DO SOME GOOD IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
At the Y, we believe that when people come together for a common cause, the whole community is strengthened. When you become a volunteer, you have the opportunity to share your time and talent with those who need it most. When you help a neighbor, you make a difference in their life… and yours.
At this time, our volunteer needs are focused on our free food Markets (what we call our food pantries). We have sites in Medford and Malden and need assistance with stocking shelves and refrigerators, unloading and organizing deliveries, preparing grocery bags, supporting our Market shoppers, and other cleaning and organizing tasks. Volunteer opportunities are typically available mornings, afternoons, and Saturdays.
Online registration and background checks are required for all individual volunteers and just background checks are required for one-time groups of volunteers. We do accept high school students for volunteering ages 15 and up. For more information, please contact Assistant Director of Community Programs, Devin Mallard at DMallard@mv-ymca.org.
To learn more about available volunteer opportunities, please click on the link below. Once you select a volunteer role and location, you will need to register with Volunteer Matters, and then complete the required steps to apply. http://bit.ly/volunteerMVYMCA
Thank you for your interest in giving back!
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The Y is a cause for strengthening community. That’s why we’re here working with you every day, making sure that you, your family and community have the resources and support you need to belong, grow and thrive. With a focus on developing the potential of kids, improving individual health and well-being, and giving back and supporting our neighbors, your membership will bring about meaningful change not just within yourself, but in your community, too. You don’t just join the Y—you belong here.
We believe in offering programs as diverse as the people we serve. Which means an unparalleled selection of classes and activities—everything from fitness classes to summer camp—is out there, just waiting for you and your family to explore. Visit our program tab to see all we have to offer for Adults, Families, Seniors and Youth!
The Y is a positive force in this community. Together, we take on the challenges that shape Malden, Medford, and Everett’s futures. From tackling the achievement gap to teaching healthy habits for a lifetime, or ensuring all of our neighbors have the fresh food they need - everything the Y does is in service of building a better us. Every day, our community faces new challenges that create a greater need for the work we do. YMCA donors, volunteers, members, and partners like you make the difference. Your gift can help our community and everyone in it shine.
Each year the lives of more than 23,000 people are changed for the better by Mystic Valley YMCA programs and services. It would not be possible for the Y to fulfill its mission without the generosity of our many corporate and individual donors and volunteers. Your support ensures that the YMCA will never have to turn someone away due to an inability to pay, and that we can continue our community outreach to vulnerable youth, families and seniors.