Volunteering has always been an integral component of the Y Canberra Region. Volunteers are part of the fabric of the organisation and their work as part of the YMCA team facilitates achieving our vision and mission.

Volunteering provides the opportunity for people to:

  • make a difference in their community
  • make new friends with like-minded people
  • share skills with others
  • stay active and engaged
  • learn new skills
  • engage with people of different ages, abilities and ethnicities.

Volunteering Opportunities

We believe that volunteering should be about matching your skillsets and interests so that you are in the best position to make a difference. At different times of the year we offer interesting and rewarding opportunities for volunteers to become involved in projects and events that make a real difference to the Canberra Region. For example, we are always looking for volunteers to support our Space Squad programs, Australia’s only residential holiday program for young people who have an interest in space, STEM, robotics, engineering and other space-related fields. Volunteers for this program often have a passion for the same interests so they get to share their love of space with the next generation.

Other areas where volunteers have assisted the Y previously include supporting Sailing Club events and regattas, documenting history of the organisation, Seniors Sports Carnival, representation on the Board of Directors and operating our auxiliary op shop which closed in 2020.

If you have a set of skills that you would like to share and help build strong people, families and communities, we encourage you to get in contact with us using the enquiry form below.

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