Volunteers are the Heart and Soul of our Organization!

photo collage of Y volunteers

“Volunteers are the heart and soul of our organization,” said Fran Gallati, President and CEO. In the last two years, during the peak of COVID-19 pandemic, countless hours of volunteer time from many of our YMCA of the East Bay members including Board of Directors and Branch Advisory Board Members have come together to help our community. Our volunteers — staffed blood drives at the Y and administered more than 225 units of blood donated; staffed accessible voting locations and ballot drop-off stations at our 5 Y’s; and more than 384,000 meals and snacks were distributed, including serving on our boards and spearheading fundraising drives. Without our volunteers, we would not have been able to do the Y’s essential work.

In honor of National Volunteer month in April, we give a big shout out to our Board of Directors, Branch Advisory Board Members, and volunteers who have stepped up in numerous ways with their time, talent, and treasure. We thank you, recognize you, and appreciate you!