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Become a Volunteer - Join a Community Project

TRANSFORMING COMMUNITIES ONE LIFE AT A TIME

Every YMCA volunteer matters.  Volunteering with the Y doesn’t just make the lives of others better, it changes yours, too. When you volunteer, you discover a sense of belonging as you work alongside others for a common cause. The Y is more than a gym or a fitness center or meeting space - we are a community that transforms lives.

 

Volunteer Projects

Morrison YMCA Sports

Volunteer to teach our young athletes how to play and enjoy a sport at the YMCA!

#Children & Youth #Children & Youth #Sports & Recreation #Youth Development #Youth Sports Coaching

Morrison YMCA Leaders Club Activities

Sign-ups for meetings, specific volunteer opportunities, trainings, etc. related to the Leaders Club at the Morrison YMCA.

#Social Responsibility #Teen Leadership #Teens #Youth Development

Morrison YMCA Y Kids Child Care Programs

Volunteers will assist the staff with engaging the participants in the activities taking place during the program. This curriculum can include (but not limited to) arts/crafts, storytime, games, etc.

#Children & Youth #Children & Youth #Youth Development

Y Readers Afterschool - Reid Park

Y Readers is the YMCA of Greater Charlotte's nationally recognized literacy program that serves rising first through third grade students who are reading below grade level. The mission of Y Readers is to provide the additional support that students need to be proficient in reading by the end of third grade.

#Children & Youth #Education & Literacy #Youth Development #Y Readers

Y Achievers

Y ACHIEVERS PROGRAM Y Achievers operates year-round, enrolling new freshmen each fall. During the school year, students participate in weekly afterschool sessions, monthly Saturday Summits, college tours and job shadowing. During the summer, Y Achievers provides eligible rising juniors and seniors an opportunity to work in paid summer internships.

#Community #Great for Teens #Social Responsibility #Teen Leadership #Teens #Y Achievers #Youth Development

Brace Family YMCA Y Kids Child Care Programs

Volunteers will assist the staff with engaging the participants in the activities taking place during the program. This curriculum can include (but not limited to) arts/crafts, storytime, games, etc.

#Children & Youth #Children & Youth #Youth Development

Brace Family YMCA Preschool, Afterschool, Homeschool, Camp Activities and Events @ Hemby Program Center

Volunteers will assist our Hemby Program staff with multiple of task required to facilitate programs, such as afterschool, homeschool, special events and assisting with Camp Eagle Rock. ***PLEASE NOTE - This program takes place at the Hemby Program Center

#Children & Youth #Children & Youth #Youth Development

Brace Family YMCA Administrative Tasks

Assist in various areas of administration such as greeter, membership assistant, and business office.

#Community #Social Responsibility

Morrison YMCA Administrative Tasks

Volunteers will assist with various activities such as greeting, data entry, and chair setup for church service.

#Community #Social Responsibility

Morrison YMCA Run! Ballantyne 8K/5K/Fun Run

Run! Ballantyne celebrates healthy competition while giving back to the community. The race benefits the YMCA Annual Campaign and kids in need. Your participation supports life-changing Y programs that inspire young potential and promote academic success. Volunteers will assist with this fundraising event in a variety of ways, including (but not limited to) registration/packet-pickup, course monitoring, water stop and start/finish line assistance. ******** The race will be held at Sara's YMCA in the Ballantyne Corporate Park 15940 Brixham Hill Avenue Charlotte, NC 28277*************

#Children & Youth #Children & Youth #Community #Families #Great for Groups #Health & Medicine #Healthy Living #Race Series Tag #Social Responsibility #Sports & Recreation #Youth Development

Morrison YMCA Tri! Ballantyne/Kids Tri! Ballantyne

Participants will swim, bike and run as part of our super sprint triathlon to help us raise funds for a child in need. This event supports our Annual Campaign and helps us support those families in the community in need of YMCA programs. Volunteers will assist in a variety of ways, including (but not limited to) check-in/registration, setup, course monitoring (swim, bike and run courses), transition area support, water stop and finish line support.

#Children & Youth #Children & Youth #Families #Great for Groups #Health & Medicine #Healthy Living #Men #Race Series Tag #Social Responsibility #Sports & Recreation #Teens #Women #Youth Development

Simmons YMCA LifeSports

LifeHoops and LifeKicks students don't just play basketball and soccer in this program - they learn valuable life-skills, focus on their academics, and become better men.

#Children & Youth #Children & Youth #Community #Education & Literacy #Families #Men #Teens #Youth Development

Simmons YMCA Facility Activities

-Cleaning up around the campus -Maintenance around the branch -Cleaning the fitness machines -Child watch assistant

#Art & Culture #Board Development #Children & Youth #Children & Youth #Community #Computers & Technology #Diverse abilities/Special Needs #Families #Healthy Living #Men #Other #Seniors #Social Responsibility #Teens #Veterans & Military Families #Women #Youth Development

Brace Family YMCA Aquatics Volunteering

Volunteers will assist with various activities such as swim lessons and junior lifeguard activities.

#Children & Youth #Healthy Living #Social Responsibility

Brace Family YMCA Sports

Volunteer to teach our young athletes how to play and enjoy a sport at the YMCA!

#Children & Youth #Children & Youth #Sports & Recreation #Youth Development #Youth Sports Coaching

Morrison YMCA Afterschool

Volunteers will assist our staff with presenting the curriculum of our Afterschool Program.

#Children & Youth #Children & Youth #Youth Development

Morrison YMCA Dance Classes and Camps

Volunteers will assist with presenting dance classes and camps through activities that are used to teach these activities. ***Volunteers must attend the appropriate, in-person training for the type of camp they wish to volunteer with during the summer. Volunteers who do not attend the correct training for camp will not be permitted to volunteer for that type of camp during the current summer.***

#Art & Culture #Children & Youth #Healthy Living #Youth Development

Simmons YMCA Aquatics Volunteering

Volunteers will assist with various activities as swim lessons and junior lifeguard activities.

#Healthy Living #Social Responsibility #Youth Development

Simmons YMCA Sports

Volunteer to teach our young athletes how to play and enjoy a sport at the YMCA!

Simmons YMCA Y Kids Child Care Programs

Volunteers will assist with engaging the participants in the activities taking place during the program. This curriculum can include not limited to, art/crafts, story time, games, etc..

#Social Responsibility #Youth Development

Simmons YMCA Administrative Tasks

Greeting guest as they enter the branch and assist with administrative tasks as designated.

Morrison YMCA Fitness and Health

Volunteers will help out with fitness floor, youth fitness classes, clean and organize group exercise rooms.

#Healthy Living #Youth Development

Harris YMCA ESL Conversation Fridays

The YMCA in partnership with Forest Hill Church is searching for volunteers to help with our English as a Second Language program. We are searching for eager volunteers willing to commit to a minimum of one Friday morning (or more) per month from 9:30am-12:30pm. No experience in teaching or language is necessary; the only requirement is a care for our community and the immigrant/refugee population here. Interested volunteers must meet with the program coordinator to go through a volunteer training manual which consists of an overview of the ESL program, what the Friday volunteer experience looks like, and how they can make the most of their conversation time on Fridays. Contact Information: Victor Rodriguez, Senior Director of Community Development - victor.rodriguez@ymcacharlotte.org

#Community #Newcomer/Immigrant Engagement #Social Responsibility

Harris YMCA Community Events

Join us to help put on events that allow us to engage the community around the Harris YMCA in activities to strengthen their spirit, mind and body.

#Children & Youth #Community #Families #Healthy Living #Social Responsibility

Harris YMCA Room in the Inn Volunteers

As part of the Room in the Inn program at the Harris YMCA, volunteers will assist with greeting, serving food and other logistical items. If you would like to help with this program but are unavailable to volunteer your time, it would be great to have you assist by donating items such as toiletries, hats, gloves, socks, etc.

#Community #Crisis Support #Homeless & Housing #Hunger #Men #Social Responsibility

Howard Levine Child Development Center Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers will assist our staff as classroom helpers, family support interns, the Family Resource Room and other activities as designated during their shift.

#Children & Youth #Children & Youth #Education & Literacy #Social Responsibility #Youth Development

Harris YMCA Sports

Volunteer to teach our young athletes how to play and enjoy a sport at the YMCA!

#Children & Youth #Children & Youth #Sports & Recreation #Youth Development #Youth Sports Coaching

Steele Creek YMCA Sports

Volunteer to teach our young athletes how to play and enjoy a sport at the YMCA!

#Children & Youth #Children & Youth #Sports & Recreation #Youth Development #Youth Sports Coaching

Morrison YMCA Preschool & Preschool Camps

Volunteers will assist our preschool programs with integrating purposeful and intentionally planned activities that are designed to be fun and engaging while teaching children valuable skills. ***Volunteers must attend the appropriate, in-person training for the type of camp they wish to volunteer with during the summer. Volunteers who do not attend the correct training for camp will not be permitted to volunteer for that type of camp during the current summer.***

#Children & Youth #Children & Youth #Education & Literacy #Youth Development

Steele Creek YMCA Fitness, Health and Membership

Volunteers will help out with activities such as keeping our fitness floor presentable, organizing group exercise rooms, answering general questions about the facility and greeting members as they enter the YMCA branch.

#Healthy Living #Youth Development

Stratford Richardson YMCA Community Events

The Vision of Stratford Richardson YMCA is to be a unique organization that changes the landscape of the West Corridor by becoming a hub of activity and creating a sense of community through impactful and innovative programs that empower and challenge all people to become the best they can be. Volunteer to help us impact the community!

#Children & Youth #Community #Families #Healthy Living #Social Responsibility

Brace Family YMCA Camp Boomerang @ Hemby Program Center

Volunteers will assist our Camp Boomerang staff as a buddy for a child with autism or other special needs that attend our program. ***PLEASE NOTE - This program takes place at the Hemby Program Center

#Advocacy & Human Rights #Children & Youth #Children & Youth #Community #People with Disabilities #Social Responsibility #Youth Development

Morrison YMCA Arts Programming - Morrison YMCA Location

At the Morrison Y, we believe young people can benefit from creative outlets that encourage self-expression and discovery. We offer an extensive range of exciting programs at the Morrison Y Art Studio, the Ballantyne Arts Center and our teaching kitchen. Volunteers will assist with presenting the curriculum that is in place for the various aspects of our Arts Program, including regular classes and summer camps (in-person training required).

#Art & Culture #Children & Youth #Children & Youth #Social Responsibility #Youth Development

Morrison YMCA Arts Programming - Ballantyne Arts Center Location

At the Morrison Y, we believe young people can benefit from creative outlets that encourage self-expression and discovery. We offer an extensive range of exciting programs at the Morrison Y Art Studio, the Ballantyne Arts Center and our teaching kitchen. Volunteers will assist with presenting the curriculum that is in place for the various aspects of our Arts Program, including regular classes and summer camps (in-person training required).

#Art & Culture #Children & Youth #Children & Youth #Social Responsibility #Youth Development

Simmons YMCA Community Events

The Simmons YMCA holds community events periodically to uplift and support the community. Come volunteer for a variety of events such as Healthy Kids Day, family fun nights, Digital Literacy, Community Prayer and more!

#Children & Youth #Community #Families #Healthy Living #Social Responsibility

Lake Norman YMCA Sports

Volunteer to lead our young athletes by coaching, scorekeeping or greeting at YMCA sports. Use your time and talents to show youth how to play and enjoy sports.

#Children & Youth #Children & Youth #Healthy Living #Sports & Recreation #Youth Sports Coaching

Stratford Richardson YMCA Fitness and Health

Volunteers will help out with fitness floor, youth fitness classes, clean and organize group exercise rooms.

#Healthy Living #Youth Development

Stratford Richardson YMCA Administrative Tasks

Volunteers will assist with various activities such as greeting and data entry.

#Community #Social Responsibility

Morrison YMCA Gymnastics Classes & Camps

Volunteers will assist our staff with teaching our young gymnasts the basic skills for floor, bar, vaulting and beam and enjoy fun strength and flexibility training challenges. ***Volunteers must attend the appropriate, in-person training for the type of camp they wish to volunteer with during the summer. Volunteers who do not attend the correct training for camp will not be permitted to volunteer for that type of camp during the current summer.***

#Children & Youth #Children & Youth #Education & Literacy #Youth Development

Stratford Richardson YMCA Y Kids Child Care Programs

Volunteers will assist the staff with engaging the participants in the activities taking place during the program. This curriculum can include (but not limited to) arts/crafts, storytime, games, etc.

#Children & Youth #Children & Youth #Youth Development

McCrorey YMCA Lifehoops

LifeHoops students don't just play basketball in this program - they learn valuable life-skills, focus on their academics, and become better men. Check out what activities students are doing in the LifeHoops program and how we're doing so far.

Stratford Richardson YMCA Lifehoops

LifeHoops students don't just play basketball in this program - they learn valuable life-skills, focus on their academics, and become better men. Check out what activities students are doing in the LifeHoops program and how we're doing so far.

McCrorey YMCA Aquatics

Volunteers will assist with roles such as: swim lessons, swim safety, and more!

#Children & Youth #Children & Youth #Healthy Living #Youth Development

Dowd YMCA Sports

Volunteer to teach our young athletes how to play and enjoy a sport at the YMCA!

#Children & Youth #Children & Youth #Sports & Recreation #Youth Development #Youth Sports Coaching

Harris YMCA Kids Consignment Sale

Volunteers needed Wednesday through Sunday to assist with the Kids Consignment Sale. Volunteers will assist with set up, receiving and sorting of consignment items, maintaining the floor during the sale, and breakdown of the event. Childcare is offered during specific time slots.

#Children & Youth #Children & Youth #Community #Families

McCrorey YMCA Martial Arts

Volunteers will assist with Martial Arts programming.

#Children & Youth #Children & Youth #Healthy Living #Youth Development

Lowe's YMCA Sports

Volunteer to teach our young athletes how to play and enjoy a sport at the YMCA!

#Children & Youth #Children & Youth #Sports & Recreation #Youth Development #Youth Sports Coaching

Stratford Richardson YMCA Sports

Volunteer to teach our young athletes how to play and enjoy a sport at the YMCA!

#Children & Youth #Children & Youth #Sports & Recreation #Youth Development #Youth Sports Coaching

Keith Family YMCA Sports

Volunteer to lead our young athletes by coaching, scorekeeping or greeting at YMCA sports. Use your time and talents to show youth how to play and enjoy sports.

#Children & Youth #Children & Youth #Sports & Recreation #Youth Development #Youth Sports Coaching

Lincoln County YMCA Sports

Volunteer to teach our young athletes how to play and enjoy a sport at the YMCA!

#Children & Youth #Children & Youth #Sports & Recreation #Youth Development #Youth Sports Coaching

Sally's YMCA Sports

Volunteer to teach our young athletes how to play and enjoy a sport at the YMCA!

#Children & Youth #Children & Youth #Sports & Recreation #Youth Development #Youth Sports Coaching

Steele Creek YMCA Afterschool

Volunteers will assist our staff with presenting the curriculum of our Afterschool Program.

#Children & Youth #Children & Youth #Youth Development

Steele Creek YMCA Afterschool @ Christ the King Church

Volunteers will assist our staff with presenting the curriculum of our Afterschool Program.

#Children & Youth #Children & Youth #Youth Development

Lowe's YMCA Aquatics

Volunteers will assist with swim lessons, swim team, and/or stroke clinics (aquatics orientation required). Under guidance of the swim coaches and instructors, volunteers will be in and out of the water organizing swimmers and assisting swimmers with swim technique. Volunteer Orientation required.

#Children & Youth #Children & Youth #Families #Social Responsibility #Sports & Recreation #Youth Development

Johnston YMCA Sports

Volunteer to coach our young athletes how to play and enjoy sports such as basketball, martial arts, and soccer at the Johnston YMCA!

#Children & Youth #Children & Youth #Sports & Recreation #Youth Development #Youth Sports Coaching

McCrorey YMCA Sports

Volunteer to teach our young athletes how to play and enjoy a sport at the YMCA!

#Children & Youth #Children & Youth #Sports & Recreation #Youth Development #Youth Sports Coaching

McCrorey YMCA Afterschool

Volunteers will assist staff with programming and activities in Afterschool.

#Children & Youth #Children & Youth #Youth Development

BBT Half Marathon and 5K Run

Make your footprints count & join us for the annual BB&T Corporate Cup 5K and Half Marathon! Kicking off the Charlotte running season, this fundraiser is the YMCA of Greater Charlotte’s largest road race with more than 3,000 runners. With the community’s support, the race raises more than $200,000 for the Y’s Annual Campaign, enabling the Y to offer programs and services that nurture the potential of kids and teens, promote healthy living, foster a sense of social responsibility and strengthen the foundations of community. The race starts & ends in Uptown Charlotte and is perfect for runners and walkers of all levels - beginner to expert – with a 5K, half marathon & half marathon relay distance. Celebrate the race finish with a post-race party in Uptown Charlotte with music, free food and over 20 vendors. Volunteers will assist with this fundraising event in a variety of ways, including (but not limited to) registration/packet-pickup, course monitoring, water stop and start/finish line assistance.

#Children & Youth #Children & Youth #Community #Families #Great for Groups #Health & Medicine #Healthy Living #Race Series Tag #Social Responsibility #Sports & Recreation #Youth Development

Lake Norman YMCA Polar Plunge

Polar Plunge & Chili Cook-off is a fund raiser for our Lake Norman YMCA Annual Fund. The monies raised will help send kid to camp or support the Y Readers program! Enjoy a cool plunge into the Lake Norman with fire pits and S'mores to warm up followed by our Chili Cook-off

#Children & Youth #Children & Youth #Community #Diverse abilities/Special Needs #Education & Literacy #Families #Seniors #Social Responsibility #Teens

Simmons YMCA Fitness and Health

Volunteers will help out with fitness floor, youth fitness classes, clean and organize group exercise rooms.

#Healthy Living #Youth Development

McCrorey YMCA Administrative Tasks

Assist in various areas of administration in the business and programming offices.

#Community #Social Responsibility

McCrorey YMCA Homeschool

Volunteers will assist with Homeschool programming.

#Children & Youth #Children & Youth #Healthy Living #Youth Development

Sally's YMCA Y Kids Child Care Volunteer

Help our lead staff care for our kids in our child watch program for preschool and school-age children. Spend a few hours making a significant and positive impact on a child’s life through fun activities and enrichment projects. Jump and play, or read and create with children at the Y!

#Children & Youth #Children & Youth #Youth Development

Brace Family YMCA- Lake Park Programs

All programs listed under this project are ran by the Brace Family YMCA at the Central Church in Lake Park.

#Children & Youth #Children & Youth #Education & Literacy #Sports & Recreation #Youth Development

Steele Creek YMCA Community Events

The Steele Creek YMCA holds community events periodically to uplift and support the community. Come volunteer for a variety of events such as Healthy Kids Day, family fun nights, and more!

#Children & Youth #Community #Families #Healthy Living #Social Responsibility

Sally's YMCA Community Events

Sally's YMCA holds community events periodically to uplift and support the community. Come volunteer for a variety of events such as Healthy Kids Day, family fun nights, and more!

#Children & Youth #Community #Families #Healthy Living #Social Responsibility

Lowe's YMCA Summer Day Camp Volunteer

Volunteers to assist our staff with a variety of activities including working with engaging campers in camp activities, setting up for activities, and helping clean up after camp activities are done. 2020 Camp Volunteer Interest/Orientation Meeting will be (2 options): March 26 at 6:30PM and March 29 at 3:30PM in the Lowe's YMCA Conference Room. To RSVP, select a shift within this project. ***Volunteers must attend in-person orientation for camp if they wish to volunteer with during the summer. Volunteers who do not attend the training for camp will not be permitted to volunteer for camp during the current summer.***

#Children & Youth #Children & Youth #Diverse abilities/Special Needs #Families #Social Responsibility #Youth Development

Lowe's YMCA Administrative Tasks

Friendly, flexible people oriented with the ability to work with others and assist in administrative and/or fundraising tasks.

#Families #Healthy Living #Other #Seniors #Social Responsibility #Youth Development

Harris YMCA - Y Readers Plus

Y Readers Plus is a new pilot project of the Y's nationally-recognized literacy program that serves students in grades K-3 who are reading below grade level. The pilot project will operate as an extension of the summer Y Readers program at Huntingtowne Farms Elementary for the duration of the school year. Volunteers will meet with 1 student for 45 minutes of individualized reading support weekly. Volunteers will be paired with the same student for the duration of the school year.

Sally's YMCA Afterschool

Volunteers will assist our Afterschool Program staff with multiple of task required to facilitate programs. ***PLEASE NOTE - This program takes place at the different school sites.

#Children & Youth #Children & Youth #Youth Development

Sally's YMCA Board & Committees

Activities pertaining to YMCA Board of Managers and sub Committees of the branch.

#Advocacy & Human Rights #Board Development #Children & Youth #Community #Education & Literacy #Faith-Based #Other #Social Responsibility

Johnston YMCA YKids Childcare Volunteers

Volunteers will assist the staff with engaging the participants in the activities taking place during the program. This curriculum can include (but not limited to) arts/crafts, storytime, games, etc.

#Children & Youth #Children & Youth #Youth Development

Lake Norman YMCA Preschool & Preschool Camps

Volunteers will assist our preschool programs with integrating purposeful and intentionally planned activities that are designed to be fun and engaging while teaching children valuable skills.

#Children & Youth #Children & Youth #Education & Literacy #Youth Development

Johnston YMCA Room In The Inn

Since 1996, the Urban Ministry Center has partnered with colleges and congregations of many faiths to open their facilities to provide shelter and food for homeless people during the winter months, December 1 – March 31. Each site offers a warm, safe place to sleep, serves three meals (dinner, breakfast and bag lunch) and then returns guests the following morning to uptown Charlotte. The program offers a unique way for people of faith to become directly involved with individuals who are homeless. The basic goal is to keep homeless people from freezing on cold winter nights. A greater goal is to provide a more personal relationship to homeless people, at least for a night, and to foster a deeper understanding of the depth and complexity of the issue.

#Community #Social Responsibility

Johnston Reading Buddies

Volunteering in Afterschool is a great opportunity to leave an impact! A Reading Buddy comes in once a week to read with our Kindergarten to Third Grade participants. At this location, you must be at least 17 years old. You will need to see our Family Services Coordinator to fill out some additional paperwork on your first day.

#Children & Youth #Children & Youth #Education & Literacy #Youth Development

Stratford Richardson Room in the Inn

It is that time of the year, who's up for giving back to those in need? During the winter months, Stratford Richardson is committed to providing safety and warmth to our neighbors that are in need of a place to lie their head. Come volunteer and contribute to this great cause.

#Children & Youth #Healthy Living #Homeless & Housing #Men #Social Responsibility #Women

Room In The Inn

We will be hosting our second Room In The Inn of the season next Saturday, January 11th! In case you don’t know, Room In the Inn is an initiative of the Urban Ministry to provide shelter for the homeless during winter months. Through partnerships with Y’s, churches and community centers they help 100s of people each week have a safe and warm place to sleep. When we host Room In The Inn guests arrive right as the branch is closing. We have dinner and fellowship Saturday night, they sleep on air mattresses in Studio B and then have breakfast and fellowship on Sunday morning. We also prepare a bagged lunch that they can take with them when they leave around 7:00am.

#Community #Social Responsibility #Women

Sally's YMCA Fitness

Sally's YMCA Fitness Volunteer.

#Community #Diverse abilities/Special Needs #Health & Medicine

Front Desk Volunteer

Front desk volunteers will assist the sales and service desk with the needs of the guest.

#Employment #Other #Social Responsibility

Keith Family Miracle League

In 2012, The YMCA of Greater Charlotte and Miracle League teamed up to give children with disabilities a chance to play baseball by creating the YMCA Miracle League through a generous financial contribution. We place children on a team of between 10 and 12 baseball players for games that last approximately one hour. The YMCA of Greater Charlotte's Miracle League Field is located at the Keith Family YMCA. This custom-designed baseball complex hosts Charlotte's first completely wheelchair accessible surface that allows children of all abilities to take the field. We offer a number of opportunities to partner and volunteer with the Keith Family YMCA Miracle League.

#Children & Youth #Children & Youth #Community #Diverse abilities/Special Needs #Families #Great for Teens #Healthy Living #Social Responsibility #Youth Development

There are currently no volunteering projects available in this area.