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 Military Life 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.
This year we will not be mailing out the registration form but would like you to submit this Participation Form. The form is required to secure your participation in this year’s event. The information on this form must represent the individual who will be the Responsible Party transporting the two Marines on Thanksgiving Day from and back to the School of Infantry on Camp Pendleton.
Initially only two Marines will be assigned to each Responsible Party but if you would like to host more than two Marines please note it on the registration form in the remarks section. The information provided on the participation form will be screened and upon approval, the form will be “numbered” as this is a first come, first serve event in placing Marines. More Information>
We will contact you by letter after 9 November to confirm your participation in this year’s event and provide further details.