Why Volunteer?

The YMCA of the Suncoast offers many opportunities to volunteer. People can have fun, give back, and make a difference in their community.
YMCA of the Suncoast Volunteering gardenYou can choose to volunteer at special events or to work with members on a daily basis. 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.

We have a wide variety of volunteer opportunities to match your passion, skills and schedule.

Frequently Asked Questions for Volunteers

What volunteer opportunities are available?

We like to match potential volunteers to a meaningful experience. If there is an activity you are interested in, we will work with you to find an opportunity that matches your interest and meets the needs of the Y. The YMCA of the Suncoast has created more than 75 different volunteer opportunities. For example:

Policy Volunteers: particpate in a member focus group, plan special events, serve on a committee or an Advisory Board. 

Program Volunteers: read to children in our Kids Zone, greet members at the membership services desk, share stories during our Annual Campaign and so much more.

Special Event Volunteers: in small groups or as individuals these volunteers perform tasks during a special event such as our Kids' Fishing Rodeo/Flats Fishing Classic or a golf tournament. 

How do I get started?

Contact the volunteer coordinator or staff at your YMCA branch. They will discuss our volunteer program and provide more information. For most volunteer opportunities, an orientation, references and a background screen are required.

Does the YMCA offer training?

We are excited about engaging volunteers in the YMCA. After volunteers have been oriented and made a commitment to the YMCA, a staff person will complete a Volunteer Development Guide to discuss training opportunities that match the interest of the volunteer and meet the needs of the YMCA. 

Interested in learning more? Please contact us. Your time and talents will be greatly appreciated.

Special Event Volunteering
Take the Online Volunteer Orientation
› Community Champions Volunteer Application
› Volunteer Training Calendar
E-Learning for Youth Sports Coach or Official