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Volunteering at the YMCA     

The YMCAs across Southwestern Ontario relies on the generosity and dedication of our volunteers to help bring about lasting personal and social change in the community. Every hour spent volunteering with us translates into more smiles and the movement toward better health for our children, families and communities.

More than sharing your time and passion, volunteering with the YMCA is about the satisfaction of knowing you are helping people, building healthy communities and gaining valuable experience that can assist you in your own pursuits.  Volunteers contribute their time, talents and experiences to help us mentor children and youth, instruct recreation programs, lead fitness exercises, welcome new Canadians, provide service awareness to the community, and much more with the YMCAs across Southwestern Ontario.

The YMCA offers a wide range of programs and services across Southwestern Ontario, with volunteer opportunities to match your skills, interests and schedule.

Community Volunteers
Individuals who work as partners and members of branch and event advisory committee’s and councils with YMCA staff, providing professional advice and expertise in areas critical to operations, special events, and fundraising. 

Fundraising Volunteers
As a YMCA fundraiser, you will help give everyone a YMCA experience, regardless of their ability to pay.  You will help the YMCA offer kids, adults and families access to nutritious food, recreation and healthy environments and provide extra skills, opportunities and confidence in many individuals to reach their full potential.

Policy Volunteers
Individuals who volunteer their time as stewards of the YMCA. They work collaboratively as a Board team contributing to the policy development that helps steer the YMCA and nurtures the YMCAs impact on our communities. 

Program Volunteers
Individuals who work alongside staff and other volunteers delivering programming and services to the community, helping out running special events, teaching, and volunteering in many ways across the scope of services available at our YMCAs. 

If you are interested in volunteering with the YMCA, please fill out the form below and a YMCA respresentative will be in contact with you. 


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