About Community Connect

Together, we can do amazing things. The body of Christ includes individuals with a wide array of talents and skills. If you are ready to lend a hand, sign into our volunteer portal.


Community Connect is an online portal where all volunteers are expected to create accounts and track their hours. Volunteers must sign in to their account online, on their mobile app, or at kiosks located on YUGM campuses and thrift stores.


Why Do We Use Community Connect?


Community Connect allows Yakima Union Gospel Mission staff to protect vulnerable clients by vetting all volunteers. Before volunteers are permitted to serve, they must have a completed Community Connect account that includes signed waivers, which permit us to process necessary background checks. Those with certain criminal infractions will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the DOVE (Department of Volunteer Engagement) team. However, sex offenders or those who have a history of crimes against children are prohibited from serving on any YUGM campus. Once an account is completed and approved, volunteers may sign up for opportunities.


Need Help?


We are happy to provide assistance learning how to use Community Connect. Please reach out to volunteer@yugm.org if you have questions.

To Get Started With Community Connect

Don’t forget to check your junk folder once registration is complete!

Curious How Volunteers Contribute To YUGM’s Success?

Head over to our Impact & Outcomes page to see the real results of your hard work and those of your fellow volunteers.