​Frequently Asked Questions:

Interested in volunteering at the Y but still have questions? Browse through are list of FAQ's.

How old do I have to be to volunteer?
16+. Youth volunteers are welcomed when accompanied by an adult age 18 or older. Exceptions may be made for special events or administrative tasks.

Do I have to meet any criteria before I can become a volunteer?
Decatur Family YMCA is responsible for protecting everyone we serve. For this reason, we will perform a background check before volunteering in certain roles.

What type of time commitment?
You can choose how much time you would like to give as a volunteer. We can work together to find a role that fits your schedule.

Does volunteering at the YMCA count towards community service hours required by my school?
Absolutely!

What will I get out of volunteering at the YMCA?
Y volunteers give men, women, and children of all ages and from all walks of life the resources and support they need to be healthy, confident, connected and secure.

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