Get Involved at the Y

Become a part of something bigger than yourself! Volunteers play a significant and positive role at the Y and can have a broad impact on our organization, programs, and communities. YOU can make a difference! Whether you have three hours, six days or eight weeks to share, your time, enthusiasm, and talents can be impactful. 

We sincerely thank everyone who has been involved volunteering for our YMCA. We can't do this without all of you! Your commmunity is so grateful for all the voluteer efforts at your Y.



Across the United States, more than 500,000 business leaders, community advocates, parents, teens, and individuals who want to give back and support their neighbors volunteer at the Y.

  • Seasonally: Coach a team or volunteer at Walk It Off, our summer walking event in Alton Baker Park
  • Monthly: Work at family and youth events on the weekends
  • Year-Round: Serve as a greeter in our lobby
  • Once-Yearly: Work at special events, such as Healthy Kids Day, the Eugene Marathon, the Welcoming Festival or Halloween
  • Board Member: Work with Y leadership to establish goals and strategic priorities. Serve as a strong link between the Y and the community.



Anyone can help at the Y! We need leaders to help raise funds, coach youth sports, and participate in opportunities that give back to the community.

  • Individuals: Find a volunteer opportunity that fits your schedule.
  • Teens: Serve as the Counselor in Training (CIT) during the summer
  • Families: Special Events are a perfect fit for families.
  • Companies, Teams, Organizations: Bring in your team for an event!


Becoming a volunteer means that you will not only be providing real benefits to your community, but you will be making a difference in someone’s life. Become a vital part of the YMCA. Your special talents would really make a difference.

  • Develop Professionally: Develop stronger professional and leadership skills.
  • Feel Fulfilled: Boost your self-esteem by helping people of all ages and cultures.
  • Live Longer: Volunteering has been proven to extend life.
  • Make Friends: Remove social barriers and strengthen personal relationships by working toward a common goal.