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Get Involved!

Volunteers are key to the success of the YMCA. Our staff depends on the talent and the extra hands that make everything we do a little extra special. The YMCA of Honolulu is thankful to have the support and dedication of thousands of volunteers every year who support our work, our values and our mission to build strong kids, strong families and strong communities.

Y volunteers give people of all ages and from all walks of life the resources and support they need to be healthy, confident, connected and secure. There are a multitude of rewards in volunteering at the Y. You get to meet new people and make new friends. You can volunteer to work with the age groups and activities that interest you the most. You can volunteer on days or hours that are best for you.

Here's a clip of some of our volunteers and why they choose to serve:

The Y is always in need of specific skills and services. Give us a call or complete an application online today. Your time and talent is valued. 


To protect the members and participants in our YMCA, all volunteers, at a minimum, will need to be checked against the Sex Offender Registry list. Volunteers who serve for more than 1 day, will need to complete the same vetting process as our staff as outlined below:

  1. Complete an Application
  2. Speak to one of our Talent Management or Program Staff
  3. YMCA completes reference checks with 3 individuals
  4. Criminal Background & Sex Offender Registry check
  6. Volunteer completes additional volunteer paperwork
  7. Volunteer completes online Child Abuse Prevention training and any other department/program specific training needed.

*Note: Fingerprinting with the Department of Human Services may be required for specific sites.


  • LEADERSHIP: All YMCA Board Members and committee members are volunteers.
  • PROGRAMS & OPERATIONS: You can support our many programs and departments.  Whether it's in the pool, in our after-school programs, evening or weekend events for teens, administration, or welcoming the community into our doors, there's a place for you! 
The YMCA is always looking for innovative program ideas to address the community's most pressing needs. Volunteers are addressing the climate crisis, reaching out to isolated Kupuna, perpetuating cultural education, and tutoring youth after-school.



Join the Windward Y at Daybreak Church to provide outreach to houseless individuals in our community.

Each month, our Houseless Coalition (churches in the area, community partners & the Y) offers a hot lunch, clean clothing & hot showers, toiletry & snack bags and outreach services such as housing and job assistance, Veterans services, health & rehab services, spiritual services & more. All are welcome to volunteer for this event.

Please contact us at 808-261-0808 to sign up for a volunteer position which may include prepping or serving lunch, sorting & passing out clothing, handing out toiletry and snack bags or other jobs as needed.

Daybreak Church
1230 Kailua Road (Immediately Adjacent to the Windward Y)
Last Tuesday of every Month
10 am - 12 pm
Contact: 808-261-0808