We’re celebrating National Volunteers Week 2022

YMCA Derby   21st July 2021

It’s Volunteers Week 2022, so we wanted to take the time to thank and recognise all of our  volunteers here at YMCA DownsLink Group! We currently have 140 volunteers working with us across the organisation. Our volunteers provide support to a number of our projects and make a huge difference to the lives of the young people we support, from Chaplaincy, to our Youth Advice Centre,  to all of our volunteers now and over the years THANK YOU! Hear what our volunteers had to say below:

“I am learning so much by volunteering at YAC! I am grateful for the training opportunities and well-supported environment which allows me to confidently give advice to young people.” Volunteer, Youth Advice Centre

“Volunteering with Positive Placements has helped me to learn some new skills and to build my confidence.” Mentor, Positive Placements

“It’s absolutely great having a mentor. You know you’ve got someone next to you, supporting you and it’s not just you by yourself. It’s nice to have someone who wants to help me because I don’t have much support.” Mentee, Positive Placements

If you would like to volunteer with us at YMCA DownsLink Group, please see the volunteering positions we have available below:

Volunteer Chaplains Closing Date: 30th June 2022

Gardening Volunteers Closing Date: 30th June 2022

Engagement Volunteers Closing Date: 30th June 2022

Audit and Risk Committee Member Closing Date: 30th June 2022

Youth Advice Centre Reception and Administration Volunteer Closing Date: 30th June 2022

Youth Advice Centre Private Rented Advice Volunteer Closing Date: 30th June 2022

Youth Advice Centre Food Market Volunteer Closing Date: 30th June 2022

Volunteer Counsellors Closing Date: 31st July 2022

We would like to end this article with another huge thank you and leave you on a quote from Oscar Wilde, “The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention”.


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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