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The YMCA of Southwestern Ontario relies on the generosity and dedication of our volunteers to help bring about lasting personal and social change in the community. Every hour spent volunteering with us translates into more smiles and the movement towards better health for our children, families and communities.


Volunteers contribute their time, talents and experiences to help us mentor children and youth, instruct recreational programs, lead fitness exercises, welcome new Canadians, provide service awareness to the community, and much more with the YMCA of Southwestern Ontario.

Our Core Values

At the YMCA of Southwestern Ontario, we require our staff and volunteers to demonstrate the association`s core values to colleagues, members and participants.
  • Honesty: to tell the truth, to act in such a way you are worthy of trust, to have integrity, making sure your actions match your words
  • Caring: to accept others, to be sensitive to the wellbeing of others, to help others
  • Respect: to treat others as you would have them treat you, to value the worth of every person, including yourself
  • Responsibility: to do what is right, what you ought to do, to be accountable for your behaviour and obligations
Benefits of Volunteering

At the YMCA of Southwestern Ontario we are committed to be providing volunteers with clear roles, responsibilities and expectations while maintaining ongoing feedback. We provide meaningful experiences that match our volunteers` skills and interests. We embrace diversity of our volunteers and provide accommodations when necessary. At the Y, we celebrate our volunteers both formally and informally while sharing their stories.

Be an Active Community Member, Develop New Skills, Enhance Personal Well-Being, Build New Positive Relationships and Gain a Sense of Achievement

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Current Volunteer Opportunities

Process to Becoming a Volunteer

Volunteer Application

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