Welcome to YMCA Bournemouth

YMCA Bournemouth is a Charity supporting and empowering young people and communities across Bournemouth and beyond through life-changing youth work, vital community services, all-inclusive health and wellbeing centres and providing supported accommodation for those at risk of homelessness.

Our vision is of a loving, supportive community in which everyone can develop their full potential in mind, body and spirit.

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Providing homeless individuals with supported housing and the tools they need to turn their lives around and return to independent living

Managing Pokesdown & Southbourne, Queen’s Park and Townsend Children’s Centres; Teddy’s Pre-School and a Child Contact Centre

Delivering youth services at Townsend Youth Club and via our Chatterbox project – for young people with a disability.

Our Holiday Clubs allow 5 to 12-year-olds to try sports during holidays and half-terms. Plus clubs for 2 to 4-year-olds at Teddy’s Pre-School

The YMCA Bournemouth counselling service offers low cost affordable one to one counselling to the residents of Bournemouth and the surrounding areas.

Providing sports and leisure classes and facilities at The Junction in Broadstone, Bayside Fitness Club in Poole and Lifewise Gym & Sports Hall in Bournemouth

Our Sandyholme facility in the Purbecks is the perfect location for an activity holiday, team getaway or spiritual retreat

We run professional and affordable training courses such as ‘Fire Marshal’ and ‘First Aid at Work’ both for individuals and organisations

Our chaplaincy service offers spiritual support, pastoral care and moral guidance to our staff, volunteers, clients and their families

YMCA Bournemouth is a registered charity providing local services and projects that give children, young people and vulnerable individuals hope for a better future and the means to achieve it.

Help us to raise the funds to provide our community services.

Our Impact Report gives you the statistics for each of our services.

Read about the lives that have changed as a result of engaging with YMCA Bournemouth.

You can make a donation

to help us to build a better future for vulnerable people in the Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch communities and across Dorset.
Your donation will make a real difference to people’s lives.

Get involved

Fundraising events

From running 10k to sleeping rough for a night, get sponsored for an event and help us to change people’s lives

Volunteer with us

We have need of part-time, full-time and ad hoc volunteers across the organisation. Come and join us!

Corporate Partnerships

Sponsor or participate in our fundraising events, supply us with volunteers or help us in other ways

School and College Partnership

Take part in our fundraising event.

Work for us

Are you interested in joining our team? Each month we have part- and full-time positions available in some or all of the following fields: Family Work, Youth Projects, Supported Accommodation, Corporate, and Sports and Leisure

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Palm Oil Community

Here at YMCA Bournemouth we are committed to participating in the Dorset Sustainable Palm Oil Community initiative. By the 1st of June we will have worked with our suppliers to ensure that where palm oil is present in our food, it will be sourced from sustainable sources. This process is facilitated through annual supplier audits. By doing so, we know that we are helping to support livelihoods, fight climate change and protect wildlife around the world from the impact of unsustainable agricultural practices.