Volunteer at the Y
YMCA volunteers are a force for good in local communities and beyond. With tens of thousands of dedicated and passionate volunteers across the nation, we are able to positively impact lives in significant and lasting ways.
Across the U.S., more than 230,000 people volunteer at the Y. That’s thousands of neighbors, business leaders, parents, teens, community advocates and individuals who want to give back. Y volunteers give people of all ages—from all walks of life—the resources and support they need to be healthy, confident, connected and secure. Our volunteers are critical to implementing everything that happens at the Y and in their communities.
The skills, ideas and passion that our volunteers offer are invaluable. Volunteers help the Y innovate and evolve to provide relevant responses to our communities’ changing needs. Their work is truly essential.
Reaching Our Goals with Volunteers
Volunteers are essential to fulfilling the Y's purpose to strengthen communities. Our members, program participants and neighbors all want the same thing: safe, inclusive, connected communities where everyone can thrive. Volunteers at the Y make a personal commitment to this vision by welcoming people of all backgrounds and dimensions of diversity.
Our volunteers are involved in nearly every aspect of the Ys services and operations. They strengthen our leadership by serving on our boards; they help us fundraise by leading our annual and capital campaigns; and they transform lives each day by serving as youth coaches, mentors, class instructors and leaders in our Y facilities and in the community.
Our volunteers do so much for their communities and as it turns out, volunteering benefits them as well. See what giving back to the Y means to you.