When you are involved with the Y, you help bring about lasting personal and social change. Whether you want to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve you or your family’s health and well-being, or give back and support your neighbors, your involvement with the Y will positively impact those in your community. Scroll down to browse the many volunteer opportunities available!

  • Coach a youth sports team 
  • Help teach swim lessons
  • Help with fundraising efforts 
  • Coach Girls on the Run 
  • Help with special events 

Become A YMCA Volunteer

Thank you in advance for considering the Stephens Family YMCA as a place to donate your time and talents. Volunteers are vital to the Y. Without them, we wouldn’t be able to meet the needs of the kids, families, and adults who live in Champaign County.

At the YMCA we know that your time and talent are precious; we want every minute you spend with us to be worthwhile. That’s why we’re asking you to take a few minutes to fill out an application. It will help us begin to make the right match between your skills and interests and the opportunities available.

You will find questions on the volunteer application about your background, former residences, places of employment, and so on. We hope you’ll understand that, unfortunately, there are a few people who apply for volunteer jobs at the YMCA for the wrong reasons. The YMCA, however, makes an active effort to prevent abuse. So even though we may know you well, we reserve the right to conduct background and reference checks on all volunteers. It’s just one of the many ways we help protect children and other vulnerable people served by the YMCA. Thank you for your cooperation!