The YMCA of Northern Utah provides the Ogden community with experiences that enhance healthy mind, body and spirit. Through the many volunteer opportunities they offer, the YMCA strives to build strong kids, strong families, and strong communities.

The YMCA has been helping local communities for over a hundred years. In 2010, the YMCA of Utah served over 3,690 individuals through their programs. More than 2,770 youth were developed through our Afterschool Programs, 514 children were mentored at Camp Roger and 253 participants were inspired and empowered at the Community Family Center. They also hosted over 49 community events that reached over 3,700 individuals. By volunteering, you can join in on any of these fantastic opportunities!

The first YMCA in Utah opened in Salt Lake City in 1893. Since then there has been growth and change to meet the needs of youth and families in the community. The YMCA of Northern Utah in the Ogden area runs 14 afterschool programs at the Jr. High and elementary school levels in the Ogden and Weber County School Districts.

How to Get Involved with the YMCA

Become a Tutor or Homework Helper

Take an hour out your week to help with math, science, history, reading and other subjects. There is especially a desperate need for math tutors at our Jr. High programs. Most after school programs span from 2:30-5:30 PM every weekday. Opportunities are currently available at the following local schools:

  • Dee Elementary
  • Gramercy Elementary
  • Heritage Elementary
  • Lincoln Elementary
  • Madison Elementary
  • Odyssey Elementary
  • Polk Elementary
  • Shadow Valley Elementary
  • T. O. Smith Elementary
  • Highland Jr. High
  • Mound Fort Jr. High
  • Mount Ogden Jr. High
  • Ogden Preparatory Academy
  • DaVinci Academy
  • Ben Lomond High
  • Ogden High

Connect to the YMCA online to find details for a school in your area

Contact: Angela Varaotsady (801)-839-3385

Elementary opportunities

Jr. High opportunities

Lead After School Program Activities

Rediscover your youth by volunteering in YMCA before and after school programs. Volunteers will work on craft projects, help with homework time, participate in recreation activities, and more. The YMCA has programs in Salt Lake and Ogden, many of which are close to campus. This is the perfect volunteer opportunity if you want to make a difference just by spending time with a child. Interested? Please contact the volunteer coordinator at (801) 839-5447 or .

Join the Community Engaged Leaders Program

The YMCA is one of the organizations served under the WSU Community Engaged Leaders program. The Community Engaged Leaders YMCA program recruits student volunteers for YMCA afterschool programs. Community Engaged Leaders is a student-run community service program, and is part of WSUSA. It is comprised of a VP of Service, an Assistant Director, 4 Directors and 16 Chairs. These student leaders are responsible for promoting community service within the student body, and they make community service opportunities accessible to students. You can apply to become the chair for any of the service leadership positions, including YMCA chair, during early spring semester. Becoming a chair or volunteering with the YMCA is a great way to meet new people and make a difference. To learn more about the Community Engaged Leaders YMCA program visit the website, or email the current chair:

Get Started

If interested in volunteering, contact the YMCA volunteer coordinator at (801) 839-3387 or to find out what volunteer opportunities are available, or visit YMCAUTAH. Please fill out the volunteer application online. Background checks are required and paid for by the YMCA with a time commitment. A commitment is required (preferably one afternoon a week for the semester, however, other arrangements can be made). Many volunteer positions can work into paid positions within the YMCA.

YMCA Ogden Area
893 E. 24th Street
Ogden, UT, 84401

The Center for Community Engaged Learning
2113 University Circle
Ogden, UT 84408-2113