Give and Gain - Volunteer with the Y

child volunteers at food drive with family

Have you been thinking about ways to get involved in your community this year? Us, too!

At the Y, we are committed to community and provide several volunteer opportunities throughout the year. When you give your time to the community, you don’t just give. You also gain.

Yes, you’ll get the warm and fuzzies in your heart – but you’ll also gain tangible things, too. Check out our list of reasons why volunteering at the YMCA is the best idea you’ve heard all day. (Then make sure you sign up to join us!)

Top Reasons to Volunteer at the Y

  1. Friends: Connect with your crew or make a new pal
    At the Y, we welcome groups of friends and encourage you to bring your crew with you to volunteer. Volunteering as a group is a fun and free way to hang out with friends – while making a difference in the community. While we welcome groups of volunteers at the Y, many of our volunteers come alone and make new friends along the way. You’ll love connecting with others who are like-minded (and like-hearted).
  2. Family: Be a role model to the children in your life
    Looking for a fun, free and heartwarming way to spend time with your grandchild, niece, nephew, cousin or other favorite youngster? We hear from adults who LOVE that our volunteer opportunities are family friendly. It is important to teach our children the importance of community, but it is hard to find volunteer opportunities for children. At the Y, children under the age of 16 are welcome to lend a hand - as long as they are accompanied by a responsible adult.
  3. Community: Make a difference to a local senior, child or family
    Our branches are currently hosting collection drives to benefit several local organizations – including Safe Harbor, Meals on Wheels Chester County and the Domestic Violence Center of Chester County. Not only is your local Y hosting a collection drive, but they are also hosting a day of community service on January 16. This is all part of our MLK Day of Service – a way to commemorate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by giving back to the community.
  4. Career: Bolster your resume
    Looking to fill a career gap or build your professional experience? The Y has many volunteer positions for you. Whether your career path involves wellness, teaching, special education, coaching, performing arts, general contracting, finance or management – we’ve got the opportunity to give your resume a boost. You’ll love our volunteer opportunities - and the nationwide recognition they add to your resume.
  5. Service Hours: Fulfill your requirements
    Tweens, teens and young adults need service hours for a variety of reasons. Whether you know a student who needs high school or collegiate service hours, or you are organizing a service project for your scout troop or youth group, we’ve got you covered! Our variety of volunteer opportunities will fulfill your hours while lending a hand to the community.


No matter what your interests, we hope to see you soon. Happy volunteering!

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