Volunteering at your local YMCA is a great way to learn new skills, make new connections and contribute to your local community. It may also enhance your CV and job prospects for the future. The Y offers a variety of volunteer opportunities for both individuals and groups. Our volunteers come together from all walks of life with a commitment to helping others and to share their skills and expertise. Whatever your skillset, availability or areas of interest, you may surprise yourself with the different ways you can make a difference.

YMCA Current Volunteer Opportunities

We have a wide range of volunteer opportunities for you to get involved in, from retail and event volunteering to dynamic roles to support local initiatives. Below are our ongoing volunteering opportunities. We also encourage you to contact us via this form for further roles in your local YMCA.

Volunteer at our Schools' Breakfast Program

Volunteers are invaluable to our Breakfast Program. Our volunteers make a read difference by turning what could have been an unhappy, disruptive day for a child into a day filled with hope, a full tummy, and a real opportunity in the classroom.

Volunteer at our Community Centres

Our community centres offer a variety of volunteering roles, from administration, event planning, fundraising, to program coordinationg roles. We will help find a role and a commitment level that is right for you.

Become a volunteer at our Op Shops

Volunteers are an integral part of YMCA Op Shops. We are always looking for individuals, regardless of age & skills, to bring fresh energy and ideas to our retail stores.

Volunteer as a Youth Mentor

YMCA Youth Mentors are responsible for developing and maintaining a positive mentoring relationship with a young person experiencing behavioural, social and/or mental health problems. Youth Mentors are embedded within the life of the YMCA Vocational School. They provide support and guidance to young people during class, vocational training and extracurricular activities, and aim to increase connectedness, social skills and school engagement.

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