VOLUNTEER FOR A BETTER US!

WHY VOLUNTEER?

When you volunteer at the Y, you bring lasting personal and social change. By providing leadership, knowledge and talent, you give people, families, children and seniors, the resources and support they need to live healthy, confident, connected and secure lives.  

The Lake County YMCA relies on the time and talents of many volunteers to fulfill its mission to strengthen communities through healthy living, youth development, and social responsibility. 

For over 150 years, the Lake County YMCA has served every day, side-by-side with volunteers and neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.

IMPORTANT:

The Lake County YMCA maintains a zero tolerance for child abuse. Criminal background checks and/or other Federal or State screenings, applications and child abuse prevention training may be required depending on the volunteer position.

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THE LAKE COUNTY YMCA!


2021 VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: 

ANNUAL CAMPAIGN

DATES: March 4th through April 5th (days and times are flexible)

LOCATIONS: East End YMCA Madison, Central YMCA Painesville and West End YMCA Willoughby

DESCRIPTION: The Annual Campaign is a fundraising initiative that makes the Y available to children, families and seniors who cannot afford the cost of membership and programs that provide lasting positive impact. By removing financial barriers, we are fulfilling our mission to make the Y available to ALL.  

Volunteers are needed to reach out to past donors.  A volunteer training will be held virtually on March 4th at 6:30pm.  This training will be recorded and sent out to anyone who cannot attend. 

CONTACT: For more information or to sign up as a campaigner please contact Sarah Baggott at [email protected]

GOOD FRIDAY BREAKFAST 

DATES: April 1st and 2nd

LOCATIONS: West End YMCA Willoughby

DESCRIPTION: The Good Friday Breakfast, held annually, will safely provide breakfast and programming to the community.  Approximately 10 volunteers are needed to set up tables and chairs the evening of April 1 and approximately 10 volunteers are needed to greet, serve and clean up tables and chairs on the day of the event.

CONTACT: For more information or to sign up, please contact Sherry Emerick at [email protected]

WEST END RUN

DATE: May 2nd

LOCATION: West End YMCA Willoughby

DESCRIPTION: Approximately 30 volunteers are needed to set up for the event, hand out packets, and provide direction on the course for this annual event.

CONTACT: For more information or to sign up, please contact Margaret Warner at [email protected] 

26th ANNUAL GOLF OUTING

DATE: June 7th

LOCATION: Quail Hollow Country Club 

DESCRIPTION: This fundraising event raises critical funds to fulfill our mission to ensure that no one is turned away for an inability to pay to attend the Y and the programs we offer to build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.  Once registration is open, interested volunteers can sign up using Sign-Up Genius.

CONTACT: If interested in being placed on the email distribution list, please email Sarah Baggott at [email protected] 

MARKET DAYS

DATES: April 23rd and May 28th

LOCATION: Central YMCA Painesville

DESCRIPTION: In partnership with the Painesville Family Resource Center and the Cleveland Food Bank, volunteers are needed to help set up for the event, distribute food to families in need, and clean up after the event.  This is a once-monthly opportunity from April through October.  Once registration is open, interested volunteers can sign up using Sign-Up Genius.

CONTACT: If interested in being placed on the email distribution list, please email Suzanne Hall at [email protected] 


UPCOMING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: 

SAFETY AROUND WATER

DATES: Tentatively Fall 2021

LOCATIONS: East End YMCA Madison, Central YMCA Painesville and West End YMCA Willoughby

DESCRIPTION: Information Coming Soon

REQUIREMENTS: Volunteer Application and background check must be completed to volunteer for this program.  

HEALTHY KIDS DAY

DATES: Fall 2021

LOCATION: West End YMCA Willoughby

DESCRIPTION: Information Coming Soon

TRUNK OR TREAT

DATES: TBD

LOCATIONS: East End YMCA Madison, Central YMCA Painesville and West End YMCA Willoughby

DESCRIPTION: Information Coming Soon

TURKEY DAY 5K

DATE: November 25, 2021

LOCATION: Central YMCA Painesville

DESCRIPTION: Information Coming Soon

THANKSGIVING DINNER

DATE: November 25, 2021

LOCATION: West End YMCA Willoughby

DESCRIPTION: Information Coming Soon