The YMCA of Pictou County was started by volunteers more than 50 years ago. Currently, the YMCA has more than 100 volunteers that support building a healthy community here in Pictou County.

YMCA volunteers contribute hundreds of hours helping to improve overall community health, supporting families and creating a legacy of giving. The YMCA has a wide variety of volunteer opportunities to match your passion, skills and schedule. Get started today!

Current 2021 volunteer opportunities are:



  • Looking for a Virtual Coach in the Adobe InDesign Software to assist our Centre Manager Lori Morison in learning to better use InDesign.  If you have experience with InDesign and are willing to help Lori learn more please email her at


  • Access Greeters: If you are a friendly, social butterfly and like people, we could use you to help us at Access with Health Screening, Temperature Checks and Membership Questions.  Please email Alisha to arrange an interview or to get more information;


  • “App Coaches”: Calling all Gadget Geeks! If you are smart phone and tablet savvy plus a patient teacher, we need you.  Looking for a volunteer to help teach other YMCA Members how to use the “My Y” App on a Phone, Tablet and Computer. Must be an enthusiastic people person who loves technology.  If this sounds like a match for you please contact Tammy to arrange an interview or to get more information;