YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago

About YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago

The mission of the YMCA of Metro Chicago is to develop strong children, families and communities across Metropolitan Chicago through academic readiness, character development, violence prevention, fitness and healthy living.

The Y makes accessible the support and opportunities that empower people and communities to learn, grow and thrive. With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y nurtures the potential of every youth and teen, improves the nation’s health and well-being and provides opportunities to give back and support neighbors.

The Y is  in neighborhoods across Chicagoland, we have the presence and partnerships to not just promise, but deliver, positive change. The Y is community centered. For more than 150 years, we’ve been listening and responding to our communities.

Current Opportunities at YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago

Chicago Bears Mini Monster Football Clinics

Thanks to our amazing volunteers, we can put on super fun and educational programming like our upcoming Mini Monsters football clinic. We’d love for you to join us!
Email us for more information on getting involved in this and other YMCA of Metro Chicago events at: cjungwirth@ymcachicago.org 
Friday June 17th Rauner Family YMCA: June 17, 10am – 11:30am
  • YMCA of Metro Chicago
  • Rauner Family YMCA, 2700 S. Western Ave
Type: Hot Opportunity
Good For: Adults, Families, Groups
Categories: Health & Wellness, Youth
Days: Friday
Times: Mornings

Weekly Food Distribution at Kelly Hall YMCA

In partnership with the Greater Chicago Food Depository, Volunteers  help distribute fresh food to our neighbors experiencing food insecurity. Distributions takes place at Kelly Hall YMCA every Tuesday from 7AM-noon.

  • YMCA of Metro Chicago
  • 3808 W Iowa St, Chicago, IL 60651
Type: Ongoing Opportunity
Good For: Adults, Families, Groups, People Over 16, Seniors
Categories: Crisis & Disaster Relief, Health & Wellness, Poverty & Homelessness
Days: Tuesday
Times: Mornings

YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago Ongoing Opportunities


There are many ways you can get involved with your local Y:

  • Mentor or tutor a child, Teach computer skills
  • Teach swimming lessons
  • Coach a youth sports team
  • Serve as a front desk greeter
  • Referee a youth sports game 
  • Assist with the maintenance or landscaping
  • Host a baby shower for mothers in need 
  • Serve as an administrative or clerical assistant 
  • Assist with an activity during a Family Night Celebration

 Does your company want to volunteer for a group service day? We make it easy and rewarding!

  • Chicagoland
Type: Ongoing Opportunity
Good For: Adults, Families, Groups
Categories: Arts & Culture, Education, Health & Wellness, Poverty & Homelessness, Professional Development & Training, Youth
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