Volunteers are essential to all of our programs at the Virginia YMCA. Whether serving as a club advisor, MGA resource officer, or college staffer, we would love to have your help to change the lives of our teenagers!

See Below what types of opportunities we have:

Serve as an Advisor

High School teachers and YMCA staff typically serve as club advisors for our local Hi-Y, Tri-Hi-Y, and Youth & Government Clubs. Advisors help students prepare for MGA, collect and submit paperwork, and attend MGA with their students. An Advisor Guide is available to help advisors understand this role better.

Volunteer at MGA

From lobbyists, legislators, and alumni to Capitol staff, we couldn’t run MGA without your help! Volunteers help students in committees and during chamber debates by advising student committee chairs and helping students understand their roles and legislation. You can find the application here.

Serve on Alumni Staff

Virginia YMCA alumni continue to give back by serving as volunteer staffers. Alumni help in chambers, assist reporters and lobbyists, advise the Underclassmen Legislature, and coordinate bill-tracking efforts, among other things. Alumni staff applications are available on TBA. Alumni must be available from noon on TBA. Join your fellow alumni and be a part of this year’s MGA! You can find the application here.


There are many ways to Volunteer. From club advisor to college staff, we have the job for you!

+Join our Alumni Group by signing up for our Newsletter.

+Many Alumni continue to serve the Y as Alumni Staff or Resource Advisors.

+We also appreciate any financial gifts you or your company can make. Donate Here!