Volunteer Opportunities


volunteersAre you looking to take an active role in bringing about meaningful, enduring change right in your own neighborhood? The Y is for you! The generosity of others is at the core of the Y’s existence. It is only through the support of our hundreds of thousands of volunteers and public and private donors that we are able to give back to the communities we serve.

Across the nation, 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.

Volunteers at the Greater Joliet Area YMCA:

  • Coach our youth sports teams
  • Assist with summer day camp programming
  • Lead our Board of Directors, Board of Trustees, Committees and Branch Advisory Councils
  • Raise funds to ensure the Y is accessible to all members of our community
  • Plan our annual Giving Gala
  • Motivate and support youths in our teen programs to help them build the character strengths, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health, smart life choices, and the pursuit of higher education and goals
  • Participate in opportunities to give back and support our neighbors through community service projects and events

Our volunteers play an important role in the success, quality and quantity of the programs we offer. We welcome and appreciate anyone 16 years of age or older who volunteers his or her time and expertise. A background check must be completed before volunteers are allowed to participate in any Y program or activity.

To begin volunteering at the Y, please contact your local branch today:

C.W. Avery Family YMCA
Dori Fugate, Member Engagement Champion
[email protected]
Ext. 210

Galowich Family YMCA
Danny Rubio, Executive Director
[email protected]
Ext. 317

Morris Community YMCA
Missy Durkin, Executive Director
[email protected]
Ext. 510

Smith Family YMCA
Danny Rubio, Executive Director
[email protected]
Ext. 317

Download PDF Application:

Volunteer Application

Background Check Form

Volunteer Waiver and Release From Liability

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