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Membership Opportunities

Open Door Program

At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive.

Apply for our Open Door program  to find out if you qualify to receive additional financial assistance for you and/or your family for a membership or selected program beyond the Membership For All rate. The Open Door program follows a sliding fee scale, designed to fit each individual’s financial situation. In order to foster a sense of ownership in the Y, you will be asked to pay a portion of the fees.

See if you qualify by following these 3 Easy Steps:

1. Download the Open Door Program Application.

2. Complete the Open Door Program Application.

3. Submit your application to The Bangor YMCA, including your story and the requested documentations.

Your application will be reviewed by our committee and will determine your financial assistance eligibility after thoroughly reviewing your completed application. (Your application will not be processed until all required documents are provided). Please allow two (2) weeks for our Coordinator to process your application. If your application has been approved or if you need to submit additional information, our Open Door Coordinator will notify you. Please make sure all of your contact info is correct before you submit your application.

For more information, please feel free to contact our Welcome Center Associates at 207-941-2808.

Hand Up Program -

This program provides a three-month Bangor YMCA membership to members who have recently lost their job due to being laid off.  A letter of termination or form of verification from their previous employer is required for participation.  *Hand Up membership is for the same membership category as prior to the layoff.  Others not eligible for this program are encouraged to apply for the Open Door program.

DOD Military Program/Give Our Troops A Hand

We very much appreciate and support those serving in our military.  For more information on the Bangor YMCA's DOD Military Program to support families of deployed service personnel, please call Mike Gilbert at 941-2808 or e-mail mgilbert@bangorY.org. An active military identification or current orders are required for participation.