The YMCA provides the Ogden community with experiences that enhance healthy mind, body and spirit. They strive to build strong kids, strong families, and strong communities.
The YMCA has been helping local communities for over a hundred years. In 2010, the YMCA served over 3,690 individuals through their programs. More than 2,770 youth were developed through their After-school Programs, 514 children were mentored at Camp Roger, and 253 participants were inspired and empowered at the Community Family Center. They also hosted over 49 community events that reached over 3,700 individuals. By volunteering, you can join in on any of these fantastic opportunities!
Homework Helpers / Tutors
Take an hour out your week to help with math, science, history, reading, and other fun subjects. Most after-school programs span from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. every weekday. Opportunities are currently available at the following local schools:
- Dee Elementary
- Gramercy Elementary
- Heritage Elementary
- Lincoln Elementary
- Madison Elementary
- Polk Elementary
- Shadow Valley Elementary
- T. O. Smith Elementary
- West Ogden Youth Center
- Washington Terrace Elementary
- Highland Jr. High
- Mound Fort Jr. High
- Mount Ogden Jr. High
- Sand Ridge Jr. High
After-School Program Volunteer
Rediscover your youth by volunteering with their before and after-school programs. Volunteers will work on craft projects, help with homework time, participate in recreation activities, and more. The YMCA has programs in Salt Lake City and Ogden, many of which are close to campus. This is the perfect volunteer opportunity if you want to make a difference just by spending time with child.
The YMCA is such a large and diverse organization that they are able to support many different types of volunteer projects, including group service hours. In the past, students have done presentations for kids on a number of subjects including drug prevention, health, and the importance of education. The YMCA’s youth programs can accommodate groups of up to 15 and the YMCA’s special events can accommodate most any group size.
The Volunteer Involvement Program (VIP) at Weber State University allows students to take meaningful positions as partners with local non-profits. One such VIP position is available through the YMCA. Students who choose to be a YMCA VIP serve for one year (two semesters) as the YMCA’s liaison at WSU. During this time they are responsible for coordinating projects and representing the YMCA’s interests. These volunteers receive a stipend for their service. Participants who follow this route gain valuable leadership experience while earning financial assistance.
Students participating in any aspect of the YMCA may be eligible for AmeriCorps Education Awards.
- Background checks are required and paid for by the YMCA (for volunteers with a time commitment)
- A commitment is required, preferably one afternoon a week for the semester.
- Many volunteers can work into paid positions within YMCA.