Meet Our Staff
The Y is a nonprofit like no other. That’s because in 10,000 neighborhoods across the nation, we have the presence and partnerships to not just promise, but deliver, positive change. Every day, our staff — of all ages with diverse backgrounds and life experiences — work to bridge the gap in community needs. These team members nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being and provide support to our neighbors.
Learn more about why the Y is a great place to work by viewing our short video featuring Y staff and members and read their stories below.
“I always believed that you need to do something physical, not just to be physically fit, but for your mind. Keeping active is good for your brain health.”
“The YMCA has a special place in my heart. I took swim lessons at the Y as a kid and I’m thankful to the Y for making me a stronger swimmer.”
“What I like about working for the Y is the warm and friendly atmosphere, plus greeting, helping and interacting with all the wonderful members.”
“I live only a few minutes from the Y, and I saw a sign that said the Y was hiring. I had worked for a different Y in college as a summer camp group leader, so I knew that the Y was a great place to work.”
“It was hard for me to find the motivation to exercise on my own. I like that the other people taking the classes hold you accountable in ways. It’s encouraging to know that if I’m not here, they’ll notice.”
“I am happy to say that my time in this volunteer service, in addition to the First Aid Squad, has helped strengthen my community and those in it.”
“We’ve always had such a wonderful staff. Everyone always worked together as a team, which to me is very important. My mantra is ‘together, everyone achieves more.’”
“At the Fanwood-Scotch Plains Y, I’m looking forward to more community involvement and working for a larger organization, while also working with a bigger team.”
“The joy and good vibes that come from leading a class and that special shared experience with members in the gym every Monday night, cannot actually be described in words; it’s just something that grabs your heart and soul, amps up your life and makes you feel like a more complete person.”
“I first started working at the Y because a lot of my friends worked here and I also wanted to get some experience working with children. I like working with kids and now I’m in school for early childhood education. Working here definitely impacted my choice on what to go to school for.”
“In my new role at the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA, I want to bring as much knowledge and guidance as I can to members of all ages – teenagers, college students, adults, seniors. I take a lot of satisfaction seeing people grow their health, nutrition and fitness routines.”
“It’s the perfect job really. It pays well, it’s a great learning experience and my co-workers support me.”
This coming year marks our Y’s 75th anniversary and I’m most excited about our upcoming building project and the opportunities it will provide to our community.
“I’ve met a lot of people since starting here – everyone is really friendly – and there’s always something going on at the Y, which I like.”
“I really like the atmosphere and being a college student, I like the flexibility and how they work with my schedule.”
“I’ve always been good with kids – I come from a pretty big family and would always help take care of the kids.”