At the Kandiyohi County Area Family YMCA, we believe that our members, volunteers, donors and community create the core of our organization. We know that lasting personal and social change comes about when we all work together. Every day our staff works side-by-side to ensure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive through the programming we provide.
The YMCA has a wide variety of volunteer positions available ranging from swim lesson assistant, front desk ambassador, summer camp assistant, child watch aid, custodial positions and childcare center helpers. Please be aware that certain volunteer positions require extra training due to state licensing and a minimum time commitment is necessary.
The generosity of others is at the core of our existence. It is only through the support of our donors that we are able to give back to the community we serve.
The YMCA strongly believes that everyone in our community deserves the opportunity to become a member or participate in one of our many and diverse programs regardless of their ability to pay.
The "Y Partners" Campaign raises the necessary dollars annually to provide membership and programming opportunities for kids, adults, seniors and families that are financially challenged. We are committed to providing opportunities to those who need a YMCA experience but do not have the financial resources. The YMCA helps build strong kids, strong families and strong communities. With your help, we will succeed.
Responsibility Level (Up to $99): Donors will be recognized on the Y Partners recognition wall in the Y lobby and web site.
Honesty Level ($100 - $249): Donors will be recognized on the Y Partners framed recognition wall in the Y lobby and web site.
Respect Level $250 - $499): Donors will be recognized on the Y Partners framed recognition wall in the Y lobby and web site.
Caring Level ($500 - $999): Donors will be recognized on the Y Partners framed print in the Y lobby and web site.
*Spirit, Mind and Body Level: ($1000+): Donors will have a banner placed in the gymnasium recognizing your family or business for their generous support for the Y Partners Campaign, as well on the Y Partners recognition wall in the Y lobby and web site.
Please consider a tax-deductible donation to the Y Partners Campaign. Your support provides the funds that allow us to offer membership and program assistance to hundreds of kids, adults and families. In 2010, over 895 individuals, or 17% of all YMCA members received a total of $150,465 in membership and program subsidy with another $24,494 in community support to local non-profit and service organizations being funded. In years to come, numbers served by financial assistance will be in the thousands. Give generously and help your friends and neighbors today! Consider a one-time gift from your family or business, or simply add a few dollars onto your monthly membership payment.
The Y is a cause for strengthening communities, committed every day to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. When you volunteer at the Y, you take an active role in bringing about meaningful, enduring impact right in our community. The YMCA welcomes volunteers in the following capacities:
The YMCA has a variety of program volunteer opportunities available! If you have the time and interest, we could use your help. The YMCA utilizes volunteers in all of our program areas! If you have an interest in impacting the quality of life for the kids, adults and families in our community, please contact Karla at (320) 222-9622. We are often looking for volunteers in the following areas:
Child Care Center
Day Camp Garden
Maintenance / Grounds
Youth, Teen and Family Nights
(Please be aware that certain volunteer positions require extra training due to state licensing and a minimum time commitment is necessary)
The YMCA is always looking for individuals with expertise in various areas to serve as a policy volunteer for the YMCA. The following is a current list of the standing committees that are commissioned by the YMCA Board of Directors.
As the YMCA continues to grow and expand, we will continue to seek out volunteers to assist with the development of our association. If you have an interest in serving, please contact Theresa Hillis at (320) 222-9622 for more information on:
Board of Directors
Building and Grounds Committee
Child Care Parent Advisory Committee
Youth and Family Task Force
Digital Technology Task Force
Joanna Schrupp, Board Chair
Angie Caskey, Vice Chair
Mary Jo de Cathelineau, Past Chair
Nancy Miller, At-Large
Steve Ammermann, Treasuer
Shirley Carter, Secretary
Dr. Ken Flowe