Volunteer at the Y

As a not-for-profit organization, the YMCA appreciates the generosity of volunteers who support our programs.

In addition, we recognize that our communities contain many people whose expertise could enrich and benefit our programs. Consider sharing your time with the YMCA, or making a donation.

Y on the Fly

Program Description: The " Y of the Fly” experience delivers food, education, books, games, physical activity, swim safety lessons, and enrichment activities that are designed to encourage learning and inspire imagination. The program contains two mobile units designed to deliver programs and services to youth in neighborhoods throughout our communities that currently are unable to take full advantage of YMCA programs and services. "Y on the Fly" is made possible by a grant of $90,000 from UnitedHealthcare.

Volunteer Opportunities:

  1. Learn more about volunteer opportunties at yonthefly@ymcamemphis.org

For more information about Y on the Fly and how to get involved, please contact: yonthefly@ymcamemphis.org

Youth And Government™

Program Description: The Youth And Government™ (YAG) program provides high school students a unique hands-on experience with international, national and state issues. Students can participate in several statewide and local conferences hosted by the Tennessee YMCA.

Volunteer Opportunities:

  1. Attorneys or judges help with lawyer and justice components of program. Volunteers meet with YAG lawyer teams to give them presentation tips and assist them with their case.

Contact: Kelley Clack, Youth And Government™ Director

Y-CAP (YMCA Community Action Program)

Program Description: This program redirects youth behavior by teaching values and rebuilding families. Y-CAP targets youth 10–15 years old. The program includes the entire family and teaches specific family values including honesty, respect, caring and responsibility.

Volunteer Opportunities:

  1. Family Night Event speakers with experience in family therapy or a related field.
  2. Donate food for a Family Night Event.
  3. Tutors help youth with their homework. No prior experience is necessary; we will train you.

Contact:
Volunteer Opportunities – Khalilah Hudson , Senior Program Director

Teen Achievers

Program Description: To help teens of color set and pursue high educational and career goals resulting in high school graduation and acceptance into and graduation from an institution of higher learning, and successful entry into a career of their choosing.

Volunteer Opportunities:

  1. School-Based Volunteers – Facilitate classroom lessons and activities.
    Time commitment: Minimum of one (1) hour weekly. This position requires a drug test, background check and training.
  2. After-School Achievers Volunteers – Facilitate lessons and activities.
    Time commitment: Minimum of one (1) hour weekly. This position requires a drug test, background check and training.
  3. Career Cluster Adult Achievers – Speak to teens about your career choices and your profession to encourage youth to finish high school and attend college.
    Time commitment: One Saturday from 10:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. No prior experience is necessary.
  4. Tutors – Help youth with their homework. No prior experience is necessary; we will train you. This position requires a drug test and a background check.
    Time commitment: Davis YMCA–Monday through Thursday 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Contact: Teen Achievers— Heather McLemore, Achievers Director