For a Better Us

The YMCA exists to strengthen the foundations of our community through Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility. We do it by teaching kids new skills that build self-confidence, character values and leadership. We do it by helping adults and families lead healthy lifestyles. We do it by connecting older adults to an active support network. We do it by providing outlets to give back to those in need an volunteer your time. People engage with the Y on one level, but they soon find a deeper meaning to their activities and a connection to those around them. Ultimately, at its highest form, they feel compelled to volunteer, to give back and help others strengthen the entire community. Here are just a few of the YMCA programs helping to strengthen the greater Wilson area:

Youth Development

Our volunteers nurture the potential of thousands of kids year-round. They work with our Child Watch staff, assist with our quarterly Kids' Night Out events, plan, execute and chaperone our Father-Daughter Dance, coach Girls on the Run and STRIDE and encourage athletes at the Youth Triathlon.

Healthy Living

Y volunteers provide support, resources and guidance to kids, adults and families so they can achieve greater health and well-being in spirit, mind and body. Y volunteers work at the annual Robin Run, Healthy Kids Day, Yoga Day and additional special events.

Social Responsibility

It is the community of YMCA volunteers that help provide Christmas gifts to families in need through our partnership with Save-A-Youth, help gather backpacks and school supplies for the 1000 Backpacks in 100 Days initiative through the Wilson Public Schools and partner with Womack Electric for the annual Give A Kid A Bike campaign.