YMCA of Alexandria Minnesota

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Social Responsibility

Giving back and providing support to our neighbors

When you give to the Y, you continue to strengthen our community and move us all forward. As the nation's leading nonprofit for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y uses your gift to make a meaningful, enduring impact in our community.


The Y is a cause for strengthening communities, committed every day to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. When you volunteer at the Y, you take an active role in bringing about meaningful, enduring impact right in our community. The YMCA welcomes volunteers in the following capacities:

Program Volunteers

The YMCA has a variety of program volunteer opportunities available! If you have the time and interest, we could use your help. The YMCA utilizes volunteers in all of our program areas! If you have an interest in impacting the quality of life for the kids, adults and families in our community, please contact YMCA Executive Director, Jackie Peters at (320) 834-9622. We are always looking for volunteers in the following areas:

  • Youth Sports
  • Member Services
  • Child Watch
  • Child Care
  • Youth, Teen and Family Nights
  • Y Crusaders: School Age and Summer Programs
  • Group Exercise Instructors
  • Progressive Swim Lesson Instructors
Policy Volunteers

The YMCA is always looking for individuals with expertise in various areas to serve as a policy volunteer for the YMCA. The following is a current list of the standing committees that are commissioned by the YMCA Board of Directors.

As the YMCA continues to grow and expand, we will continue to seek out volunteers to assist with the development of our association. If you have an interest in serving, please contact Jackie Peters at (320) 834-9622 for more information on:

  • Board of Directors
  • Membership & Marketing Committee
  • Christian Emphasis Committee
  • Property Management Committee
  • Executive Committee
  • Finance Committee
  • Financial Development Committee
  • Human Resource Committee
  • Program Committee
  • Child Care Advisory Committee


The generosity of others is at the core of our existence. It is only through the support of our donors that we are able to give back to the community we serve.

Strong Kids Campaign

Become a donor!

The YMCA strongly believes that everyone in our community deserves the opportunity to become a member or participate in one of our many and diverse programs regardless of their ability to pay.

The "Strong Kids" Campaign raises the necessary dollars annually to provide membership and programming opportunities for kids, adults, seniors and families that are financially challenged. We are committed to providing opportunities to those that need a YMCA experience but do not have the financial resources. The YMCA helps build strong kids, strong families and strong communities. With your help, we will succeed:

  • Friends of the Y ($1 - $499): Donors will be recognized on a Strong Kids Campaign framed print in the Y lobby, web site, and YMCA Annual Report.
  • Bronze Level Donors ($500+): Donors will be recognized in a framed print in the Y lobby, website and YMCA Annual Report.
  • *Silver Level Donors: ($1000+): Donors will have a banner placed in the gymnasium or aquatic center, recognizing your family or business for your support of the Strong Kids Campaign.
  • *Gold Level Donors ($1,500+): Donors will have a banner placed in the gymnasium or aquatic center recognizing your family or business for their generous support for the Strong Kids Campaign. Studio 78 will assist with developing advertisements to display at the welcome center desk at the Alexandria Area YMCA.

* Advertising benefits apply, call Jackie Peters for more information, (320) 834-9622

Help Us, Help Them

Please consider a tax-deductible donation to the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign. Your support provides the funds that allow us to offer membership and program assistance to hundreds of kids, adults and families. Give generously and help your friends and neighbors today! Consider a one-time gift from your family or business, or simply add a few dollars onto your monthly membership payment.

"Complete the Dream" Capital Campaign

Become a donor!

The Alexandria Area YMCA opened its doors to a state-of-the-art facility in June of 2010. Over $8,500,000 has been raised towards the $8,885,000 campaign goal. Although short of the campaign goal at the time of groundbreaking, the YMCA Board of Directors believed that the timing was right and the community would support the YMCA as members and donors to help eliminate the remainder of the goal. The remaining dollars will eliminate debt, and utilize financial resources to support the operations of the YMCA, and plan for future growth and expansion.

Please consider a gift today and support the "Complete the Dream" Capital Campaign. Donor recognition opportunities are still available. Join your friends and neighbors as donors and strong supporters of the Alexandria Area YMCA! View Donors & Partners

View Phase II Expansion Plans

Spiritual Development

Historically and to this day, the YMCA is committed to putting Christian principles into practice through its many program offerings.

The Y is interested in the spiritual well-being of our members, as well as the physical well-being. The Y offers studies, classes, times for prayer, and other opportunities for spiritual strengthening throughout the year for Y members and the community.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes

The FCA is proud to assist with implementing Biblical principles in all programs and activities at the Y.

The FCA Mission:

To present to athletes and coaches and all whom they influence the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serving Him in their relationships and in the fellowship of the church.

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is touching millions of lives... one heart at a time. Since 1954, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes has been challenging coaches and athletes on the professional, college, high school, junior high and youth levels to use the powerful medium of athletics to impact the world for Jesus Christ. FCA is the largest Christian sports organization in America. FCA focuses on serving local communities by equipping, empowering and encouraging people to make a difference for Christ.

Christian Emphasis Committee

The Christian Emphasis Committee is made up of a group of dedicated Christians and community members that volunteer their time to promote our mission—to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.