Strengthening Our Military Family    |      Armed Services YMCA San Diego


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Armed Services YMCA of San Diego 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.


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Volunteers are a vital part of our outreach and support efforts. We truly value the contributions volunteers make to in service to our active duty junior enlisted service members each and every day. Every year, members of our community volunteer network serve thousands of hours in a wide variety of different ways! Your hard work makes a truly positive impact on the lives of our active duty junior enlisted service members. Groups and individual volunteers participate in all of our outreach and support efforts here at the Armed Services YMCA San Diego .


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Our Volunteer Program

Family and Youth Enrichment (FYE) Programs

Volunteers in our FYE programs can assist in day camps, toddler development programs, after school programs, quilting, our monthly Neighborhood Exchange food distribution, and special events such as Christmas You Missed, Back to School Supplies, or our annual Father-Daughter Dance. Individuals or groups may support FYE programs or events.

Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) Programs

Volunteers at NMCSD assist with ward visiting, recreational therapy programs, therapy dog visits, one-on-one patient assistance, and behind the scenes administrative support. Only individuals may volunteer at NMCSD.

Military Volunteer Program (MVP)

Our MVP is specifically designed to provide community volunteer opportunities for active duty military personnel only. Volunteers assist with ASYSD special events, our monthly Neighborhood Exchange food distribution program, and help partner organizations needing volunteer support.


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Become a Sponsor

We rely almost exclusively on sponsorships, private donations and grants. Join us in helping support the sacrifices of our troops and their families.


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The Armed Services YMCA is seeking qualified candidates for the listed positions. Interested candidates should email resume and cover letter.

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Have an old car taking up space in your driveway? 

Donate it to Armed Services YMCA San Diego! 

How To Donate Your Vehicle

Donating a car is easy! And so is donating other vehicles. We accept all types of vehicles nationwide — cars, trucks, SUVs, motorcycles, ATVs, and even boats.


To get started, simply complete our secure online donation form or call 877-537-5277 to speak to a representative.

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All that you will need to provide is the Certificate of Title upon pickup of your donated vehicle.For answers to common questions about the donation process, please see our vehicle donation faq page.