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Our Volunteer Opportunities

The YMCA welcomes volunteers of all ages and backgrounds to share their time and talent. Our volunteers are critical to strengthening communities, improving lives and helping people reach their potential. Learn more about how you can get involved at the Y and help create a connected community where everyone can thrive.

Our Volunteer Opportunities

Share Your Unique Talents and Make a Difference

When you volunteer at the Y, you help us strengthen communities and support your neighbors. Whether leading a fundraising campaign, coaching a youth sports team or teaching an arts class, your passion and skills help everyone thrive.

Volunteering by the Numbers

  • 233,000 In Our Communities

    Over 233,000 people of all backgrounds and skills volunteer their time and talent for Ys across the country.

  • 27% More Likely to Find Work

    Volunteers are 27% more likely to find a job after being out of work than non-volunteers.

  • 50% Less Likely to Drop Out

    When young people volunteer, their likelihood of dropping out of school is cut in half.

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Mentorship

As a mentor, you can provide encouragement and guidance to a child or teen who needs support or has similar interests as you. Inspire and help them reach their full potential.

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Coach Youth Sports

Support and assist our sports directors, fellow coaches and kids while teaching children important life lessons that build character.

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Afterschool Enrichment

Help provide kids with positive experiences that enrich their lives. Volunteer after school, and join us in providing a safe space for kids that is accessible and engaging.

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Member Services

Be the first face people see when walking into a Y, and help provide a great experience to all members, guests and program participants.

YMCA faculty helping man take blood pressure for diabetes program

Healthcare Professionals

Help us promote healthy living activities to members, program participants and staff. This opportunity is perfect for those with a medical background and enjoy helping others.

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Translation Services

Build bridges and help everyone feel welcome while putting your language skills to use.

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Special Events

Join us for special one-day events throughout the year. Help harvest a community garden, serve meals to veterans and military service members, lend a hand cleaning up Y camps and so much more.

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Corporate Opportunities

Make a difference on behalf of your company or organization, while building relationships with your fellow colleagues. Our corporate volunteer opportunities enable employees to put their leadership skills to use for the greater good, like organizing a clothing drive, distributing nutritious meals or building a playground.

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Board Volunteers

Our volunteer board members help improve their local Ys by committing their time and talent to ensure their Y is fiscally and operationally sound and welcoming to all.

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Community Food Distribution

Help ensure your neighbors in need receive the meals they may need by participating in food drives and mobile distribution efforts.

Join us in Strengthening Communities

Ready to make an impact in your community and in the lives of others? See how you can get started working with us or participating in other Y initiatives.

  • Supporting Communities

    Participate in fun service projects that are designed to be a simple and rewarding way to give back and support your neighbors.

  • Work at the Y

    Help empower children and teens, improve people's health and well-being, and inspire action in your community.

Volunteer

Search for the Y closest to you, and visit their website to learn how to get involved today.