• The Summit YMCA is hosting the annual Deep Freeze Swim Meet this Saturday & Sunday, February 4 & 5. As a result the pools & gymnasium will be closed. Parking around the Y will be available but limited. Members may/ visit the Berkeley Heights YMCA or other local YMCAs as part of their nationwide membership benefit.

Become a Volunteer



The Summit Area YMCA 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. 

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.


Through the robust offerings of our Ys, there are many opportunities for you to volunteer. Provide leadership and support to programs and services like coaching youth sports, mentoring middle or high school students, and assisting with child care programs. Pickup or deliver food from the community food bank and to local schools and families. Organize a clothing drive, clean up the community garden. Work with a team to raise funds during our annual campaign to ensure that Y membership and programs are open to everyone regardless of their economic circumstances. Plan, promote and participate in events and activities that help to strengthen the community, like triathlons, senior day trips, cultural events and holiday celebrations. Utilize your organization skills and training ability to support special interest groups, such as ESL lessons, bridge lessons, art specialties, or reading to children. Be a mentor to our youth and visit our Achievers college prep program to share your career and/or college experience or coach basketball, soccer or tennis. Support the Y with your time and specialized knowledge to provide services such as legal, investment or facilities advice when requested. Provide leadership as a policy volunteer at the branch or Association level as a Board or Committee member.    





A Volunteer Application must be completed prior to sign up.

Program volunteers are required to complete our Program Volunteer Application and online training, submit references and pass a criminal background check. Once your application is received, it will be reviewed by our Volunteer Coordinator who will contact you within 3 business days to discuss your interests and next steps towards becoming a volunteer, which may include an interview.


Special event volunteers are required to complete the Special Event Volunteer Application. 




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