We are looking for warm, child-friendly volunteers to help with activities at YMCA Doncaster. 

Our programme of activities is quite new and still developing. At present, activities include arts and crafts, music and drama. 

We work with children and young people from the age of 5 upwards, with our activity sessions being led by YMCA staff. 

Joining us as a volunteer will involve helping with preparation and tidying up as well as supporting anyone who needs a bit of extra help to join in. 

Sessions take place on Monday and Tuesday evenings at the YMCA between 3pm and 8.30pm, and we’re looking for volunteers who can help out with one or both evenings each week. Having regular volunteers will mean that we can grow the activities, offer more places and build some extra informal sessions into our programme. 

We think that this opportunity would be great for people with an interest in working with children and young people, wherever you are in your career – we welcome people of any age over 18. 

Your Role

  • To assist children and young people with taking part in YMCA activities. 
  • To assist with setting up rooms and equipment / tidying away. 
  • To deal with difficulties, including challenging behaviour in sessions. 
  • To welcome and escort participants to their sessions.
  • To create social media posts / content showing the activities in a positive way. 
  • To develop appropriate professionalism and boundaries, and maintain those at all times. 
  • To lead by example, showing “Take Part, Have Fun, Be Kind” qualities throughout. 
  • To carry out other activity-related tasks as required.

Qualities We’re Looking For

  • Able to work with children and young people between the ages of 5 and 25 and encourage them to develop. 
  • Able to support the person leading each session. 
  • Able to show reliability and good organisational skills. 
  • Able to work within YMCA Doncaster’s policies and procedures. 
  • Able to “Take Part, Have Fun, Be Kind” 


A DBS check will be required for this position (YMCA will pay for this), and we will ask you to provide details of at least one referee. 

To Volunteer 

Please click here or on the orange button below to tell us about yourself on our Volunteering Application.