Congratulations to our volunteer, JARED KATZ, on being recognized by the New Jersey YMCA State Alliance at their 17th Annual Recognition Dinner

Jared is a very impactful young man!  Jared has volunteered at the Y for many year’s with the Summer Literacy Program and Swim Multi Sport Camp.  Studies have indicated that large percentages of urban youth fall behind during the Summer with regards to reading and literacy and as a result of this information and Jared’s interest in helping the Y and youth, he volunteered himself and many of his friends to join forces with the Y throughout the Summer to provide fun literacy opportunities to our youth.  Jared loves working with kids and being a mentor and is someone that they can look up to–all while having fun!  Jared said, “It’s great and rewarding to know that you are making a difference in someone else’s life and helping them grow as a person.”

Do you have a special talent? Would you like to make a difference in the life of a child?

Please consider becoming a YMCA Volunteer.

The YMCA is a mission driven volunteer based community organization that has been in existence for over 170 years. For over 120 years the YMCA of Western Monmouth County has been enriching the lives of countless families and individuals in Monmouth, Mercer and Middlesex counties. In order to continue to fulfill our mission, we need assistance from individuals in our community who believe in our mission and the character values of respect, caring, honesty and responsibility that we incorporate into programs that we teach.

There are many areas available within our organization, at any one of our branches: Freehold, Freehold Borough Community Center, Camp Topanemus, and Old Bridge, for volunteer opportunities. All of our committees and our Boards of Directors are made up of volunteers. Below is a list of the volunteer opportunities that are available. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please download the PDF application and return it in one of these ways:

  • E-mail it to: Julie Hobson, at jhobson@ymcanj.org
  • Drop it off at the Freehold Branch
  • Mail it to:
    • Julie Hobson
      YMCA of Western Monmouth County
      470 East Freehold Road
      Freehold, NJ 07728
Volunteer Application

Fundraising (Ages 18 & Over)

Super 50/50 Raffle

Annually we hold a Super 50/50 raffle and we need volunteers to help us sell raffle tickets. Price is $100 per ticket and the goal is to sell 500 tickets for a super prize of $17,500.00 1st Prize; $5,000.00 2nd Prize; $2,500.00 3rd Prize. We begin selling tickets in December and continue until March when the Annual Black-tie Gala is held and the prize is drawn.

Annual Support Campaign

We need volunteers to help us solicit contributions for our  Annual Support Campaign that funds the YCares Financial Assistance Program. This campaign is vitally important to helping us assist many children and families in the community.

Annual Golf Outing

Committee members needed to secure sponsors, golfers, gifts for the event that is held in October.

Annual Black-tie Gala

Committee members needed to secure sponsors, ad for journal, silent auction items for the event that is held in March.



Lobby Greeters

Greet members at our front entrance during the following hours:

  • Monday-Friday: 9am-10:30am | 3:30pm-5pm
  • Saturday 9am-Noon


Assist with data entry, answering phones, stuffing envelopes, conducting surveys.

Finance Department

College Intern. Assist with accounting projects, filing, data entry.

Babysitting (ages 16 & over)

Do you enjoy entertaining and playing with children? We would love to have you as a part of our babysitting program for parents who are working out at our facility.

  • Monday-Friday: 9am-1pm | 4pm-8pm
  • Sunday: 9am-Noon
  • Two-hour shifts are available.

Sports Coaching (ages 16 & over)

If you like sports and working with children, this is a great opportunity for you! Help our coaches teach children a variety of sports like basketball, flag football and much more.

  • Monday-Friday: 4pm-6/7pm
  • Most classes are an hour in length.