Download our Volunteer Application

All volunteer applications should be submitted to Ashlee Rittenhouse.

Across the United States, more than 500,000 business leaders, community advocates, parents, teens and individuals who want to give back and support their neighbors volunteer at the Y. That’s because in 10,000 neighborhoods nationwide, we have the presence and partnerships to not just promise, but deliver positive personal and social change.

With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, Y volunteers give men, women and children of all ages and from all walks of life the resources and support they need to be healthy, confident, connected and secure.


  • Lead our boards of directors and committees
  • Raise funds to ensure the Y is accessible to all members of the community
  • Coach our sports teams and teach many of our classes
  • Motivate and support youth in building the character strengths, skills and
  • relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health, smart life choices and the pursuit of higher education and goals
  • Extend a hand to help adults who want to do more, be more or live healthier
  • Advocate for the Y’s efforts to influence policies and initiatives that positively impact societal issues of importance to the nation, and your community
  • Participate in opportunities to give back and support neighbors

YMCA Community Volunteer Day, June 8, 2019
Join us as the YMCA birthday celebration continues! Volunteer 175 is a national YMCA event where we ask our awesome members to donate their time to help is improve our YMCA! Volunteer events include: Painting, organizing, cleaning rooms and equipment, Etc.

WHEN: June 8th
TIME: 9am – 12pm

Register beginning May 8, 2019 online or in person at the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA.

Questions? Contact: Ashlee Rittenhouse, Youth Program Coordinator
Email: Ashlee.Rittenhouse@wbymca.org
Phone: 570-970-5039

Wellness Department Internship Opportunity

The Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA provides many exciting opportunities to gain valuable knowledge and experience within the fitness field. The college intern would receive training in fitness assessments, exercise prescription, wellness promotion, and administration and management. The individual will have the option to focus on a particular area of interest based on his or her goals such as child programming, working with in-house RN, personal training, cancer survivor programs, etc. Interns will also have the opportunity to shadow the wellness director to observe job responsibilities. Interns are expected to be friendly and outgoing, customer service oriented, very motivated and want to pursue a career in fitness. Contact Lauranel Banks for more information.

Membership Department Internship Opportunity

The Membership Department at the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA is looking for interns who are interested in sales, marketing, and business administration in the membership-based facility in the sport/fitness industry. The intern will shadow the Membership Director and other key membership staff to learn in a hands-on environment. The intern will gain experience working with the media (TV, newspaper, internet, etc.) to produce ads in order to promote a non-profit organization. Interns are expected to be friendly, outgoing, customer-service oriented, have good computer skills, excellent communication skills, be very motivated and want to pursue a career in business. Contact Robert Duliba for more information.

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