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

Alternative Spring Break

Contact for more information

Joining Generations

Volunteers get paired with a senior based on their mutual interests.  They hang out with seniors at Warm Hearth Village by socializing, sharing craft activities, exchanging stories, and celebrating life.  A Warm Hearth volunteer training session is required in addition to the YMCA’s volunteer orientation, in order to be prepared for the special needs of the elderly population. Joining Generations is about building relationships, so we ask volunteers to commit to volunteering weekly for at least a semester, and to attend group activities whenever possible. Your “adopted grandparent” just might become one of your closest friends!

Milee Makwana, Ethan Andres, Jayne Staley and Kali Holsinger are the our 2022-2023 Joining Generations Student Program Leaders and are looking forward to meeting you!

Check out this interview with our 2021 Program Leader, Sam Steiner!

Leadership Opportunities

Our Program Leaders are essential in the functioning of our programs!

Please review our program leader descriptions and contact with any questions and to join our team.