Volunteer at YMCA of the Rockies

Together, we make a difference.

Work less, explore more! Volunteering at Estes Park Center is one of the best experiences you can give to yourself. Our volunteers are essential in supporting our Mission. In exchange for our volunteers’ time, we make sure that all volunteers have ample time to enjoy everything we have to offer. For as little as 24-28 volunteer service hours (depending on season), volunteers receive free lodging, and meals, along with access to most activity benefits and facilities. We have a dazzling amount of volunteer opportunities that suit a variety of interests and skill levels. See what’s possible when you join the YMCA of the Rockies volunteer team.

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Why Volunteer with YMCA of the Rockies?

Make a Positive Impact

Explore the Outdoors

Build Meaningful Relationships

Special Opportunity: Your Story is Our Story!

Volunteers are one the greatest resource we have! Each year at YMCA of the Rockies, hundreds of volunteers enrich our guests’ experience through time spent both on and off-property. The Philanthropy Department has a variety of volunteer opportunities available and we’re especially excited to share this one with you!

Do you have a passion for taking photos? We are looking for friendly, outgoing people to help share our Y’s story by taking photos of guests. If you’re interested in hearing more about this project, please contact Emily Pullen, Annual Campaign Director, at epullen@ymcarockies.org for more information.

Ready to start the volunteer application process?

That’s great! Here’s what you need to know in order to prepare for your volunteer experience with us.

How do I apply to be a volunteer?
Search our current opportunities and submit your resume online. If you need special accommodation in order to apply, please contact our office.
Once you apply online, you’ll need to three references to complete our reference form. Check out our reference section for more information.
How can I provide references?
To complete a reference form, click here.
You must have three references submitted on-line: one reference from a family member and the other two from individuals who know you professionally (former supervisors, professors, pastors, etc.). Before your application can be considered, all three references MUST respond to the link we’ll provide to you. If you are a rehire and have worked at YMCA of the Rockies Estes Park Center, Snow Mountain Ranch, or Camp Chief Ouray at any time during the past three years, you do not have to provide these references.
What housing is provided?
As part of your employment package, you’ll be provided with on-site complimentary lodging.
At Estes Park Center, volunteers ages 30+ are provided with a private room and bath in Mt. Ypsilon lodge (staff dormitory) or at Friendship Circle (female-only cabins). Married couples who volunteer together can also be accommodated in Mt Ypsilon.
At Snow Mountain Ranch, volunteers are provided with accommodations in Pinewood Lodge, a smaller dorm facility for staff members ages 40+, primarily serving our volunteer community. Rooms are doubles and can accommodate a couple. Each room has a full bathroom.
There are TV lounges with a refrigerator and microwave in our staff dormitories. All rooms have a private telephone and internet access.
Also at Snow Mountain Ranch, we offer volunteers the option to stay at Geronimo Campground. All sites have electric hook ups (ranging from 15-50 Amps). while others have additional water and/or sewer. Geronimo Campground is open from mid-May to mid-September.
Do I get time off?
Absolutely! We want you to explore the beautiful surroundings and take advantage of the Y’s amenities and staff discounts at various local attractions. We believe in building healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
Who do I contact if I have questions about volunteering?
If you have any questions, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at 970-586-3341, extension 1071.
Are drugs/alcohol permitted on property?
We have a zero tolerance policy for alcohol or drugs on property; in addition, no drug use is tolerated (including marijuana) during your employment with us whether on- or off-duty. If you want to use marijuana, please don’t apply to volunteer for us.

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We invite you to join us in this amazing work—to develop your skills, to realize your leadership potential and to discover a career that is so much more than a job.