You have special talents; why not share them! Help us build community. Get involved. It’s a twofer: Volunteering makes your life more purposeful and rewarding while helping others.

Y Fresh Mart

Healthy living starts with access to healthy food and feeling a part of a caring community where people value, respect and support one another. 

The Y provides healthy food to our community through Y family center community food pantries called Y Fresh Mart. Click below to find a Y Fresh Mart location and select a volunteer opportunity. Search for "Fresh Mart" to narrow your search.

Volunteer at Y Fresh Mart


Togetherhood invites Y members to lead and participate in volunteer service projects that benefit their immediate community. The program runs through individual Y centers as a partnership between a committee of members and a Y associate advisor. It is designed to be a simple, fun and rewarding way for members to identify ways they can give back and support their neighbors through their own ideas, skills, energy, and the network of the Y.

To make a hands-on difference in your community please volunteer with Togetherhood today.

Special Events

The Y has special events taking place every month and we need your help making them a success! We hold monthly events at our Y Centers like movie nights, and national events like Y Healthy Kids Day. We’re always in need of a helping hand, fresh idea, activity leader, and more!

Our premier fundraising event is our Annual Y Turkey Trot Charity 5K held on Thanksgiving morning in multiple locations across central Maryland. This requires hundreds of volunteers, from children to seniors, to help us pull it off without a hitch.

Community Leadership Boards

The communities we serve are supported by volunteer boards called Community Leadership Boards (CLB). CLB members' primary responsibility is to help engage the community in the Y's charitable mission to support children and families in need so they may benefit from quality Y experiences they otherwise could not afford such as Y camp, preschool, before & after school enrichment, and membership.

If you would like to get involved on a Community Leadership Board, please contact Matt Freedman at

Corporate Volunteers

Employee well-being and satisfaction is enhanced by opportunities to volunteer with co-workers and make a difference in the community. Corporate volunteer activities facilitated by the Y are tailored to meet the interests of your organization. Prior activities include specific service projects such as camp clean-up days, community restoration days, reading days, and painting projects. We provide opportunities directly in Y programs as well as engagement with youth and our community partners. Please contact 

Civic Groups

The larger Y community is rich with groups who help us further our cause in a variety of ways. We partner with Rotary, Boy and Girl Scouts, University Civic Engagement clubs, and fraternities to name a few. Socializing, doing good in the community, and reinforcing the commitment in service is something we have in common. Civic groups have helped host events and more. Please contact

Service Learning

The Y is pleased to provide youth with volunteering and service-learning opportunities. These opportunities help young people discover new interests and the skills and passions they can share with the world. More than volunteering, service-learning is a deliberate process through which young people establish learning objectives based on a volunteer activity, perform meaningful community service and reflect upon the experience with their school.

Service learning opportunities are available at many Y locations.