YMCA Swim 4 Life Instructors!


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


Oberlin Road Program Center PoolLocated in the Interact Building1012 Oberlin RoadRaleigh, NC 27605




Assisting in the learning process to help save lives!

Welcome to Swim for Life! We are excited to have you here with us. We are so thankful that you are willing to give your time to our program and the community. Our hope is that you enjoy your volunteer experience with us and return for future installments of the program! Before we meet on the day of the first lesson for this session, I wanted to give you a brief introduction to your role and to the program.

Drowning is the number one cause of death in North Carolina and the second leading cause of unintentional deaths in young children in the country. Underprivileged populations risk of drowning is 2 to 3 times higher because they often do not have access to swim lessons. Our goal is to teach safety and swimming skills to unprivileged children and adults so that we can positively impact those statistics. Furthermore, by helping people master new skills, we are aiming to instill independence, confidence and self-worth in both adults and children.

We are excited to have you help facilitate the learning process for our swimmers. We hope to guide you well enough so that you feel comfortable doing just that. There is no one way to teach any swimming skill. Every instructor who teaches swimming has to figure out what teaching techniques work for them in regards to each specific student they have. You will have instructors on hand to help you teach different skills as well as a skill guide on-hand to refer back to during the duration of the lesson.

There will be a volunteer meeting held at 5:15 p.m. before the first two lessons. Volunteers must attend one of the first two trainings before they can volunteer for the program. On the third and fourth day of the program, there will be a volunteer meet and greet. Those meetings will begin at 5:45 p.m. We will provide food and engage in team building activities togeth

Held once each quarter - Summer 2016 Sessions: June 13-16 and August 9, 10, 16, 17 (Once you are on our email distribution list, you will recieve notifications for each upcoming session)


Lessons will begin at 6:15 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. Volunteers are not required to participate in both lessons each night. As much time as you can give us is great!


Oberlin Road Program Center Pool in the Interact Building, 1012 Oberlin Road, Raleigh


  • Physical Education
  • Swimming
  • Community Outreach
  • Sports Coaching

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-2 hours per evening
  • Aquatics Experience

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