During National Volunteer Week, Give Thanks to Your Volunteers
The Greater Naples YMCA is encouraging community members to use National Volunteer Week (April 7-13, 2019) to take a moment and thank the volunteers in their lives.
“Without volunteers, the Y wouldn’t be the same; they’re the heart and soul of our organization and without their hard work, dedication and selflessness we couldn’t do the work we do every day to help kids, families and communities thrive,” said Carly Gibb, Mission Advancement Director. “By bringing people together from all walks of life around a shared purpose to do good, the Y is creating a stronger, more cohesive community.”
As one of the leading nonprofits and volunteer organizations in the country, nearly 600,000 people volunteer at the Y each year and here in Collier County, more than 350 give back through activities such as coaching youth sports, serving on our boards and community events. These opportunities also help volunteers enhance their personal well-being and develop meaningful relationships – all while making an impact in communities they care about.
National Volunteer Week is a great time to get involved and give back. Here are four ways individuals can take an active role at the Y and in their community:
- Help with Y fundraising efforts to ensure those in need can access essential programs and services to reach their full potential.
- Get involved with a Y mentoring or tutoring program to help youth learn new skills, build confidence and achieve their goals.
- Coach a sports team, teach a class or ask Y staff about other ways to get involved with a program of interest.
- Invite friends and neighbors to join you in contributing to a stronger community.
To learn more about volunteer opportunities at the Greater Naples YMCA, click here: VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES