Volunteer Opportunities

While HYPE offers a host of volunteer opportunities through our Community Involvement Committee and annual events, there are also many other opportunities to get involved in the community. 


Epilepsy Foundation of Connecticut

epilepsy foundation ctThe Epilepsy Foundation of Connecticut is dedicated to improving the lives of people with epilepsy and their families. They are seeking volunteers for their 31st Annual Mud Volleyball Tournament on August 19, 2017 in Middletown, CT. Volunteer to be a Court Monitor (not a referee!) for a 3 hour shift between between 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. Court Monitors are the official score collector and will oversee 4 courts. To learn more or to volunteer email Allison Gamber.


Night Fall Hartford

Night Fall is a free, celebratory event that takes place in one of Hartford's beautiful parks on Saturday, October 7th. This spectacular production features local artists, performers and professionals and with support from our community, and has become a highly anticipated annual event for all ages.They're in need of volunteers on the below dates:

Saturday, September 2nd: Yard Signage at all parks all day
Monday, September 11th & Tuesday, September 12th: Sewing Night at the Dirt Salon from 12-8pm
Monday, September 18th: Lantern Making at Sully's Pub from 6-8:30pm
Saturday, October 7th: Night Fall at Bushnell Park starting at noon


If you're interested in volunteering please contact Aisha Mo to sign up or for more information.

HYPE Cup players will earn 1 extra point for their team for every volunteer shift. Contact Aisha Mo and be sure to tell her you're with HYPE Cup to earn your points.



HYPE School Supply Drive

Twice a year HYPE will host community collections, and the next collection will be on Wednesday, September 6th at Get HYPEd at CityPlace from 5:30-8:30pm. We will be collecting school supplies to be donated to Bulkeley High School. Below is the wish list of items. For more information contact HYPE Executive Director Kim Bishop.

  • Book bags
  • Copy paper
  • Pencils
  • Pens
  • Notebooks
  • Calculators
  • Rulers
  • Art supplies
  • Binders
  • Post it notes
  • Highlighters
  • Page protectors
  • Markers
  • Dividers
  • Folders
  • Bulletin Board Paper

HYPE Cup players will earn 1 extra point for their team for every 5 items from the wish list that is donated. With the maximum of 1 point per person per team. Upon arrival, find Program Director Jackie Valliere to drop off your items and earn your points.


Wearsafe Women's Triathlon

The Wearsafe Women’s Triathlon on Saturday, September 9th is a sprint distance tri, conducted in a friendly non-intimidating environment, and caters to women of all abilities and ages. Participants will swim 1/2 mile in Dunning Lake at Winding Trails, then cycle 12 miles through the quiet roads of Farmington and Avon and finish with a flat 5K run on the shaded, wide dirt trails in Winding Trails.If you’ve never participated in a triathlon, this Wearsafe Women’s Triathlon is for you. Come along and experience a supportive and friendly environment for beginners and competition for the experienced triathletes. Go to their volunteer page to sign up and help out.

HYPE Cup players will earn 1 extra point for their team by volunteering and/or participating at this event. Register to volunteer at http://hartfordmarathon.com/hmf-volunteer/ and be sure to select the group "HYPE" to earn your points. If participating, send your race results to Program Director Jackie Valliere to earn your points.


Bushnell Park Foundation Park Clean Up

Summer is here and thousands are enjoying the many activities and events in Bushnell Park  - yoga, tours, movies and concerts to name just a few. They have another way for you to experience the park - volunteer to help Keep Bushnell Park Beautiful. Whether you are an individual looking to get your hands a little dirty on a weekend or a civic or corporate organization looking for a group activity, they've got some gloves with your name on them!

They're in need of volunteers on Saturday, September 9th and October 7th from 9am-12pm. Send an email to their volunteer staff to sign up!

HYPE Cup players will earn 1 extra point for their team for volunteering on Saturday, October 7th from 9-12pm. Contact Mary Zeman and be sure to tell her you're with HYPE Cup to earn your points.


CRCOG Bike/Ped Count

Capitol Region Council of Governments has annually conducted a bike and pedestrian count. This year, they will be conducting those counts from Monday, September 11th through Sunday, September 17th. Monday - Friday hours will be 4-6pm, and Saturday and Sunday will be 11-1pm. They're in need of your help! When you sign up you will be assigned a location and be given instructions on how to perform the count. To volunteer, contact Mike Cipriano.

HYPE Cup players will earn 1 extra point for their team for every shift volunteered. Contact Mike Cirpriano and tell him that you're with HYPE Cup to earn your points.



Arts and Craft Night

The Chrysalis Center is in need of 1-2 volunteers to host an Arts and Craft Night on Tuesday, September 12th from 5-6pm for their Family Supportive Housing Unit in Hartford. Chrysalis Center staff will be at event for support. Group of 10 or so kids, ages from 2-teenager. Volunteers are asked to pick a simple project and provide materials for this family fun night. Chrysalis Center will provide a healthy snack and have games. For more details, contact Ellyn Laramie, Volunteer Manager, 860-263-441. 

HYPE Cup players will earn 1 extra point for their team for volunteering. Contact Ellyn Laramie and tell her that you're with HYPE Cup to earn your points.



Business for Downtown Hartford 16th Annual Golf Classic

Business for Downtown Hartford (BFDH) is looking for ten volunteers to help with their 16th Annual Golf Classic on Wednesday, September 13th at Keney Park Golf Course in Hartford. Duties will include monitoring holes for closest to the pin, hole in one, longest drive and selling tickets to win prizes. The volunteer shifts will be 11am-2pm and 2pm-5pm. Please email Jennifer Cassidy to sign up or for more information.

HYPE Cup players will earn 1 extra point for their team for volunteering. Contact Ellyn Laramie and tell her that you're with HYPE Cup to earn your points.



Creative Living Community Golf Tournament

Creative Living Community of CT is looking for up to twelve volunteers to help with their annual golf tournament fundraiser on Saturday, September 16th. Duties will include monitoring holes for hole in one, closest to the pin, and longest drive. Two shifts of three hours each are available and volunteers will be paired up. The shifts are 10am-1pm and 1pm-4pm. Please email Alex Koenigsberg to sign up or for more information.

HYPE Cup players will earn 1 extra point for their team for volunteering. Contact Alex Koenigsberg and tell himthat you're with HYPE Cup to earn your points.



Make a House a Home

Journey Home is looking for volunteers to help make a house a home. Volunteers will first arrive at their storage unit in South Windsor, and start the day by helping to load furniture and household goods into a Uhaul. Then once the items are all ready to go, the volunteers will caravan out to 3-5 clients homes in the Greater Hartford area bring the furniture into the clients homes, help them set it up, and then continue on to the next person's apartment. Many of these clients become housed with the clothes on their back and only what they can carry. It is our job to help make it a home for them in order for them to become stably housed and increase their quality of life, with the goal of never returning to homelessness again. 

The dates they're in need of volunteers are:

Sunday, September 17th
Sunday, October 22nd
Tuesday, November 4th
Saturday, November 18th
Saturday, December 2nd
Sunday, December 17th

HYPE Cup players will earn 1 extra point for their team for each date they volunteer. Contact Alison Scharr and tell her that you're with HYPE Cup to earn your points.


AIDS Walk

Join AIDS Connecticut for a scenic 5K walk around the MDC Reservoir in West Hartford, CT on Saturday, September 30, 9:30-11:30 am. The event will feature music, zumba warmups, refreshments, t-shirts, and prizes for top fundraisers. They're in need of volunteers! Contact Wendy Graveley to sign  up.

HYPE Cup players will earn 1 extra point for their team for volunteering. Contact Wendy Graveley and tell her that you're with HYPE Cup to earn your points.



Arts and Craft Night

The Chrysalis Center is in need of 1-2 volunteers to host an Arts and Craft Night on Tuesday, October 10th from 5-6pm for their Family Supportive Housing Unit in Hartford. Chrysalis Center staff will be at event for support. Group of 10 or so kids, ages from 2-teenager. Volunteers are asked to pick a simple project and provide materials for this family fun night. Chrysalis Center will provide a healthy snack and have games. For more details, contact Ellyn Laramie, Volunteer Manager, 860-263-441. 

HYPE Cup players will earn 1 extra point for their team for volunteering. Contact Ellyn Laramie and tell her that you're with HYPE Cup to earn your points.



Beyond the Bell

OE UWELSBeyond the Bell is an after school experience for students participating in programs at two Hartford Community Schools: Thirman L. Milner School and Dwight-Bellizzi Asian Studies Academy. Emerging Leaders Society (ELS) members design and facilitate activities related to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), programming in partnership with Microsoft.

They're looking for volunteers on the below dates:

Friday, October 13th: Milner & Bellizzi Schools from 4:45-6:00pm
Friday, November 10th: Milner & Bellizzi Schools from 4:45-6:00pm
Friday, December 8th: Milner & Bellizzi Schools from 4:45-6:00pm
Friday, January 12th: Milner & Bellizzi Schools from 4:45-6:00pm
Friday, February 9th: Milner & Bellizzi Schools from 4:45-6:00pm
Friday, March 9th: Milner 4:45-5:45pm and Belizzi from 4:45-6:00pm
Friday, April 20th: Milner & Bellizzi Schools from 4:45-6:00pm

To volunteer contact Rebekah Castagno.

HYPE Cup players will earn 1 extra point for their team for volunteering. Contact Rebekah Castagno and tell her that you're with HYPE Cup to earn your points.



Eversource Hartford Marathon

Be part of the biggest race day in Connecticut with the Eversource Hartford Marathon, half marathon, 5K and team relay on Saturday, October 14 to motivate you to greatness. Where runners, families, charities and volunteers come together in an inspiring display of community spirit. Enjoy a top-notch marathon experience, from expo to post-race party: A plethora of resources and expertise. High-energy crowds. Pomp and circumstance filling the streets. Thorough marathon and half marathon course amenities, including fuel, pacers, security and medical services. Festive celebration in Bushnell Park with beer, a menu of food choices and live music. Special swag to support big-time bragging rights. Go to their volunteer page to sign up and help out.


HYPE Cup players will earn 1 extra point for their team by volunteering and/or participating at this event. Register to volunteer at http://hartfordmarathon.com/hmf-volunteer/ and be sure to select the group "HYPE" to earn your points. If participating, send your race results to Program Director Jackie Valliere to earn your points.


Heart Walk

OE American Heart AssociationJoin the American Lung Association for their annual Heart Walk on Saturday, October 14th at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field in East Hartford. There are no fees to walk but they ask that you make a team and raise as much funds as you can for this great cause! Contact Wendy Schrlau for more information.

HYPE Cup players will earn 1 extra point for their team by participating in this walk. Contact Wendy Schrlau and tell her that you're with HYPE Cup to earn your points.


Movember 5k

Run your ‘stache off at the Movember 5k! Sport some face fur (real or fake – we’ll provide lots of options!), and join the 3.1 mile party from Portland to Middletown over the Arrigoni Bridge on Sunday, November 5th. Bus transportation is provided to the start of the point-to-point 5K course near Brownstone Quarry in Portland. The race ends with a post-race party on the Connecticut River at the Mattabesett Canoe Club. Enjoy a menu of hot and fresh food options and a free beer for everyone 21 and over (with ID). Awards are presented post-race for the best mustaches and beards too! Go to their volunteer page to sign up and help out.

HYPE Cup players will earn 1 extra point for their team by volunteering and/or participating at this event. Register to volunteer at http://hartfordmarathon.com/hmf-volunteer/ and be sure to select the group "HYPE" to earn your points. If participating, send your race results to Program Director Jackie Valliere to earn your points.


We Can Cook

WE CAN Cook, A Farm to Table Celebration on Monday, November 6th, will raise funds to help support people living with HIV/AIDS in Connecticut while guests enjoy an evening of food and fun at the Pond House Café in West Hartford. The event will feature a delicious gourmet farm-to-table dinner prepared by several local women chefs. The theme will be local, responsibly farmed foods and will feature produce from City Fish Market, Colgan Farm, Whole Harmony Tea, Woodstock Hill Preserves and more! The evening will also include an exclusive VIP reception with book signing by Simply Chef Renée, a live auction showcasing food-themed packages, live musical entertainment, and complimentary beer and wine.

HYPE Cup players will earn 1 extra point for their team by volunteering at this event. Contact Wendy Graveley and tell her that you're with HYPE Cup to earn your points



STARS Gala

OE Intensive Education AcademyThe STARS Gala is the Intensive Education Academies (IEA) annual evening of celebration taking place on Friday, November 10th at 6:30pm at The Riverview. Join them as they celebrate a year's worth of success and enjoy an evening fundraising for our students. They're in need of volunteers to help with registration, the auction, raffles and more! Contact Christianna Connery to volunteer.

HYPE Cup players will earn 1 extra point for their team by volunteering at this event. Contact Christianna Connery and tell her that you're with HYPE Cup to earn your points.


Arts and Craft Night

The Chrysalis Center is in need of 1-2 volunteers to host an Arts and Craft Night on Tuesday, November 14th from 5-6pm for their Family Supportive Housing Unit in Hartford. Chrysalis Center staff will be at event for support. Group of 10 or so kids, ages from 2-teenager. Volunteers are asked to pick a simple project and provide materials for this family fun night. Chrysalis Center will provide a healthy snack and have games. For more details, contact Ellyn Laramie, Volunteer Manager, 860-263-441. 

HYPE Cup players will earn 1 extra point for their team for volunteering. Contact Ellyn Laramie and tell her that you're with HYPE Cup to earn your points.



The 81st Manchester Road Race

The Manchester Road Race is seeking volunteers on Thanksgiving Day Thursday November 23rd. Help is needed mainly in the pre-race time from 8 AM to 10 AM to manage the expected 16,000 runners and walkers filling Main Street Manchester. Some volunteers may be asked to assist with handing out water following the start of the race as runners return to the finish line. Click here for more information.

HYPE Cup players will earn 1 extra point for every shift volunteered. Contact Irene Smith and tell her that you're with HYPE Cup to earn your points.


Norwich Winterfest 5k

Come check out the Norwich Winterfest 5K on Saturday, November 25th a great race put on to benefit Reliance Health, Inc., a non-profit community mental health center. The race is open to both walkers and runners at all fitness and experience levels – a fun family event to get moving and active after the Thanksgiving holiday! Go to their volunteer page to sign up and help out.

HYPE Cup players will earn 1 extra point for their team by volunteering and/or participating at this event. Register to volunteer at http://hartfordmarathon.com/hmf-volunteer/ and be sure to select the group "HYPE" to earn your points. If participating, send your race results to Program Director Jackie Valliere to earn your points.


Model United Nations Conference 2017

The World Affairs Council of CT held its very first Model United Nations program in 1952 and since then thousands of individuals across the state have benefited from it. The 2017 Model United Nations conference gives students the opportunity to engage in debate over a wide range of topics that revolve around the theme: Security in a Shifting World.The program takes place on Friday, December 1st through Saturday, December 2nd at the University of Hartford.

They're in need of volunteers! Volunteer roles include: committee observers, registration, transition team, and runners/guides. Contact Eve Pech to sign up to volunteer.

HYPE Cup players will earn 1 extra point for every shift volunteered. Contact Eve Pech and tell her that you're with HYPE Cup to earn your points.


Blue Back Mitten Run

This festive family holiday tradition welcomes runners and walkers of all ages and abilities to celebrate the season as a community at the Blue Back Mitten Run on Sunday, December 3rd. The 5K winds through West Hartford neighborhoods, lined with homes decorated for the holidays and festive shop windows. High-fives from Santa, gourmet hot chocolate and holiday cookies await finishers in Blue Back Square. Go to their volunteer page to sign up and help out.

HYPE Cup players will earn 1 extra point for their team by volunteering and/or participating at this event. Register to volunteer at http://hartfordmarathon.com/hmf-volunteer/ and be sure to select the group "HYPE" to earn your points. If participating, send your race results to Program Director Jackie Valliere to earn your points.


Arts and Craft Night

The Chrysalis Center is in need of 1-2 volunteers to host an Arts and Craft Night on Tuesday, December 5th from 5-6pm for their Family Supportive Housing Unit in Hartford. Chrysalis Center staff will be at event for support. Group of 10 or so kids, ages from 2-teenager. Volunteers are asked to pick a simple project and provide materials for this family fun night. Chrysalis Center will provide a healthy snack and have games. For more details, contact Ellyn Laramie, Volunteer Manager, 860-263-441. 

HYPE Cup players will earn 1 extra point for their team for volunteering. Contact Ellyn Laramie and tell her that you're with HYPE Cup to earn your points.



On Going Volunteer Opportunities

Be a Volunteer Literacy Tutor

Literacy VolunteersAs a volunteer tutor, you can work directly with speakers of other languages in our ESOL program or you can provide Basic Literacy instruction to native English-speakers who have to overcome many challenges in order to learn English. If computers are your thing, become a computer lab assistant and assist students with our educational software and with basic computer skills. If those positions don’t fit your needs, consider lending your talents to special project committees like communications, fundraising, and special events. For more information, visit the Literacy Volunteers of Greater Hartford website.


Become a Hands on Hartford Volunteer

Hands on HartfordEver wonder how you could make a difference in the lives of others? When you sign up to volunteer with Hands on Hartford, you are joining a group of 2,000 individuals who get hands on and make a difference in our community. You can find opportunities that fit your schedule and interests. Have questions? Visit the Hands on Hartford website.


Become a Mandell JCC Ambassador

JCC Mandell of Greater HartfordBecome a "Mandell JCC Ambassador" and share your talents, your experience, and your energy to help make our JCC community a better place. Our JCC Ambassadors benefit from a deeper engagement in the Center while our members and staff benefit from the good will and services that our Ambassadors provide. For more information visit the Mandell JCC website.


Center for Latino Progress

indexAre you available on Saturday mornings (or some weekday evenings)?  Do you want to make a difference in the lives of Hartford teens and young adults? The Center for Latino Progress - CPRF is increasing their weekly homework help and studying group this spring starting in early March. Just 2 hours of your time, either weekly or just once or twice a month can make a big difference. Homework help and studying is done one-on-one at the 95 Park Street Center for Latino Progress offices and classrooms, just one flat mile from Downtown.

Recurring opportunity's are available on Saturdays between 9am-1pm. Each week they send out a mentor request (with time slots and subjects).  Mentors respond by email (or text message) and meet to work one-on-one on Saturday for homework help / studying session with a student on a specific subject, one they are comfortable with. Some of the pairings are recurring, so you may be meeting with the same student each week, but you don’t have to be available every Saturday to sign up. Students range from 8th grade and up to freshman in college. For more information or to sign up, email Tony Cherolis with your contact information and subjects you are most comfortable with.


Creative Living

Go help Creative Living Community of Connecticut by working alongside people with developmental disabilities in their greenhouse program! Tasks may include seeding micro greens, harvesting the greens, and packaging the product for delivery to restaurants and farmer’s markets.

Hours are weekdays from 9am to 1pm and the greenhouse is located at the Tolland Agricultural Center at 30 Hyde Avenue in Vernon, CT. For more information or to volunteer, contact Alexis Vatteroni. 

HYPE Cup players will earn 1 extra point for their team for volunteering weekdays 9-1pm, with a maximum of 5 total points earned per person. Contact Alex Koenigsberg snd tell him that you're with HYPE Cup to earn your points.


Freshplace

Freshplace is not a typical food pantry. It offers those in need fresh fruit, vegetables, dairy and meats in addition to staple items. It allows patrons to choose their own foods to meet their individual health, cultural and family needs. Freshplace also provides case management and referral services to help client’s access services that can provide assistance to help them become more self-sufficient. Freshplace is a resource, revitalizing Hartford’s Upper Albany and Asylum Hill neighborhoods and creating a center for community involvement. Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Local grocery store pick-up’s: Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday morning’s all in West Hartford
  • Volunteer in Freshplace: Tuesday and Thursday 10-2pm and Saturday from 9-1 pm
  • Help unload and re-package our weekly food donation from Foodshare on Friday’s from 9-1pm.  This is a great opportunity to volunteer as a team, if this is something you are interested in.
  • Freshplace’s Saturday hours also are a great opportunity to come as a small group, call in advance to reserve.

Freshplace is open Tuesday through Saturday 10a.m. to 2 p.m. Volunteers can staff half of a shift, which is a two-hour block, or a whole shift, which is a four-hour block. You can volunteer as part of an ongoing commitment or as a one-time volunteer. For more information and to sign-up as a volunteer, please contact Jonathan Mitchell at Chrysalis Center by emailing Jmitchell@chrysaliscenterct.org.

HYPE Cup players will earn 1 extra point for their team for every Saturday shift (9-1pm) volunteered, with a maximum of 5 total points earned per person. Contact Jonathan Mitchell and tell him that you're with HYPE Cup to earn your points.


Girl Scouts of Connecticut

Girl ScoutsGirl Scouts of Connecticut is the largest girl-led organization serving girls and women in Connecticut. Since the formation of the first Connecticut troop in 1912, Girl Scouts has been committed to building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. With 32,000 girls and 15,000 adult volunteers, the chances to have fun, explore new things, and make new friends never ceases. They want to ensure every girl, who desires to become a Girl Scout, is given an opportunity to do so. They have girls all throughout the state looking forward to joining a troop, but can’t because they don’t have enough volunteers.

They are actively seeking new volunteer leaders to help support these girls during their Girl Scouting experience. Were you a Girl Scout growing up and ready to volunteer as a troop leader now? Do you want to fulfill your own longing to become a Girl Scout? Reach out to to become a volunteer leader! Email for more information.


Greater Hartford Arts Council - Business Volunteers for the Arts

The Business Volunteers for the Arts program aims to pair business professionals with nonprofits in the region to work together on projects, build capacity in the organizations, and provide professionals with a great opportunity to give back with real impact. Each Business Volunteers for the Arts project takes about 3 to 6 months and they range in needs. The project they are currently seeking a volunteer for is a marketing project for Southington Community Cultural Arts.

A volunteer consultant will guide Southington Community Cultural Arts through the process of writing a strategic marketing plan, which defines communications goals, objects, target markets, creative strategies, and the most effective communication vehicles for an organization. Marketing includes all written, spoken, and electronic communication with audiences, and it broadens the reach, impact, and support base for the organization. The volunteer can work with the organization to provide expert inquiry that probes and challenges current organizational assumptions. For more information, contact Community Programs Manager Amanda Roy.


Riverfront Recapture

The success of Riverfront Recapture depends on having dedicated volunteers who fill a number of critical roles, from maintaining landscapes to assisting at their festivals. With four Riverfront parks in two towns, there's always many ways to lend a hand. Volunteer with Riverfront and spend more time in the Riverfront Parks. To register as a group or an individual, or to learn more about volunteering contact Margie, Volunteer Coordinator, by email or at 860.713.3131 x 305.


Junior Achievement of Southwest New England

Junior Achievement offers opportunities for business and community volunteers to facilitate activities in local schools.   JA programs teach students in kindergarten through high school the basics of financial literacy, workforce readiness and entrepreneurship.  Essentially, JA prepares young people for future success and volunteers become role models and mentors for the students we serve.  Volunteering opportunities are fun and are available in several formats: 1. JA in a Day – spend 4.5 hours in an elementary school; 2. Weekly – visit a classroom, during the school day, once a week for five to seven weeks (45 minutes each visit) or 3. Afterschool – visit a classroom, after school, once a week for five to seven weeks (45 minutes each visit).  Recruitment is ongoing. For more information, visit the Volunteer section of the JA website and/or contact Jeremy Race at jrace@jaconn.org.


Volunteer as a Cultural Navigator

Make a difference in the world of immigrants! Hartford Public Library seeks volunteer Cultural Navigators to guide new arrival immigrants as they make the transition to living in Hartford. Volunteers and new arrivals will meet weekly at the downtown Hartford Public Library over a 12-week period. For further information, please click here or contact Intercultural Liaison Nancy Caddigan at 860-695-6316 or ncaddigan@hplct.org.


Volunteer at Hartford Hospital

There are over 200 volunteer positions available at Hartford Hospital. Most of the opportunities are during the weekday, with some options open at night and on weekends. Volunteers staff the information desk, help with Art for Healing, become patient representatives and more. For more information visit the Hartford Hospital website.


Volunteer for Reach & Rise Mentoring Program

YMCAThe YMCA of Greater Hartford offers a mentor program to the youth at the Wilson-Gray YMCA Youth and Family Center. The Reach & Rise Mentoring program is a national mentoring program of Y-USA that matches children ages 6-17 with a caring adult from the Greater Hartford community. Many of these youth lack positive role models and are in communities challenged by social issues such as poverty, crime, truancy, and sub-standard housing. Through this program, the Y recruits, trains, and connects adult volunteer mentors with youth to provide direct one-on-one mentoring that will create healthy, safe and meaningful relationships. Recruitment is ongoing. For more information, visit the Volunteer section of the YMCA website.