The generosity of others is at the core of our existence. When you volunteer at the Y, you take an active role in bringing about meaningful, enduring change in your own community. As a volunteer, you’ll be working with other caring, committed people who want to make a difference.

Volunteers of the Y

  • Lead our Board of Directors and committees
  • Raise funds to ensure the Y is accessible to all members of the community
  • Coach our sports teams
  • Motivate and support youth in building the character strengths, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health, smart life choices and the pursuit of higher education and goals
  • Extend a hand to help adults who want to do more, become more or live healthier
  • Advocate for the Y’s efforts to influence policies and initiatives that positively impact societal issues of importance to  our community and our nation.
  • Participate in opportunities to give back and support others

How do I apply?

YMCA program volunteers undergo an interview and training process similar to that of paid staff. This helps you find the best fit for your skills while also ensuring the safety of our members, staff and other volunteers. Contact info@columbiaymca.org or 803.748.9622 ext. 113 to learn more.

Volunteer Leadership

Focused on creating lasting personal and social change for our community

The YMCA of Columbia is governed by our Association Board of Directors that consists of volunteers from the local Midlands Community. Each YMCA branch has its own Advisory Council that sets policy for the branch’s Executive Director.