Amherst YES (Youth Engaged in Service)

A program of the Town of Amherst Youth and Recreation Department

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Welcome to the new Amherst YES website!

We are very excited about the site and all of the upgrades. Although we hope that there aren’t any glitches, please inform us if you run into any. 

Amherst YES is a volunteer program for youth between the ages of 12-20.

Volunteers are given supervised opportunities throughout the community. We help at events serving the elderly, children, community, low income populations, and persons with a disability. All events are supervised by YES staff. We keep a record of volunteers’ hours, and provide confirmation of hours for school or references. 


To become a member, kindly click on the Register Now button and fill out the application. Once your application is processed, new members are required to attend an orientation prior to volunteering. Orientations are held once per month.

Amherst Youth and Recreation Winterfest

Winterfest was a success! Thank you to our wonderful volunteers for helping with games, crafts, face painting, and food. A special thanks to Seth Altman and Alexander Liu for braving the cold, for the outdoor games.

Weather Cancellation Policy

If school or after school activities are closed due to inclement weather, our events will be canceled. In addition, if there is a driving ban, our events are canceled.

Connect With Us

Northtown Center at Amherst, 1615 Amherst Manor Dr., Williamsville, NY 14221

Phone: (716)631-7210

Fax: (716)626-9087