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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.

With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, Y volunteers give men, women and children 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.

The Y is always in need of specific skills and services. If you’d like to help us out, give us a call. We could use your services.

Thank you for your willingness to serve the greater community and volunteer at the YMCA. Your time and talent is valued.  Here's a clip of some of our volunteers and why they choose to serve:

Complete the Volunteer Application Here


To protect the members and participants in our YMCA, all volunteers complete the same vetting process as our staff. 
  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.