Volunteer in our Projects

Volunteering at YMCA Exeter can be a transformational time of learning new skills, developing confidence and experience in new situations, and getting involved in your local community. Volunteers become part of the YMCA Exeter team either by supporting our residents, or in one of our community projects.

At YMCA Exeter, our volunteer team is an essential part of our charity and makes our high-quality service provision possible. Volunteering with us means you will be at the heart of our transformational work, inspiring young people to thrive and reach their potential.

We are continually welcoming new volunteers into our growing team in areas such as:

  • Housing Support
  • Lighthouse Café project
  • Mentoring our residents through exam preparation
  • Youth-club provision
  • Community friendship groups
  • Maintenance & Facilities team

Each volunteer receives full training and support as well as an enhanced volunteer DBS certificate should their role require it. Each volunteer also has the opportunity for a one to one with our Volunteer Coordinator to look at learning goals and outcomes, as well as pastoral input.

Unfortunately, we are not able to accept volunteers through the Tier 5 Visa Sponsorship Scheme.

Join the team as a YMCA Fundraising Volunteer!

We are recruiting a team of Fundraising Volunteers who can support with our exciting events across the city, including sponsored Sleep Outs, The Great West Run, Christmas shoeboxes, bake sales and much more!

We are always open to the creativity of volunteers and will support you to run your own unique fundraising events too! We will provide training and resources to help you make this a reality. We would love to hear from you!

These volunteer positions would be well suited to anyone looking for experience in event organisation/fundraising, or just looking to make a difference in the lives of young people on a more flexible, creative and ad-hoc basis!

To get involved contact laura.farrar@ymcaexeter.org.uk

How can I become a volunteer?

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with YMCA Exeter. 

If you would like to join our waiting list and register your interest in volunteering with us, we will contact you when new opportunities arise. Please complete the short form below so we can keep in touch. 

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    For any queries relating to volunteer opportunities at YMCA Exeter, call us on 01392 410530 or email sue.wilson@ymcaexeter.org.uk to arrange a chat.

    Find our volunteer booklet here.