Volunteer Opportunities

Help lead the YMCA of Greater Louisville in responding to our neighborhoods' social needs. Our YMCA volunteer opportunities are key to the Y's mission of supporting all people in our community.

Volunteer Opportunities
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Youth Sports Coaching

Get in the game as a volunteer coach! Volunteer coaches are needed for all YMCA sports. If you’re committed to giving a couple hours a week and want to impact a child’s life, we have a need for volunteers like you. We value your involvement in the Youth Sports Program and your impact in influencing positive growth and development for young people.

Email [email protected] with questions or for more information or complete the volunteer interest form below to get started!

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Become a Board Member

Board members articulate, safeguard, model and promote the values of the Y and ultimately assist the Y in fulfilling its promise to strengthen the foundations of our community.

Think you'd be a good fit? Complete our Board Member Interest Form, and we'll follow up with you!

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Annual Campaign

Ways to Volunteer

Throughout the year and especially during the Annual Campaign, we rely on volunteers to be ambassadors and champions of our mission. This is achieved through sharing our stories, communicating our impact, connecting people to our purpose and providing them with the opportunity to give back to their community through donating their time and monetary support.

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YMCA Camp Piomingo

From fundraising to photographers and videographers, from mending fences to painting cabins, from licensed physicians to professionals with horse experience, there is no shortage of volunteer opportunities at YMCA Camp Piomingo.

Contact Bridget Anderson, Executive Director [email protected] or call 502-942-2616

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Y-NOW Mentors

Y-NOW – the mentoring component of YMCA Safe Place Services – is recruiting volunteers for their Children of Prisoners Program.

Volunteers support all phases of the Y-NOW program; however, our primary need is for mentors to listen and provide encouragement, support and stability so that kids can create a future that is distinctly different from the past. Volunteering with the Y-NOW program is a great way to gain insight into the lives of today's youth and to connect with people from all over our community.

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YMCA Safe Place Services

Every day, our organization addresses serious family issues like teen homelessness, drug and alcohol use. We work with a variety of different family compositions: adoptive families, grandparents, aunts and uncles, absent parents and GLBT parents to break cycles of violence, abuse and turmoil and give them the resources they need for a better future.

All YMCA Safe Place Services volunteers receive free training and ongoing guidance.

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New Member Ambassadors

Help us welcome new members to the YMCA family by serving as a New Member Ambassador! As a volunteer ambassador, you will help connect members to the mission of the YMCA, build lasting relationships, and provide support and encouragement in their health and wellness journey. 

Not sure where to start? Fill out a Volunteer Interest Form

Follow the link below to complete a short volunteer interest form. We'd love to hear from you about our local volunteer opportunities in Louisville.