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Volunteers provide essential assistance in the administration of each department division, serve on committees, work with staff to meet the needs of our members and participants, and provide many other valuable contributions to the organization. Our YMCA offers year-round volunteer opportunities for members and non-members from the community and surrounding areas to give back and help build a better community within our Y. Opportunities range throughout the year and are based upon need within a program or department. 


Volunteer Opportunities

There are many ways to help at your local Y. Volunteering does more than just help others, it can change your own life for the better. That's what we're all about here at the Y. 

Whether it's prepping healthy meals for inner city youths, YMCA Food and Fun, summer feeding programs, or other Y outreach programs, sometimes we have no idea the impact volunteering will have on us, as well as those we serve.  

We have many volunteer opportunities at the Y. A few of the areas in need of volunteers include:  

As a volunteer, you must complete a background check and fill out a volunteer application. If you wish to work with children, a fingerprint check is required in addition to a background check. Contact one of the following contacts to learn more: 

YMCA Branch Contacts

Downtown Family YMCA
Debbie Sabelka, Executive Director

Cleveland Family YMCA
Rodney Murray, Executive Director

Hamilton Family YMCA
Kathy Teufel, Executive Director

North River Family YMCA
Rosemary Dworak, Executive Director

North Georgia Community YMCA
John Donahoo, Executive Director

Andy Smith, Regional Executive Director

J.A. Henry Community YMCA
Paula Irwin, Executive Director 
Food Program Volunteer Opportunities

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Our Mission: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. 

Our Mission to Inclusion: At the YMCA, we strongly believe we should all work together toward achieving a member environment that is welcoming for individuals, regardless of age, religion, abilities, gender or socioeconomic status. To achieve our mission of empowering all people to reach their full potential, the Y is committed to providing an environment that embodies our core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility.