The Summit Area YMCA (SAY) is a cause-driven, volunteer-led organization. Our volunteers are shining examples of social responsibility and advocates for a better tomorrow. They selflessly share their time, talent and treasure to advance the Y’s cause and to make a meaningful difference in the lives of individuals and families locally in need of a helping hand. We are grateful to our volunteers of all ages who help the Summit Area YMCA achieve its mission to nurture and develop the potential of every child, promote healthy living and well-being, and assist neighbors in need. Our volunteers are not only able to help the community, but get to expand their horizons, learn new skills, and gain new and meaningful experiences while doing so.
The (SAY) is excited to announce the dates for this year's National Volunteer Week is celebration of our hardworking and dedicated volunteers! During National Volunteer Week we honor our volunteers, who are integral to helping the Y achieve its mission. We couldn’t do it without you.
Dates: April 18 - 22
Location: Berkeley Heights YMCA & Summit YMCA
Monday, April 18
• Find your star on our Volunteer Wall of Fame!
• Our balloon display represents how we expand and grow as a reward from serving and aiding others.
Tuesday, April 19
• 7:00-9:00 AM Coffee Club at the Berkeley Heights YMCA & Summit YMCA Lobby
• Learn more about new volunteer opportunities
Wednesday, April 20
• Because you’re so sweet! Each mint represents a volunteer. Guess how many Y volunteers we had in 2021 to win!
• Volunteer Certificate Awards
Thursday, April 21
• We SAY it’s better to give then receive, so today is your turn! Visit the Berkeley Heights YMCA & Summit YMCA to pick up a special gift!
Friday, April 22
• Volunteers are the apple of our eye! All are welcome to grab an apple and leave a note of appreciation to our volunteers!
The key to our success rests in our volunteers who embody the spirit of greatness in all that they do. Thanks for your inspiring dedication and tremendous example to the world.
Through the robust offerings of our Ys, there are many opportunities for you to volunteer. Do you want to gift your time and volunteer for the Summit Area YMCA? As a Y volunteer you will, enhance the lives of children, teens, families and seniors, share new ideas with others to help them to expand their horizons, learn something different or have a new experience.
Financial Aid & Volunteer Coordinator
SUMMIT AREA YMCA
Mission Advancement & Development Director
SUMMIT AREA YMCA
In 1886, we were founded as the Young Men's Christian Association, but today, we are The Y. An association that values, and is made stronger by, its diverse people. We stand for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility — For a better us. We are committed to creating equal opportunity for all regardless of gender, age, disability, income, ethnicity, sexual orientation or religious affiliation. We strive to create a welcoming and inclusive culture in which our four core values — responsibility, honesty, caring and respect — are integral to everyday operations.
Each year, as one of the area’s leading 501(c)3 charitable organizations, the Summit Area YMCA serves more than 15,000 individuals with our free and fee-based programs and services in an area spanning the New Jersey communities of Berkeley Heights, Gillette, Millburn, New Providence, Short Hills, Springfield, Stirling and Summit. Our history is rooted in working side-by-side with our neighbors to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. Through the generosity of our members, donors, and partners, we are able to offer financial assistance for our programs and services to those in need.