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Volunteer Opportunities at the Westfield Area Y

 

SHORT-TERM OPPORTUNITIES: Events and seasonal sports where youth learn teamwork, gain a sense of accomplishment and belonging and develop self-confidence. Here are the short-term opportunities:

  • Special Events Volunteer -  Under the supervision of the event coordinator, lend your time to community-wide events such as the 5K Run for Everyone, Healthy Kids Day, family events and holiday celebrations to assure they are well organized and enjoyable.
  • Special Interest Volunteer -  Share your particular talent or area of interest with adult members by providing a leadership role in programs, games, clubs or other activities.
  • Youth Coach Volunteer -  Instruct the players in the fundamentals of the sport as well as the principles of good sportsmanship during practices and games.
  • Youth Basketball Referee Volunteer -  Share your knowledge, skill and love for basketball by officiating at games and creating a safe environment for players, parents and coaches. Requirement: Basketball Referee Certification.
  • Track Club Volunteer -  Help provide a safe and fun environment for youth to learn and improve their running, jumping, and throwing skills and achieve success.

ON-GOING OPPORTUNITIES: These are ongoing opportunities with various levels of commitment where you can enrich the community.  Here are the on-going opportunities:

  • Dragonfly Volunteer - Support the Recreation Therapist/Special Needs Coordinator; help supervise activities; assist special needs young adults between the ages of 18-26 with games, crafts and physical activities.  Programs run Monday-Wednesday from 5:00-7:00 PM
  • Marketing Intern - Opportunities in all marketing areas including: social media, graphic design, writing, advertising, promotional materials, PR, photography and more. H.S. and College Students are welcome!
  • Tutor/Homework Assistance - Provide the additional support a student needs to strive towards success in academics during the after school program. Requirement: must be 16 years or older.
  • Kids Club Babysitting - Assist the staff in providing a safe, fun, and stimulating environment for the youngest Y members while their parents exercise. Requirement: must be 16 years or older.
  • Special Expertise Volunteer -  Enrich children’s experience by sharing your area of expertise, such as art, music, foreign language, horticulture, or science, with kindergarten students during the school term. Requirements: must be 18 years of age or older; must have completed associate degree or equivalent.
  • Health & Wellness Volunteer -  Lend your skills to various organizational tasks that enable the Y to provide numerous classes and programs that increase the health and wellness of members.
  • Teen Activity Volunteer Various teen activities would benefit from the presence of interested adults willing to assist with organizing and/or chaperoning the events.
  • Leaders Club Volunteer -  Assist in leading, organizing and supervising activities that support and encourage teens committed to making a difference, both locally and globally. Experience: team building experience and leadership skills with teens would be valuable, but not required.
  • Administrative/Clerical/Finance Volunteer - Assist with various aspects of administrative and clerical duties such as filing, mailings, computer work, Excel assignments and special projects.
  • Maintenance/Facilities Volunteer - Lend your time and skills to a variety of tasks, such as painting, light repairs and gardening in an effort to maintain our buildings and grounds.
  • Special Needs Program Support Assistant - Provide support to participants in a specialized program in a manner that is fun, engaging and accessible to children and/or adults with special needs/adaptive needs.

For more information or to volunteer, please CLICK HERE and call 908-301-9622 to be directed to the head of the department you are looking to volunteer in.