Be vital Be valued Be a volunteer
When you volunteer at the YMCA, you’re at the heart of spreading our mission to connect individuals and families with opportunities that strengthen spirit, mind, and body.
As a Christian-based nonprofit, we’re able to do this by upholding our core values: Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility, and Faith. Our core values unite us as a movement and guide our interactions with our neighbors no matter who they are and where they’re from. We understand that for a community to be strong, we all must work together to make it a better place.
Work directly with staff, members, and guests that visit our family centers. Areas of service include head or assistant coaches for basketball, football, futsal, soccer, or volleyball.
The YMCA of Central Florida is responsible for protecting the communities we serve. For this reason, every volunteer candidate is required to fill out an application, present a legal form of photo identification, and undergo a comprehensive background check that includes fingerprinting. Volunteers must be at least 14 years old.
Are there any skill requirements?
We offer a variety of opportunities for different skillsets, but some positions may call for annual education requirements. We’ll help you find an opportunity that fits your skills and interests and, if needed, we can help provide access to training.
Do I have to be a member in order to volunteer?
No, you do not need to be a member to volunteer at a family center.
What if I need to break my commitment or would like to change my role?
If you can no longer volunteer with us, please let your supervisor know as soon as possible. If you’re not enjoying what you’re currently doing, please talk with your supervisor about other available roles.
If I volunteer at the Y, does it fulfill court-appointed community service hours?
No, the YMCA of Central Florida doesn’t offer any volunteer opportunities for those looking to complete community service hours as part of a sentence or legal requirement.
Is there a dress code?
Clothing should be as tidy and clean as possible, and shoes should be closed-toe. Volunteer shirts will be distributed by your supervisor, but some events may require you to wear additional apparel such as parking vests. You can dress up for special events but extremely inappropriate and/or graphic clothing is prohibited.
Step 1: Execute the YMCA Sports Volunteer Packet
Once this is completed, you will receive another email providing you with information regarding both steps 2 and 3. Click here to begin the sports coach volunteer packet. Check your e-mails for a validation request. Skipping this step could result in a delay with processing your application.
Step 2: Provide Information to Intellicorp for Background Check
The information you provide to Intellicorp will not be accessible to the Y however, you will be asked to consent to share your results with the YMCA of Central Florida in order to complete the Background Check process. (The secure link to access Intellicorp will be included in the email you receive after your Step 1 application has been completed).
Step 3: Finalize Your Online Training Courses
In this step you will have to complete 2 online training courses required by Florida Statute. Email the course completion certificates to [email protected].
- Keeping Your YMCA Safe (Child Sexual Abuse Prevention for Volunteers)
- CDC Concussion Safety
Please understand that completion of all 3 steps does not guarantee a volunteer opportunity. Notification will come from [email protected] upon receipt and review of each above-listed requirement. If you would like to remove your name as a person of interest in being a Sports Coach at the YMCA of Central Florida, please contact your family center’s program manager/director or email [email protected].
Regional Sports Leaders
Interested in volunteering? Get in touch!