When you volunteer at the Y, you provide leadership and talent that are vital to empowering people and communities to learn, grow and thrive.

Volunteer at the Y
Across Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, thousands of business leaders, community advocates, parents, teens and individuals who want to give back and support their neighbors volunteer at the Y. That’s because in our community we have the presence and partnerships to both promise and deliver positive, personal and social change.

With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, 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.

Volunteers of the Y:

 A Few Volunteer Opportunities at the Santa Maria Valley YMCA:

The Y is a nonprofit like no other. Take an active role in strengthening your community.

Summer High School Internship

The Y's Summer Internship is a program that consist of 20 high school students working with younger youth in a camp setting teaching youth reading development and strategies. The goal of this program is to provide youth with a chance to explore future career options and gain work experience, helping youth better define future goals. 


Countywide Volunteer Program

Countywide Volunteer Program (Partners in Education) is a partnership program jointly administered by the Santa Barbara County Education Office and the Santa Maria Valley YMCA. Countywide Volunteer Program was designed in response to schools' needs for support from our community. Volunteers are recruited, trained and placed to strengthen the ability of schools to meet the needs of the students.

One of our missions is to expose students to the 15 career sectors that California has acknowledged. Partners is able to accomplish this by having community volunteers participate in a number of career related events.

Career Related Events:

Our Current Volunteers Needs:

Districts/Sites We Serve:


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