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Get Involved

However you choose to get involved, together, we will make a difference.

Get Involved

However you choose to get involved, together, we will make a difference.


The YMCA champions the spirit of volunteerism. We are an Association that thrives on the generous acts of volunteers — and if you ask our volunteers they will tell you, there are few opportunities more rewarding than serving the community at the YMCA.

Committed volunteers are essential to the YMCA as we work to fulfill our mission to offer unique opportunities for personal growth and service to others. Volunteers are vital to our vision of being a leader in enhancing a civil society. We are delighted that you have taken the first step towards becoming a YMCA Volunteer.

The YMCA offers you a variety of opportunities for volunteer service:

Program volunteers provide leadership and support to many high-quality programs and services enjoyed by the community.

Fundraising volunteers help to raise funds to ensure that YMCA programs are open to everyone regardless of economic circumstances.

Special event volunteers help to plan, promote and run many events that strengthen the community.

Policy volunteers provide leadership to the YMCA as Members of the Board of Directors or on a Board committee.

Get involved by filling out the form below!


REFERENCES * for Volunteers (Professional only)

Note: Students are only required to provide a letter from their school/college or university.



• My references on this application will be contacted.

• I authorize the YMCA of Northeastern Ontario to conduct a reference check with my present and/or previous employer(s)/references provided in this application form. I understand that reference information may include, but not be limited to, verbal and written inquiries or information about my employment performance, professional demeanor, rehire potential, dates of employment and employment history.

• My signature below authorizes my former or current employers and references provided in this application form to release information regarding my employment record with their organizations and to provide any additional information that may be necessary for my application for employment to the YMCA of Northeastern Ontario, whether the information is positive or negative.

• I knowingly and voluntarily release all references provided in this application form, and the YMCA of Northeastern Ontario from any and all liability arising from their giving or receiving information about my employment history, my academic credentials or qualifications, and my suitability for employment with the YMCA of Northeastern Ontario.

• I understand that providing false information may eliminate my chances of being considered for this volunteering opportunity or be sufficient cause for dismissal if offered the volunteering opportunity. In addition, there are no accusations of misconduct against me that I am aware of that would prevent me from getting this volunteering opportunity.

• I am confirming that I have not been convicted of any offence under the Criminal Code of Canada for which I have not received a pardon, and that there are no outstanding charges against me under the Criminal Code of Canada and, specifically, there are no charges and/or no pending charges before the courts related to child abuse, sexual abuse, assault or similar serious criminal acts.

• I will receive specific training for my volunteer role.

• I will be trained on the applicable policies and procedures for YMCA of Northeastern Ontario volunteers/students.

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