Do more. Be more. Volunteer today!   

From Fitness to Childcare, Newcomer Services to Camp, volunteering a small amount of time regularly can make a big difference to your community, your Y, and yourself. Every hour spent volunteering translates into more smiles for our participants and supports our Mission of building healthy communities. Whether you are looking for an opportunity to gain transferable skills to prepare you for your first job, or for a meaningful way to spend some of your free time. Not only will you gain valuable skills and experience, you'll also enjoy that incredible feeling of giving back.

The YMCA of Southwestern Ontario offers a wide range of programs and services at more than 150 locations, with Volunteer opportunities to match your skills, interests, and schedule.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are currently not able to accept any volunteer applications. Please check back at a later time.

The YMCA of Southwestern Ontario is committed to being a barrier-free environment. If you require assistance during the Volunteer application and interview process, please contact us by email to arrange accommodation. 

Email your complete Volunteer application including 3 references (note: references cannot be relatives) and your resume to Volunteer@swo.ymca.ca. Please indicate location, Volunteer position applying for and your name in the email subject.

All applicants must provide a Vulnerable Sector Screening and complete all mandatory trainings and policy reviews prior to volunteering. 

If you are looking for student placement opportunities for yourself or your students, please contact by email.

Current Opportunities