Volunteering is a great way to give back to your community, and we have fun and meaningful opportunities at the Y. You can coach or mentor one of our youth and teen programs or camps. We have plenty of opportunities in our youth sports programs, camps or clinics throughout the year. Have a specific skill you would like to share? Let us know and we will work with you. To get started, give us a call at 309-344-1324 or email us at info@knoxymca.org.

The Knox County YMCA is volunteer founded and volunteer led by a Board of Directors. Collectively, YMCA's are the largest not-for-profit community service organization in the United States. This stature cannot occur without the dedication of some 600,000 volunteers nationwide. Currently, there are over 200 volunteers on an annual basis who give their time to sustain the operations of the Knox County YMCA.  

Click here for downloadable Volunteer Application.pdf

Our Success Stories

For the past five years, the Solutions Program has been a valuable asset to our community. The program is offered to students of Lombard, Churchill and Galesburg High School at absolutely no cost to them. The Solutions Program is a great resource to help students improve performance in four key areas: GPAs, office referrals, tardiness and absences. Using a three-tiered approach to mentorship, the Solutions staff meets students where they live, go to school and play. We frequently make home visits, maintain a strong presence at their school, and cheer them on at extracurricular activities and events. The Solutions Program is run by Senior Solutions Director Joey Range.