Get Involved


Can you support our work through volunteering? Do you want to work in a supportive environment helping others, gaining skills and experience along the way?  Please see our current opportunities listed below or for general volunteering enquiries please contact fundraising@ymcabournemouth.org.uk

Events Team Volunteers and Fundraisers

Could you be the next member of our Events Team?  Can you engage the general public at events, raising awareness about the wonderful work we do at YMCA Bournemouth?  We’re looking for motivated people with a passion for talking, willing to muck in as part of the team to put on events that raise awareness of what we do and to fundraise for our services.  Help needed setting up and packing away, engaging with the public, running or helping with activities for children (eg. making things, colouring, face painting).  We’d really appreciate your help!  Email Sheena for more info: fundraising@ymcabournemouth.org.uk

And, of course, we are always looking for fundraisers! You can make a real difference to people’s lives by getting sponsored to raise funds for us.

Up and Coming Events – We need you!

  • YMCA Sleep Easy Events
    • Outline: We have 50-100 people sleeping rough for one night to raise money to support the homeless
    • Why we need volunteers: Help on the night with registration, shelter building, night time activities
    • And, of course, we’d love for people to contact us who’d like to take part as a fundraiser: Sleep rough so others don’t have to!

If you are interested in any of these positions or volunteering please contact sheena.dayman@ymcabournemouth.org.uk .

For further information please view the video below of an event in 2016 or our presentation to 6th forms featuring a 2017 event:


Reference EVS applications: 


Please click here


Southbourne and Pokesdown Children’s Centres

Volunteers for a variety of roles – please contact Millie Heriot-Spence on southbournecc@ymcabournemouth.org.uk to find out what opportunities we have and to get an application form.

Please note: All volunteers would need to complete an enhanced DBS.

Chaplaincy Intern

To support the YMCA Bournemouth Chaplain in delivering spiritual support, pastoral care, and moral guidance to the organisations staff, volunteers, clients and their families. To help run and develop missional opportunities that connect with groups and individuals that are linked to the organisation.

Read more about the role here.

There are also the following volunteer roles:


Volunteer Fitness Instructor (The Junction, Broadstone)

Do you have or are working towards your Level 2 Fitness Instructor qualification?  We are looking for self-motivated, approachable volunteers with great communication skills to join our team and gain valuable experience and training. Help us deliver inductions, make customers feel welcome, and maintain equipment and machines.  For more information about The Junction please email Nick Gillespie: NGillespie@thejunctionbroadstone.co.uk

For all other volunteering enquiries please email fundraising@ymcabournemouth.org.uk. Thank you!

Quick links