Social Responsibility

Girl with a recycling bin.Social Responsibility - Giving back and providing support to our neighbors.

Across the country, the Y helps people give back and assist their neighbors by offering them opportunities to volunteer, advocate and support programs that strengthen community.

YMCA Southcoast has been listening and responding to our communities’ most critical social needs for 150 years. Whether developing skills or emotional well-being through education and training, or preventing chronic disease and building healthier communities through collaborations with policymakers, the Y fosters the care and respect all people need and deserve.

Areas of Focus

  • Social Services – Training, resources and support to empower our neighbors to make change, bridge gaps and overcome obstacles
  • Global Services – Support systems that welcome, celebrate, educate and connect diverse demographic populations in the U.S. and around the world
  • Volunteerism & Giving – Voluntary contributions that fund, lead and support the Y’s critical work
  • Advocacy – Collaborations with policy makers, community leaders and private and public organizations to develop youth, prevent chronic disease, and build healthier communities and encourage social responsibility

Sharing the Harvest Farm Recognized by Y General Assembly

Left to right: Derek Heim - Executive Director Dartmouth YMCA, Gary Schuyler - CEO YMCA Southcoast and Ulice Payne, Jr. - YMCA of the USA Board Chair.Driven by volunteers, Sharing the Harvest is making a difference and improving the quality of life for thousands of low income children, families and seniors in Southcoast, Massachusetts.

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Time for Summer Camp


   Registration Forms




Spring Programs

Registration starts 2.6.17

Child Care Registration Forms

Registration Packet

Financial Assistance Application

Sharing the Harvest Community Farm featured on CNN Click HERE to watch the video.

Voices for a Healthy SouthCoast

YMCA Southcoast received an ACHIEVE (Action Communities for Health, Innovation and EnVironmental ChangE) grant from Y USA and the Center for Disease Control in March 2009.