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Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:15 AM - Thu Nov 16, 2017 01:30 PM


Downtown YMCA1050 W State StreetBoise, ID 83702


Make a Splash is a national water safety initiative created by the USA Swimming Foundation in an effort to provide access to swim lessons, at low to no cost, for children across the country. It is a proactive approach to teaching basic swimming and safety skills to our youth and is currently reaching over 1,000 third graders in the Treasure Valley. As Idaho has the second highest unintentional drowning rate in the nation, the Treasure Valley Family YMCA has made it one of our priorities to reverse this statistic.

This is a great opportunity to help kids build confidence and character!

Swim Instructor Aide: Swim Instructor Aides provide support to Swim Instructors during group swim lessons. The aide will help to maintain safe swimming conditions on the pool deck and surrounding areas, enforce health and safety rules, and set up and store equipment as necessary.

Locker Room Assistant(s): We need both male and female volunteers to guide and motivate elementary school children that come for swim lessons on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10:55am and 1:55pm. Volunteers will give instruction and ensure youth are getting in and out of the locker rooms on time, secure personal belongings and help instructors evaluate children during swim test as needed (volunteers will not be in the water).

*Volunteers do not have to get in the water.

Fill out a volunteer application at http://www.ymcatvidaho.org/support-our-cause/volunteer/
Be sure to indicate that you would like to help with Make a Splash.

Volunteers must enjoy kids and be able to communicate effectively with a diverse population. All YMCA volunteers must have the ability to act in accordance with the Y core values of Caring, Honestly, Respect and Responsibility.


  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Swimming
  • Water Recreation
  • Verbal / Written Communication

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Tuesday and/or Thursday of each week

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