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 is the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Through its 65 locations and more than 100 extension sites, the Y of Metro Chicago provides programs and services to more than half a million children, families and adults across the city and suburbs. On an annual basis, the Y reaches 57,000 youth in urban and suburban settings.

The Y offers a variety of 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 their time to help the Y provide critical services to families and communities in need.

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. Visit to find a YMCA near your home, school or workplace.

Volunteer opportunities include

To get involved, click here for individual volunteer. Not all volunteer opportunities listed 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 for corporate and group volunteer.