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At the Y, we're more than a gym, we're a community! Here you are part of something bigger than yourself. Over 1,200 staff and 2,000 volunteers are ready to teach, coach, and care for our over 30,000 members.

2017 Volunteer CalendarThe Greater Green Bay YMCA is a cause-driven, non-profit organization that strengthens the foundations of our community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. We seek volunteers who desire to join the Y movement and be part of our community of service.

At the Y, a volunteer is anyone who performs a task at the direction and the behalf of the Y without compensation or special member discounts. Y volunteers have fun!

Curious about our upcoming events? Check out our 2017 Volunteer Calendar

Y Volunteer Categories

Corporate volunteers serve on the board or a corporate committee.

Program volunteers perform an on-going task for the Y. Program volunteers might be found laughing with 5th grade girls in Girls Night Out, shooting hoops with teens at Y Night, or coaching in Youth Sports.

Special Events
Special event volunteers assist the Y on a one-time basis for a specific event or task, like Halloween at the Y or Healthy Kids Day.

We Need You!

The Y can always use more volunteers! Help us:

  • Lead our Board of Directors and Committees
  • Raise funds through the Annual Campaign, to ensure the Y is accessible to everyone in the community
  • Motive and support youth through programs like Youth Sports, Girls Night Out and Swim Smart
  • Keep our camps and facilities looking beautiful for generations to come
  • Celebrate at special events like Healthy Kids Day, Halloween at the Y and Block Parties

Visit our Opportunities page for a complete listing of current volunteers needs or complete an Online Application today!

For More Information

For more information, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator:

Volunteer Development Coordinator
920 436 9577

My Y Story...


My first membership to the Y was about 30 years ago. I used to take the city bus to the Downtown Y to go swimming. It was at that time that I first got the vision of becoming a lifeguard. Through the years I have always swam at the Y. Being that I had always been active, I didn’t really watch what I was eating and eventually ended up over weight with diabetes, asthma and high blood pressure. On February 14, 2012, I was diagnosed with breast cancer and had several surgeries and radiation treatments. Because of the healing process, I wasn’t allowed to go swimming. I had taken going to the Y for granted. When I was done healing from the surgeries, I continued with my swimming. Many times while swimming I would see the life guard classes being taught and remembered my vision of becoming a lifeguard. I took the class and became certified 10 months after my last radiation treatment and become a YMCA lifeguard 4 months later. I have lost 122 pounds and no longer take medication for my diabetes or asthma and only need half of my high blood pressure medications. During the cancer treatments, the Y was a very important part of my recovery. The staff were always supportive and were able to find something I could do given the limitations that I had. I always felt the staff was my own personal cheerleaders. ~Julie