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National Volunteer Week 2020: Thank You to Our YMCA Volunteers!

Click here to view a special ‘Thank You’ message to our YMCA volunteers.

It’s National Volunteer week and on behalf of the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka, I would like to thank all of our volunteers who donate their time and talents to the YMCA– helping us build healthy communities through our many programs and services.

We are so proud of our community!

Last year, 536 individuals volunteered at the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka providing more than 25,000 hours of service! We are very proud of and grateful to all of our Y volunteers.

Their vision, passion and dedication have made a significant contribution to the development of stronger and healthier communities across Simcoe County, Muskoka and Parry Sound. Our volunteers bring energy, joy and enthusiasm to our programs and help make the Y the safe, inclusive and diverse place that it is. They give their time, resources, and talents because they know they can improve the lives of others while enhancing their own lives through the Y.

The Y is truly fortunate to have such a dedicated group of volunteers who represent our community so well. Our volunteers come from all ages and stages of life including students looking to gain work experience and retirees who have volunteered for years.

Looking ahead
As we look toward the future, we cannot wait to open our doors with the support of our dedicated volunteers. There will be so many opportunities to support our communities after this period of social isolation. Volunteer opportunities at the YMCA are available for anyone 12 years of age and older. Here are a few ways that volunteers can consider supporting our programs as we look ahead:

  • Volunteers can mentor or tutor participants in our ImmigrantLiteracyYouth or Employment services
  • Volunteers can teach fitness classes that align with their passion or interests.
  • Volunteers can help share the Y’s fundraising efforts with friends and family to ensure the Y can continue to respond to the ever-changing needs of our community, especially during this time of uncertainty.
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