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Volunteers Matter

What makes the YMCA such a special place for volunteers? Ask around, and you’ll likely hear lots of different answers. But you’ll also hear one common thread in all of them: Our people.


When you volunteer at the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis, you have the opportunity to join an amazing family.

The YMCA family is about community members who are dedicated to making a meaningful and positive impact in the lives of others. Sometimes it involves sacrificial giving and sharing of your time, talents and resources so our communities are stronger and healthier.

We can’t begin to thank all of our volunteers for their tireless work to help carry out the YMCA’s mission within our community. Here you will find volunteer opportunities throughout our association.

Volunteer Opportunities

Each year, many of our Centers give back to children in the community through our “Breakfast with Santa” events. These events would not be possible without the help of volunteers like you.

Share your love of sport with young athletes and athletes-to-be as a vital part of our Youth Sports program: Coach!

In this role, you’ll help kids access the life-changing benefits of youth sports, including character-building, skill development, and teamwork. Other benefits include:

  • Feeling the Rewards of Serving Others
  • Building Relationships with Community Members
  • Practicing Your Leadership Skills
  • Spending Quality Time with Your Children
  • Help emphasize the Y Core Values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility

If you’re interested in volunteering, please email sports@indymca.org.

Join our vibrant community by becoming a 5K Events volunteer! As a volunteer, you’ll play a crucial role in ensuring the success of our events, from assisting with participant registrations to cheering on runners at key points along the route. Embrace the spirit of teamwork and make a positive impact by contributing your time and energy to create memorable experiences for participants and support our shared commitment to health and wellness.

Did you Know?

Many companies are proud to support organizations like the YMCA which are doing great work in the community. Most of these programs match contributions dollar for dollar, but some will even double or triple the amount of your charitable gift!

If you volunteer with us, your company may also offer a volunteer grant program.

YMCA of Greater Indianapolis