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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


Help Us Qualify for Thousands of Dollars

CONCESSION VOLUNTEERS
Great Lakes Bay Invitational

The YMCA of Saginaw has been chosen as 1 of 36 Non-Profit organizations to earn a minimum of $4,000 through the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational at the Midland Country Club. It’s with excitement in our voices that we share with you the LATEST OPPORTUNITY for the YMCA of Saginaw to earn more CA$H during the #DowGLBI!

Through working concessions Monday, July 15 through Saturday July 20, in partnership with the Barb Smith Suicide Resource & Response Network we will earn an additional $3,000. Folks, this is no small task and to cover the shifts we need your help!

By following the link below you can sign up to fulfill our concession stand duties. Each shift is 4-5 hours (depending on the time slot/day) and you are provided with a free meal during your shift and a #YForAll T Shirt.  Thank you in advance for all your support! 

Please share with your networks and friends as well.  Thank you J

View or REGISTER available times using your GMAIL account for time slot(s) NOW

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Which Day(s)
Which Time Slot(s)
Your Name
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YOUTH SPORTS CLINICS

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VOLUNTEERS ARE WELCOME!
You do not have to be good at this sport, just enjoy the game and mentoring youth. Guiding youth in this age level, youth sport volunteers will need to be patient and have a fun motivational attitude with a basic level of skill.

Please complete and turn in a volunteer application now, so we have time to complete your background check.


GARDENING

What is your availability? 

We could use help with weeding, etc. in our vegetable and flower gardens. 


PRODUCE SORTING – MISSION NUTRITION

Volunteer Opportunities All Summer beginning June 27 and 28:
Each Thursday early Afternoon sorting and distributing produce
3:30 – 6:00pm and
Friday Morning 7:45 – 9:30am

Those in need Picking Up Produce are welcome
4:30pm – 6:00pm
Fridays 8:00-9:00am

Please complete and turn in a volunteer application now, so we have time to complete your background check.


REPRESENT THE Y

Friday, July 19

Location: Huntington Event Park (300 Johnson St. Saginaw, MI)

Time: Set up begins at 6:30 pm, Resource Fair opens at 7:30 pm and ends at dusk. All vendors should be set up and ready to welcome guests by 7pm. 


PAINTING

We have an ongoing need for touch-up and refreshing of the painted surfaces in our building.

Please complete and turn in a volunteer application now, so we have time to complete your background check.


WRITE INSPIRATIONAL NOTES
for kids receiving food from our #MissionNutrition

ongoing effort
-Meals Served in 2018: 
15,774 Lunches & Suppers
8,543 Snacks (new in 2018)


AQUATIC OBSERVERS
Extra eyes for the lifeguards

Join the Fun in or around the pool!

Swim Volunteer
Safety Around Water Volunteer (our pool or Haithco Park)
Swim Lesson Assistant
Swim Coach Assistant

Please complete and turn in a volunteer application now, so we have time to complete your background check.


MISSION NUTRITION

Days and Times Vary:
Food Prep
Servers
Drivers

Please complete and turn in a volunteer application now, so we have time to complete your background check.


Seeking a Volunteer Passionate about Veterans Services up to 5 hours a week:

  • Arrange and Confirm speakers for 2nd Tuesday Monthly 5pm Program – be here on 2nd Tuesday to help with presenters.
  • Arrange and Confirm Food Vendors to Donate on the 2nd Tuesday.
  • Veteran Communication.
  • Help grow the program.

Please complete and turn in a volunteer application now, so we have time to complete your background check.


Front Desk –

Saturdays:  8 am – 2pm
Sunday:  Noon – 6

  • Greeting members – Front desk member check-in duties
  • Washing &/or folding/rolling towels, keeping rack inside MAC stocked
  • Folding documents – stuffing new member packets – mailing prep
  • DRESS: allowed to wear clean neat jeans with volunteer shirts because of light supplemental cleaning duties as necessary
  •  Assist directors as requested – during times and when your assistance is not needed at front desk during busy times.
  • Uphold the highest standards with a high level of attention to detail in all areas of YMCA.
  • Model an attitude of concern, compassion, acceptance, integrity, and character worthy of emulation by staff and volunteers.

Please complete and turn in a volunteer application now, so we have time to complete your background check.


Parents Night Out – once a month opportunity – on Saturday, 4-9pm

Please complete and turn in a volunteer application now, so we have time to complete your background check.


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.

Please complete and turn in a volunteer application now, so we have time to complete your background check.


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

Please complete and turn in a volunteer application now, so we have time to complete your background check.


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.

Please complete and turn in a volunteer application now, so we have time to complete your background check.


Lobby Greeter
or to collect member info updates like:

  • Phone#
  • Email
  • Emergency Contact

Please complete and turn in a volunteer application now, so we have time to complete your background check.


Proofreading:  Sit down with us and review our website.  How user friendly is it?  All links operating?  Make suggestions.

Please complete and turn in a volunteer application now, so we have time to complete your background check.


How to Apply:

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, fax or email in the form from the link below with photo ID and wait to hear back from us. 

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, email or fax 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

email:  Pam@SaginawYMCA.org
(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.
    (a new mascot is coming in the late spring 2018)
  • There are badges that also need to worn that identify you as a Y-volunteer.