YMCA of El Paso

For Youth Development
For Healthy Living
For Social Development

Welcome to the

YMCA of El Paso

The YMCA of El Paso strengthens the foundations of our community through well-being and fitness, camps, family time, swim, sports and play, and other activities for people of all ages, incomes and abilities. We’re more than just a place to work out. At the Y, we help build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all with the core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility at the heart of everything we do.

With a commitment to nurturing youth development, promoting healthy living, and fostering a sense of social responsibility, the Y ensures that every individual has access to the essentials needed to learn, grow and thrive.


NEWS FROM THE Y


Bowling Program Volunteer Opportunities

"Once I started volunteering, I really felt like I was a part of the community and the YMCA." - Sandy, Bowling Family YMCA volunteer

The Bowling Family YMCA can always use more helping hands. We have volunteer opportunities with our Y-Play, youth, teens and aquatics programs, and in our membership, operations and youth sports departments. Bowling Family Y volunteers are active in our community, love people and love to lend a helping hand. We have volunteer opportunities that can fit any interest and time budget.

Please check out our list of volunteer opportunities and contact us if you need more information. We can’t wait to see you volunteering at the Y!

Benefits you will receive from volunteering:
  • The fulfillment from knowing that you are making a difference in your community
  • New skills, increased confidence and enhanced leadership skills
  • New friends and acquaintances from all walks of life
  • Valuable work experience
  • Being part of an organization with a history of caring for the community

Thank you so much for your interest in volunteering at the Bowling Family YMCA. For more information about volunteer opportunities, scroll through the page below.

Group Exercise Instructor
Volunteers will prepare a class layout, choose YMCA appropriate music and lead a group of members in the selected group fitness class. Volunteers will assist people that need help while they exercise, implement proper exercise form, give modifications to the class as necessary, and help new members get connected to other members and staff. Volunteers are expected and encouraged to attend the regularly scheduled meetings.

Swim Team Volunteer
There are many different opportunities including helping run meets by timing races, moving swimmers to their events, announcements, writing ribbons, running concessions and planning outside events for swimmers and their families.

Office Volunteers
We need clerical and general office volunteers. Volunteers will perform basic office duties including, data entry, filing, stuffing envelopes ... etc.

Special Events Volunteer
As a team member you will tell the Y story to members of the Y, our community and friends with the intention of raising donations to support the Y's Outreach programs. Volunteers may participate in annual campaign, special events, or other activities throughout the year. Commitment varies throughout the year.

Wellness Greeter & Support
Greet each member as they come on the Wellness floor. Connect and engage with members during their workouts. Learn the members’ names. Be able to assist with general information on Mobile Fit and wellness programs. Assist with light office work and keep coffee and magazine areas stocked and neat. Commit to at least one shift per week.

Wellness Maintenance
Help us keep our Wellness area clean and neat by assisting staff with cleaning the equipment and general work out areas. Included in this is the cleaning of mirrors, sweeping, vacuuming and mopping. If you enjoy being busy and are polite and friendly, we want to talk with you.

Swim Instructor Assistant
Assist and support the lead instructor as he/she directs swim techniques during each swim class. This includes directing, engaging and encouraging participants before, after and throughout the class. You must also be knowledgeable, able to explain and enforce aquatics safety guidelines.

Welcome Center Greeter
The Greeter enhances customer service by engaging members and guests as they enter and exit the facility. The greeter will provide direction, information and assistance as needed.

Welcome Center Assistant
Complete various tasks including photocopying, preparation of information packets and other duties to support membership services functions.

Member Appreciation Activities Assistant
Assist YMCA staff in member appreciation activities. Encourage other members to participate in activities. Creative and artistic abilities are an asset. Organizational skills and the completion of tasks in a timely manner are essential. Days and times vary throughout the year as per member appreciation events.

Youth Sports Coach Volunteer
The Bowling Family YMCA offers a variety of youth sports programs throughout the year that emphasize basic skills, character development, and fair play.

How Can I Become a YMCA of El Paso volunteer?

Download the volunteer application below, fill it out and drop it off at the YMCA front desk. Or, contact the front desk of the YMCA to request an application and any additional volunteer information.

Volunteer Interest Form

VERIFYI Background Check Form


The Y is committed to providing programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. We make every effort to ensure that no one is turned away due to inability to pay. Click to read more about our financial assistance.