The Y counts on generous volunteers who donate their time and talents to strengthen our community. Y volunteers provide direct support to programs, raise needed funds, support special events, and provide leadership by serving on Community Mission Boards and the Board of Directors. Take a look at our volunteer Project Catalog or explore the many ways to make an impact as a volunteer at the Y.
More than 2,600 volunteers perform countless duties across our organization, ensuring that men, women and children of all ages and from all walks of life have the resources and support they need to be healthy, confident, connected and secure. Here are just a few ways volunteers make a difference at the Y:
- YMCA Challenger Buddies assist and support athletes in our Adaptive/Challenger program for individuals with special needs.
- Coaches are positive role models and leaders who teach kids the Y Core Values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility through youth sports.
- Adult Achievers serve as professional role models for the Young Achievers program. The Y Achievers program encourages underserved high school youth to set and achieve high educational and professional goals.
- Community Mission Board members improve Y locations by helping with program innovation, fundraising, events, and community involvement. Visit or contact your Y location to get involved.
- Child Care and Education volunteers share their time to be positive role models, assist teachers, collect resources for children and their families, and educate children by sharing their unique talents.
Togetherhood® - Join us in Giving Back
The Y’s Togetherhood® program gives members the opportunity to be part of meaningful community service projects that benefit people and organizations in their neighborhood. It's easy to get involved in service projects in your community and connect with others through Togetherhood®.
Youth Volunteer Corps
Looking for additional activities for youth ages 11-18? Our partner Youth Volunteer Corps of Greater Kansas City (YVCKC) provides organized service learning opportunities for youth to give back to their community.