The YMCA of Greenville could not provide the services and programs we do without the great work of our 2,100 volunteers. Our volunteers coach teams, tutor school children, help maintain our resident camp, read to pre-schoolers, assist our staff in countless ways, serve on our boards, raise scholarship and capital funds, and much more.
Speak with your local branch director and discover how your time and talents can be put to the service of others. Whether you prefer to work with children or the elderly or in-between, there is a place for you at the Y.
If you're interested in becoming a volunteer, you will need to go through a background check. Fill out the form below, and we will contact you about the steps needed to become a Y volunteer. 

Volunteer opportunities

There are many ways to volunteer at the YMCA of Greenville. Here are a just a few to give you an idea of the ways you can help us help the Greenville community. Or download an overview of volunteer opportunities.
Y Camp Greenville: Spend a weekend at Y Camp Greenville working on trail maintenance, landscaping or garden improvements, or try an indoor office project. While you’re there, enjoy free room and board in a beautiful mountain setting, with evening camp fires and Pretty Place Chapel.
Y Family Branch Volunteer: Set aside time to volunteer in one of our Family Branches as a:

  • coach in youth sports
  • tutor in the afterschool program
  • story-time reader in the nursery
  • greeter at the front desk
  • chaperone at teen events

Tutor at the Y Judson Community Center: Get to know the neighborhood in the Judson Community Center by tutoring the afterschool students from Hollis Academy. Work one-on-one with a student each week and help that student complete homework and improve grades.

Share your talents: Lead a specialty workshop as part of the summer day camp program in the family branches or outreach centers. The Y is looking for folks with special talents to share with youth. Examples include: art, drama, music, photography, computer skills, foreign language, folk art, cooking, and environmental education.

Serve on a Board: Become a Y branch volunteer as a member of the Advisory Board. These boards include experts in such fields as banking, law, construction, education, health, and community development.