Our staff depends on the talent and the extra hands that make everything we do a little extra special. The children and adults that participate in our programs and services look to our volunteers as models who can provide guidance to them. Your presence says you care about your YMCA!


Winston Churchill once said, "We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give".

Do you have an hour a week to spare?

Volunteers are a vital part of the YMCA of Central Ohio. Thousands of volunteers every year support our work, our values and our mission to build strong kids, strong families and strong communities.

The federal government recognizes that the value of a volunteer’s time is $24.14 per hour. In 2018: 3,877 volunteers gave 27,424 hours of their time to the YMCA of Central Ohio- that’s a value of over $662,000 worth of time and talents donated to the Y.

Whether you’re volunteering serve a meal at our shelter, coach a youth sports team, make art at camp or support our chronic disease program participants, just one hour of your time and talents  makes a difference to the people you serve, the Y and your community as a whole.

Upcoming Opportunities

Vaughn Hairston YMCA/Mid-Ohio Foodbank Produce Giveaway 
Jun 06, 2019 to Nov 07, 2019 
Grove City, OH 
We are looking for volunteers to help us distibute ... 

2019 YMCA Day Camp Spirit Day support 
Jul 31, 2019 to Aug 01, 2019 
Lockbourne, OH 
This outdoor day of fun for our campers is ... 

Commercial Point Karting Classic 
Aug 03, 2019 to Aug 04, 2019 
Commercial Point, OH 
On August 2nd, 3rd, & 4th, 2019 the Village ... 

WARD YMCA/Mid-Ohio Foodbank Produce Giveaway 
Sep 28, 2019 
Columbus, OH 
We are looking for volunteers to help us distribute ... 

Delaware YMCA Advisory Board Volunteer 
Delaware, OH 
Are you passionate about the YMCA and our focus ... 

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Branch Opportunities

Delaware Community Center YMCA

Liberty Township/Powell YMCA


Van Buren Shelter

All other branches