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! 

Special Event: Healthy Kids Day

Saturday, May 6, Shopko Hall

For the past decade, the Green Bay YMCA has been hosting Healthy Kids Day, a national initiative aimed at helping children and their families lead healthier lifestyles. The free event focuses on demonstrating that being active with your family is fun. Over 2500 children and their families are expected to participate in this year’s Healthy Kids Day at Shopko Hall on Saturday, May 6, 2017.

Choose one or both of the following shifts to volunteer for: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM or 12 - 3 PM. Opportunities for volunteers range from assisting with arts and crafts, to supervising inflatable activities, preparing a healthy snack, and more! Volunteers for these full shifts will receive a  volunteer t-shirt and lunch voucher.

Can't volunteer for the full three hours? Volunteers are also needed to act as course monitors for the Y Kids Fun Run. Individuals are needed from 11:15 AM - 12:45 PM and will still receive a volunteer t-shirt.

Volunteering at Healthy Kids Day is the perfect way for groups and families to give back to the community! Please email for more information or to apply as a volunteer, use this link.  

Special Event: Cellcom Green Bay Marathon

Saturday, May 20 and Sunday May 21, Lambeau Field

The Green Bay YMCA Full Circle Program is one of the charity partners for the Cellcom Green Bay Marathon. This is a huge opportunity for area children and families affected by the Autism Spectrum or with sensory disorders, as this partnership gives us the chance to raise awareness and funds for this amazing program. It is also a great chance for wonderful volunteers like yourself to enjoy a day of service and fun! The Y is responsible for the following fun activities: 

  • Food Tent: Assist with preparing food and handing out food to race participants.
  • Milk and Fruit Distribution: Pass out milk, oranges, and bananas at the finish line to runners.
  • Beverage Tent: Assist with the distribution of beverages for runners and spectators on race day. MUST BE 18 OR OLDER.
  • 5K Course Monitor: Stand on assigned corners of the 5K route and work as a crossing guard, stopping traffic to allow runners to run through.
  • Course Cleanup (5K/Marathon/Half Marathon): Assist our waste management sponsor with picking up trash along the 5K (on Saturday) and Marathon and Half Marathon (Sunday) course routes. MUST BE 18 OR OLDER

Follow this link and sign up for any of the above opportunities to help support the Full Circle Program and the Y!  

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. 

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 16 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, 10:00 - 11:30 am Broadview Y

Do you love children and building relationships?  Volunteers, ages 16 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 - 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. The upcoming Work Weekends are set for: May 5-7 at Camp U-Nah-Li-Ya and May 13th at Camp Wabansi .

Camp Wabansi is also in need of volunteers to help with their Thursday night family picnic cook outs. 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 June 22nd and going until August 17th. 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...


Being involved with the YMCA started with my family before I was even born. My parents met at the YMCA! As we grew up, my parents introduced my sister Michelle and I to the pools, where we learned to swim. After couple years of swimming, I was introduced to gymnastics at the Downtown YMCA and I loved it! I’ve been on the gymnastics team since I was 10 years old. Doing gymnastics I have gained confidence, strength, and self-esteem as well as learned to be a team leader and a supportive teammate. Going to meets is extremely fun and exciting. I get to spend time with my teammates. Participating in gymnastics has gotten me stronger. I can run faster because we work the muscles in our core. I’m also stronger and can run faster than most of the boys in my grade! Not only is gymnastics fun, but it keeps you in shape. In the future, I would like to become a coach. Being a coach, I will be able to help other gymnasts reach their full potential. I also want to be a college gymnast because it looks so fun and challenging! As you can see, I think I will be involved with gymnastics for the rest of my life. Bonnie Draxler