YMCA is the largest and the oldest organization working with young people in the world. Across Romania there are now 8 local YMCAs. They are thriving and active communities that are transforming lives.

We focus on young people and help them play an active and fulfilling role within their communities. We call this a youth minded community approach.

We provide a wide array of community based activities and programs to help meet local needs wherever we are based. 

Youth empowerment is what we stand for as part of a global movement. It is the vehicle to broaden our impact and visibility, and it calls us to have young people play a direct role in leadership of our movement and in our communities.

The core values of YMCA Romania

When you join the YMCA, you join a community organization that offers more education, more health, more hope, more opportunity. You are part of something more.

The YMCA. So Much More

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Common Standards of Y-Camps- Management and Training

This training will take place in Harva Island, Finland, between August 28th - September 3rd 2017. For YMCA Romania are 3 places available. This project is a part of wider and long-term international cooperation coordinated [...]

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Long-term EVS in Szczecin, Poland

POLITES Association is organizing a long-term EVS project that will take place in Szczecin, Poland. They would like to invite 18 volunteers from 12 different countries. The main aim of the project is to develop [...]

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Youth Exchange in Netherlands- NATURAL

Olde Vechte Foundation from Ommen, The Netherlands, is organizing an extraordinary adventure in nature, a youth exchange for 48 young people who want to reconnect to themselves through nature and to broaden their environmental awareness. [...]

I Love YMCA because…

There I can be myself, it is my second home.
Andreea, 22 yrs
It is a family for everyone.
Rosy, 18 yrs
Y is music, is dance, is air, is fire, is a smile, a hand, a heart. And I am YMCA.
Denisa, 18 yrs
YMCA knows how to respect me and taught me how should I also do it
Sara, 19 yrs
Here I become aware that teamwork can bring up the best in someone
Iasmina, 17 yrs
Makes me feel more confident safer and empowered
Giovanna, 18 yrs
Every project done there helped me know myself better
Adriana, 17 yrs
Brought me closer to become a complete man, teaching me what the YMCA spirit is
Andy, 19 yrs
I have met awesome people from whom I have leant to trust and love myself and others
Alexandra, 18 yrs
I enjoy and learn a lot from the trainings and youth exchanges organized by YMCA
Roxana, 16 yrs
Helped me to grow as person, gave me the chance to help others and learn from them
Curro, 28 yrs
I can support my community through the activities and programs of the YMCA
Raul, 17 yrs
Makes the world feel as warm as the sun
Judith, 22 yrs
Here is the place where I developed my skills and knowledge, become open and self confident
Lia, 18 yrs
Empowered me to take the path to who I am today
Iulia, 18 yrs
Here I learn new things, meet new people and I am between friends.
Aneta, 38 yrs
Brings us together and it never gets old
Geta, 36 yrs
It fills my free time with joy and happiness and it teaches me how to be a better version of myself
Stefan, 16 yrs
Together we have travelled the world and discovered “me”
Adela, 27 yrs
It is different. Because of the people. Because of TenSing.
Andrei, 13 yrs
It is a life changing experience
Dan, 38 yrs
Here I am safe and surrounded by people that don`t judge
Roberta, 18 yrs
It is personal and social development, it is the greatness of the ordinary people.
Lia, 18 yrs
Of the happiness shown in our eyes when we meet
Anamaria, 37 yrs
Promotes peace, friendship, care, cooperation, honesty, love
Gheorghe, 60 yrs
It gave me the chance to experiment and go beyond my limits
Carmen, 27 yrs
It is the reason of my amazing 1 year in Romania
Tazo, 26 yrs
I can help a lot of people from different backgrounds
Salome, 20 yrs
It is among few place where I was accepted as I am, without being judged.
Roxana, 17 yrs
Of its values which are guidelines for my life
Mircea, 31 yrs
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