Mission of the YMCA
The Rockland County YMCA is a volunteer-driven association that
welcomes all people to programs that enhance their health and
well-being, strengthens their personal and family relations and
enriches their lives.
The Central Role of Volunteers in Fulfilling the YMCA Mission
Volunteers play a central role in fulfilling the mission of the
YMCA. From the volunteer Board of Directors and Trustees, who
set the overall policies and procedures, to individuals who volunteer
a few hours of their time in specific programs, projects or events, their
influence is strongly felt throughout the organization.
Volunteers and their commitment to community service are what makes the Y
so much more than an ordinary health club.
By design, volunteers are intimately involved in all aspects of the YMCA.
The greater the participation of volunteers, the healthier the Y and
the greater the impact on the surrounding community. The
return to volunteers is personal satisfaction and the knowledge
that their efforts build a stronger sense of community and further
the growth and charitable goals of the Y.
How Can You Help?
A goal of the Y movement is that every member volunteer in some
form. The volunteer effort can take many forms such as:
serving on the Board of Directors, teaching or assisting in
programs, providing free services or materials, supporting a needy
child's summer camp experience, fund raising, or
simply donating to the various fund drives throughout the year.
We need your help. If you are interested, please call Stephanie Salter, Member
Services Director at (845) 358-0245 Ext. 304.
- Board of Directors - All members of the Board of Directors
are volunteers. They set policy in the Y and oversee
operations and participate in fund raising efforts. If you
are interested in joining the Board please talk to any member of
the Board or to Chuck Maze, CEO.
- Teaching or assisting in programs - The Y has many
opportunities for those interested in teaching or assisting in
programs. Examples would be helpers on Scavenger Hunt
night, monitors for teen dances and tutoring in the child care
program. Those with fitness training certificates or
lifeguard training certificates are especially needed.
- Providing free services or materials - The YMCA can use any
volunteers who are plumbers, electricians, carpenters, computer
experts or other skilled trades or professions willing to donate
their services for small projects. Likewise, materials, supplies
or tools donated to the YMCA help us put more money towards
programs rather than maintenance.
- Fund raising efforts - Your help is needed to plan and
execute our fundraising drives. Everyone can be matched to
a job that suits their talents and available time.
- High School and College Community Service - High school
students who wish to volunteer for community service are welcome
as are college students looking for internships or shorter term
- Donations to scholarship and capital campaigns
- Other activities suggested by the volunteer that meet the