Volunteer with our youth programs

We’re recruiting! YMCA South Australia are looking for young people to lead our youth empowerment programs in SA. Volunteers make the magic happen. Without the energy, skills and effort of our volunteers, our camps, events and programs (such as Youth Parliament) would not be possible.

Fill in our 'Application to Volunteer' form

Youth Empowerment Roles

If you are currently volunteering or working with YMCA South Australia and are interested in these roles, please email Joshua Stokes and indicate which role(s) you want to be considered for.

If you are new to the Y, please apply by filling in this form here.


Events Coordinator
Responsible for coordinating the delivery of events (venue, catering, logistics etc)

Parliament and Democracy Coordinator
Responsible for the parliament and democracy elements of an event. This might include facilitating a discussion, presiding over a mock-parliament debate or delivering training about bills.

Fundraising Coordinator
Responsible for coming up with creative fundraising methods to support YMCA's work with young people. Works with the Events Coordinator to run fundraising events (such as a quiz night).

Communications Coordinator
Responsible for putting together a monthly newsletter. Writes and curates blog posts for the YMCA website. Engages young people through social media.

Youth Parliament Alumni Coordinator
Engages alumni members through events and social media. Responsible for updating the alumni database ahead of the 25th anniversary in 2020

Camping Committee

YMCA camps are run in two age groups - Explorers (8 to 13 years old) and Teen (13 to 17 years old).

Each school holidays we run an Explorers camp and a Teen camp. It takes a small army to keep our programs running and our volunteers are the most important people involved. We have a endless array of "jobs" that we require assistance with including:

  • Office Administration - in the office at any time!
  • Camp Cooks
  • Kitchen Assistants
  • Group Leaders
  • Assistant Group Leaders
  • General Camp Helpers
  • Drivers (Car, Mini Van, 4WD, Bus)
  • Specialist Activity Staff
  • Arts and Craft gurus
  • and many more!


If you are currently volunteering or working with YMCA South Australia and are interested in these roles, please email Joshua Stokes and indicate which role(s) you want to be considered for.

If you are new to the Y, please apply by filling in this form here.

Activities Coordinator (Explorers)
Responsible for planning activities for the Explorers Camp

Activities Coordinator (Teen)
Responsible for planning activities for the Teen Camp.

Logistics Coordinator (Explorers)
Responsible for all the logistics on the Explorers Camp (meal times, matching groups with camp leaders, activity schedules)

Logistics Coordinator (Teen)
Responsible for all the logistics on the Teen Camp (meal times, matching groups with camp leaders, activity schedules)

Camp leaders
Support a group of 6 - 8 campers throughout the camp (activities, meals, bedtimes)