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We're always looking for qualified, enthusiastic volunteers to join the Y as group fitness instructors. Think you have what it takes? Send us your resume today!
Volunteering at the Y gives you countless opportunities to develop your expertise and leadership skills and make lifelong friends. It's also a great way to give back to your community, by supporting a charity that's been building healthy kids, teens, and families for over 160 years. Learn more about the personal and professional opportunities your volunteer service can unlock:
Get started with one of our certification courses, or put your credentials to good use by applying for one of our volunteer opportunities today.
Jump start your career by building leadership, communication, and teamwork skills, all while gaining hands-on experience and learning the ropes from experts in your field.
The Y is your one-stop shop for the credentials you need to be an exceptional group fitness instructor. Our courses help you teach effectively, and hone your leadership, teamwork, and problem-solving skills — crucial competencies for building your career.
Register for our certification programs by calling 1-800-223-8024 or visiting your local YMCA.
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Volunteer work is proof of your passion: it’s documented evidence of your willingness to stand behind the things you believe in. There's no better way to prove your dedication to a good cause than by donating your time and talent to supporting it.
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