sports project will encompass the following YMCA Branches: Brace Family, Morrison Family and Steele Creek

#Children & Youth #Children & Youth #Families #Social Responsibility #Sports & Recreation #Youth Development #Youth Sports Coaching

YMCA of Greater Charlotte Food Shares

The YMCA of Greater Charlotte has partnered with community partners at various branches to support families in the community with access to food.

#Community #Families #Healthy Living #Hunger #Social Responsibility

YMCA of Greater Charlotte Sports - Central North Region

Volunteers are needed to help assist with sports coaching with the YMCA of Greater Charlotte. Come help teach our young participants the fundamentals of the game, good sportsmanship and help them have an all-around great experience! The YMCA Central North Region Sports project will encompass the following YMCA Branches: Johnston, Keith, McCrorey and Simmons

#Children & Youth #Children & Youth #Families #Social Responsibility #Sports & Recreation #Youth Development #Youth Sports Coaching

There are currently no volunteering projects available in this area.