Contact us

P.O. Box 10365, Lynchburg, Va 24506




Become a Volunteer

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.

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 to 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.

Serve on College Staff

Virginia YMCA alumni continue to give back by serving as college staffers. Alumni help in chambers, assist reporters and lobbyists, advise the Underclassmen Legislature, and coordinate bill tracking efforts, among other things. College staff applications are available on December 1 and must be submitted by January 5. Alumni must be available from noon on March 22 through 2 PM March 24. Join your fellow alumni and be a part of this year’s MGA!