Diversity and Inclusion - Military Outreach
SERVING THOSE WHO SERVE OUR COUNTRY
The YMCA values the service and sacrifice of the men and women of our nation’s armed forces, and has always counted it an honor to contribute to their health and wellbeing. We have served military members and their families in every U.S. conflict since the Civil War. Throughout World War I, the Y provided morale and welfare services for the military. During World War II the YMCA, along with five other national voluntary organizations, founded the United Service Organizations for National Defense, today known as the USO. Giving back to those who serve is part of our mission to strengthen communities. We believe that lasting personal and social change can only come about when we all work together.
Support When It Matters Most
Deployment can be a stressful and uncertain time for our nation’s servicemen and women and their families. In partnership with the Armed Services YMCA and the Department of Defense, the Y is proud to offer memberships and respite childcare services to eligible military families and personnel to give them extra support during the difficult time when loved ones are away from home. It’s our hope that these individuals and families will feel a sense of belonging here at the Y. And we consider it a privilege to give back to those who dedicate themselves to serving our country.
Service Members Make Great Servant Leaders
The Y recognizes the exceptional leadership strengths, skills and experiences that veterans, reservists and military spouses bring to the workforce. If you have a connection to the military and are transitioning into civilian life, we encourage you to research a possible career with the Y.
We hope you discover that the YMCA of Greater Charlotte is more than a gym or a pool, but a place where you can feel a sense of belonging.
Military Volunteer Opportunities
Respite childcare is available for infants and children up to 12 years of age.