Frequently Asked Questions

Volunteering is an awesome way to make new friends, gain new skills and feel good about yourself for making a difference in your community! We welcome volunteers of all ages. Some volunteer roles do have a minimum age requirement. To find out how old you need to be to perform a certain job, take a look at our job descriptions here.

If you're under 18 years of age, don't forget to ask your parent/guardian for permission before applying for a volunteer role!

Each volunteer role is unique and requires a different time commitment. In addition, our programs and locations have different hours of operation. Once we receive your application, our staff will connect with you to discuss what each volunteer role entails.

Absolutely! If you are looking for a student placement opportunity contact the location you are interested in directly to see if there are any openings available. You can find a list of YMCA locations here.

You do not need to be a member of the YMCA to volunteer with us. Although volunteering does not provide you with member benefits, arrangements will be made to grant you access to areas that require membership. You are welcome to become a YMCA member at any time.

Please email if you have any questions about volunteering with the YMCA.