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National Volunteer Week: April 23-29

 

Happy National Volunteer Week! In 1844, George Williams launched the YMCA movement in London as a volunteer, and his example persists in the expansion of the Y across the globe. In the United States, early YMCA programs were run almost entirely by volunteers.

Here at the TownLake branch, we have a variety of volunteers ranging in age and experience who are all dedicated to giving back to a good cause – whether that’s Chet who coaches a soccer team, Bill who helps out with Annual Giving Campaign, Diana supporting our Senior Retreat program, Rollie coaching a swim team, or the hundreds of others who help out on a daily basis to strengthen our community and provide a safe space for everyone.

We are so sincerely grateful to have new volunteers walk through our doors each day with a genuine passion for giving back, so thank all of you for the hard work you’ve done over the years and your dedication to ensuring everyone has a meaningful experience when they come to the Y.

If you are interested in joining our cause, we would love to have your help! We have recently brought a new Volunteer Coordinator on board who we are excited to introduce – Michelle “Michie” Reid – who will be your resource guru and point of contact for volunteer opportunities. Feel free to reach out with questions at Michelle.Reid@AustinYMCA.org, or view our current volunteer opportunities here.

Ready to register and get started? Sign up on Volunteer Matters and email Michie a confirmation once complete so she can provide next steps.