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 Why Volunteer?


Volunteer at the Y

You can positively impact lives right in your own community with the Y. More than 18,746 volunteers throughout the region share their time and talents in a variety of ways, including coaching, tutoring, event support, fundraising and much more. Last year, our volunteers contributed 344,196 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's Volunteer Champion 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 year-round. They teach, mentor, guide and support kids 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
  • Helping to coordinate volunteerism activities



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