YMCA of Greater Toronto

How to Become a Volunteer

Fun! Rewarding! Amazing! That's just some of the ways YMCA volunteers describe their volunteering experience. Join us!

How to Volunteer

Becoming a YMCA volunteer can be a fun and rewarding experience. Get started today by following these three easy steps:

Step 1: Discover how you want to help

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Find the opportunity that is right for you by looking through our Volunteer Opportunities and the list of locations where each is offered.

Step 2: Complete our application form

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Complete our Volunteer Application and either submit it online or print and drop it off in person at the YMCA location of your choice.

Step 3: Check your inbox for updates

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A YMCA staff member will review your application and connect with you as soon as possible.

Please Note

  • Due to the large volume of applications we receive, it may take up to 10 business days for one of our staff to contact you.
  • Although submitting an application does not always guarantee a placement, we do our best to be inclusive with our application process.
  • We welcome all volunteer applicants regardless of their reason for volunteering.
  • Please email volunteering@ymcagta.org if you have any questions about volunteering with the YMCA.

Frequently asked questions

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