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.  Volunteers are vital to our Y and by opening up your heart and extending your hand to our Y community, you will be changing lives of so many.

"You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give."
- Winston Churchill

Volunteers of the West Morris Area Y:

  • 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


At our Y it does not matter how you get involved, we have so many opportunities for you to help; whether once a year or every week; for an internship or community service. We are here to provide those positive experiences for you. All of our volunteers share an equal passion for the Y’s work to strengthen our community.

If you would like to learn more about volunteer opportunities at the West Morris Area YMCA, contact Linh Thauvin at 973.366.1120 Ext.5040  or

The Y is a non-profit like no other. Take an active role in strengthening your community.