The YMCA is the largest youth-orientated charity in the world. If you need to contact the YMCA head office, you can do so by calling 0843 208 1751.
- 1 Other YMCA Contact Numbers
- 2 YMCA Head Office Opening Hours
- 3 YMCA Head Office Address
- 4 About the YMCA – 0843 208 1751
- 5 YMCA – 0843 208 1751
- 6 YMCA Gym – 0843 208 1751
- 7 YMCA London – 0843 208 1751
- 8 YMCA Jobs – 0843 208 1751
- 9 YMCA Training – 0843 208 1751
- 10 YMCA Hostel – 0843 208 1751
- 11 Popular questions about the YMCA
Other YMCA Contact Numbers
|Support Line||0843 208 1751|
|Head Office||0843 208 1751|
|Store Locator||0843 208 1751|
YMCA Head Office Opening Hours
YMCA Head Office Address
|Head Office||10-11 Charterhouse Square
London EC1M 6EH
About the YMCA – 0843 208 1751
The YMCA originally stood for the Young Men’s Christian Association and was founded by Sir George Williams, a draper, in London in 1844. The aim of the charity was to help people develop a healthy mind, body and spirit in line with Christian beliefs after Williams grew concerned about the lack of facilities for young men to make good choices in. In the UK, there are 133 YMCAs which work independently under the guidance of YMCA England to provide facilities and support services to young people. Each YMCA is a self-governing charity that is part of the YMCA World Alliance; there are now YMCAs in over 100 countries which help around 57 million people.
The global headquarters of the YMCA are now based in Geneva, Switzerland.
YMCA – 0843 208 1751
The YMCA is a large youth charity. It runs a number of services such as emergency accommodation, supported living, nurseries, after school clubs, education, training and apprenticeship schemes. They also aim to be able to provide young people in the community with support and advice in times of difficulty. The YMCA supplies around 10,000 beds per night with over 5,000 people in supported accommodation and almost 250 people in emergency accommodation. Each night, over 1000 people stay in YMCA hotels or hostels. The YMCA also hopes to give families support using services such as play schemes, family counselling, childcare and school support. Over 33,000 children attend YMCA youth clubs and over 1000 people use the YMCA’s family mediation services. As a charity, the YMCA believes in healthy lifestyles for everyone, so they run sports programmes as well as drug and d alcohol projects to help people live a healthy life. The charity believes in helping young people be independent and make their own decisions through education. Over 9000 people have been taught maths and literacy skills through the YMCA and the charity has set up over 3000 apprenticeships. In the community, the YMCA hopes to support young people by giving them drug and alcohol counselling, helping to prevent them from getting involved in crime and general advice services. Lastly, the charity works on a number of policies and campaigns to change the future for young people. This includes campaigns on mental health and body confidence as well as encouraging young people to get involved in politics.
YMCA Gym – 0843 208 1751
There are a number of YMCA gyms across the country in the likes of Southport, Lytham St Annes, Stoke-on-Trent, Bath, Plymouth and Peterborough. Each YMCA gym will have different facilities and classes. However, you can generally expect a mixture of cardio, strength and resistance machines as well as free weights. Gym memberships are available for people aged 14-16 under the guidance of a trainer so that their safety is not compromised. You’ll also find classes such as Body Pump, kettle bells, body combat, spinning, Pilates and circuits. Some YMCA gyms also have swimming pools and other sports facilities such as outdoor pitches.
YMCA London – 0843 208 1751
YMCA City London works across some of London’s most deprived areas such as Tower Hamlets, Islington and Hackney. It offers accommodation, advice on housing and a two-year ‘Move On’ programme to help people develop the skills that they need for an independent life. There is also a YMCA London South West compromising of Wimbledon, Hawker and Hampton Pool. They are the largest provider of assistance for the homeless in the area.
YMCA Jobs – 0843 208 1751
You can work for the YMCA in a number of different roles such as night housing support assistant, early years practitioner, support broker, head chef, afterschool playworker, sales and business development manager and capital bid writer. There are many different benefits that come with working for the YMCA including a company pension, holiday allowance, flexible hours of working and an annual season ticket loan.
YMCA Training – 0843 208 1751
There is a range of training opportunities supplied by the YMCA. They include apprenticeships and vocational training. Current roles available include an apprentice fitness instructor, trainee education administrator and positions in hospitality, health and social care and retail. You can search for YMCA Training opportunities online using the YMCA Training website.
YMCA Hostel – 0843 208 1751
YMCA hostels provide basic short-term accommodation. There are dormitory style rooms for groups of travellers such as backpackers or people on a school trip. There is also single and double rooms if you would like more privacy. If there is a YMCA gym on the site you will be able to use the facilities or join in with a class at no extra fee to you.
Popular questions about the YMCA
YMCA: How to cancel membership?
If you are a member of a YMCA gym and you wish to cancel your membership, you can do so in writing. You can obtain a membership cancellation form from the front desk and you need to give at least 15 days notice before your next Direct Debit is scheduled to be paid. You won’t usually get any membership fees refunded but the team will notify you if you have anything to pay.
Who does YMCA help?
The YMCA helps young people from all walks of life with accommodation and support to help them live independently.
How YMCA is funded?
The YMCA is non-profit so it relies on donations, patrons, volunteers and grants to help manage the day-to-day costs of running the charity.
For more about the YMCA, call the head office contact number on this page.