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Volunteer with the YMCA

Could you be a YMCA volunteer?

Volunteering with the 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 250 communities around the country and 150 shops around the UK, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved.

As a volunteer, you could get involved in a wide range activities, from volunteering in one of our shops to taking a group of young carers on a respite break. The range of activities you could be involved in includes:

  • 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 existing volunteering opportunities, or just to chat to someone about what you might be interested in, contact your nearest 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.

Read a real-life story about how volunteering in a YMCA shop changed Marie's life.

You'll be involved in:

  • Sorting through clothes
  • Pricing up stock
  • Selling goods such as: clothing, shoes, books, DVDs, bric-a-brac and YMCA merchandise
  • Collecting furniture and unwanted electrical items
  • Dealing with members of the public
  • Being the face of the YMCA on the high street

If you're interested in volunteering, speak to someone behind the counter at your nearest shop or contact our Shops Team:

YMCA Shops
Unit 2, Malvern View Business Park
Stella Way
Bishops Cleeve
Glos, GL52 7DQ

T: 0845 601 0728

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