South Shore YMCA Encourages Community Members to Give Back on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Posted: Jan. 13, 2022 Volunteer at the SSYMCA

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others”. For nearly 30 years the MLK Day of Service has honored the legacy of Dr. King and encouraged individuals to volunteer their time in service to their communities. Here at the South Shore YMCA, we’re encouraging everyone to use this day, celebrated this year on Monday, January 17, as a call to action to get involved to better our community in 2022.

Volunteering, regardless of the opportunity is big or small, can make a major impact on those around you and helps keep our communities and personal relationships strong. With our community still recovering following the effects of COVID-19, volunteer work is needed now, more than ever. The Y is currently seeking volunteers across the South Shore to help in our Food Pantry, at our Family Farm, and in our Quincy and Emilson (Hanover) branches. Just one day of volunteering makes a positive impact on the community and can inspire a lifetime of service.

“We have hundreds of volunteers help throughout the year,” said Josh Esquivel, Community Outreach Director at the South Shore YMCA. “Our volunteers help strengthen our Y and our community; we wouldn’t be able to do everything we do without their hard work”.

We are in need of volunteers to work at the South Shore YMCA Germantown Neighborhood Center, assisting with our food pantry. For details and information on volunteering at our food pantry, contact Josh Esquivel, Community Outreach Director, at To learn more about additional volunteer opportunities at the South Shore YMCA, visit


About the South Shore YMCA

The South Shore YMCA is a not-for-profit association of individuals dedicated to improving the quality of life for all through programs that promote healthy spirit, mind, and body. Serving the communities of Quincy, Randolph, Holbrook, Weymouth, Braintree, Milton, Hingham, Hull, Cohasset, Scituate, Norwell, Hanover, and beyond, the South Shore Y provides the opportunity to grow, learn, and thrive through its services and programs. Financial Assistance is a Y community benefit available to all families in need, applicable to all Y programs and services. To learn more about the South Shore YMCA, visit The South Shore YMCA. The Better You Belongs Here.


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