Volunteer At Silver Bay YMCA

The Gift of Time

Volunteers are the life blood of Silver Bay. Whether planting in our gardens, serving in our dining hall, working in our fitness center, our volunteers can be found across our campus giving of their time and talent to help Silver Bay fulfil its mission: to foster relationships, strengthen communities and nurture spirit, mind and body for all. 

We would like to thank you in advance for your consideration in volunteering. We are confident that by volunteering you will discover a new and rewarding way to connect with the very special place that is Silver Bay. 

What volunteer opportunity fits you best?

Whether you would like to volunteer for an hour or for an entire summer, Silver Bay has something for you! Scroll down the page to see the wide variety of volunteering opportunities available.

Serve Team
Silver Bay Council

Serve Team

Looking for a unique way to volunteer while enjoying the beauty of Silver Bay all summer long? Join our Serve Team! Serve Team members volunteer 20-24 hours a week during our summer season in exchange for room and housing.

Silver Bay Council

Silver Bay Council is an auxiliary organization composed of volunteers dedicated to supporting the needs of Silver Bay and its Board of Trustees. To learn more about Silver Bay Council and how to get involved click HERE.

Food Service
Fisher Fitness Center

Food Service

Help the amazing staff in the Food Service department serve guests in the dining hall while getting a behind-the-scenes look at the William Boyd Center.

Hours: Daily June – September

Fisher Fitness Center

Check-in guests, sanitize equipment and monitor the Fisher Fitness Center.

Hours: Daily June – September

Gardening
Housekeeping

Gardening

Help to keep Silver Bay’s gardens beautiful! Weed, water and tend gardens across campus, as designated by our maintenance team.

Hours: Daily June – September

Housekeeping

Hospitality Services are the backbone of Silver Bay. Give the housekeeping crew some much-needed support. Assist in room turnovers (bed making, cleaning rooms, etc.) and cottage preparation and support sanitation efforts.

Hours: Daily June – September

Slim Point Support
Silver Bay Store

Slim Point Support

Lend a hand at Slim Point Beach by welcoming and checking beach-goers in at Slim Point tent.

Hours: Weekends July – August

Silver Bay Store

Be part of the ice cream scooping fun at Silver Bay’s Store. Each shift starts with a 30-minute training session. Consider grabbing your family or friends and taking over The Store for a night or committing to a weekly shift! Store volunteers must be 14 years old and up.

Hours: 4-hour shift, July and August

Special Events
Spiritual Life Greeters

Special Events

Help make a Silver Bay event a success. We need golf cart drivers, ushers and parking lot attendants at our concerts and performances.

Hours: Vary

Spiritual Life Greeters

Get to know the Silver Bay community by greeting Spiritual Life guests.

Hours: Vary

Tennis Court Maintenance
Trail Maintenance

Tennis Court Maintenance

Join the Program staff in serving our tennis community by helping to care for the red clay tennis courts. Tasks include weeding, sweeping the courts and other light-to-medium duty physical activities.

Hours: Daily June – September

Trail Maintenance

Enjoy a walk in the woods while helping keep Silver Bay’s trails clear! Silver Bay offers roughly 12 miles of maintained trails for our guests and program members on 700 acres of private land inside the Adirondack Park. Our trails offer hikes for a wide range of ability levels with many including scenic overlooks of Silver Bay and Lake George.

Hours: Vary

We would like to say a special Thank You to all of our volunteers.

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