Get Involved with the Y
The generosity of others is at the core of our existence. It is only through the support of our thousands of volunteers and public and private donors that we are able to give back to the communities we serve.
General Ways to Get Involved:
- Board of Directors: Volunteers serve on the YMCA Board of Directors. Currently, the YMCA Board of Directors has 27 members, including a Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer.
- Youth Sports Coaches: Hundreds of men and women volunteer their time to coach youth in a variety of sports, from T-ball to basketball, soccer to volleyball. Our Youth Sports coaches are valuable role models and guides for the thousands of youth enrolled in our programs.
- Program Volunteers: Our programs can always benefit from having volunteers! From assisting in the Aquatics program to helping with YMCA Adventure Guides, the YMCA has plenty of opportunities for volunteers!
- Fundraising Volunteers: The YMCA Mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. The YMCA of the Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Area does not turn anyone away based on inability to pay. Our Annual Campaign is our major fundraiser. It raises much needed money to provide financial assistance to people who would otherwise be unable to afford membership and program fees. During our annual fundraising campaign, typically held in early spring, volunteers are asked to solicit funds from the community to further advance the YMCA Mission through this campaign.
Find Out More:
Each of our YMCA branches has unique and specific volunteer needs. If you want to get involved, please contact the Branch Executive at the YMCA branch of your choice.