Donate & Support Our Fantastic Community Programmes

Donate and support young people by sending them on International Internships to destinations like Hong Kong, England, and Australia.

Donate to our OSCAR Programmes and give every child the opportunity to have make amazing holiday memories.

Donate and assist our Fitness Centre to expand and grow our programmes and facilities to be the best they can be.

Donate and support all our 3-5 year olds to Learn To Swim.

DONATE NOW and help us to build strong kids, strong families and a strong Gisborne community.

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Volunteering Is Rewarding And Fulfilling


Volunteering is only limited to how far you want to reach and how many people you wish to impact with your time, your patience and your committment.

Make a difference not only in your own life but in the lives of those in need in our community.  The Y offers a diverse range of opportunities to assist our teams in delivering quality programmes locally, nationally and internationally.

Do you have a few hours spare here and there, or maybe you want to add to your CV with pathways to gain qualifications and future employment?   Perfect send a copy of your CV, cover letter to Michelle  and lets see how the Y can be apart of your future.

YMCA Gisborne

Volunteering is rewarding

The YMCA is a volunteer rich organisation and volunteers are highly respected in our movement.

There are opportunities to be a volunteer in many of our centres, whether it be After School Care, Early Childhood programmes or Fitness.

You might have governance skills you would like to share with us those skills as a board member, or perhaps you would like to work with young people on one of our youth programmes, camps or school holiday programmes.

Or maybe you want to be a financial supporter for one of our youth to volunteer in our International Internship.

Build confident Leaders of tomorrow

Make new friends and become part of an awesome team with YMCA Raise Up programme. Youth organising and delivering youth based events for ages 13-17 years.

  • Develop your leadership skills with free leadership training
  • Increase your self-confidence. Take part in regular social and adventure-based activities.
  • Try new and exciting challenges
  • Get a YMCA reference for your CV.
  • Have lots of fun!

If you want to be a part of this amazing crew then contact us attention Michelle

Make a difference in the Holiday’s and make magic memories

Our Youth & Outdoors staff are always looking for responsible, reliable and caring volunteers to help with school Holiday Programmes.

We provide the training, excitement and fun and it’s a great chance to gain experience working with kids and meet other volunteers.

If you are interested in seeing if volunteering at the YMCA is right for you, and you have the skills that are required for the programme then please contact Dianah General Manager of Education on 867 9259. or send her an email 

Working as a volunteer can be rewarding and gives you the opportunity to gain some skills for future employment, or if you are retired and wish to meet friends in a warm, caring environment then look at joining the YMCA as a volunteer.

Travel the world with our International Intern Programme

The YMCA offers a fantastic opportunity to volunteer in other international YMCA’s whilst you travel the world and experience the amazing dynamics that our YMCA organisations have to offer.

The Gisborne YMCA has opportunities for individuals to be involved in volunteer programmes in various YMCA’s across the world. Maybe 6 weeks in Hong Kong or 8 months in England sound like and adventure you want to be a part of.

Are you outgoing, energetic, can multitask and love to travel, then our Volunteer Programme may be just what you’re looking for to broaden your horizons and gain valuable skills for the future.

If you would love the opportunity to volunteer with the YMCA please contact Michelle for more information.

Make a Donation to the YMCA

If you would like to donate to the YMCA, please donate using the bank account below or feel free to contact us for more info.

ACCOUNT NUMBER: 06-0637-0013693-00

Please State “DONATION” as the reference.

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YMCA Gisborne
Cnr Roebuck Road & Childers Road
Gisborne 4010
Ph: (06) 867 9259 

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