Be a part of meaningful, enduring change
The Y is a volunteer- founded, volunteer-led organization. When you volunteer at the Y, you take an active role in creating significant change right in your own neighborhood. Whether you want to help people improve their overall health, support children and youth as they grow into adults, create a welcoming environment, or simply make a difference in someone’s life, the Y has a wide variety of volunteer opportunities to match your passion, skills and schedule, including coaching youth sports, participating on boards and committees, and coordinating special events.
Here are just a few of the many benefits you can receive from volunteering:
- New skills, increased confidence and enhanced leadership skills
- Fulfillment from knowing you are making a difference in your community
- Valuable work experience
- New friends from all walks of life
- Being a part of an organization with a history of giving back to its community
- Completing community service hour requirements
PA State Required Clearances for Volunteers
At the Y, safety is our #1 priority. To protect our volunteers and our program participants, the Y now requires, as mandated by Pennsylvania State Law (PA Act 153) , both the Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearances and Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record checks for certain volunteer positions which require the volunteer to have regular/habitual interaction with children as well as authority on behalf of the parent. To find out if your position will require these additional clearances, please contact your YMCA Community Involvement Coordinator. To learn more about the process to obtain your PA State required clearances, click here.
For additional information about required clearances, click here.
YMCA Community Involvement Coordinators
Victoria Stilson – General Inquiries and Downtown Y
Michele Schroeck – Glenwood Park Y
Kelly Gheres – County Y
Karen McLellan – Eastside Family Y
Click the link above for ongoing volunteer opportunities, or take a look at the SPECIAL Volunteer Opportunities on the right-hand side. Click on the link of your liking to see what’s current.
- Volunteer Application
- Code of Conduct
- Media Release Permission
- Background Check Waiver
- ACT 33 – Criminal Background Check
- ACT 34 – Child Abuse Clearance
If you have any questions please call (814) 452-1432 or e-mail [email protected].