The YMCA of Western North Carolina was founded as a volunteer-led organization. Today, hundreds of volunteers share their talents with us, contributing thousands of hours of time.

Throughout the association, in whatever role they choose, volunteers work alongside staff to embody our four core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility. They strengthen our community by being determined, nurturing, genuine, hopeful, and welcoming. We are truly honored and grateful for each of our volunteers.

Are you looking for a rewarding way to spend your free time? Do you have a love for your community, but you're not sure how to get involved? The YMCA of Western North Carolina has many opportunities for you to make an impact. We would love to have you come spend time with us and get to know our organization.

Please explore our current volunteer opportunities below.

Key Volunteer Positions

For the safety and consistency of our program participants, these critical ongoing opportunities require a short background check application, interview, and at least a 20-hour total commitment. Volunteers who will help with children will be provided a child abuse prevention training. Please click below for more information and to apply.

Nutrition Community Impact

Youth Sports Coach

Youth Services

YMCA Center-based Opportunities

Short-Term Opportunities

These opportunities can be completed within a few short hours or can be ongoing. They are flexible and are perfect for volunteer service hours requirements. Click on one of the descriptions below for more information.

Food Drive for Nutrition Outreach Hub

Gleaning Volunteer

Event Volunteering

We have ongoing community events that could not take place without our wonderful volunteers. Please visit your local YMCA center and inquire about upcoming volunteer events, as well as ongoing Togetherhood ® volunteer opportunities.

If you have any questions, please contact our volunteer director.