Volunteer Opportunities

Help lead the YMCA of Greater Louisville in responding to our neighborhoods' social needs. Our YMCA volunteer opportunities are key to the Y's mission of supporting all people in our community.

Volunteer Opportunities

We Need You

We rely on our members, program participants, donors and volunteers to work alongside us to strengthen communities. Whether you want to mentor young people, improve your family’s health and wellbeing or support your neighbors, your involvement with the Y helps bring about positive and meaningful change.

Volunteer Opportunities

Learn about the different volunteer opportunities available at the Y below, and when you're ready, complete the Volunteer Interest Form.

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    Advisory Board Member

    The YMCA is looking for passionate, community-minded individuals to serve as YMCA Advisory Board Members and help further impact our community through youth development and social responsibility.

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    Annual Campaign Campaigner

    We rely on volunteers to be ambassadors and champions of our mission. This is achieved through sharing our stories, communicating our impact, connecting people to our purpose, and providing them with the opportunity to give back to their community by donating their time and monetary support.

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    Men's Supportive Housing Food Serving

    The Chestnut Street Family YMCA offers 41 single-occupancy rooms for homeless men in the community, providing residents with case management, computer training, tutoring, and workshops to help them on the road to self-sufficiency. Volunteers support many functions of the program, but the primary need is for people to serve meals to the residents, especially around the holidays.

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    New Member Ambassadors

    Help us welcome new members to the YMCA family by serving as a New Member Ambassador! As a volunteer ambassador, you will help connect members to the mission of the YMCA, build lasting relationships, and provide support and encouragement in their health and wellness journey.

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    YMCA Camp Piomingo

    From fundraising to photographers and videographers, from mending fences to painting cabins, from licensed physicians to professionals with horse experience, there is no shortage of volunteer opportunities at YMCA Camp Piomingo.

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    YMCA Black Achievers and YMCA Youth Achievers

    Volunteers are a crucial part of the YMCA Black Achievers programs, mentoring and guiding students to become who they’re destined to be. From being a Cluster session leader to assisting the choir and orchestra or helping with the College and Career Fair, there are plenty of ways to get involved.

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    YMCA Safe Place Services Y-NOW Mentor

    Y-NOW – the mentoring component of YMCA Safe Place Services – is recruiting volunteers for their Children of Prisoners Program.

    Volunteers support all phases of the Y-NOW program; however, our primary need is for mentors to listen and provide encouragement, support and stability so that kids can create a future that is distinctly different from the past. Volunteering with the Y-NOW program is a great way to gain insight into today’s youth’s lives and connect with people from all over our community.

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    Youth Sports Coaching

    Get in the game as a volunteer coach! Volunteer coaches are needed for all YMCA sports, including basketball, soccer, baseball, lacrosse, field hockey and cross country. If you’re committed to giving a couple hours a week and want to impact a child’s life, we have a need for volunteers like you. We value your involvement in the Youth Sports Program and your impact in influencing positive growth and development for young people.

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    Special Events

    The Y hosts many special events during the year such as races, picnics, festivals and more. There are a variety of ways to volunteer at each event. Fill out the interest form to learn more about a particular event’s volunteer needs.

Fill out a Volunteer Interest Form

Follow the link below to complete a short volunteer interest form. We'd love to hear from you about our local volunteer opportunities in Louisville.