Many know the Y as a place to swim or exercise, but at our core, we are a charity dedicated to strengthening community. By offering opportunities to volunteer, the Y helps people serve their communities and bring about meaningful, lasting change.

Togetherhood empowers Y members to lead and participate in volunteer service projects in our community giving people from all walks of life the chance to address the social issues impacting our community. The results are transformational, not only for the communities, but for the volunteers themselves.

Our Projects:
Our Togetherhood Team (formed in 2014) has already made a remarkable impact here in WNY.   On average we take part in six community projects over the course of a year and we encourage participants to bring ideas to the group that they feel passionate about.

Anticipated projects outlined for 2016 include:

  • Assisting homeless families through the Wesleyan Church of Hamburg (Feb/March)
  • An environmental cleanup with Reinstein Woods (May 7, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm)
  • Volunteering at Ride for Roswell (June 24, 4:00-8:00 pm)
  • Cooking for Kids at the Ronald McDonald House (August)
  • Volunteering for Wings Flights of Hope (September)
  • Packing bags for Food 2 Families & collecting donations for the Food Bank of WNY (November)

Time Commitment:
We welcome you to take part in our meetings which take place every other month on the third Tuesday of the month from 6:00-7:00 pm at the Southtowns Family YMCA.

2016 Meetings: 1/19, 3/22, 5/17, 7/19, 9/20, 11/15

If you can’t make the planning meetings, that’s ok too. We understand everyone has busy schedules. We’re happy to add you to our email list and when projects are announced you’ll be in the know! Join us for the projects that best fit into your schedule and/or the ones that you feel a connection to.

Who Can Participate:
Our projects vary throughout the course of the year and we will identify with each project if there are any age restrictions, however, we do aim to make these as family friendly as possible so that everyone can take part in giving back.

You also do not have to be a YMCA member to take part in Togetherhood! Simply email us your interest in learning more about our projects and we’ll keep you informed as new projects are put on the calendar.

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YMCA Buffalo Niagara is a charitable, community based organization committed to providing programs designed to build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.