Special Certifications or Requirements: Knowledge of basic rules, fundamentals and strategies of the swimming required. Knowledge of general growth and development and developmentally appropriate activities for children preferred. Ability to work independently, seeking supervisory guidance as needed, using guidance provided constructively. Must be able to engage and motivate youth, ages 6 months -14. Requires the ability to effectively communicate in a positive and professional manner with parents, children, members, supervisors and co-workers; maintain confidentiality and exchanging accurate information in all communications. Ability and willingness to work with children with diverse abilities and needs. Must complete child abuse prevention training within 30 days. Basic first aid training preferred. Must be enthusiastic and passionate about working with children. Must have patience with all children and their families. 

Volunteer Duties include, but are not limited to: Assists with teaching the fundamentals, rules and strategies of swimming. Plans and leads activities related to swimming. Actively engages all participants in class. Arrives 10 minutes prior to class start time prepared with a positive attitude and appropriate attire; sets-up and greets participants. Works assigned shifts, arranging coverage if unable to volunteer.  Returns all equipment to its appropriate place; keeping storage areas clean and organized for easy access. Communicates clearly and professionally with children, supervisor, co-workers, and families as needed. Follows program rules, YMCA policies and the YMCA Code of Conduct. Acts as an ambassador for the YMCA. Acts as a positive role model for players and parents while implementing YMCA healthy living policies, character development and following the four core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility. Performs other tasks deemed necessary by the Director of Swim.

Contact for more details:

East YMCA - Robin Berg - (608) 221-1574 x 3036 

or [email protected]

Northeast YMCA – Becky Whiting - (608) 837-8221 x 6008 

or [email protected]

West YMCA – Jen Barker - (608) 276-6616 x 4030 

or [email protected]


Send completed volunteer application to:

East YMCA, 711 Cottage Grove Rd, Madison, WI 53716

or [email protected]

Northeast & West YMCA - 1470 Don Simon Dr, Sun Prairie, WI 53590 or [email protected]

Days & Hours: 

  • Afternoons, Evenings, Weekends




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