Welcome to YMCA Bournemouth

Our vision is of a loving, supportive community in which everyone can develop their full potential in mind, body and spirit. Inspired by Christian values but inclusive in our reach, for over 140 years we have worked across Dorset to benefit our community and transform people’s lives.

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Providing homeless individuals with supported housing and the tools they need to turn their lives around and return to independent living

Managing Pokesdown & Southbourne, Queen’s Park and Townsend Children’s Centres; Teddy’s Pre-School and a Child Contact Centre

Delivering youth services through Townsend, Pokesdown, Branksome & Fusion Youth Clubs and via disability projects and outreach work

We offer a range of facilities and rooms for hire across Dorset that are ideal for classes, training, corporate events and social functions

Providing sports and leisure classes and facilities at The Junction in Broadstone and Lifewise Gym & Sports Hall in Bournemouth

Our Sandyholme facility in the Purbecks is the perfect location for an activity holiday, team getaway or spiritual retreat

We run professional and affordable training courses such as ‘Fire Marshal’ and ‘First Aid at Work’ both for individuals and organisations

Our chaplaincy service offers spiritual support, pastoral care and moral guidance to our staff, volunteers, clients and their families

Our Holiday Clubs allow 5 to 12-year-olds to try sports during holidays and half-terms. Plus clubs for 2 to 4-year-olds at Teddy’s Pre-School

About Us

Bournemouth is a registered charity providing local services and projects that give children, young people and vulnerable individuals hope for a better future and the means to achieve it.

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Fundraising events

From running 10k to sleeping rough for a night, get sponsored for an event and help us to change people’s lives

Volunteer with us

We have need of part-time, full-time and ad hoc volunteers across the organisation. Come and join us!

Corporate/School Partnerships

Whether your focus is on team-building, PR, education or civic responsibility we would love to work with you

Work for us

Are you interested in joining our team? Each month we have part- and full-time positions available in some or all of the following fields: Family Work, Youth Projects, Supported Accommodation, Corporate, and Sports and Leisure