YMCA Bournemouth are hugely grateful for the contribution made by volunteers across the organisation.

There are numerous ways in which you can support us with your time, whether it’s volunteering for one-off tasks or taking regular volunteering duties with our youth, family and relationships, building services, marketing, sports and leisure, supported housing or chaplaincy departments.

People choose to volunteer for a number of reasons. For some it offers the chance to give something back to the community. For others it allows them to develop new skills or build on existing experience to benefit their careers.

Whatever the motivation, volunteering with YMCA Bournemouth is both challenging and hugely rewarding. Why not give it a try? You will be made very welcome.

Please see our current opportunities listed below or for general volunteering enquiries please complete the contact form below.

Events Team Volunteers and Fundraisers

Could you be the next member of our Events Team?  Can you engage the general public at events, raising awareness about the wonderful work we do at YMCA Bournemouth?  We’re looking for motivated people with a passion for talking, willing to muck in as part of the team to put on events that raise awareness of what we do and to fundraise for our services.  Help needed setting up and packing away, engaging with the public, running or helping with activities for children (eg. making things, colouring, face painting).  We’d really appreciate your help!

Email us for more information using the contact form below.

And, of course, we are always looking for fundraisers! You can make a real difference to people’s lives by getting sponsored to raise funds for us.

Up and Coming Events – We need you!

YMCA Sleep Easy Events

  • Outline: We have 50-100 people sleeping rough for one night to raise money to support the homeless
  • Why we need volunteers: Help on the night with registration, shelter building, night time activities
  • And, of course, we’d love for people to contact us who’d like to take part as a fundraiser: Sleep rough so others don’t have to!

If you are interested in any of these positions or volunteering please complete the contact form below.

Volunteer Counselling Roles

We are excited to announce that we are offering trainee and qualified counsellors volunteer positions at the YMCA Bournemouth Full Circle Counselling service.

Volunteer counsellors will get the opportunity to join a friendly supportive team, where they will work with clients from our in-house service and from our newer community service.

Volunteers can expect to have a steady client stream and flexible working conditions. We work across various locations face to face and remotely.  Sessions can be from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The Full Circle counselling service is open to all clients regardless of the presenting issue. Our clients come from a diverse range of backgrounds with various presenting concerns.

Our service offers one to one induction, clinical supervision and access to our counselling resources web platform.

We welcome counsellors who are either training or trained in lots of different modalities.

There is a possibility that once qualified you will be invited to join our list of associate counsellors.

*Please note we can only accept counsellors who are in their last year of level 4 training or higher.

Enquiries are welcome, please complete the contact form below.

About YMCA Bournemouth

We work across five key areas – Housing & Support, Family & Relationships, Youth Work, Training & Education, and Health & Wellbeing – to enable people in our local community to develop their full potential in mind, body and spirit.

Get in touch

Volunteer Coordinator
YMCA Bournemouth
Delta House
Bournemouth
BH1 2BS

01202 290 451