Volunteer in Your Community this Summer


For teens looking for a chance to make a difference within their local communities, the Summit Area YMCA provides the VolunTEENS program. The VolunTEENS is a program for students, ages 14-16, who are looking for community service experience, want to help others, and are interested in learning more about the cause and mission of the Y to help build stronger communities.

Teens are able to do community service based on their interests and skill set. The Y works with each student to provide the best giving experience possible--both to the community and for the teen. Opportunities include helping with sports classes, assisting marketing and social media, working with younger students, elderly, and more. Included with the program are several opportunities in job professionalism trainings, improving resumes, as well as college and career opportunities.

The Summit Area YMCA is a community cornerstone that provides financial assistance in order to ensure all are able to have access to its many programs and services. The Y's commitment to building a stronger community starts always with the individual--through youth development programs, services that promote healthy living, and providing opportunities and raising awareness in giving back to the community and those in need. The VolunTEENS program allows our young people to learn the importance in using their strengths to provide a service towards others, especially to those seeking assistance.

To apply, please complete the volunteer application and ensure you have indicated VolunTEENS under program of interest.


• Complete the VolunTeen Application found online or at the front desk.
• Schedule an initial interview with Teen Department.
• If approved, schedule follow up interview with deptartment you are interested in working for.
• Once accepted into program, work to complete 20 hours in selected department(s).

See July 2017 Volunteens Program Schedule

For more information, contact Julie Wagenblast, Youth & Teen Director at the Summit YMCA:
(P) 908.273.3330 x 1140 (E) julie.wagenblast@thesay.org