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:
Kidstop Babysitter – Merrimack Branch
Play, socialize and provide supportive supervision to children (ages 6 weeks to 12 years) while their parents exercise. Opportunities are available in the Merrimack Branch on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings 4:00pm-8:00pm.
Age Group Swim Team Coaches
Status: Part Time
Location: YMCA of Greater Nashua – Nashua and Merrimack Branches
Qualifications: The YMCA of Greater Nashua, with branches in Merrimack and Nashua, is looking to hire an additional part time coach to work primarily with the Storm Swim Team’s 12 &Under practice groups. The Storm is a competitive team within the YMCA of Greater Nashua, and is home to over 150 athletes ranging from ages 6 to 18. In order to be considered for this position, you must be available varying afternoons and evenings, as well as one day a weekend for meets.
Requirements: Candidates should have at least one year of coaching experience, or a background of competitive swimming at the collegiate level. Basic stroke technique, the ability to create a workout and a positive attitude are a must, candidates should also be able to communicate with other staff and parents effectively and professionally.
Candidates should have or be willing to obtain CPR and First Aid certifications; Lifeguarding or Safety Training for Swim Coaches is also encouraged. YMCA Principals of Competitive Swimming is preferred, or must be obtained within the first 30 days.
To Apply: Please submit resume and a brief letter describing your coaching experience to Rich Droser, Director of Competitive Aquatics. firstname.lastname@example.org
Y-Achievers Adult Role Models
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 Adult Role Model helps strengthen our community by seeing that our youth reach their potential. Adult Role Models help Achievers discover the person that they want to be while bringing their own personal experience and expertise to guide teens through their Middle and High School Years.
The program runs September – May, meeting two evenings a month from 6:30pm-8:30pm in the Y’s Nashua branch.
Assistant Swim Instructors
Do you enjoy swimming? Volunteers will assist the head instructor with the daily tasks and responsibilities of the classes. Experience teaching swimming classes and CPR certification is a plus but not necessary. Classes are for ages 3-6 years old. Opportunities are available in the Merrimack branch Monday mornings 9:30-1 and weekday afternoons 4-6 beginning the week of January 5th.
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.
Welcome Center Ambassador: Nashua Branch
The Nashua Branch is looking for warm, outgoing, and personable individuals to serve as Welcome Ambassadors. 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.
Ambassadors will welcome and interact with members, learn the names of members, provide facility directions and information, and acknowledge members with account alerts. Volunteers are needed Monday 1-4, Tuesday 12-4 and 4-8, Wednesday 1-5, Thursday 1-5 and 4-8, Friday 8-12, 1-5 and 4-8, Saturday 8-12 and 12-4, Sunday 8-12 and 12-4.
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 4-8:30 and Sundays 10am-2:45pm.
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.
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Click here: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:
Jessica Hinckley at email@example.com