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Volunteer opportunities

Choose your own adventure, and help more people to be healthier, happier and more connected.

We value all types of experience, skills and knowledge. Many of our volunteer roles do not require specific qualifications or skills, while others require a person with talents in a particular area. We work with each individual volunteer to find a role that suits them.

You can choose to volunteer for any space of time, including once-off events, short term placements, or even ongoing roles that may continue for years.

Some of the volunteering opportunities that we offer include:

  • Youth & Government youth taskforce
  • Community Visitors Scheme
  • Breakfast Club servers
  • Swim squad leaders
  • Fundraisers
  • Administration
  • Event support
  • Maintenance
  • Work experience in fitness, aquatics, children’s services, and outdoor education
  • And much more!

Click here for a list of our current volunteer opportunities, or you can apply here.

Please note: Volunteer positions may not be available at all times.


Work Experience at YMCA NSW

Each year we host many people who complete their student work experience hours or vocational placements. These are formal work experience arrangements that are part of an education or training course. Some of the courses that we commonly provide work experience for include:

  • AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety
  • Swim Australia Teacher
  • Certificate III or IV in Fitness
  • High School work experience
  • Duke of Edinburgh

Work experience is a great way for students to gain important skills and to help them transition successfully from study to work.

Just like other volunteer roles, work experience is unpaid. To apply click here.


Corporate volunteering at YMCA NSW

We welcome groups who wish to volunteer together on a short-term basis, for example, as corporate team building days or an annual volunteer day for the office. To discuss these opportunities, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  with your request or apply online.