There are many ways to help at your local Y. Volunteering does more than just help others, it can change your own life for the better. That's what we're all about here at the Y.
Whether it's prepping healthy meals for inner city youths, YMCA Food and Fun, summer feeding programs, or other Y outreach programs, sometimes we have no idea the impact volunteering will have on us, as well as those we serve.
We have many volunteer opportunites at the Y. A few of the areas we need volunteers for are:
- Y Storyteller: All Branches
- After School Mentors
- Front Desk
- Y-CAP Youth Mentors
- Y-CAP Thrift Store
- YES Program Career Mentors
- Child Care
- After School Counselor Assistant: North Georgia Y
- Summer Camp Counselor Assistant: North Georgia Y
- Summer Food Program
- Youth Sports Coach: North Georgia Y
- Teen Program Assistant: North Georgia Y
- Sunshine Sports Assistant: North Georgia Y
As a volunteer, you must complete a background check and fill out a volunteer application. If you wish to work with children, a fingerprint check is required in addition to a background check.
The members of the Heritage Club are individuals and families who have made an outright or planned gift to the YMCA's Endowment Fund. The Endowment Fund draws only on interest, never on principal. In this way we give everyone, and especially our youngsters, the security of knowing something about their future... that there will always be a Y.
Proceeds from the principal are used to enhance programs, grant scholarships, begin new programs or improve facilities. The endowment committee of the Board of Directors has the responsibility for the management of these funds subject to the approval of the Metropolitan Board. This includes the fund’s preservation, growth and intended use. Accurate records are maintained on each individual fund designation to assure proper accounting of both principal and income.
As an integrated part of your overall financial plan, the benefits from your endowment gift will help secure your family’s future even as it perpetuates the work of the Y for generations to come. Gifts to the endowment may be unrestricted or designated to the YMCA of Metropolitan Chattanooga, to a specific branch or to a specific program.
Gifts take many forms including a bequest through one’s will or trust, appreciated assets such as stock, naming the YMCA as the beneficiary of a life insurance policy or retirement account, or by making a direct cash contribution. A gift can be structured to provide financial security for you, as a donor, and your heirs while maximizing its impact for the Y.
Our commitment to you and the community:
Through your generosity, and the generosity of others like you, our endowment fund will keep the Y around for you, your family and future generations.
For more information or to become a Heritage Club member, please contact Director of Development & Mission Advancement Tripp McCallie at 423-805-3305 extension 103.
Show Your Support
When you give to the Y, you’re doing your part to strengthen our community—and a strong community is good for everyone. Whether you’re helping a child in need attend summer camp, giving someone the assistance they need to make a healthy change in their life, or contributing to the construction of a new Y facility, your gift will let us continue to affect positive change in our region.