Volunteer at the YMCA
Last year, over 3,200 YMCA volunteers contributed 52,000 hours of service to the Chester County community.
Volunteering at the YMCA is a fun and rewarding way to support your neighbors, strengthen your community, and connect with amazing people.
There are a lot of ways you, your friends or your whole family can contribute, no matter what your interests or your schedule. When we all pitch in, we all rise together!
Our volunteers nurture the potential of thousands of kids, teens and adults year-round. They teach, mentor, guide and support youth from their first few weeks of life through their first steps into adulthood. Volunteers assist as youth sports coaches, member services volunteers, picklelball or through clubs, classes and events.
Each of our eight locations in Chester County has a dedicated group of volunteers who serve on advisory boards and committees. These volunteers review and advise staff on policies, monitor and evaluate the work of the YMCA, and provide feedback on how to continue to strengthen our community. You can contact the Executive Director at your preferred location to learn more.
Volunteers help the YMCA listen and respond to our region’s most critical social needs. They help inspire compassion and involvement in our community through fundraising for the annual campaign, sharing personal testimonials and encouraging others to support the Y. Contact our to learn more about how to get involved.
Yes! We have opportunities across all branches and programs in our association. Visit our project catalog to view current needs. You can sort by branch location, keyword, and project start date to find an opportunity that is the best fit for you.
Are you looking to volunteer at a particilar location? You can use the links below.
Create a log-in and profile on VolunteerMatters.
This system is a one-stop shop for volunteer registration and opportunities. For the safety and wellbeing of our community, all volunteers must register. After you submit your information, browse the project catalog for a position you would like to try. You will be prompted to submit any additional clearance information you might need for the position.
In our commitment to strengthening the foundations of our community, the safety and wellbeing of our participants, members, staff, and volunteers are top priority. Screenings and authorizations establish a secure, best-fit environment for all.
We will review your application. Then the project organizer will reach out to you with any additional questions, orientations, or next steps that are needed before you start to volunteer. Once your clearances have been approved, you are all set!
No. While we encourage our members to join us in service, all are welcome to join our volunteer team and give back.
Depends. For some positions, there is an age requirement. The position posting on VolunteerMatters will include information on any restrictions.
High school and undergraduate internships are available as well as school-required volunteer service hours, but these opportunities vary by branch and by department throughout the year.
We do have project-based group opportunities throughout the year. Contact, director of volunteer engagement.