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.

YMCA Glenrothes are seeking garden volunteers to help with basic garden maintenance (watering, weeding, digging etc) at their supported accommodation sites based in Glenrothes. Residents and members of the community can develop their horticulture skills led by the Garden Worker. Sessions take place every Tuesday and Thursday from 10am – 1pm - attend either or both for however long you can manage. A polytunnel has been installed and they are keen to encourage individuals to learn how to grow their own from seed to plate. They are planning and developing wellbeing spaces in their gardens and participants will learn new practical skills. They also support local community groups by improving green spaces in Auchmuty. You will be volunteering with a small team of other volunteers and garden staff, with an induction and training about the organisation and your role. You will also have free access to all the courses in the YMCA online e-learning system.