Service Learning

YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly seeks to provide an environment where people of all ages and backgrounds may participate in a variety of learning experiences. One way we facilitate this is through our civic engagement program. We foster partnerships with direct service providers in our area to ensure that volunteers have the opportunity for hands-on service and relationship-building in the community.

Our program is unique because we understand that civic engagement is about more than service. That’s why we strive to provide all Service Learning groups with an opportunity to participate in our outdoor challenge courses and team development activities. Participation in these activities means your team, as well as the community, is stronger because of your efforts!

Our participants serve the local community in many different capacities. The program emphasizes assistance for:

  • Poverty
  • Homelessness
  • Environmental stewardship
  • Food insecurity and provision
  • Crisis services
  • Service with the elderly and marginalized
  • Veterans’ services

We are committed to inspiring a spirit of service by uniting individuals from all walks of life to participate in, and work for, social change. No matter which area your group supports, Blue Ridge can facilitate a seamless and rewarding service experience.

For more information, please contact Danielle Tocaben, Group Sales & Engagement Director, at 828-210-8457 or

At Blue Ridge, we impact lives for a lifetime.