The Accelerator YMCA

Mission: Offering a full spectrum of services for young people and their families, including mental health and substance use, housing, education, employment, violence prevention, family support and leadership development. 

At the Y, strengthening community is their cause. They provide crucial programs and services to more than 230,000 people every year, including safe, stable housing for more than 350 homeless young people, crisis intervention for 3,500 young people and their families, and 115,000 healthy meals to school-age kids. They make it their mission to serve the most underserved populations in our community and ensure that every young person has the opportunity to be safe, successful and happy.

Category: Community Development


Other Ways to Get Involved:

The Accelerator YMCA offers a variety of ways to volunteer. From long-term individual opportunities to one-time group projects, there are many ways to lend a helping hand.

Direct Service Opportunities for Individuals:

  • Career Coaching
  • Teach a life skills or enrichment workshop
  • Mock interviewing
  • Parent-Youth Connection Seminar (Saturdays only)

Indirect Service Opportunities for Individuals:

  • Administrative support/ data entry
  • Drop-in center greeter
  • Marketing and participant story collection
  • Community resource researcher
  • Tabling/recruitment
  • Board and committees

Group Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Housework for a foster family
  • Transitional home cleanup/maintenance
  • Hygiene and basic housewares drives
  • Holiday gift drives
  • Holiday meal preparation
  • Special events
  • Monthly meals