A huge thank you to our amazing volunteers this Volunteer Week 2020 - YMCA DownsLink Group

A huge thank you to our amazing volunteers this Volunteer Week 2020

Volunteers' week 2020 DLG

Volunteers’ Week is an annual celebration of the outstanding contribution made by people across the UK through volunteering. Our volunteers are an integral part of our team at YMCA DownsLink Group. Providing support to a variety of projects across Sussex and Surrey, they help to make a difference to the lives of the children, young people and families that we work with.

Whilst the Coronavirus pandemic has prevented many of our usual activities, we’d nonetheless like to send a big THANK YOU to all our volunteers for their dedication and hard work!

Our 244 volunteers give 43,272 hours of support each year to YMCA DownsLink Group, which equates to a massive £255,000 financial contribution to local communities. Amazing!

Below are just two examples of how volunteers make a difference at our YMCA.

YMCA Right Here

YMCA Right Here volunteers are aged from 16-25 and work on a variety of projects to help raise awareness around mental health and wellbeing. If you’re interested in learning more then please contact our lovely colleague Elena: [email protected]

Watch this video of some of the Right Here volunteers sharing their experiences of volunteering for us:


Pictured here are some of our wonderful multi-faith volunteer chaplains who organise regular meals for young people living in our supported housing. Their kindness and compassion is much valued by the young people and for some the chaplaincy meal is the highlight of their week. Click here to find out more about Chaplaincy.

If you would like to volunteer for us, visit our Volunteers Page and find out how you can use your time to make a difference to young people in your community. 

YMCA enables people to develop their full potential in mind, body and spirit. Inspired by and faithful to our Christian values, we create supportive, inclusive and energising communities, where young people can truly belong, contribute and thrive.

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