Armed Services YMCA




Welcome to the Camp Pendleton Armed Services YMCA! Our mission is to enhance the lives of military members and their families in spirit, mind and body though programs relevant to the unique challenges of military life.

ASYMCA volunteers benefit both intrinsically and extrinsically.


We offer a wide variety of programs and events year round at locations both on and off base. Age requirements range from 15 years to 21 years of age depending on the program, event, and volunteer position. Between all our programs and events, we have positions available every day of the week from 0800 to 1800.

Program and Event Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Father Daughter Dance
  • Golf Classic
  • Ball Gown Giveaway
  • Mother son Dance
  • Home Hospitality 
  • Santa's Workshop
  • Secret SANTA
  • Operation Little Learners
  • Operation Hero
  • School of Infantry (SOI) Recreation Center
  • SOI Concrete Beach 
  • Summer Camps
  • Neighborhood Exchange
  • and more

We require criminal background checks for all volunteers who interact on a regular basis with children, and $20 donation to the program of your choice to off-set the background check cost. This background check is done in house and may take up to one month. 

Volunteer orientations are held on appointment basis. Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator to schedule an appointment.

Phone: 760-385-4921


We rely heavily on our volunteers and cannot run certain programs or events without the help of our dedicated volunteers. It is important, therefore, to ASYMCA and those we serve, that volunteers honor their commitment once they have signed up for an assignment.

We use Volgistics, a personalized online volunteer database, for scheduling and documentation. Each volunteer must use his/her Volgistics account to schedule themselves and report all hours served.

Volunteers have an opportunity to sign up for specified assignment openings on a first-come, first-served basis. All schedules are posted 3 months in advance and no sooner. Some positions will not have openings listed on the calendar, but will coordinate a schedule with their department supervisor.

Volunteers are expected to report their hours served within 24 hours of the assignment date. All hours for a month must be entered by the end of the month for accurate tracking. Travel time, unless stated by the Volunteer Manager, is not a part of logged hours.