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.

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!

Volunteer Opportunities

Mission Nutrition

As a Cause Driven organization the YMCA of Saginaw supports our community in many ways.  Our Mission Nutrition Youth Feeding program offers year round access to healthy meals and snacks to kids under age 18.  The program is currently looking for volunteers to assist with food preparation and distribution.  Times are flexible.  Just a couple hours a week will make a lasting impact on the youth of Saginaw county.


Raquel at Rlgomez@Saginawymca.org

989.753.7721 ext 202


Spring / Summer Clean Up

The YMCA maintenance team is looking for volunteers!  Volunteers will assist with planting and maintaining our gardens, yard maintenance, and miscellaneous outdoor projects.

Contact Chet at Cswanton@Saginawymca.org

989.753.7721 ext 211

Kid Zone - Mid Day Getaway

This program runs once a month on a Saturday.  Assist staff members with leading fun crafts and games for youth.  You’re never to old to have fun!

Contact Doug at DTemple@Saginawymca.org

989.753.7721 ext 218


We have an ongoing need for touch-up and refreshing of the painted surfaces in our building.  Just a little bit of your time will lead a lasting impression.

Contact Chet at cswanton@Saginawymca.org

989.753.7721 ext 211

Saginaw Swims

Teaching children how to swim and to be safe around water is not a luxury; it is a necessity. Accidental drowning is the number two cause of death for youth in the United States. We’re looking for extra eyes for our lifeguards. Join the Fun in or around the pool!

  • Swim Volunteer
  • Safety Around Water Volunteer
  • Swim Lesson Assistant

Contact Sandra at SCline@Saginawymca.org

989.753.7721 ext 208

Apply to be a Volunteer

It’s easy to make real change in your community through VOLUNTEERISM. With the Y, you can activate your sense of social responsibility by contributing your time and talent to create a difference in the lives of your friends and neighbors — coaching a youth sports team, mentoring a teen after school, serving meals through our Mission Nutrition program, providing support for a family who needs you, and much more.

We’re always looking for volunteers to help further our cause. To apply for one of our many volunteer opportunities, send us a message via the online form and our volunteer coordinator will reach out to you with next steps.  Must be age 16+ or volunteer along-side an adult.

For more information, contact Trudy at:  TMclain@SaginawYMCA.org or call 989-753-7721 ext 0.

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