Armed Services YMCA of Camp Pendleton is NOT government funded. Individual and corporate gifts sustain our mission of serving and strengthening military families.
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, 89 cents of every dollar donated goes directly to support programs. 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.
Annually, over 320 individuals volunteer their time providing over 3,000 hours in support of our military community on Camp Pendleton. We are not able, as the premier nonprofit on the installation, to provide so many programs that focus towards the junior enlisted and their families without the assistance of a strong cadre of volunteers. Every day, members of our local community join us to support over 20 unique and dynamic programs that assist our families in making their life a little easier.
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Volunteer Orientations are held on the first Monday of the month at 8AM and the third Thursday at 3PM. To sign-up, first apply to become a volunteer.
Currently, we are in need of in-kind donations for our Day at the Races Silent Auction on July 23, preferably valued at or above $100. We welcome group or individual contributions.