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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.

There are others, but here are some specific opportunities for Volunteers / Mentors:

Volunteer for off site SWIM MEETS
Sun Jan 21, 2018 at SVSU:

Sat Feb 3, 2018 at Heritage HS:

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

Sharks Swim Team committee:
Looking for people who have a passion for swimming and youth. Interested in planning swim meets, special events/functions for the swim team and team fundraising.
Meetings are held monthly at 6:30pm.
(Day varies seasonally, currently Tuesday)

Y-Ambassador type people:  Could you help in the evenings to direct people to their class or check in our program participants? Varied days and times are available.

Volunteers would be appreciated to engage with members and clean equipment on the wellness floor.

Kid Zone:  1 person per time slot.
Mon – Fri 4:30pm-7:30pm
Saturday 9:00am-noon
Sunday 2:00pm-5:00pm

Working along with our staff, those who have worked with children or are interested in working with children in the future – here is your perfect volunteer opportunity, interacting with children, playing games, crafts, activities, cleanup, washing toys.

Mentors / Volunteers needed for
Youth Basketball ages 3-9
Saturday mornings 9:00-11:00 am
beginning January 27, 2018

Indoor Adult Triathlon – Saturday April 21, 2018

Youth Triathlon – Friday, June 1, 2018

Fun Run  – Saturday, June 23, 2018

More Information as it becomes available

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 Type Out this Volunteer Application 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
Communications Specialist
Volunteer Coordinator

(989) 753-7721 ext 221
(989) 755-9329 fax


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.