Volunteering with the YMCA is a great way to share your skills, learn new skills and build new friendships. There are many benefits to volunteering, from knowing that you’re making a contribution to your local community, to enhancing your CV and job prospects.

Given that Sunderland, and the entire country continue to face one of the toughest economic situations we have seen in decades. It’s difficult for us to do the best job that we can and offer quality services using paid staff members only. They are dedicated and have the heart, but we can’t do it alone. It’s a massive job considering the growing number of people who need shelter, food, and clothing and updated training skills. That’s where volunteers can play a big role.

You may feel that you don’t have the time to volunteer because of all of the demands on your time already. But just giving four hours per month can be a rewarding experience. Not only for the person you help, but for yourself as well. Our volunteers at Sunderland YMCA are friends and partners in our mission.

If you are interested and would like to know more about volunteering at Sunderland YMCA, please get in contact with us for an informal chat.