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Volunteer / Mentor

The YMCA was founded on a simple but powerful idea: bringing neighbors together to advance the common good, we can improve lives and strengthen communities. That idea came to life 170 years ago when George Williams convened 11 volunteers to improve the lives of young men struggling to overcome the challenges of life in industrialized London.

Click on these opportunities for Volunteers / Mentors:
There are others, but here are a couple of specific needs that you could show your interest for online.

Veterans Health Program – Sell 50/50 Tickets at Specific Saginaw Spirit Games – (ages 18+)

Mentors / Volunteers Needed for Youth Basketball Ages 3-12 at the Y

Volunteer for off site SWIM MEETS

Santa’s Helper Childcare – Saturday, Dec 2, between 2-7pm

Parents Night Out – once a month opportunity – on Saturday, 4-10pm

If you’re at least age 16 and interested in volunteering, but don’t see anything above that interests you, another option is to bring in the form below with documentation and wait to hear back from us. 


For example:
We have yard games of Corn Hole, Yardzee, Giant Jenga that we have been taking to events in the community …

We also have:
Swim lesson / swim team check-in.
Youth Sports check-in.

NOTE:  You cannot volunteer for us instantly.  We need time to complete a background check, which could take several days.

First:  Click to Print a Volunteer Form.
Complete the 2 pages and bring to the Saginaw YMCA
with a copy of your drivers license/photo ID card.

Volunteers are the most vital and irreplaceable element of the Y. In short, we simply cannot create such a lasting and meaningful impact in Saginaw without you!

Please contact me for details regarding these and more:

Pam Aven (989) 753-7721
Communications Specialist
Volunteer Coordinator



After you have been approved and contacted with hours ……

Dress code: When you are here doing your service hours you will get a t-shirt to wear over your regular shirt at the front desk while you serve. Please leave this shirt here when you are done and it will be washed. This will eliminate not having a shirt to wear during service or needing to replace shirts so often. Also, please, dress in proper, although casual wear.

  • No jeans
  • No sweats
  • No rips or holes in pants.  Slacks or even yoga pants are fine as long as clean, free of holes and not revealing. No tight or low riding pants.
  • Shoes need to be clean and presentable.
  • If you help out as the Y mascot, you need to wear a long sleeved black shirt and black pants.
  • There are badges that also need to worn that identify you as a Y-volunteer.