• Volunteering
  • Open Doors Program

Volunteering


Our YMCA can always use more helping hands.

At the Y, you can coach a sports team, help teach a child to read, or raise funds through our Community Support Campaign to ensure the Y is accessible to everyone in our community. Don't you want to help us make a positive difference in your neighborhood?

We provide volunteer opportunities that can fit your interests and schedule.

Sports Coaches
Use your talents to encourage, guide and train young athletes at the Y. We rely on volunteer coaches to lead our year-round sports programs and leagues. Programs include a wide variety of sports including basketball, soccer, tee-ball and volleyball. Contact the Y near you to see how you can get in the game.

Tutorial Programs
Through creative activities and guided homework sessions, help a child develop the skills they need to succeed in school and in life. You can provide one-on-one mentoring or tutor a small group of students through our Hoops and Homework and Afterschool programs.  
Special Events

The Greater Waterbury YMCA is always on the go. Check our Events calendar for volunteer opportunities for kids' triathlons, races, community collaborations and golf tournaments throughout the year.

Community Support Campaign Volunteer
Our annual support campaign is a community-wide effort to raise funds for children, teens, families and adults who need the Y. We are always looking for dedicated fundraisers with innovative ideas to help out the cause.  Join our Community Support Campaign team today.

Open Doors Program


Keeping Our Promise

The Greater Waterbury YMCA keeps our promise to serve the community by making our programs, services and facilities available to everyone, regardless of their ability to pay. The Y's Open Doors Financial Assistance Program brings this commitment to life. Individual and corporate contributions, coupled with proceeds from the  Annual Community Support Campaign, make financial assistance possible for people who need it most.

Because of Open Doors, a family in need gains peace of mind knowing that their child is safe under our care, teens interact with and receive support from caring mentors and individuals, and families receive needed social services. Open Doors subsidizes YMCA membership and program services on a needs-based sliding scale, based on family size and income. 

Each applicant must submit official documentation of all reported income, including the most recent year's tax return 1040.  Incomplete applications cannot be accepted. If you are a caseworker for an agency applying for several individuals please contact: Angie Matthis

Open Doors is easy and confidential. Simply review the checklist of required income documentation and complete the application form.  You can download the income checklist and application forms here: