Thank You, Volunteers!
April 23-29, 2017 is National Volunteer week, and we would like to take this opportunity to thank all YMCA volunteers for their dedication and unwavering commitment to building our healthy community. Your generous spirit is what makes everything at the YMCA possible.
Volunteers play an important role in the YMCA. Every year hundreds of people give freely of their time and expertise to ensure the delivery of quality programs and services in the Northeast Avalon.
The Definition of a Volunteer
A Y volunteer is defined as anyone who willingly gives time to help the Y accomplish its mission without receiving compensation or special privileges from the Y.
How to Volunteer
Volunteers are organized into these categories:
- Program (Employment and Enterprise, Health Fitness and Recreation, Child Care & Camp)
- Governance and Policy
- Advisory Committee
YMCA Canada Fitness Leadership Certification
The YMCA developed the first nationally recognized fitness leadership program in 1974 and has continued to train fitness leaders ever since. The YMCA’s real strength is partnership between committed volunteers, dedicated staff and involved communities. Skilled leadership is needed to engage individuals and families in the health of spirit, mind and body.
YMCA Trainers deliver courses to certify volunteer YMCA Leaders/Instructors. YMCA fitness leaders are certified to lead activities in their specialty areas. You can obtain the following certifications from your Y:
- Group Fitness Leader
- Personal Trainer
- Wellness (Health) Coach
Click here for the YMCA Fitness Leadership Brochure
Click here for the YMCA Fitness Leadership Course Information
Thank you to our hundreds of volunteers!