Volunteer Opportunities


Pitch in!

The YMCA is a charitable organization offering programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body. We have many volunteer opportunities and our dedicated volunteers help the YMCA build strong kids, strong families and strong communities. Please consider becoming a YMCA volunteer.

High school and college students interested in earning community service credit and serving as a positive role model for young sports enthusiasts as coaches or assistant coaches are encouraged to apply. Assistants for Y sports camps serving ages 3 - 12 year olds are also needed seasonally. For more information, contact your local Y. Phone numbers for each branch are listed below.

Homework Tutors

Seeing the pride in a child’s eyes when they finally understand a concept they have been struggling with is an incredibly rewarding experience. At the Y, we believe every child deserves to have an opportunity to have a caring, helpful environment to go after school and get much needed help with their homework. By becoming a volunteer tutor at the Y, you will help children discover their true academic potential, while increasing their self-esteem… And in the process, you will grow as an individual knowing you are making a difference. They say knowledge is power… Why not share it! Become a volunteer Y tutor today.

We're looking for volunteer homework tutors to work at after school sites in Salinas, Monterey and Soledad.  We are looking for positive role models to tutor Kindergarten through 5th grade youth, M-TH, 45 minutes to one hour per day between 2:30pm and 4pm. 

Must be 16 years or older

Complete volunteer application with two reference checks

Over 18 must pass criminal back ground clearance/live scan

“Job requirements”

Be able to tutor elementary aged kids in following subjects:

Math, Social Science, English and other general education classes, K-5th grade

Complete in-house YMCA training

This is a volunteer position, not a paid tutor position.

To apply: Volunteer applications are available at all branch sites. Resumes can be emailed to Regional Childcare Development Director, Amy Buchanan, at abuchanan@ymcacentralcoast.org.


Salinas Community YMCA 831.758.3811

South County YMCA


Watsonville Family YMCA

YMCA of San Benito County 831.637.8600
YMCA of the Monterey Peninsula 831.373.4167