Become a Y Volunteer!


At the YMCA of Metro Chicago (the Y), a volunteer's time and talent can go a long way to support our programs and services.

The Y offers volunteer opportunities for both individuals and groups. Y volunteers come together from all walks of life with a commitment to helping others and to share their skills and expertise. Each year, thousands of youth and adults throughout the city and suburbs volunteer to help the Y provide critical services to families and communities.

Individual Volunteer Opportunities

Individuals interested in volunteering with the Y can connect with one of our membership centers, early childhood centers or outreach programs across the metro Chicago area. The majority of these volunteer opportunities require a commitment of a minimum 8-12 weeks, depending on program session. Visit to find a YMCA near your home, school or workplace.

Volunteer opportunities include

To get involved, click here to complete the individual volunteer inquiry form. Not all volunteer opportunities listed in the form here are available at every membership center, program site or resident camp.

Corporate and Group Volunteer Opportunities

Does your organization want to volunteer for a group service day? The Y offers a variety of engaging and rewarding volunteer opportunities for groups.

Groups can take part in

To get involved, click here to complete the corporate and group volunteer inquiry form.