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Volunteer Application

Learn new skills. Share your experience. Meet new people.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the YMCA of Greater Toronto.

The YMCA of Greater Toronto values the diversity of people and communities and is committed to excellence and inclusion. We are committed to an environment that is barrier-free. Please contact us at if you need an alternative way to complete these forms.

We strive to match applicants to the most suitable role by conducting interviews, reference checks and police checks depending on the applicant’s age. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, it will take between 5-10 business days for one of our staff to contact you once your application has been received. Once you are contacted, our screening process generally takes four to six weeks to complete. We appreciate your patience.

Step 1 of 5: Provide your personal information

All fields below are required unless marked as optional.

Emergency contact information

As part of ensuring your safety while at the YMCA, please provide an emergency contact.

Emergency contact name


Step 2 of 5: List your references

Please list up to 3 references.

Only one of your references may be a family member. Other suggestions include co-workers, teachers, religious leaders, supervisors from previous volunteer experience, past employers, etc.

All fields on this page are optional.

Reference 1 details

Reference 2 details

Reference 3 details


Step 3 of 5: Tell us about yourself

All fields below are required unless marked as optional

Please list up to 3 preferred YMCA Volunteer Positions

Click here to view our current Volunteer Opportunities

Please list your preferred YMCA volunteer locations

Click here for list of YMCA locations


Step 4 of 5: Provide additional information and availability

All fields below are required unless marked as optional

Training and Development or Mandated volunteer

A Training and Development or Mandated volunteer is someone who needs to volunteer to complete a required number of volunteer hours for a third party. If you are applying to complete a requirement, please complete this section. (Example: 40-hour high school credit. Ontario Works requirement, etc.)

Are you volunteering to fulfill a requirement?


Please indicate when you would be available to volunteer during the week



Step 5 of 5: Submit your application

Agreement and terms

A YMCA volunteer is anyone who, without expectation of compensation, intentionally performs a task at the direction of or on behalf of the YMCA of Greater Toronto.

Please confirm your understanding of the terms below by checking the following boxes.

Prior to commencing my volunteer activity at the YMCA:

YMCA Privacy Statement: Volunteer applicants give permission for the collection, creation, use and disclosure of personal information for the purpose of screening for a volunteer role. Successful applicants who become YMCA volunteers further consent to the collection and use of their personal information in order to facilitate the volunteer staff partnership through volunteer recognition, statistical purposes and to help in improving how we partner with volunteers.

As a YMCA volunteer:

Please select the statement that applies to you:


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Thank You!

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