Current Opportunities

Special Events: Block Parties 

June 21 West Side Y Block Party 

July 12 Broadview Y Block Party

August 9 East Side Y Block Party

Volunteers are needed at the Y's three annual Block Parties! Serve food, supervise a bounce or game, help with the Kids Run, assist with crafts, and more! This is a great event for individuals, families, or groups to volunteer together while helping to spread a fun, neighborhood feel for our members.

To sign up call (920-436-9577) or email (

Boys Night Out Mentor 

September 27th-November 13th

Tuesdays, 5:45-8:15 PM, West Side Y

Thursday, 5:45-8:15 PM, East Side Y 

Boys Night Out (BNO) is a 7-week Y program designed for 5th grade boys. This program is available to any 5th grade boy interested in making new friends, learning new skills and having a whole lot of fun along the way. Boys Night Out is lead by Y staff and adult male volunteers who have a readiness to build relationships, have fun, and make a difference in a young boy's life. The program is offered at our West Side and East Side Ys and finishes with an overnight celebration at Camp U-Nah-Li-Ya. For more information on the program please click this link

Youth Sports Coach

Dates and locations vary by session

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

To apply please follow this link! 

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. 

Rainbow Rompers

Wednesdays, 10:10-11:30 AM, West Side Y 

Thursdays, 10:15 - 11:30 AM, Broadview Y

Thursdays, 9:45-11:15 AM, East Side 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.

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 or work days or as a camp nurse.  The upcoming Work Weekend are set for: October 21-22nd at Camp U-Nah-Li Ya . 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...


Sometimes ordinary days come along that change our lives in extraordinary ways. For me, that day was the day I decided to take control of my life by becoming a Y member. I had been overweight for as long as I could remember, but with few exceptions had never taken many steps to become a healthier person. I’m not sure what changed that day, but something clicked in mind and I knew that losing weight was something I needed to do. My sister had lost a significant amount of weight through running, and I saw how drastically her self-confidence had improved. Following her lead, I decided to become a runner and set the lofty goal of running the Bellin Run 10k that June. Early on a cold January morning, I dragged myself out of bed, laced up my beat-up Nikes and headed to the Broadview Y. On the track, I ran a single lap, and was so winded that I needed to walk the next several laps. Gradually, I began to increase the number of laps I ran in a row. Suddenly, running went from being something I dreaded to something I looked forward to doing each day. I successfully ran the Bellin, and as soon as I crossed that finish line I knew I needed to set a new, loftier running goal. That September, I ran my first half marathon. In October, I completed the Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon – a race that was particularly special to me because I used to cheer my dad on as he ran it and I never thought our roles would be reversed. Running has become like therapy for me – a time to make plans, think about things that are going on in my life, and, most importantly, a time to be thankful for how far I’ve come. Thanks to the Y, I have become not just a person of strong body, but also one of strong will and strong faith. I am the same girl who set out that January day, but the miles I have traveled on my journey have made me a fitter, thinner, braver, prouder, happier, and more confident version of her. All because I ran that first lap at the YMCA. Maribeth