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 Why Volunteer?


Volunteer at the Y

With the Y, you can positively impact lives right in your own community in a variety of ways, including coaching, tutoring, event support, fundraising and much more. Last year, more than 18,746 volunteers contributed 344,917 hours of service to the community. 

We value your time and enthusiasm and look forward to creating a fun, fulfilling volunteer experience for you.
 Y volunteers enjoy:
-      A wide variety of locations and programs to fit personal interests
-      Options for one-time, seasonal and ongoing volunteerism
-      Making new friends, networking and gaining experience 

How To Begin

To volunteer with the Y, select an option:
  • Contact your local Y to talk about your interests and availability.
  • Visit your local Y to pick up a volunteer application.
  • Search for "YMCA" at United Way of King County's Volunteer Center. Many branches post specific volunteer opportunities here (listings may not include all available opportunities).​



 What Can You Do?


What Can You Do?

Youth Development
Our volunteers nurture the potential of thousands of kids, teens and young adults year-round. They teach, mentor, guide and support youth from their first few weeks of life through their first steps into adulthood. Volunteers assist with:
  • Youth sports
  • Swim lessons
  • After-school programs
  • Leadership clubs
  • Skill-building classes
  • Special events
Healthy Living
Y volunteers provide support, resources and guidance to kids, adults and families so they can achieve greater health and well-being in spirit, mind and body. Opportunities include:
  • Personal training
  • Group exercise classes
  • Teaching or assisting in classes
  • Meeting one-on-one with members
  • Leading workshops
  • Supporting community events like Healthy Kids Day
  • Welcoming and serving Y members and participants 
Social Responsibility
Volunteers help the Y listen and respond to our region’s most critical social needs.  They help inspire compassion and involvement in our community by: 
  • Serving as board members at their local Ys
  • Fundraising in the Y’s annual campaign
  • Encouraging volunteerism from individuals and group
  • Sharing personal testimonials about the Y's impact
  • Joining Togetherhood, where Y members serve their communities







Togetherhood invites Y members to activate their social responsibility by participating in the Y's cause to strengthen community. Togetherhood provides Y members with fun, convenient and rewarding ways to give back and support their neighbors. 

Togetherhood is the YMCA's Signature Program for Social Responsibility. This program invites Y members to lead and participate in volunteer service projects that benefit the community where they live. 

The program is run through individual Y branches as a partnership between a committee of members and a Y Staff Advisor. It is designed to be a simple, fun and rewarding way for members to identify ways that they can give back and support their neighbors through their own ideas, skills and energy, and the network of the Y. 

Recent Projects

Food and Fellowship​​:

​To Volunteers from the Coal Creek Y partnered to develop a service project with the Renton Salvation Army. In June, 15 volunteers donated over 100 pounds of food for weekend meals, and served a hot meal to 60 clients at the Salvation Army. Members praised Togetherhood for showing ways to serve the communtiy beyond the walls of the Y.

Gardening for a Cause​​:

This April, 30 Y members gathered at Seattle Tilth's Learning Garden in the Central District and completed a workshop on how to build planter boxes. Two weeks later, the volunteers built two planter boxes (with materials donated from Home Deopot) and planted an organic vegetable garden for a low income family in Rainier Valley. The Togetherhood group met again to clean up a local garden and pledged to gather monthly to maintain the garden and share food with the community. 


 Find Your Branch

​Find Your Branch

Association Office

Bronwyn Allen

Auburn Valley

Lynn McQueen


Katie Cimino

Camping Services

Melissa Kessell

Coal Creek

Danielle Hastings

Dale Turner

Robin Jones


Parker Xander

Matt Griffin

Melissa Thomas

Meredith Matthews

Ema McQuaid


Molly Stutzman


Rodney Scott


Kim Payne

Snoqualmie Valley

Cassie Craig

University Family

Nicole Derr

West Seattle & Fauntleroy

Suzzanne Bull

Youth & Government

Sarah Clinton

Volunteer | YMCA of Greater Seattle | Seattle, WA