Get Involved with Our Cause

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 we need volunteers for are: 

  • Y Storyteller: All Branches
  • After School Mentors
  • Front Desk
  • Wellness
  • Y-CAP Youth Mentors
  • Child Care
  • After School Counselor Assistant: North Georgia Y
  • Summer Camp Counselor Assistant: North Georgia Y
  • Food Programs
  • Youth Sports Coach: North Georgia Y
  • Teen Program Assistant: North Georgia Y
  • Sunshine Sports Assistant: North Georgia Y

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. 

Downtown:                                       
Debbie Sabelka                                      
Executive Director        
423.266.3766                                  
dsabelka@ymcachattanooga.org

Cleveland:
Rodney Murray
Associate Executive Director
423.476.5573
rmurray@ymcachattanooga.org

 

J.A. Henry:                                                                
423.266.4844                                  
FOOD PROGRAM VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

North Georgia:
John Donahoo
Executive Director
706.935.2226

ngaymca@ymcachattanooga.org

 

Healthy Living Center at North River:    
Rosemary Dworak                                
Executive Director                              
432.877.3517                                  
rdworak@ymcachattanooga.org 

Y-CAP:
Andy Smith                              
Regional Y-CAP                         
432.847.7682

westsideboxing@hotmail.com

 

Hamilton Family:
Lee Montgomery
Executive Director
423.899.1721

lmontgomery@ymcachattanooga.org