Volunteering at the 'Y'

Volunteering has always been an integral component of the YMCA of Canberra. Volunteers are part of the fabric of the organisation and their work as part of the YMCA team facilitates achieving our vision and mission.

If you would like to volunteer please download the Volunteering Application Form 

Volunteering is about many things including;

  • Making a difference
  • Supporting your community
  • Making new friends
  • Connecting and belonging
  • Sharing your skills
  • Staying active and engaged
  • New learning opportunities
  • Engaging across the generations
  • Volunteering Opportunities

Volunteering Opportunities

The YMCA believes that volunteering should be about matching your skill sets and interests so that you are in the best position to make a difference.

The YMCA offers many interesting and rewarding opportunities for volunteers to become involved in ongoing programs or special projects and events that make a real difference to our community.  Our Seniors Sports Carnival is a wonderful example of a special event - so many smiling faces from nursing home participants who represent their home to participate for a day in a modified sports carnival - a truly rewarding and pleasurable event for everyone involved.

The YMCA Auxiliary is operated by volunteers and involves everything from collecting through to sorting and selling second hand goods in our Op shops.  Funds raised by the Auxiliary are used to support the YMCA Open Doors Program – aiming to ensure that no Canberran is turned away from a YMCA program due to an inability to pay, funds are also used to support programs targeted to specific vulnerable and additional need groups within our community. The Auxiliary are always happy to welcome new volunteer team members.

At the YMCA Volunteers can be involved in

  • Assisting in Health and Fitness programs for people with limited mobility
  • Representation on the YMCA Board of Directors
  • Seniors Sports Carnival
  • Special events
  • Researching and documenting the history of the organisation
  • Operating the Sailing Club
  • Operating the Auxiliary Op shops and garage sales
  • Providing specialist expertise             

If you have a set of skills that you would like to share to assist the YMCA to build strong people, strong families and strong communities then we encourage you to : Download & return the Application form above or contact us on (02) 6232 4285 to discuss volunteering opportunities in the field you are interested in

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