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Volunteer

Volunteering with  YMCA is a great way to share your skills, learn new skills and build new friendships. There are many benefits to volunteering, from knowing that you’re making a contribution to your local community, to enhancing your CV and job prospects. With YMCAs in 510 local communities around the country and 150 shops around the UK, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved. You can help with:

  • Sports, exercise and fitness
  • Youth work
  • Day camps/holiday schemes
  • Housing
  • Fundraising and publicity
  • Administration and finance
  • Mentoring
  • Becoming a board/committee member

To find out about volunteering opportunities contact your local YMCA.

Volunteer in a YMCA Shop

We have over 1200 volunteers in YMCA shops around the country. Our volunteers come from all walks of life and include students who want to contribute to the community, people who are retired and have some time to spare, and young people who want to gain retail experience to improve their CV. If you’re interested in volunteering, speak to someone behind the counter at your nearest shop or contact our retail team on 0845 601 0728 or shop@ymca.org.uk

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