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. Below you will find a list of volunteer opportunities that are typically available. If you find one of interest, complete the application form below.

Volunteer Opportunities Available

  • Painting Project - Hallways

    Volunteers are needed to paint the blue and yellow hallways in the Downtown Y. We will paint on Sunday, July 15, from 8:00 am until we are done. If you are able to start work after lunch, that works, too. Work includes prep, paint and clean up. If you have experience with painting and would like to work on this project to spruce up the look of our Y, please complete the volunteer application and we will get back to you with more details.

  • Nebraska State Fair Marathon, Half-Marathon

    Water stations
    Crossing Guards
    Set up Start Line and Finish Line
    Tear down Start Line and Finish Line
    Awards Ceremony
    Packet stuffing
    Packet pick up
    Course set up
    Food and refreshments at finish line

    Visit with our Race Director for more details.

  • Youth Sports Coach

    Do you have a passion for sports and a desire to help young people learn them? Encourage, guide and train young athletes at the Y. We rely on volunteers to coach sports leagues throughout the year in programs such as soccer, basketball, volleyball, and swimming.

  • Swim Lesson Aides

    Assist certified instructors in teaching the life skill of swimming. Visit with our Aquatics Director for more information.

  • Child Watch

    Visit with our Business Desk Manager about helping in our Child Watch area. We provide this service to our members while they are taking a class or working out.

  • Housekeeping

    Love to clean? We can find a way for you to get your cleaning fix AND help out the Y! Talk to our Building and Grounds Director for details.

Application for Volunteer Service

Thank you for considering the YMCA as a place to donate your time and talents. Volunteers are vital to the YMCA. Without them we would not be able to meet the needs of the kids, families, and adults who live in the Grand Island area. At the YMCA, we know that your time and talents are precious, and we want every minute you spend with us to be worthwhile. That's why we're asking you to take a few minutes to fill out this application. It will help us to make the right decision that best utilizes your skills and interests with the opportunities available. Thank you for your cooperation in this effort and your interest in the YMCA.

Are you 18 or older
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Employment History
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Background Check Authorization Please print, comlete, and bring this form with you when you are asked to visit with staff about a volunteer opportunity.