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Give your time to the Y and reap the rewards

Attending the YMCA Calgary volunteering award as a winner, I felt truly humbled to be counted among some of the unsung heroes who give their time and their expertise so freely.

It was quite a surprise to learn I had been recognized, a feeling my fellow award winners shared. Each of the award winners told their inspiring story about what they do for the YMCA and why they decided to sign up. And it struck me that while all of the winners had set out to help in their community and give back, they all confessed to getting much more from their volunteering. It helped them as much as they helped others.

One winner summed it up perfectly, volunteering shouldn’t be an extra curricular activity it should be an obligation. And after hearing how those who give up their time have benefitted personally, why wouldn’t you?

There are so many opportunities to get involved in your community it’s easy to find something which fits into your life. None more so than at the Y, where people of all ages with all kinds of skills are welcome to pitch in. You don’t have to be a keep-fit fanatic or sports coach, there’s more to the Y than just what goes on in the gym.

If you would like to know more about how you can help out by volunteering at the Y and give something back, click here.


Give your time to the Y and reap the rewards

Attending the YMCA Calgary volunteering award as a winner, I felt truly humbled to be counted among some of the unsung heroes who give their time and their expertise so freely.

It was quite a surprise to learn I had been recognized, a feeling my fellow award winners shared. Each of the award winners told their inspiring story about what they do for the YMCA and why they decided to sign up. And it struck me that while all of the winners had set out to help in their community and give back, they all confessed to getting much more from their volunteering. It helped them as much as they helped others.

One winner summed it up perfectly, volunteering shouldn’t be an extra curricular activity it should be an obligation. And after hearing how those who give up their time have benefitted personally, why wouldn’t you?

There are so many opportunities to get involved in your community it’s easy to find something which fits into your life. None more so than at the Y, where people of all ages with all kinds of skills are welcome to pitch in. You don’t have to be a keep-fit fanatic or sports coach, there’s more to the Y than just what goes on in the gym.

If you would like to know more about how you can help out by volunteering at the Y and give something back, click here.


Help Our Youngest Members BELONG – Become a Volunteer!

Volunteering is more than just sharing your time and talent. It’s about the satisfaction of knowing you are making a positive impact in the lives of children, youth and families in your communities. Volunteers are involved in every aspect of YMCA. They work alongside staff members, leading fitness classes, teaching children, encouraging youth leaders, providing guidance through YMCA boards/committees and more.

Volunteers working in our Babysitting areas make a huge contribution to the experiences our youngest members have at the YMCA. 

Crowfoot, Eau Claire, Saddletowne and ShawnessyYMCA all have Babysitting Services parents/guardians can utilize while they focus on their own health and wellness.  The caring and skilled staff and volunteers know what it takes to provide a safe, fun and engaging environment that meets each child’s developmental stage. 

YMCA Babysitting areas have many long term volunteers who go the extra mile to ensure that children feel welcomed and  receive the extra attention and care they require.  Whether it is cuddling an infant, reading a story, playing a game or helping to maintain the cleanliness of the area, our volunteers are key to the success of our programs. 

Click here to learn more about some of the benefits of volunteering with YMCA Calgary and to learn what volunteer opportunities are currently available.  If it is lots of giggles and fun you are looking for, the Babysitting area may be just the place for you to make a difference in a young child’s life by helping them to BELONG!


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