The Ann Arbor  YMCA facilitates volunteer opportunities in the outside Ann Arbor community through our Adult Volunteer program or within Y programs as coaches, program volunteers or crafters.  Read below to find out what works for you. Please join our mailing list and receive information about upcoming service project opportunities by contacting Abbey Davis, Teen & Volunteer Director, at 734.661.8012 or for more information.

Adult Volunteer Opportunities NOW Available!
Join us in giving back on the first Thursday of EVERY month.

  • December 3rd, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Washtenaw Intermediate School District
  • January 7th, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Kiwanis (downtown location)
  • February 4th, 9 – 11 a.m. at Food Gatherers
  • March 3rd, 1 – 3 p.m. at SOS Community Services in Ypsilanti

SERVE YOUR COMMUNITY and Donate to the Holiday Gift Drive for the Education Project for Homeless Youth:
Education Project for Homeless Youth (EPHY) Holiday Gift Drive

The EPHY holiday gift drives gives Washtenaw County students in homeless and temporary living situations a special holiday gift during the winter holiday season. Join us in giving back to your community by supporting the EPHY with a Holiday Gift Drive.  The Ann Arbor YMCA will be collecting items for Washtenaw County homeless youth, upper elementary aged students in grades 3rd – 6th.  Donation bin is located in the Ann Arbor YMCA lobby next to the Membership Desk.
Items to donate:

  • 1 new age appropriate book
  • A small game, toy or art supplies for craft project
  • Winter hats and gloves
    (All items should be new and in original packaging)

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY:  Join us on Thursday, December 3rd, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at WISD to help wrap and pack gift baskets for the youth! Register to serve at or contact Abbey Davis, Teen and Volunteer Director, at 734.661.8012 or

An application for all volunteer opportunities is available here.

Current Volunteering Opportunities

Quilting for A Cause Join us as we give back to the community!  Learn how to quilt and get to know your fellow Y members all while helping those in need. This free volunteer-led program invites both experienced and first timers to create warm and cozy items for individuals in our community.  Help others stay warm this winter and learn something new along the way! Materials will be provided. Volunteers will meet every Friday in the Studio D from 10:30 am-12:00pm.

Child Care Activity Coordinator  Help create and lead activities with children from kindergarten through fourth grade. Activities may include craft projects, healthy snack preparation, assist with homework, physical activity exercises and more.

Child Care Story Teller  Pick a story and read it to children in our preschool or school-aged care programs.  You could even dress up to match the story or help plan a craft or snack that works with your theme.

Child Watch Program Assistant The YMCA is looking for fun, dedicated individuals who enjoy working with children and wants to make a difference in their community. By volunteering in Child Watch, you have the opportunity to meet new people and share your skills with children of all ages.

Volunteer Basketball Coach (Ypsilanti)  Season runs on Saturdays, December 5 – 19, 2015; January 9 – February 6, 2016
Volunteer coaches work with an instructor/referee and coach a team of between 8-10 children. Coaches run a practice followed by a game on seven (7) Saturdays during the season. Times will depend on grade level of team. The total practice and game time for each division is listed below:
o K/1st grade – 9:00-10:00 AM
o 2nd/3rd grade – 9:00-10:15 AM
o 4th/5th grade – 10:15-11:45 AM
o 6th/7th grade – 11:45-1:45 PM

Youth Volunteer Corps Team Leader  Interested in making an impact where it counts? Do you have a passion for serving your community?  Are you interested in leading youth on service projects in the community?  YVC would very much appreciate your support and time as we works together to building stronger communities.

Youth Volunteer  Corps

Youth in Government Guest Speaker Youth in Government at the Ann Arbor Y would benefit greatly from learning from local community members who are well versed about our governmental system and how laws are created.