Now one of the largest YMCAs in Europe, YMCA London South West is a registered charity working in many diverse areas including Accommodation; Health & Wellbeing; Children, Youth & Family Work; Support & Advice; and Training & Education as well as with multiple various community outreach programmes.
YMCA London South West’s vision:
‘I am come that they may have life and that they might have it more abundantly‘ – John 10:10
Annual Review 2016
Download our latest Annual Review booklet ‘Snapshot‘.
How does your gym membership help fight homelessness? How can a cup of coffee from our café give a young person a new home?
YMCA’s Health & Wellbeing services, Children, Youth & Family services and Catering services are run as social enterprises with surpluses used to support our community projects across South West London.
Last year we housed over 650 homeless people in our hostels and move-on houses, and as well as providing shelter for people who would otherwise be sleeping rough or sofa surfing, we run Life Skills courses that help prepare YMCA residents to live independently. We also help them to find work experience placements, to gain qualifications, to manage their money and to generally change their lives for the better.
So, by using our cafes, soft plays and gyms and exercise classes, you are not only improving your health and eating good affordable food – you are also helping others to make positive changes.
Work for us
If job satisfaction and a desire to make a positive difference come high on your wish list when looking for a job, then consider working for YMCA London South West.
We have been around since 1874 and our purpose has always been the same; to encourage people to be all they can be. This holds true for staff and volunteers as much as for the people we help and provide services for. Staff are encouraged to continually grow through a training and development programme with opportunities to study for further qualifications.