Are you interested in making a lasting impact on the lives of others? Do you know the joy that comes from sharing your time, talent, and treasures with others? Join us in loving, serving, and caring for those in our community through volunteering at the YMCA.

People engage with the Y on one level, but soon find a deeper purpose in their activities and a meaningful connection to those around them. You see everywhere at the Y, serving as a coach in sports, being a Y ambassador, reading to our children, supporting our participants with disabilities, and more. We also have plenty of opportunities for your business, church, or nonprofit to volunteer together. 

Will you join in and help us #LoveServeCare in our community? To learn more about volunteer opportunities with the Y, we invite you to fill out our interest form.

  Volunteer Interest Form

Branch Opportunities

Community Impact Board Member - Join the board of your YMCA branch to help us better serve our members and the community. If you are interested in applying to become a Branch Board member, please contact the Director of the branch where you would like to serve.

Senior Outreach - We love our senior members! We love to hear about and encourage them. Join our great calling team. Contact: Rose Castillo at rosec@ymcasatx.org. 

Special Branch Events - We love our families! Throughout the year, we have numerous events that bring in a ton of families! We need your help in planning and executing these special events.  We have holiday events around Easter, Christmas and Halloween. We have events specific to your branch throughout the year. If you love being a part of making our families smile, reach out to your Youth and Family Coordinator at your branch.  

Youth Sports Opportunities

Youth Sports Coach - Make a difference in the life of a child or teenager by teaching them skills for games and for life. To find out how to become a Volunteer Sports Coach, please contact Demetrius Hopson, demetriush@ymcasatx.org 

Sports Fields Clean Up and Improvements Day - Volunteer to help the Youth Sports Department and local coaches between seasons to clean up and improve the facilities for families. Typical days would include fixing baseball fields, moving soccer goals, helping maintain equipment etc. Please contact Demetrius Hopson, demetriush@ymcasatx.org .

Inclusive Sports - Inclusive Sports is a program created through a partnership between Morgan's Wonderland Sports and The YMCA of Greater San Antonio to bring opportunities for individuals with intellectual, physical, developmental disabilities to play sports through our various venues and leagues.   SHOW MORE: With the addition of a fully-inclusive baseball field at Mays Family YMCA Stone Oak and the new Morgan's Wonderland Sports Complex, crossover competitions can become an ongoing experience for kids. For questions and to sign up to participate or volunteer, reach out to Demetrius Hopson at demetriush@ymcasatx.org.

Hill Country Opportunities

Roberts Ranch Opportunities in Comfort, Texas: Roberts Ranch offers opportunities for adults to support outdoor educational activities. Through the educational programs at Roberts Ranch, we hope to expose adults and youth to nature which has been proven to be essential to a healthy physical and emotional development

  • Outdoor classroom volunteers will be needed in the coming seasons.
    Please contact maryashleym@ymcasatx.org to be added to the contact list.

  • Groups interested in organizing a workday are also welcomed.
    Please contact maryashleym@ymcasatx.org


Community Opportunities

Siclovia - Volunteer for this fantastic community-wide event! Shifts and roles are assigned but can be suited to fit your comfort level and skill set. Contact: Selena Wicklund at selenaw@ymcasatx.org

School Connect - Partner with us to #loveservecare for our teachers and kids! We’ve got lots of opportunities to engage with our schools, either as an individual or with your group. Contact Nancy Abbott at nancya@ymcasatx.org.

  • Love Our Teacher Month - February 2022

  • School Champion- Help guide a team of local leaders to build a Village of support around schools based on common goals and shared responsibility. 

  • Love Our School Day- Partner with a public school for a Done in a Day project at the school.

  • School Chaplains- Get trained through the International Fellowship of Chaplains training offered periodically in the area. 

  • Adopt a School with the Y- Join us as we adopt a local school in our area. We’ll look for ways to serve our teachers and kids throughout the year. 

Food Bank Volunteer - Weekly opportunities to partner with us in distributing food with the San Antonio Food Bank. Participating Y’s are, Harvey Najim Family YMCA, Westside Family YMCA, and Y Living Center, Contact Nancy Alvarado at nancya@ymcasatx.org.

Prayer Garden at O.P. Schnabel project - Perfect group activity to help bring our Prayer Garden to fruition at O.P. Schnabel YMCA! Use your time, talents, and treasures to create a perfect spot for individuals, friends, or families to enjoy a peaceful spot where we can enjoy God’s presence and hang out. Contact Jami Engel at jamie@ymcasatx.org.