Adult and children volunteers work together to plant a community garden

Volunteer with Us

Volunteer with us and make a difference in our community.

ASYMCA Hampton Roads depends on our volunteers to help make an impact in our community, and ensure no military family is ever left behind. We have a range of volunteer opportunities to fit nearly any schedule or skill set, at locations both on and off base.

Become a Volunteer

Start your volunteer journey with the Armed Services YMCA Hampton Roads by completing our online volunteer application.

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Food Ditribution event at the ASYMCA Junior Enlisted Family Center

Volunteer FAQs

Age requirements range from 15 years to 21 years of age depending on the program, event, and volunteer position.

We require criminal background checks for all volunteers who interact on a regular basis with children, and $20 donation to the program of your choice to offset the background check cost. This background check is done in-house and may take up to one month.

We rely heavily on our volunteers and cannot run certain programs or events without the help of our dedicated volunteers. It is important, therefore, to ASYMCA and those we serve, that volunteers honor their commitment once they have signed up for an assignment.

Between all our programs and events, we have positions available every day of the week from 0800 to 1800.

Program and Event Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Operation Hero
  • Five Star Kids Academy
  • Operation Camp Hero
  • Operation Little Learners
  • Hearts 4 Heroes
  • Father Daughter Military Ball
  • Operation Holiday Joy
  • and more

ASYMCA uses RecTrac, an online volunteer management program, to schedule volunteers and document their service. Each volunteer will be given his or her own RecTrac account and will be expected to maintain his or her schedule within it and to report all hours served.

Schedules in RecTrac are set by assignments or job titles. Volunteers have an opportunity to sign up for specified openings on a first-come, first-served basis. In the case of some departments within the Naval Medical Center, it is impractical to set scheduled openings, so volunteers in some of those assignments will be able to set their own schedule after consulting with their departmental supervisor.

Volunteers are expected to report their volunteer hours served in a timely manner. It is best if hours are reported the same day, however, all hours for a month must be recorded in RecTrac by the end of each month.

Our volunteer handbook can be downloaded here.

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Volunteer Orientation

Volunteer orientations are held on an appointment basis. Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator to schedule an appointment.

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