YMCA Glenrothes

Charity registered in Scotland SC025599

YMCA Glenrothes has been providing learning and leisure opportunities for over 60 years, offering a friendly and welcoming community space. "The Y" has grown to be one of the largest voluntary organisations in the area, spread over three sites- all of which deliver community opportunities. Two sites also provide supported accommodation.

The charity is supported by many volunteers who give regular and consistent service.

YMCA Glenrothes is an independent local charity that is governed by local volunteers from Fife, and is affiliated to the worldwide YMCA movement. The charity works with many organisations across Fife, as well as YMCAs across Scotland.

Current opportunities

YMCA Glenrothes are seeking one new voluntary Board Trustees with a genuine interest in change, for its dynamic work with young people, the homeless and disadvantaged groups. You should be able to attend four evening meetings a year, have experience of working in the public, private or voluntary sectors and a genuine interest in helping youth and the wider community, particularly those who are disadvantaged. Current work includes the purchase and upgrade of properties using secured grants, expansion of a community outdoor learning and gardening as well as community programmes to aid health and well-being. They are looking for individuals with experience of at least one of the following; local communities, youth work, housing issues, education and training, health issues, community issues post covid-19.

The YMCA Glenrothes are seeking a volunteer to support with their newly launched Y Cycle bike project. The project runs from the homeless service based at Alexander Road, Glenrothes. They have a purpose-built facility with a fleet of 10 bicycles which are accessible to YMCA residents and staff. This a perfect opportunity for those who like to fix and know their way around a bike, as the volunteer will be carrying out minor repairs and making sure the bikes are in good general health. Initially they envisage a fortnightly visit to check and maintain the bikes. However, there is scope to develop the role and the project further. There is potential for upskilling through course and partnership working. If this sounds like you and have a few hours to spare every fortnight, please get in touch!