|Local YMCA shops|
Local Shop, Local Support
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.
But we’re more than just a charity shop, we’re transforming your local community through retail training schemes, supporting local schools and engaging young people. In most areas funds raised through your YMCA shop are put into your local YMCA to help transform your community.
Retail Training Schemes
Our shops offer volunteering and training opportunities to vulnerable young people.
We run retail training schemes to help young people (such as ex-offenders), gain NVQs in customer service, business management and wholesale. This is creating real opportunities in the retail industry for young people who just need to be given a chance.
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.
Speak to a staff member at your local YMCA shop, if you would like to volunteer or sign up for a training course.