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Volunteer Opportunities

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Reasons People Volunteer
There are a multitude of rewards in volunteering at the Y.  You get to meet new people and make new friends, and you get to make a difference in people’s lives all while developing skills and gaining invaluable experience.  The Y provides people the opportunity to put into practice what they believe about life and give back to their community. Join our team!

How to get Involved
Volunteers can be incorporated into almost all aspects of the Y.  The YMCA of Greater Nashua’s volunteers are the finest role models available to the youth we serve.  Some have a great deal of experience in working with youth and others are looking to become involved.  You will be required to go through an application and background check process. 

CURRENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

 

Preschool Camp Swim Time Assistants: Nashua Branch
Do you enjoy swimming? Do you love working with kids ages 3-5? We are looking for several swim class assistants to help monitor children during our Preschool Camp swim time on Friday mornings from 10:00am to 12:00pm starting June 27 to August 22. Must be 18 or older.

Assistant Swim Instructors: Merrimack Branch
Do you enjoy swimming? Volunteers will assist the head instructor with the daily tasks and responsibilities of the classes. Experience teaching swimming classes is a plus but not necessary. Classes are for ages 3-6 years old.  Opportunities are available in the Merrimack branch Tuesdays from 9:30am-1:00pm and Thursdays from 9:30am-11:30am starting the week of
Septemeber 8, 2014. 

Welcome Center Ambassador: Merrimack Branch
Do you have an outgoing personality? Do you like to work as part of a team? Can you go above and beyond to deliver great customer service? We are looking for volunteers that can work as a team delivering amazing member service by assisting members in becoming more connected to the Y by welcoming them, encouraging their participation in programs and activities, and introducing them to staff and other members.

Potential volunteer must be a current, active member with general knowledge of the Y or looking to become a member of the YMCA of Greater Nashua. Individual should be friendly, outgoing, and able to communicate personal Y experiences. Training and volunteer pre-requisites will be provided. Days and times to be mutually agreed upon.
 

KidStop Babysitter: Nashua Branch
Play, socialize and provide supportive supervision to children (ages 6 weeks to 12 years) while their parents exercise.  Opportunities are available in the Nashua Branch on Friday evenings 4:00pm-8:00pm and Saturday and Sunday 9:00am-12:30pm.
 

Monitor for Youth Wellness Area: Merrimack Branch
Do you have a passion for fitness and enjoy working with children ages 8-12? Share your knowledge of exercise with some of our youngest members in our Youth Wellness area in the Merrimack branch. The Youth Wellness area includes a strength training circuit consist of 7 pieces of equipment sized just right for smaller users, the circuit offers a safe resistance-training alternative to adult sized machines. Interested individuals do not need to have a personal trainer certificate, but should have some exercise background and be good with kids 8-12 years old.

There may also be opportunities to instruct in other areas (i.e. basketball, volleyball, etc)

Shifts available Monday-Thursday 4:00pm-7:00pm, and Saturdays 9:00am-1:00pm. 

 

School’s Out Bus Monitor: Nashua Branch
The Nashua Y is looking for someone in the fall to assist children ages 5-12 in getting off the busses and safely into the building after school from 3:00pm -5:00pm Tuesday through Friday starting August 27, 2014. Must be 18 or older.

 

Water Slide Attendant: Nashua Branch
Love being in the pool? Volunteers are needed to help monitor our Super Awesome ~Water Slide in the Nashua Branch! We are currently looking for volunteers on Tuesdays and Wednesdays 4:00pm-8:30pm.

 

Y-Achievers Mentors
The Y-Achievers is an extracurricular educational and teen mentoring program that focuses on 7th – 12th grade students; engaging them in leadership training, career exploration, and character development. The program involves role models encouraging youth to excel not only in school but also in life.

Becoming a Y-Achievers Mentor helps strengthen our community by seeing that our youth reach their potential. The YMCA of Greater Nashua and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Nashua have teamed up to find enthusiastic, committed individuals for this growing program.

The program runs September – June, meeting two evenings a month in the Y’s Nashua branch.

Please contact Stacy Callahan, of Big Brothers Big Sisters, for more information on becoming a mentor at Stacy@bbbsnashua.org or (603) 883-4851.

 

Y-Achievers Steering Committee Members
The Y-Achievers is an extracurricular educational and teen mentoring program that focuses on 7th-12th grade students; engaging them in leadership training, career exploration, and character development. The program involves role models encouraging youth to excel not only in school but also in life.

The Steering Committee and program director simultaneously plan the scope and curriculum of the program. A major thrust of the Y-Achievers program is to assist teens in establishing and meeting high academic and career expectations. However, the effort goes a step further. It focuses on character development as well, helping teens strengthen positive traits such as respect, responsibility, honesty and caring, as well as self-esteem. These values, in turn, can aid them in leading healthy, productive lives.

The Steering Committee will be divided into three groups: Education/Career Training, Planning and Organizing Special Events and Communications. The group meets every other Thursday in June, July and August from 6:30pm to 8:00pm to prepare for the upcoming Y-Achievers Session year. Starting in September through May , the group meets the first Thursday of every month from 6:30pm-8:00pm.  Please contact Mary Ellen Subisak for more information at msubisak@nmymca.org

 

 

 

GYM Monitors
We are looking for adults to oversee the basketball courts in both the Merrimack and Nashua branches to ensure rules are being followed and classes transition smoothly. Days and hours vary by branch.

 

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Click here: Y Volunteer Application  to download the volunteer application.

Do you have a special skill or talent that you would like to share with us?  The Y is always looking to provide fun and entertaining opportunities to enhance our member’s experience.

To learn more about our volunteer opportunities and internships, please contact:
Heidi Heath at hheath@nmymca.org