Volunteer

Step 1: Click HERE to Sign up to be a BH-JSL Volunteer

  1. For individuals between 16 years and older, become certified as an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI) or YMCA Swim Instructor.
  2. For individuals 13 years and older, serve as a Swim Aide and assist a certified instructor to teach lessons.
  3. For individuals 18 years and older, serve as a Dry Deck Volunteer and aid in out-of-the-water aspects of the classes.

Step 2: Select Volunteering Sessions Below And Contact Swim Lesson Coordinator

  • Click Here to Volunteer at the YMCA Crozet PARC Program
  • Click Here to Volunteer at the Fry’s Spring Learn-to-Swim Program
  • Click Here to Volunteer at the City of Charlottesville Summer Camp Swimming Program
  • Click Here to Volunteer at the ACAC Learn-to-Swim Program
  • Click Here to Volunteer at the Louisa Learn to Swim Program
  • Click Here to Volunteer at the Gordonsville Learn to Swim Program
  • Click Here to Volunteer at the Camp Holiday Trails Learn to Swim Program
  • Click Here to Fill out your Availability based on Time and be Scheduled into one of the Above Programs

Step 3: Prepare to Volunteer with the Following Information


Step 4: Log Your Volunteer Hours Here


Step 5: Be Recognized for your Service to the Community


How Do I Become a Certified Swim Instructor?

WSI Class Offering: City of Charlottesville will hold classes. BH-JSL will cover costs for one WSI for each Make a Splash pool. For questions about the City WSI classes, contact Linda Austin, the Aquatics Director at Smith Pool at 434-970-3073. For questions about BH-JSL scholarships to take the class, email justswimforlife@gmail.com.

WSI Class Offering : ACAC WSI Class: Classes are held at ACAC at Albemarle Square in Charlottesville, Virginia. For questions about the ACAC WSI classes, contact Kathryn Stephenson at kathryns@acac.com

WSI Class Offering in Louisa: For questions about the Louisa WSI classes, contact Jennifer Ford at jford@louisa.org


For Aquatics Facilities

  1. Develop an Aquatics Program that offers a learn-to-swim component. For consulting, contactjustswimforlife@gmail.com
  2. Become a USA Swimming Foundation Make a Splash Local Partnerto become eligible for grants from BH-JSL. Click Here for Application Forms
  3. Develop a protocol to accept scholarship swimmers: for example use the City of Charlottesville Application Form (Here)
  4. Receive Volunteer WSIs from BH-JSL, contact justswimforlife@gmail.com
  5. Teach Learn-to-Swim and Water Safety!