Volunteer with Us

Start your volunteer journey with the Armed Services YMCA Camp Pendleton by completing our online volunteer application.


Volunteer with us and make a difference in our community.

The Armed Services YMCA Camp Pendleton 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.

Corporate Volunteering

At the Armed Services YMCA Camp Pendleton, we believe in making a positive impact on the military community. We understand the importance of corporate social responsibility and the value it brings to both companies and the organizations they support. That's why we offer a variety of corporate or group volunteer opportunities.

Opportunities include:
Neighborhood Exchange - Food and Diaper Distribution
Barbecues at the School of Infantry Recreation Center
Holiday Events
and Much More!


Find Your Volunteer Opportunity

Current volunteers can log in to their Volgistics profile and find an opportunity to match their interests and skills.

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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 off-set 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:

  • Father Daughter Dance
  • Golf Classic
  • Ball Gown Giveaway
  • Mother son Dance
  • Home Hospitality
  • Santa’s Workshop
  • Secret SANTA
  • Operation Little Learners
  • Operation Hero
  • School of Infantry (SOI) Recreation Center
  • SOI Concrete Beach
  • Summer Camps
  • Neighborhood Exchange
  • and more

Once you have completed your application and background check, and are activated as a current volunteer in our system, you can sign up for specified assignment openings on a first-come, first-served basis through Volgistics. All schedules are posted 3 months in advance and no sooner. Some positions will not have openings listed on the calendar but will coordinate a schedule with their department supervisor.

Each volunteer must use his/her Volgistics account to schedule themselves and report all hours served.

Volunteers are expected to report their hours served within 24 hours of the assignment date. All hours for a month must be entered by the end of the month for accurate tracking. Travel time, unless stated by the Volunteer Manager, is not a part of logged hours.

Volunteer Orientation

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

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