Volunteer at the Y

At the YMCA of the Triangle, social responsibility is one of our three areas of focus. It is through the support of volunteers that help us make our communities healthier. At the Y, we have a place and a purpose for you. And with 17 branch locations throughout the area, it’s never been easier to serve.

Here are some of the ways you can serve at the Y! Check with your local branch to learn more about specific volunteer opportunities.

General Volunteering

Our branch volunteers help create a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Opportunities include greeting members, helping out our administrative teams, and pitching in to lend a hand on the wellness floor. 


Join us for a week of summer camp or volunteer your time at our After School program.

Swim Programs Volunteer

Join the fun in the pool as a swim volunteer, swim lesson assistant or swim coach assistant. 

Nursery Assistant

Volunteer at our onsite childcare centers and help staff provide a fun, safe environment for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years.

Mentors and Tutors

You can help a child develop the skills they need to succeed in school and in life by providing one-on-one mentoring and tutoring for students through our Y Learning and Community HOPE programs.

Special Events

The YMCA of the Triangle is always on the go, and we love volunteers to join us. Throughout the year, our branches have volunteer opportunities for kids' triathlons, races, walks, golf tournaments, special holiday events like MLK Day and more. Check with your local branch to learn about current special events volunteer needs.

Sports Coaches

Use your talents to encourage, guide and train young athletes at the Y. We rely on volunteers to coach sports leagues throughout the year. Programs include basketball, soccer, T-ball and baseball.


Togetherhood® is the YMCA's signature program for social responsibility and is offered through some of our branches. It invites Y members to lead and participate in volunteer service projects that benefit the communities where they live. Learn more about Togetherhood® by clicking here. 


The YMCA of the Triangle's Annual Campaign is a community-wide effort to raise funds for children, teens, families and adults who need the Y. Nearly 1,600 local volunteers, just like you, help raise funds so that everyone in our community has the opportunity to participate in Y programs.

Volunteer application

Fill out a YMCA volunteer application here,turn in to your local branch, and get started donating your time at the Y!