Volunteers play an important role in the YMCA. Every year hundreds of people give freely of their time and expertise to ensure the delivery of quality programs and services in the Northeast Avalon.
The Definition of a Volunteer
A Y volunteer is defined as anyone who willingly gives time to help the Y accomplish its mission without receiving compensation or special privileges from the Y.
How to Volunteer
Volunteers are organized into these categories:
- Program (Employment and Enterprise, Health Fitness and Recreation, Children’s Services)
- Governance and Policy
- Advisory Committee
YMCA Canada Fitness Leadership Certification
The YMCA developed the first nationally recognized fitness leadership program in 1974 and has continued to train fitness leaders ever since. The YMCA’s real strength is partnership between committed volunteers, dedicated staff and involved communities. Skilled leadership is needed to engage individuals and families in the health of spirit, mind and body.
YMCA Trainers deliver courses to certify volunteer YMCA Leaders/Instructors. YMCA fitness leaders are certified to lead activities in their specialty areas. You can obtain the following certifications from your Y:
- Group Fitness Leader
- Individual Conditioning Leader
Click here for the YMCA Fitness Leadership Brochure
Click here for the YMCA Fitness Leadership Course Information
Click here to see a list of available workshops
Thank you to our hundreds of volunteers!
In recognition of Volunteer Week 2011 the Y gives thanks to its hundreds of volunteers for their time, energy and dedication in helping deliver quality programs and services in health, employment, and child care. This year Y volunteers received a token of appreciation and a thank you note as a form of thanks for their efforts in helping the Y to enhance the quality of community life and general well-being of children, youth, and families in the communities it serves. Thank you for helping make the Y a great place to have fun, get fit, and grow in spirit, mind and body.
Click here for our Volunteer Appreciation events