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The Valley YMCA is pillar non-profit organization, affording opportunities for the social, emotional, educational, physical and mental health and well-being of ALL of our community members. Committing to the service of ALL, no one is turned away for their inability to pay. The Valley YMCA Annual Campaign allows the Y to award scholarships, thanks to the generosity of members and donors. We invite you to join us.

The goal for the 2024 Valley YMCA is $65,000 and each donation will be awarded to, and will serve, the most vulnerable members of our community.

Your donation will help us to provide scholarship for Valley YMCA early learners, children in school aged child care, summer camp, safety in and around the water and swim lesson programs as well as community food insecurity initiatives.

By supporting the Valley YMCA, you help guarantee that everyone, regardless of their ability to pay, can experience Y programs intended to improve their circumstances, increase positive outcomes and change the trajectory of someone’s life.

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The Central Connecticut Coast YMCA is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, charitable community service organization, EIN: 06-0662195. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. No goods or services were provided in exchange for your generous financial donation.

Other Ways to Give

The generosity of others is at the core of our existence. Not everyone is able to make a financial contribution to the organization, but everyone has the opportunity to get involved. When you volunteer at the Y, you take an active role in bringing about meaningful, enduring change in your own community. As a volunteer, you’ll be working with other caring, committed people who want to make a difference in your community.

To get involved, call 203-732-7778.


Make a big difference!  The generosity of others is at the core of our existence. Volunteer opportunities at the Central Connecticut Coast YMCAs run the gambit, from one-time commitments such as helping at a special event to longer-term opportunities such as coaching youth and teen sports and tutoring youth.

Benefits of Volunteering with the YMCA

The Valley YMCA offers volunteers a chance to improve the lives of children and families and to make our communities stronger. In addition to feeling great about your efforts, volunteers have the opportunity to:

  • Experience personal growth
  • Give back to the community through service to others
  • Explore and/or discover a hidden passion
  • Expand knowledge and skills through training
  • Fulfill community service requirements for school credit
  • Develop new relationships and make friends
  • Gain community service experience to add to college, financial aid, scholarship and employment applications
  • Learn, grow and HAVE FUN!

Volunteers are critically important to carrying out our mission, so we ask our program volunteers to go through an application and screening process similar to that of our paid staff members. This process ensures that the best fit is made between the new volunteer and the program they are matched with, while also ensuring the safety.

Volunteer Leadership

Focused on creating lasting personal and social change for our community

The Valley YMCA is governed by our Board of Managers that consists of volunteers from throughout our communities.

  • Howard Olderman, Chair
  • Mary Ellen Price, Secretary
  • Christine Cooper
  • Tony Lombardi
  • Jason Martinez
  • Dave Pantalone
  • David Pelaggi
  • Donna Sennott