Everyone is welcome. Determining scholarship amounts is handled by the Membership Director in a fair and consistent manner. Every member receives the same membership benefits, regardless of whether they receive financial assistance. YMCA members can feel confident knowing that they are part of an organization that cares greatly for the well-being of all people and is committed to youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.

We use a sliding fee scale based on total household income and the number of household members. We require supporting documentation to verify household size and income, and we consider special circumstances when providing assistance.

Recipients are expected to be responsible for a percentage of the membership cost.

  1. Stop by the front desk at the Y Athletic Center and pick up a financial assistance packet or Download here

  2. Complete the form, and attach a copy of the required financial documents.

  3. Return the application and required documents to the front desk at the Y Athletic Center location.
Renew Active/One Pass

The Altavista Area YMCA is participating in the Renew active and One Pass Programs available with select Medicare and Medicaid health plans. These plans are here to help you stay fit, stay focused, and stay you. You will have access to all the services and privileges and/or number of classes that are normally a part of our Full Membership package. Plus, it's available at no additional cost with select UnitedHealthcare Medicare and Virginia Medicaid plans. Learn more about how you can stay active and healthy at