For more than 150 years the Armed Services YMCA has existed to Make Military Life Easier for our junior enlisted troops and their resilient families. These young heroes don’t get paid much, and many struggle to provide the basics for themselves or their families. They are voluntarily serving and sacrificing daily so we can enjoy our freedoms and way of life. With shrinking defense budgets, troop and family programs are being cut at every military installation.
In close coordination with installation commanders, the Armed Services YMCA tailors our programming to fill the highest priority gaps with low and no-cost programs and services including childcare, hospital assistance, counseling, emergency food and clothing assistance, education programs, as well as family, youth and teen programs.
Recognized as a top-rated charity by Charity Watch, Charity Navigator and Independent Charities of America. The Armed Services YMCA depends on more than 10,000 volunteers providing over 112,000 hours each year to help implement programming and support at our 34 branch and affiliate locations. Join our volunteers and with your help, we can help make military life easier.
The ASYMCA depends on more than 10,000 volunteers providing over 112,000 hours each year to help implement programming and support. With your help, we can help make military life easier. Volunteer opportunities and needs vary by community. Please contact your local ASYMCA branch to ask about how you can get involved.