Two teenagers volunteering their time to help an elderly person in their community.

Volunteer Programs... 

The YMCA exists to strengthen the foundations of our community through Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility.

We accomplish our mission by teaching kids new skills that build self-confidence, character values and leadership. We help adults and families lead healthy lifestyles. We connect older adults to an active support network. We provide outlets to give back to those in need. People engage with the Y on one level, but they soon find a deeper meaning to their activities and a connection to those around them. Ultimately, at its highest form, they feel compelled to reach out to their community by volunteering.

To volunteer in the YMCA, go to our volunteer page where you can find out more information and fill out a Volunteer Application.

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Volunteer Opportunities in the YMCA

  • Advisory Board Member: Join the board of your YMCA branch to help us better serve our members and the community. 
  • Chaplain: clergy and ministers can use this volunteer opportunity to listen and pray with staff and members looking for spiritual encouragement.
  • Child Watch Reader: Invest in our youngest members with a good story and a warm smile.
  • Community Service Projects: We have several projects each month that you may take part in to help fellow community members.
  • Hope for Youth: Support our Youth by being present and talking with them at our events.
  • Member Ambassador: Be the one to welcome new members to your Group Exercise or cycling class.
  • Service Trip: Immerse yourself in cultures abroad. 
  • Togetherhood: Join in with other member to select and complete a community service project.
  • Y Buddies: Come alongside participants with disabilities and join in on YMCA programs together.
  • Youth Sports Coaches: Make a difference in the life of a child or teenager by teaching them skills for games (and for life).

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Volunteer Opportunities in partnership with Greater Fort Wayne YMCA