Current Opportunities

2017 Volunteer Calendar 

2017 Volunteer CalendarCurious about our upcoming events? Check out our 2017 Volunteer Calendar!

We have a special event almost every month and are always looking for volunteers to join the fun. Check out a thorough description of the upcoming events below, or plan your whole year of service with us! 

Sunday Socials

Families of Children with Cancer Support Group
East Side YMCA , Every 2nd Sunday of the month 2:30 pm -6:00 pm
December 10th, January 14th, February 11th, March 11th

Volunteers are needed to work survivors and siblings ages 3 years through teens. The YMCA provides crafts, games and activities allowing the children to find connectio and friendship through play and fun.

To volunteer click here

 Special Event: US Bank Eve

Sunday, December 31st, 
East Side & West Side Y 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ferguson Family Y 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm or 7:30 pm - 10:15 pm

Volunteers are needed to assist with bingo, arts & crafts, inflatables, and more at this family-friendly event.  Volunteers under age 14 must be accompanied by an adult.  Volunteer groups welcome!

To volunteer click here

 Special Event: Festival Foods Turkey Trot 

Wednesday, November 22nd, 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Thursday, November 23rd, Various Shifts

Volunteers are needed at the t-shirt, food and beverage, and pumpkin pie tents. Volunteers are also to act as course monitors (7:45-9:30 am). You'll be home in time to enjoy Thanksgiving celebrations, food, and your family! Volunteers receive a FREE volunteer t-shirt! 

To sign up, simply click here

Learning with Legos Mentor 

Eisenhower Elementary School
Thursdays, November 9 - December 21
4:35 pm  - 5:50 pm 

Baird Elementary School
Mondays, April 9-May 14
3:45 pm - 5:00 pm 

Did you love playing with Legos as a child? Then, this opportunity is for you!  Expose 2nd - 3rd grade children from our 21C schools to science and math through fun and engaging Lego projects. The mentor will work one-on-one, or two-on-one with students to utilizes the experience of play to teach lessons in developing predictions, problem solving, testing hypotheses, and learning about the components and engineering of simple machines. Incredible friendships just happen to be built along the way!  We provide all the materials, lessons, and training and this is only an hour and a half a week commitment for 6 weeks. To see how our program has impacted the youth in our community in the past, watch this video!

To sign up, contact our Volunteer Development Coordinator at 920.436.9577 or by email at

Blessings in a Backpack

Varying 21C After-School Program Locations 
Thursdays 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Thank you to all our volunteers! Our slots have been filled through December 2017. There are limited slots available January - May 2018. 

Help to serve and feed the future of Green Bay by packing food bags for elementary school students at one of our at-risk after school programs. Children in our community often spend the weekend hungry, and you can help to solve this problem. On Thursdays during the school year, volunteers are needed to assist with set-up, distribution, and clean-up of kid friendly, ready-to-eat meals that students in Y's Baird, Beaumont, Doty, Eisenhower, Howe, and Sullivan Elementary After School Programs can bring home to eat during the weekend. This is a great opportunity for small groups, families, or friends!

Choose one Thursday or many!

To sign up email (

Youth Sports Volunteer Coach

Varying times and dates by Y center location. 

Youth Sports at the Y are game-based programs that teach children (ages 4-14 years) the fundamentals and rules of an individual sport. The Y also incorporates character development into the program for each sport. Sport schedules rotate throughout the year and include sessions for basketball, tennis, football, soccer, baseball, and volleyball. 

Youth Sports Coach Application 

Kids Korner

Varying times and dates by Y center location. 

Kids Korner is a drop-in babysitting center, intended for the children of members and guests who are using the building. Volunteers assist staff in caring for the children by supporting craft or story time, spending time with the infants, or facilitating play time in a variety of games and fun. 

Volunteers must be aged 14 or older, and preference is giving to volunteers who have experience babysitting and are certified babysitters. This position requires individuals to be outgoing, energetic, and be willing to engage children, ages 6 months to 7 years old. Volunteers must be able to think on their feet, be flexible with daily duties, and be able to lift up to 30 pounds. 

Rainbow Rompers

Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:15 am – 11:30 am Broadview Y
Thursdays 9:45 am – 11:15 am East Side Y
Fridays 10:00 am – 11:00 am Ferguson Family Y
Wednesdays 10:10 am  11:30 am West Side Y

Do you love children and building relationships? Volunteers, ages 14 years old and older, are needed to help set up gym equipment and play with our preschool age members and their parents. This is a 6 month - 1 year commitment.

Power Zone Assistant

Varying times in the afternoon by Y center location

Power Zone is for Y members ages 8-13. Power Zone Jr is open for members 6-10 years old at the West Side Y only. It is an active and fun filled time that is supervised by a Y staff member. Activities might include group games, sports, teambuilding activities, tournaments, kickball and more. This is a commitment of once a week. 

Active Older Adult Helper

West Side Y: Mondays, Wednesdays, or Fridays from 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Can you move and set up chairs?  Do you make great coffee?  Do you enjoy building relationships? Then, this volunteer opportunity is for you!  A volunteer is needed to help set up our Active Older Adult (AOA) class, to make coffee for the AOA social hour, and interact with the AOAs (Y memebers ages 55+).The volunteer will assist staff in setting up & taking down chairs for class, as well as set up the supplies for coffee hour.

Choose 1, 2, or all 3 days.  This is a 6 month - 1 year commitment.

Looking to make a difference at a Y Camp?

The Y's summer camps, Camp U-Nah-Li-Ya and Camp Wabansi are always in need of volunteers to lend a hand. Consider helping at one of our many family weekends, work days or as a camp nurse. 

Camp Wabansi is also in need of volunteers to help with their Thursday night family picnic cook outs during the summer. Arriving at camp by 5:00 PM and being ready to help set-up, cook, serve, and clean-up until 7:30 PM is ideal. This is needed for every Thursday throughout the summer starting in June and going until August. To sign up, contact Lisa Lokken Wabansi Day Camp Program Director. 

For more information, contact Camp.

For information about the YMCA's Junior Counselor or Counselor-in-Training summer programs please click HERE.

Take the next step!

Complete an online Volunteer Application today.

My Y Story...


Most people keep their days off for themselves or plan activities with friends or family. Not Dean Pigeon. “Friday night is the only good night for me to volunteer, so I asked [Y staff] Stacy Ryan what I could do for the Y on a Friday night,” Dean explained when asked how he came to volunteer at Friday Y-Nights with tweens. Indeed, a self-described work-out addict who is training for a half-marathon and a controller at a local machine company, working over 50 hours a week, Dean’s only free time is Friday night. Dean loves being around kids and since he doesn’t have any grandkids yet, volunteering at Y-Night gives Dean an opportunity to be around children and to impact their life. He loves what he is doing at Y-Night and it’s apparent when you speak to him about Y-Night. After watching Minute-to-Win-it, Dean asked Y staff if he could plan 5 or 6 games for the kids to play during Y-Night. When he leaves Y-Night, Dean always feels good and part of something with a greater purpose. He also believes that the program helps to teach kids about how to have fun in the right way and helps them to stay out of trouble.