Volunteer at the Y

You can make a difference


Volunteer recruitment is an ongoing process in which The Sarasota Y engages more than 1,000 volunteers each year. Because promoting volunteerism is a significant component of our Y’s philosophy to strengthen the foundation of community, employees have a variety of opportunities to contribute individually or as part of a Corporate Team at our Y:


*serve on boards and committees

*help children become better readers through Y-READS! To become a reading tutor contact Karen Grybek, Program Coordinator at 941-365-0056 x127

*You can change a child's life by giving one hour, once a week, on the school campus, during the school day. Each volunteer is trained and given a one on one overview of the program. Each volunteer is background screened and finger printed. Become a Y Mentor today! Contact Kathy Chamberlain, Director Y Mentors at 941-468-7582

*assist with special events such as parking cars for Spring Training Baltimore Orioles games, Healthy Kids Day, Ringling Bridge Run, Siesta Key Triathlon, Winter Wonderland, TGIFF (Thank Goodness It’s Family Friday)

*teach classes

*assist with annual fundraisers

*manage clothes closet and donations for foster children

*tutor at a residential home

*be a community advocate for the Y’s efforts

*teach arts and crafts at our afterschool care program

*provide homework help to elementary school age students

*assist at a fitness branch (welcome center, membership desk, floor, locker room, etc.)

*keep score at youth and/or adult sports games

*coach youth and/or adult sports

*referee youth sports

*recruit foster parents and homes for adoption

*plan events

*research and locate families of children who have been removed from home due to abuse/neglect/abandonment

*maintain landscapes, facilities, etc.

*lead a social club (Bridge, Mahjong, running, book, weight lifting, etc.)

*participate in an internship

*assist during swim meets

*serve as a Junior Lifeguard

*monitor Teen Center

For even more volunteer listings visit "You'd Be Perfect For This."