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Join the Mission - Become a YMCA Volunteer


Now more than ever, our community needs us to come together for the greater good. At the Y, we remain committed to providing support and inspiring action in our communities. By mobilizing and connecting volunteers with opportunities to make a difference, we continue to meet critical needs during this time of uncertainty. While our traditional YMCA operations are paused and volunteer opportunities limited, we encourage you to connect with our partner, SHARE Charlotte, to find ways to serve and support the ever-changing needs of our community.


Help Keep First Responders Safe

Eight YMCA locations are collecting Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) donations in partnership with the Department of Emergency Management and the CharMeck Responds Coalition. You can help by donating N95 filter masks, surgical masks, face shields, safety glasses, goggles, splash suits/coveralls, medical gowns, medical gloves, surface disinfectant and sanitizing wipes. Donations are provided to the Emergency Operations Center for distribution to First Responders (Police, Fire and Medical). Donation drop-off is available Monday - Friday, 8AM - 5PM, at the following YMCA branches: Dowd YMCA, Harris YMCA, Hemby Program Center, Johnston YMCA, Keith Family YMCA, McCrorey YMCA, Morrison Family YMCA and Simmons YMCA.

Become a Volunteer
For Social Responsibility

Join a Community Project

Volunteering is important to the YMCA. We offer a variety of meaningful ways to give back through the Y. Pick your passion and a location that works for you.

Coach Youth Sports

Coaching provides a unique opportunity to instill positive values and help kids develop healthy habits that extend beyond the playing field. The Y offers coaching opportunities for a variety of sports.

Help Raise Funds

When you fundraise to support kids, adults and families who need us most, you create opportunities for everyone in our community to thrive.