About YMCA shops

You can find YMCA shops in more than 140 locations across the UK selling great clothing, books, CDs, DVDs, shoes, bric-a-brac and new goods. Many of our shops also sell furniture.

In most areas funds raised through your YMCA shop are put into your local YMCA to help transform your community.

We also work with over 800 volunteers and without their dedication we wouldn’t be able to run our network of shops nationwide. If you’re interested in volunteering, please visit your  local YMCA shop.

For general enquiries related to YMCA shops, please email shop@ymca.org.uk or call on 0845 601 0728.

Gift Aid
We can now claim Gift Aid on your donated items. Ask at the counter for a Gift Aid form and we can claim an extra 25p for every £1 we raise.

Retail Training Schemes

We’re transforming your local community through retail training schemes, supporting local schools and engaging young people.

Our shops offer volunteering and training opportunities to vulnerable young people, creating real opportunities in the retail industry, such as our retail training schemes which help young people (such as ex-offenders) gain NVQs in customer service, business management and wholesale.

Having the opportunity to get real work experience and a qualification gives young people that vital first step into a career, which enables them to move on to independent living and start building a future. If you would like to sign up for a training course speak to a staff member at your local YMCA shop.