Togetherhood – Activating People for Good

The Y’s Togetherhood program connects people from all backgrounds to plan and carry out volunteer projects that address a real need in their community.

Benefits of Volunteering

Good for you


Volunteering can improve personal well-being, build relationships, and provide an outlet to discover purpose.

Research shows that volunteers experience wellness benefits, including lower depression, improved mood and self-esteem, less stress, better heart health and lower mortality rates.

Good for community


Togetherhood leverages the Y’s charitable mission to unlock people’s potential to improve lives and create a more connected society.

Bringing diverse people together to tackle social issues creates more cohesive communities. A culture of volunteerism can also yield social benefits such as lower unemployment, greater income equality, and youth that are more likely to stay in school and avoid risky behaviors.

How it Works

A Y staff advisor guides a committee of Y members who plan and lead volunteer service projects. A comprehensive resource toolkit ensures Togetherhood committees are supported each step of the way, from planning the year of service to running projects to reporting and celebrating their successes.

How to Get Involved

The Y is mobilizing thousands of volunteers nationwide who are using their creativity, passion and hard work to transform communities. We invite you to join us! Ask your front desk staff if your Y offers the Togetherhood program. With Togetherhood, there are opportunities to serve on a committee throughout the year or volunteer on individual projects that interest you. If your Y doesn’t yet offer Togetherhood, let your branch leadership know that your’re interested and ask about other ways to volunteer and give back through the Y.

Past Projects

  • SPCA
  • Supply Collection
    • Doors to Freedom
    • Pineland Group Home
    • Homeless Veterans
  • Back to School supply drive

Upcoming Projects

Going to bed at night in a clean, comfortable bed is something we take for granted. Our community has many wonderful social service agencies helping low-income families obtain housing. Few of these families are able to turn that house into a home. Many residents sleep on the floor, air mattresses, sofas or crowded into a bed with numerous family members. The Summerville Family YMCA wants to help children in this situation get the sleep they need.

We believe by providing children the opportunity to sleep in a real bed of their own will create a ripple effect in their lives and our community – better concentration leading to better performance in school, that could lead to more opportunities as they get older, helping to launch themselves out of poverty and break the cycle. 

The Summerville Family YMCA has received generous donations from our community and the Junior Service League of Summerville to make this project possible. We are looking for volunteers to help deliver and assemble the beds along with food, a stuffed animal and a Bible.


Sat, May 4, 2019

For more information contact Jan Parsons at [email protected]

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