Every child deserves to feel confident on the first day of school. Many kids in our community don’t have the proper clothes or school supplies – but you can help. YMCA Bright Beginnings takes children in need back to school shopping with community volunteers.
The Chaplaincy Program is just one of the many ways the Y intentionally lives out our mission. Our Chaplains demonstrate the love of Jesus through serving, loving and caring for the staff, members and guests of the YMCA through faith-based programming or just a listening ear and an encouraging word.
Diversity, Equity and Inlcusion
The YMCA of Northwest North Carolina is dedicated to welcoming all. We're honored to be part of the YMCA of the USA’s Diversity, Inclusion, and Global (DIG) Innovation network.
The Y can be more than a place for wellness, youth sports, and several other programs. The Y can be a place to host special events and programs for families and other community organizations.
YMCA Literacy works to strengthen our community by training volunteer tutors to instruct adults in an individualized, 40+ hour literacy program. Volunteer tutors and paid instructors serve around 200 adult learners per year in one of two programs: Adult Reading and English as a Second Language.
From half marathons in the winter and 5Ks through muddy terrain, to bringing people together to connect on a spiritual level, the Y has several events that brings our mission and values to the community.
Throughout the association, in whatever role they choose, volunteers work alongside staff to embody our four core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.