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 in Cullompton, Broadclyst and South Molton. 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?

Contact Sue Wilson, our Volunteer Coordinator, on:

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

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.

Current vacancies:

Our Maintenance and Facilities team is looking to recruit a new DIY volunteer.

With a wide set of DIY skills and experience, you will be able to commit up to two days per week and be flexible enough to work across a number of YMCA locations around Exeter.

A typical day might include: preparing walls; painting; sanding down skirting boards; tightening carpet plates; changing light bulbs and building furniture.

An Enhanced DBS will also be required. For details and to apply for this volunteer role please contact Sue Wilson through the details above.

Current vacancies:
Non-Executive Directors

We are looking for exceptional individuals who can impart their expertise, gifts and wisdom in order that the Christian mission of YMCA Exeter continues to be realised through our daily work and ministry. We are especially looking for Trustees with experience in:

  • Church leadership
  • Provision of support services
  • Children’s services
  • Safeguarding
  • Working with ex-offenders
  • Mental health
  • Data and IT



For further information and to return a completed application please contact us on 01392 410530 or email: office@ymcaexeter.org.uk