The Family YMCA

1450 Iris St. Los Alamos, NM 87544



Our work is grounded in charitable service to others, and volunteers are a key component of this.

In 2017, a total of 323 volunteers donated 8,002 hours of time in service at the Y. The service is valued at $173,044.

A volunteer application may be required for certain work. Several opportunities are described below.

Board Member

Dedicated community leaders with diverse talents help define and forward the Y's Strategic Plan. Members take leadership role in annual fundraising through personal contribution and active participation, and serving on committees. Board members meet monthly and committees meet monthly. Contact Executive Director, Linda Daly.

Coach, Assistant Coach, or Team Parent

Teach youth in your choice of seasonal activities such as soccer, volleyball, basketball, flag football, or track. Team parents help coaches through communication and support planning such as snacks and appreciation, if desired. Serve 2-3 hours per week for 6-12 weeks depending on the sport.
Contact Director, Jeremy Smith.

Youth Mentor

We provide training to caring adults to help youth ages 6-18 who are in need of a friend. Contact Reach and Rise Director, Dianna Reichelt.


Provide educational support to teens after school for 2-20 hours per month during the school year. Contact Senior Program Director, Diana Martinez.

Climbing Wall Belayer

Experienced Belayers are needed to help during community special events such as Halloween Costume Climb or graduating Senior Appreciation Night.
Contact Director, Jeremy Smith.

Facility Projects

Help with large and small construction, carpentry and landscaping projects is always welcome.
Contact Facility Manager, Jake Chapman.


The Y believes everyone should have access to our healthy activities. Each spring we hold an important campaign so we can provide financial assistance to approximately 250 individuals. Training is provided to volunteers who help us tell our story. These volunteers provide the leadership on our annual campaigning or help at our fundraising events for 10-30 hours total from March through June.
Contact Executive Director, Linda Daly.

Specialized Hobbyist, Educator

Share your in-depth knowledge with the community or in our afterschool program through a special presentation, ongoing instruction or direct service. Photographers, artists, gardeners, experts in their field are desired.
Contact Director

Event Assistant, Chaperone

Volunteers are needed at various special events throughout the year including races, golf tournaments and competitions for 3-5 hours/event. Adults chaperones are needed for late-night teen-serving events such as 5th Quarter after varsity home games, Safe Homecoming and Safe Prom, and Senior Appreciation Night.
Contact Director

Interested in helping out?

Los Alamos National Laboratory employees and retirees are asked to please register at:

The Laboratory matches a percentage of donations on the dollar to an organization on behalf of staff and retirees who volunteer a minimum of 100 hours. Click here for registration instructions.

Other volunteers may call 662-3100, or visit VolunteerMatch.