Plainfield Area YMCA, 518 Watchung Ave, Plainfield, NJ 07060, 908-756-6060

Volunteer Opportunities

We would love to discuss our volunteer opportunities with you. If you have any questions regarding the volunteer information below, please contact Senior Program Director, Jon Tilli 908-756-6060 ext. 109

How You Can Help the Plainfield Area YMCA


Help us raise funds during our Strong Kids Annual Support Campaign. The campaign goal is to raise money to provide YMCA YCares Scholarships to families and individuals who are unable to afford the full price of programs or services. Hours are flexible and any degree of committment is appreciated.


The Plainfield Area YMCA runs after-school programs at our facility and 9 different local elementary and charter schools within Plainfield. Children in our programs can always benefit from homework assistance. If you enjoy helping children and are available from 2:30pm-6:00pm or on school holidays (even a day or two a month) you will provide a great service to our YMCA kids.


Do you love basketball, karate or soccer?  Children can benefit from your sports enthusiasm. We will work with your schedule and support your endeavors.

Special Events

Volunteers help us so much when they participate in the many special events planned throughout the year. Sometimes the events are only a few hours, therefore any degree of commitment is appreciated!

Fitness & Aquatics

Many volunteers and interns are utilized in these two departments. Swim instructors, lifeguards, trainers, and class instructors often become employed at the YMCA after working in our Volunteer and Intern Programs.


If you are interested in serving on a standing committee (Finance, Board Development, Facilities, Youth, Human Resources, Housing) or an Ad Hoc committee (Strategic Planning, Audit, Crisis Response) please contact Interim CEO, Ravenell Williams IV at 908-756-6060 ext. 101