Community Outreach

Through our community outreach programming, the YMCA of Coastal Georgia is putting beds for children in homes, hosting free pop-up book fairs for the community, providing fresh and healthy food in communities with low or no access, and much more. If you’re interested in participating in our community outreach, email Director of Outreach Programs Laura Schmarkey or visit our agency page with the United Way of Coastal Georgia to learn about volunteerism needs. You can also make a gift to our general fund or dedicated to the program of your choice.


To bring about meaningful change, individuals need ongoing encouragement and tools. We’re here day-in and day-out to provide the resources our communities need to address the most pressing social issues: child welfare, education, employment, housing and substance abuse. We work to make sure every child, family and community has what they need to achieve their best.

Learn more about income-based assistance here.


At the Y, building a strong global community begins at home. Ys in the U.S. help young people develop cultural competencies, diverse populations connect to the community and individuals around the world gain access to life-changing resources and support. As an interconnected global network, the Y has the resources and solutions to build bridges and make our changing communities stronger—both at home and abroad.


The generosity of others is at the core of our existence. It is only through the support of our hundreds of thousands of volunteers and public and private donors that we are able to give back to the communities we serve.

Click here to learn more about volunteering at the Y.


We are a powerful ally and advocate for our communities. Our experience and strong relationships in 10,000 neighborhoods across the nation mean that we are able to organize grassroots efforts and influence public policy around a range of social issues including child welfare, education and public health.