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 our community. 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.
Togetherhood is up and running at these locations:
- Downtown Denver YMCA: Contact Melissa Bowen or call 303 861 8300
- Littleton Family YMCA: Contact Dana Wedlick or call 303 797 9622
- Susan M. Duncan Family YMCA in Arvada: Contact Veronica Torsney at 303 422 4977.