Together for Social Responsibility

The YMCA of Greater Monmouth County’s Togetherhood® program connects people from all backgrounds to plan and carry out volunteer projects that address a real need in the community. Togetherhood® is the YMCA’s signature program in the area of Social Responsibility. This program provides members with fun, convenient, rewarding opportunities to give back and support their neighbors through community service.

The Togetherhood® program is run by a committee of dedicated Y members who put forth outward-facing community service projects that will benefit our community. It is a member-led program supported by Y staff – the members involved in the program choose, design, and carry out service projects of their choosing.


FEBRUARY

Donate Life Blood Drives

Donating blood makes a big difference in the lives of others.  Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood, and one donation can save up to three lives.  The Red Cross provides about 40% of our nation’s blood and blood components, all from generous volunteer donors. Please consider donating blood at one of this month’s American Red Cross Donate Life Blood Drives.


Key Benefits of Togetherhood®

Good for Individuals:

Volunteering improves people’s well-being, helps them forge strong relationships, and gives them an outlet to explore their passions and discover their purpose.

Good for Community:

Togetherhood® leverages the Y’s powerful network and cause-driven mission to unlock people’s potential to improve lives and contribute to a stronger and more connected society.

Good for the Y:

Togetherhood® leverages the Y’s mission as a nonprofit organization. The Y helps us envision a strong community locally, nationally and globally.

Did You Know?

Volunteering can improve personal well-being, build relationships, and provide an outlet to discover purpose. Bringing diverse people together to tackle social issues creates more cohesive communities. Research shows that volunteers experience wellness benefits, including lower depression, improved mood and self-esteem, less stress, better heart health and lower mortality rates.

Join Us In Strengthening The Community

How it Works

A Y staff advisor guides a committee of Y volunteers who plan and lead service projects. View our Togetherhood® 2020 Calendar for monthly projects.

How to Get Involved

We invite you to join us! If you are interested in serving on the committee or as a volunteer for one of the service projects, please email giving@ymcanj.org.

For more information on the national Togetherhood® initiative, please visit www.ymca.net/togetherhood.