Are you interested in volunteer work or just looking to get involved on campus? The YMCA at Virginia Tech’s Student Programs provide excellent opportunities for students who want to make a positive impact in the community. Since 1873, the YMCA has helped Hokies find their passion for service between campus and community. Our student-led programs match a variety of interests and schedules.

Student Programs


Volunteer Opportunities

Youth Programs

All after-school programs consist of some tutoring, supervising, and distribution of food to students. 

Blacksburg MS After School Program 

Work with and engage with students who truly need your help, while also supervising.

*Volunteers are able to carpool with other volunteers to and from program.

Prices Fork ES After School Program 

Tutor 3rd – 5th grade students at Price’s Fork Elementary School.  Teachers are available during the program to assist and answer questions.

*Volunteers require a car to travel to and from this program.

Y Toss

Be a part of the Y’s premier student-led sustainability initiative, helping the Virginia Tech community keep 6 to 10 TONS of gently-used furnishings out of the landfill and affordably into the hands of incoming students who need them. Each year, volunteer student leaders with plan and implement Y-toss Collection in May and the Y-toss Sale in August, to benefit our various programs listed above. Click Here for more information and consider joining our planning team

Joining Generations

Joining Generations is a program designed to create meaningful connections with people in different stages of life, specifically targeting the 50% of people over 60 at risk for social isolation. We aim to lower that % and build purposeful friendships with older adults. We are now holding regular meet up activities at Warm Hearth, English Meadows and Heritage Hall and with community members.

The YMCA at Virginia Tech is proud to partner with The Center for Gerontology at Virginia Tech to expand this program.

Jayne Staley, Violet Zaleski, and Marie Pittman are the our 2023-2024 Joining Generations Student Program Leaders and are looking forward to meeting you!

For more information or to get involved email us at joininggenerations@vtymca.org