Derick Zeulner

MAKING A DIFFERENCE Derick’s Story: As the volunteer chaplain with the Laguna Niguel Family YMCA I have the privilege of helping with the CARES team and facilitating a partnership with South Shores Church in Dana Point. In this short season I’ve been greatly encouraged by the Y members who make up the CARES team through…

Cory Winston

BEING A ROLE MODEL When I was a young boy I didn’t have a dad taking me to the park or taking me to practice and I’d seen others with their dads and it made me feel unwanted or not good enough for that type of thing.  So I took all that built up aggression…

Adam Wicker

teaching how to play and have fun My job as a volunteer basketball coach is to teach the boys the fundamentals of basketball, the value of teamwork, and how to work together “on and off the field” by utilizing positive energy, passion, structure, and strategy. I enjoy playing the game I love with the boys.…

David & Jessica

RUNNING FOR FUN We are David and Jessica.  We have been helping out and volunteering at the YMCA for several years. We have been volunteering at the YMCA 4th of July Run in The Park for the past 5 years. This is one of their biggest events of the year. We have so much fun…

Creighton Wall

SPREADING SMILES Creighton Wall, Nominated by Amelya Creighton came to us from the Nebraska YMCA where he began as a volunteer in 2007 and then was offered employment by the CEO of the Prairie YMCA. He was with the YMCA of Nebraska for over 7 years. Creighton showed dedication through out his employment and  he…

Julie Fitzgerald

GOING ABOVE AND BEYOND Bailey’s Story: Julie is a great volunteer because not only does she bring her grandson to every practice, she wants to go above and beyond the expectations of the parents and the grandparents in our class. The parents of this group really appreciate all she does! Julie’s Story: I have volunteered…

Louise Hernandez

CREATING LASTING BONDS My story begins ten years ago but, because of the beginning, there won’t be an ending. As a Board Member of the Yorba Linda-Placentia YMCA, I was fortunate enough to become a senior fitness instructor of a newly formed class. Thanks to Placentia Linda Hospital’s sponsorship and offering a room to hold…

Trevor Rhatmell

KEEPING OUR FACILITIES CLEAN Dani’s Story: Trevor helps us keep our facility clean for our members and visits with them while working and working out. Trevor brings a smile and a great attitude and is a great part of the YMCA. Trevor’s Story: I volunteered beginning two years ago. With the La Sierra Program I…

Nicholas Rogers

HELPING HEARTS Bailey’s Story: Nick is an amazing volunteer. He is wonderful with the kids and parents and has made my program better because he puts his WHOLE heart into every class. The players love him! Nick’s Story: Volunteering at the YMCA has taught me many things. I have learned that not only is working…

Marlon Unda

STAYING POSITIVE Nick’s Story: Marlon has done a great job volunteering in our sports department. He comes in during the week after school and helps our Pre-K Sports instructor with setting up equipment and working with the children. He always comes in to the Y with a positive attitude to help wherever needed. I am…