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Volunteer Opportunities

Why volunteer for the Y?

 

The YMCA is a Great Place to Volunteer

Across the United States, more than 500,000 business leaders, community advocates, parents, teens and individuals who want to give back and support their neighbors volunteer at the Y. That’s because in 10,000 neighborhoods nationwide, we have the presence and partnerships to not just promise, but deliver positive personal and social change.

 

With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, Y volunteers 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.

 

The Y is a nonprofit like no other. Take an active role in strengthening your community.

 

Yes, I Have What it Takes
We need people like you to help us build a stronger community.  You’ll put your imagination and creativity to work in an environment built upon strong values and teamwork. The YMCA offers volunteer opportunities in a variety of areas.

 

Volunteers of the Y:

  • Lead our boards of directors and committees
  • Raise funds to ensure the Y is accessible to all members of the community
  • Coach our sports teams and teach many of our classes
  • Motivate and support youth in building the character strengths, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health, smart life choices and the pursuit of higher education and goals
  • Extend a hand to help adults who want to do more, be more or live healthier
  • Advocate for the Y’s efforts to influence policies and initiatives that positively impact societal issues of importance to the nation, and your community
  • Participate in opportunities to give back and support neighbors

 

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Many Benefits Await You
Volunteering is one of the essential ways the Y engages people and helps them to be healthy, confident, and connected to others. The role of volunteers distinguishes the Y as a place where everyone can take an active role in bringing about meaningful, enduring change in the community. At the Y, volunteer development is everyone’s job. A strong partnership between volunteers and staff is essential to operating effective and cause-driven programs. To achieve that partnership, Ys prepare for and manage environments in which staff and volunteers work together in clearly defined roles to advance the Y’s cause. This requires everyone’s commitment to provide meaningful opportunities for volunteers that match their interests and to ensure the operational and financial support to engage, manage, and recognize program volunteers.

 

The YMCA of Greater Omaha expressly prohibits any form of unlawful discrimination and/or harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.

 

The YMCA of Greater Omaha is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities.  If you feel you need a reasonable accommodation while seeking this opportunity, please email lmenke@metroymca.org or call: (402) 977-4316. We will make a determination on your request for reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis.

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