Volunteering at YMCA Exeter is a unique way of getting involved within your local community be it in Exeter, or in one of our rural hubs. At YMCA Exeter, we would be nothing without our army of volunteers and it is them who make our 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. From supporting ex-offenders caught up in the criminal justice system, to making the bacon sandwiches at our employment and training sessions, serving mince pies at our annual Christmas abseil to singing with our residents in our music group, we can offer a volunteering role for everyone.

Each volunteer receives full training and support as well as an enhanced volunteer DBS certificate should their role require it. We organise regular volunteer thank you events including our Christmas meal and a Summer Barbeque. 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 for pastoral input.

During 2018, volunteers of YMCA Exeter gave:

  • 12,052 volunteering hours which is a phenomenal achievement! Thank you.

How can I become a volunteer?

You can start by contacting Sue Wilson, our Volunteer Coordinator. Sue will find out about your strengths and key skills and discuss the various types of volunteering roles currently available. Sue will also guide you through the application process and be your first point of contact for any volunteering related queries.

Sue Wilson, Volunteer Coordinator

Call 01392 410530 or email sue.wilson@ymcaexeter.org.uk to arrange a chat.

Current vacancies:
Wellbeing Volunteer

We are currently looking for volunteers to support our Friday Breakfast Club, run for residents living at our Stage 2 housing project in Newcourt, near Ikea.

The role will involve cooking and serving breakfast as well as occassionally leading particular activities within the wellbeing group.

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