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"I grew up at the YMCA of the Foothills; it was my second home. From Preschool to camp, to volunteering after school and at Camp Fox as an Leader in Training. The YMCA became a place of learning, positive growth, and friendship. The YMCA taught me how to work with others and appreciate myself and served as a good foundation for school.

I decided to volunteer because I was missing my second home, which eventually led to my time as a summer camp counselor for Kinder Discoverers after my first year of college.  I decided to come back to the Y to make a positive impact within the community. I have always looked up to my teachers and counselors growing up and felt it would be an honor to fill their shoes for the younger generations." –Emma


The Y has great employment and volunteer opportunities to learn, grow, and thrive.  The Y is a wonderful place to work and volunteer if you are looking to make an impact on the lives of others. Grounded in the values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility the Y offers a fun and friendly work environment where you will go home knowing you have made a difference.The YMCA of the Foothills offers competitive wage and benefit packages. Depending upon the position, some of the benefits include health, dental, disability, and life insurance, funded retirement plan, time-off benefits such as vacation, sick days and holidays, free YMCA Membership, discounted program fees, training, and career development, and flexible work schedule.

The Importance of Donations at the YMCA of the Foothills — KTLA Segment
Youth Programs at the YMCA of the Foothills — KTLA Segment
Y-LIVE August 2022
Y-LIVE April 2022
YMCA Togetherhood Garden
Spirit of the Y
Togetherness Volunteers!



With a focus on youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility, Y volunteers give men, women, and children of all ages and from all walks of life the resources and support they need to be healthy, confident, connected, and secure.



  • Lead our boards of directors and committees

  • Raise funds to ensure the Y is accessible to all members of the community

  • Coach our sports teams and teach many of our classes

  • Motivate and support youth in building the character strengths, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health, smart life choices and the pursuit of higher education and goals

  • Extend a hand to help adults who want to do more, be more or live healthier

  • Advocate for the Y’s efforts to influence policies and initiatives that positively impact societal issues of importance to the nation, and your community

  • Participate in opportunities to give back and support neighbors


​The Y is a charity like no other. Take an active role in strengthening your community. You will make new friends from all walks of life become part of a charity cause that has over 150 years of service to communities all over the world, learn new skills, increase your and enhance leadership skills, and gain hours toward your community service requirement.



The Pat Aho Volunteer of the Year Award was established in 1989 and dedicated to Pat Aho, a former staff member and member of our Board of Directors. This award recognizes individuals and couples who donate their time and talents to the Y.

1989 Peggy Croxen, 1990 John Ehret, 1991 Nell Wells, 1992 Edie Livingwood, 1993 Barbara Sheahan (In Memory), 1994 Patrick Mulcahy, 1995 Heather and Paul Haaga, 1996 Fred Engler, 1997 Jim Domian, 1998 Sue Shanley / Chris Burrows (In Memory), 1999 James Du Bois, 2000 Neil Brockmeyer, 2001 Timothy MacDonald, 2005 Kirk and Marjory Dawson, 2008 Norma Klingensmith, 2009 Bruce Waggoner, 2010 Chris Waldheim, 2011 Richard Goeden, 2012 Jerry Martin, 2013 Virginia Clegg, 2014 Scott Young, 2015 Tom Heller, 2016 Warren Lukesh

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