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Become a Volunteer!
Social Responsibility is one of the three focus areas of the YMCA of Austin. Generosity toward others is at the core of the Y's existence. It is through the support of our volunteers, that the YMCA of Austin is able to give back to the community. When you are involved with the YMCA of Austin, you have the opportunity to bring lasting personal and social change to others.
If you're interested in volunteering at one of our branches, please fill out the submission form below for more information:
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We have a wide variety of ongoing, recurring volunteer opportunities for you to choose from! From being a volunteer coach for a Youth Sports team to being a workout buddy for one of our members, there is something for everyone. We strive to create meaningful experiences for our volunteers and appreciate the support they provide. Together, we are definitely stronger.
Take a look at our volunteer brochure to check out the current opportunities we have available.
Questions? Email our Volunteer Coordinator, Michie Reid, at Michelle.Reid@AustinYMCA.org.
Community Garden Volunteer:
In partnership with the City of Bastrop, the Bastrop Community Garden has beds available for adoption! The goal is to have beds adopted by organizations, civic groups, non-profits and families with the intent of using the garden as a teaching tool. Help is always needed.
Suitcase Library Volunteer:
The Suitcase Library Mission: to provide opportunities to develop imaginations, learn and have fun with BOOKS! We need volunteers to assist with implementing the program by reading stories, leading discussions on stories and taking the Suitcase Library to different sites in the community.
Volleyball Coach Volunteers
We are in need of volunteer coaches for youth volleyball who have a passion for teaching the YMCA core values of: Honesty, Respect, Caring, Responsibility and Faith to our community. The Bastrop Y provides all the training necessary as well as any materials and equipment you need to be successful. If you aren’t sure if coaching is your thing, feel free to be an assistant coach.
Youth Volleyball starts Saturday, October 7th, 2017 through Saturday, November 11th, 2017. Practices are on Mondays and are as follows: 8-9 year olds from 5:30-6:30pm. 10-12 year olds from 6:30-7:30pm. 13-15 year olds from 7:30-8:30pm. Practices are located at the Bastrop Middle School Gym - games are on Saturday mornings and alternate between the BMS gym and the East Communities YMCA (5315 Ed Bluestein Austin, TX 78723).
Board of Managers – Appointed Positions: This volunteer group leads the Annual Campaign that benefits our Membership4All and financial assistance program, volunteers at activities and events as well as promotes and supports the direction of services offered to the community. Those interested will need to submit an application to be approved by the board.
B.O.O.S.T - Tutoring and Mentoring Program: Tutoring and mentoring kids in our community is vital to our development as a society. The Bastrop YMCA has partnered with Bastrop County Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and Bastrop County Master Gardeners to host a twice a week tutoring and mentoring program at Friendship Bible Baptist Church in Bastrop!
When: Tutoring times will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays, afterschool until 6:30pm starting October 2017.