At the YMCA, your time and talent go a long way. Every hour you spend as a YMCA volunteer translates into the caring attention a child or teen needs to grow up healthy and resilient. It translates into support for families so they can be successful and strong. Into a safer, more viable community that’s a good place to live and work.

As a YMCA volunteer, you can lead an exercise class, read to a preschool class, coach a basketball team, cook for a bake sale, design a program brochure, greet people at the front desk, find items for an auction, serve as a role model for young people, help out in the office or at a special event, or be part of a group or committee working on a neighborhood problem. No matter how you help, you’ll make a big difference as you work with others to create a feeling of connectedness in your community.

To solve the problems closest to home–or better yet, prevent them–the YMCA needs more people like you. Do something good. Volunteer at the YMCA.

YMCAs are first and foremost volunteer organizations. All 2,400-plus YMCAs are volunteer founded, volunteer based, and volunteer led. Local volunteers establish YMCAs–not the YMCA of the USA–and local volunteers run YMCAs, continually ensuring that YMCAs are meeting the unique needs of their communities.