When you volunteer at the Y, you provide leadership and talent that are vital to empowering people and communities to learn, grow and thrive.
Across Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, thousands of 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 our community we have the presence and partnerships to both promise and 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.
Take an active role in strengthening your community.
Volunteers of the Y:
A Few Volunteer Opportunities at the Santa Maria Valley YMCA:
The Y's Winter Internship is a program that consist of 6 High School students working with younger youth in a camp setting teaching youth reading development and strategies. The goal of this program is to provide youth with a chance to explore future career options, gain work experience, and helping youth better define future goals. The Y's internship is a temporary job position that provides a person(s) with invaluable work experience and on-the-job training in the field of child and recreation development. The internship is from December 26, 2017 to January 12, 2018.
Countywide Volunteer Program (Partners in Education) is a partnership program jointly administered by the Santa Barbara County Education Office and the Santa Maria Valley YMCA. Countywide Volunteer Program was designed in response to schools' needs for support from our community. Volunteers are recruited, trained and placed to strengthen the ability of schools to meet the needs of the students.
One of our missions is to expose students to the 15 career sectors that California has acknowledged. Partners is able to accomplish this by having community volunteers participate in a number of career related events.
Districts/Sites We Serve:
Our Current Volunteers Needs:
Career Related Events:
Not sure which Volunteer role is right for you? Please use the following link for a list of current volunteering roles.
3400 Skyway Drive,
Santa Maria CA 93455