Volunteer at YMCA of the Rockies

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Together, we make a difference.

Work less, explore more! Volunteering at YMCA of the Rockies 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 (minimum 6-week commitment), 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 per week (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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Hear what our volunteers say about YMCA of the Rockies.

  • Customer Testimonails

    The Y is a place that you actually want to come back to. Everything here is centered around building strong relationships.

    Roy, Hike Master
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    If you like the outdoors, this is the place to be.

    Susan, Volunteer
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    Cool mornings, mountain scenery, friends around the fire, and rewarding work in a Christian environment – that’s volunteering and RVing at Snow Mountain Ranch!

    Ernest and Sue

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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!

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 complete our online application. Please have your information, skills and work experience (if you upload a resume, some information will auto-fill). Additionally, if you have not worked or volunteered with YMCA of the Rockies within the past three years, you will need to provide the name, phone number and email address of three references - one reference from a family member and the other two from individuals who know you professionally (former supervisors, professors, pastors, etc.).
What housing is provided?

As part of your employment package, you’ll be provided with on-site complimentary lodging. Housing is for staff members and volunteers ages 18 years and older.

At Estes Park Center, staff members and volunteers will be housed in staff dormitories or at Friendship Circle (female only). Married couples and/or domestic partners be housed together upon receipt of proof of marriage or domestic partnership (both persons must be employed or volunteering to live in staff housing). The staff housing includes shared TV lounges with wifi available.

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?
For Estes Park Center, please contact the Human Resources office at epchr@ymcarockies.org or 970-586-3341 x1032
For Snow Mountain Ranch, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Rene' Gorbold, rgorbold@ymcarockies.org or 970-887-2152 Ext 4111
For general inquiries, please email work@ymcarockies.org
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 offer your skills and experience to support our mission and strengthen the YMCA of the Rockies community with your presence.