Here at the YMCA last year, 424 volunteers gave 9,699 hours of their time to help people in our community learn, grow, and thrive.  If you know a volunteer who makes a difference, take some time to thank them during National Volunteer Week

Volunteering at the YMCA is a great way to invest in your community. No matter how much time you have to offer, you’ll give more children, teens, families, and adults the opportunity to lead happier, healthier lives.

By offering your time and skills through us, you will be joining one of Canada’s leading charities in building healthier communities through a shared passion for helping others.

Benefits of becoming a YMCA Volunteer

  • Inspire someone and be a positive role model
  • Share your skills and talents with others
  • Meet new people and expand your network
  • Build skills that are valued by employers
  • Complete community service hours
  • Give back to your community

Apply Today

Volunteer Roles

There are many types of volunteer roles across our Association. Whether supporting our programs and events or providing expertise and leadership, volunteers are at the heart of everything we do. Whatever your talents, interests, or schedule, there is an opportunity for you to give back through the YMCA.

Volunteering is open to people age 14 and up.

FAQs About Volunteering

 Get Started

If you’re interested in a volunteer role with the YMCA, we invite you to apply today.

Next steps:

  1. Please complete the Volunteer Application Form and print or save it to your computer.  You may then take your application to the front desk at the Peter Gilgan Family YMCA branch you would like to volunteer at or email it directly to:
  2. Your application will be reviewed for available volunteer opportunities matching your interests and skills.
  3. You will be contacted to set up an interview time at a time convenient for you. Please bring your references and a recent Criminal Reference Check with a Vulnerable Sector Screening completed (CRCVS) to your interview, as well as any pertinent certificates relating to courses, skills, or experience. Please note that a recent CRCVS is required before any volunteering can commence.
  4. Attend the required Orientation session. At this training you will gain valuable knowledge that will assist you within your volunteer role.

Where to apply for a Criminal Reference Check:

1151 Bronte Road
Oakville, Ontario
Hours of Business (M-F): 8:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Halton Regional Police Department – 20 Division
95 Oakwalk Drive
Oakville, Ontario
905-825-4747, ext. 2205
Hours of Business (M-F): 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.