Volunteerism & Giving
The generosity of others is at the core of our existence. It is only through the support of our hundreds of thousands of volunteers and public and private donors that we are able to give back to the communities we serve.
As the leading nonprofit for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y works side-by-side with our neighbors every day to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. To do our important work, the Y relies on support from members, donors, volunteers and community leaders.
When you are involved with the Y, you help bring about lasting personal and social change. Whether you want to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve your or your family’s health and well-being, or give back and support your neighbors, your involvement with the Y will positively impact those in your community.
- Join the Y: Be a part of a cause for strengthening community that is committed every day to helping you and your kids learn, grow and thrive.
- Give to the Y: Donate vital financial resources for nurturing the potential of kids, improving the nation’s health and well-being, and giving back and supporting our neighbors.
- Volunteer at the Y: Take an active role in bringing about meaningful, enduring change right in your own neighborhood.
- Advocate with the Y: Address the nation’s most pressing social issues, with a nonprofit that has the long-standing track record and on-the-ground presence to not just promise, but deliver, lasting personal and social change.
Volunteer OpportunitiesThere are plenty of places in the Y to use your own unique talents and passions and help the community at the same time. Check out some of the current volunteer opportunities, and contact us today to see how you can start making a difference in the lives of others!
We are looking for steady volunteers to greet members at the front desk of the Y on a regular basis. Your smile can make all the difference!
Reach & Rise™ Mentoring Program
Change two lives by becoming a mentor to an at-risk teen. Through our Reach & Rise program, we pair caring adults with teens for a period of one year. For more information about the program, click here.
Special EventsWe could not do the life-changing work of the Y without the help of our annual campaign, and without our incredible special events. Through these fun, meaningful events, we are able to raise funds needed to provide mentoring, swimming lessons, youth sports and more to those who would not otherwise be able to afford it. Our annual events include the Huston-Cupp-Higgs Memorial Golf Outing and the Y’s annual $5,000
Annual CampaignWe believe the Y has something special - and sense of community - and that everyone deserves the chance to be part of the Y family. That’s why every year, we give more than $202,000 in membership and programs to men, women, children and families who otherwise couldn’t afford to be here.
Since 1875, the Y has been an anchor in this community, helping kids unlock their potential, connecting families, giving people a safe place to learn, and today we continue to make sure that everyone, regardless of background or income has that opportunity. But we can’t do that without help from people like you.
This year’s campaign goal is $130,000 - all of which will be used to help connect seniors, teach teens life skills through mentoring, help families grow stronger and teach individuals to be healthier. Together, we can help Kokomo become stronger.