Become A Volunteer

Volunteers are essential to the success of the YMCA. Volunteering not only benefits the children, families, older adults, and programs of the YMCA, it also benefits the community and individuals that dedicate their time and energy. All that you give as a volunteer will impact the children and families of our community for a lifetime.

What are the qualifications for volunteering?

To volunteer, you must have a desire to help instill YMCA character development values in each aspect of the program you are involved in. Those values include respect, responsibility, honesty, and caring. A background check is required and will be performed by the YMCA. Volunteers must fill out an application and attend a volunteer orientation.

Where can I volunteer and with what programs?

We need volunteers in many of our programs including youth sports (coaches, referees, and site supervisors), childwatch, childcare, aquatics, afterschool and summer camp, homework tutors, wellness, health education, office work, fund raising, special events, board/committee work, and much more!

VOLUNTEER CONTACT INFO

To volunteer, please download our volunteer application and call us at 570-662-2999 or email Sonja at sonjad@rvrymca.org

PLEASE NOTE: All child care volunteers must submit a local and federal criminal background check as well as license mandated prerequisites in order to volunteer to work with children in our State-licensed child care programs.

 

MEET OUR ADVISORY COUNCIL BOARD!

Kathleen Campbell - Chair

Originally from Schuylkill County of Pennsylvania, Kathleen is a graduate of Kutztown University with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration. She is currently the Senior Vice President of Marketing for First Citizens Community Bank and serves on the faculty of the American Bankers Association School of Bank Marketing and Management. Prior to joining the First Citizens team in 2001, she worked for Keystone Financial for 20 years. Kathleen resides in Mansfield with her husband, Greg and son, Ryan. She has been the Tioga County Branch Board Chair for 5 years and has served on the RVR Corporate Board for that same time period. She also serves on the Executive Committee of the RVR Corporate Board. Prior to join the board, "I did not have much experience with the Y since there was not a Y in my hometown growing up. When I lived in Muncy, I took my son for swimming lessons at the Y in Williamsport, but that was my only exposure. Since joining, I have discovered what wonderful things the Y can do for a community and for individuals of all ages and that has made me a strong advocate for the YMCA organization. I like the challenge of taking something from an idea stage and making it a reality - that fits right into my role as volunteer at the Y." Among other things, Kathleen has coordinated our 2 annual fundraising dinners and is currently very involved in Project Rebuild, our 2014-2015 capital campaign and renovation project. Her personal goal at this point is to continue to build a strong advisory board for the Tioga County Branch and to see Project Rebuild to completion. "Being a volunteer of the Tioga County Branch YMCA has been very rewarding."

Amy Farrer

Amy was originally from Edensburg, PA and graduated from Misericordia in 1999. She joined the PHOENIX Rehabilitation and Health Services team in June of 2000 as a staff Physical Therapist at the Mansfield facility. She has continued to pursue further education and received a doctorate in physical therapy from Drexel University in 2005. She moved to the position of Facility Director of the Mansfield location in 2006. Outside the clinic, Amy and her husband, Jim, live locally in Mansfield. They are currently enjoying life with their three daughters. The girls are active in a variety of sports including swimming, where Amy is one of the volunteer age-group coaches. Amy also teaches a course in Exercise Physiology at Mansfield University in the Nutrition Department. She is active in the Mansfield Chamber and has served as an officer for the last several years. Her husband, Jim, coaches locally with Cross Country, girl's high school basketball and Track. Her passions lay in sports, injury prevention and athletics as a whole. She is most interested in furthering the mission of the Y locally with a focus on community service, youth development and healthy living. 

Erin Crowell

While Erin is originally from Ulysses, PA, she's lived in Mansfield for over 14 years. She has over 15 years experience in the field of Social Work and is currently working with Hospice as a Volunteer Coordinator. "I train, recruit and schedule volunteers to be with our Hospice patience. I have spent the majority of my career working with children and families. My current position is a new chapter for my career and I am excited to have this change." Erin had been a member of the Y back in 2011, but her health was never a priority until she lost her father in 2012. In the spring of 2013, she joined the Y for a second time and made a serious effort to get healthy. "The Y has been a place that I could come to and not feel any judgement for the place I was at in my health journey. I was very over weight and unable to take an exercise class due to how hard it was for me to breath. I joined the senior classes at the encouragement of the leader of that class when she would see me working out." Her health has improved dramatically over the last two years and she enjoys mentoring others who are on the same journey. "In 2014, I ran 7 5K's and completed a 23 mile hike. My life has been transformed because of the changes that I have made to my life and the YMCA has been a huge piece of that. The staff has always been very encouraging to me and the goals that I am working toward! I am so happy to give back and volunteer for this organization." 

Allison Senchur

Allison currently lives in Covington but was originally from Delmont, PA. She is currently a Customer Service Counselor at First Citizens Community Bank. "I feel that is is important for people of all ages to have a place where they can interact, get healthier and have a better sense of well-being. The Y meets all three of these needs and I'm happy to serve on the board of this local branch!" Allison has won numerous ribbons for her photography at the Tioga County Fair, where she won Best of Show in 2012, and at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford's annual photography exhibit. She has been a student of UPB's Allegheny National Forest Photo Trek since its inception in Spring 2012. "I grew up visiting the Plum YMCA as a small child where I received swimming lessons and attended a kids class much like our own Kids Klub. Even at a young age, I realized how important the Y was to our community. I join the Tioga County Branch Y a few years ago to stay healthy but my career at the time took me out of town more often that not and I wasn't able to continue my membership. I'm happy to be working locally on a regular basis again and look forward to continuing my regular visits to the Y!"

Stacy Kelley

Stacy grew up in very rural Sullivan County and moved to several towns on the eastern half of Pennsylvania before finally settling in Mansfield. After earning a BFA from Kutztown University in 200, she started work in sales and interior design in State College. In 2008, she was hired as a Program Coordinator for the Tioga County Partnership for Community Health. In this position, Stacy worked to fulfill federal Drug Free Communities grant deliverables through her facilitation of several different volunteer work groups, some of which focused on poverty, environmental health, mental health and physical health issues within Tioga County. An opportunity to do consulting work for the local non-profit presented itself, so Stacy moved on from the Program Coordinator position and is presently using her knowledge of Tioga County, her background in art and design and interest in communications to be a Media and Outreach Consultant for her former employer. Stacy satisfies her love of art through drawing and painting pieces that have sold at a local gallery and to individuals. She also illustrated a children's book, Tales from Shrimps, and looks forward to pursuing other art ventures in the near future. "The mission of the YMCA appeals to my sense of responsibility to our kids. I feel it is our job to provide decent, safe and enriching environments for our kids where happy memories and positive pivotal moments help them develop into thoughtful, responsible adults who have confidence, kindness and leadership abilities."

Larry Mansfield

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Troy Freeman

Ben Auger