At the Y, your time and talent go a long way. Every hour you spend as a Y volunteer provides the caring attention a child or teen needs to grow up healthy and resilient, and supports families so they can be successful. There are opportunities every single day to give back to the Y. Find yours.
Our community is founded on the idea of supporting each other.
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There are many ways you can get involved and utilize your talents with the Y. We offer internships and volunteer opportunities that can positively impact lives right in your own community. When you volunteer or intern with the Y, you are doing more than just sharing your time and passion, you’re helping your neighbors in the community become stronger.


Options for one-time, seasonal, and ongoing volunteerism are open at locations throughout West Michigan. Making new friends, networking, and gaining experience are just a few of the meaningful rewards of volunteering at the YMCA.

Annual Campaign Each year, the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids’ Annual Campaign reach out to families both with the Y and the community to raise support for our programs. Staff, leadership, members, small businesses, and large corporations all ensure that the impactful program work of the YMCA addresses significant needs in our communities. Ages 18+.

Community Board Members improve Y locations by helping with program innovation, fundraising, events, and community involvement. Visit or contact your Y location to get involved.

Special Event Volunteers engage in a variety of community programs and outreach initiatives throughout the year

Wellness Volunteers help ensure that Y wellness areas are welcoming and inviting. You’ll assist members with questions, maintain an organized and clean center, and create a friendly and engaging space for all.

Youth Sports Volunteers coach a team or be a program assistant with any Y youth sports programs. No previous experience required. Hours are based on program times. Must be age 14 or older

To get started as a Y Volunteer and to search for opportunities, click the button below:

Together, we’re a better us.