Thank the Volunteers in Your Life

Posted on April 13, 2018 in Social Responsibility, Healthy Living, Youth Development, Y News

It's National Volunteer Week April 15-21

The YMCA of the Suncoast is encouraging community members to use National Volunteer Week (April 15-21, 2018) to take a moment and thank the volunteers in their lives.

“Volunteers are the heart and soul of our organization—without their hard work and dedication, we couldn’t do the work we do every day to help kids, families and communities thrive,” said YMCA of the Suncoast CEO and President G. Scott Goyer. 

“By bringing people together from all walks of life around a shared purpose to do good, the Y is creating a stronger, more cohesive community.”

volunteers at the YMCA of the Suncoast

As one of the leading nonprofits and volunteer organizations in the country, nearly 600,000 people volunteer at the Y each year and here at the YMCA of the Suncoast more than 1,000 volunteers from Largo to Lecanto give back through activities such as mentoring teens, coaching youth sports, serving on our boards and spearheading fundraising drives. 

These opportunities also help volunteers enhance their personal well-being and develop meaningful relationships – all while making an impact in communities they care about.

National Volunteer Week is a great time to get involved and give back. Here are ways individuals can take an active role at the Y and in their community:

  1. Participate in a Togetherhood Project. Contact your local YMCA and ask about Togetherhood. We need you to help strengthen the community. 

  2. Help with Y fundraising efforts to ensure those in need can access essential programs and services to reach their full potential.

  3. Get involved with a Y mentoring or tutoring program to help youth learn new skills, build confidence and achieve their goals.

  4. Coach a sports team, teach a class or ask Y staff about other ways to get involved with a program of interest.

  5. Invite friends and neighbors to join you in contributing to a stronger community.

 Learn more about volunteer opportunities.