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:
Y-Achievers Mentors and Assistants
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 – May, meeting two evenings a month from 6:30pm-8:30pm 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. For information on becoming an assistant adult role model that would work with students during their meetings please contact Mary Ellen Subisak at email@example.com.
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 adult role models encouraging youth to excel not only in school but also in life.
The Steering Committee and Program Coordinator simultaneously plan the scope and curriculum of the program as well as facilitate the session activities. 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 is divided into two subcommittees: Education/Curriculum and Events. The group meets every other Thursday all year long from 6:30pm to 8:30pm to plan and prepare for the Y-Achievers session activities and events. Please contact Mary Ellen Subisak for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Youth Basketball League Coaches
Make a difference for the youth in your community: volunteer as a sports coach! Come join the best Youth Basketball League in the area. Teach kids about team play and the importance of good sportsmanship. Previous coaching experience is welcome but not necessary. Lesson plans and training will be provided. The program starts on January 10th and runs through early March. Here are the ages and time frames:
Ages 5-6: 9am-10am
Ages 7-9: 10:15am-11:15am
Ages 10-12: 11:30am-12:30am
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: 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:
Jessica Hinckley at email@example.com