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! 

Swim Smart Assistant

Varying afternoons March 1st-May 3rd

Downtown YMCA Center

Swim Smart is a water-based safety program targeting 2nd grade students from "at-risk schools." Swim Smart classes are held in the afternoons. We are offering this program to students from the after-school programs at Doty, Tank, Howe, and Lincoln Elementary, but throughout the programs the goal is the same: to help the children learn to identify and reduce the risk of dangerous situations in and around water. Through this program, we want all children to Swim Smart!

Because of the nature of this program volunteers are needed in the land and water portions for each session. Training is provided prior to each session. To apply, contact Holly Nickerson at 920-436-9577 or 

Learning with Legos Mentor

Wednesdays, March 29-May 3,  4-5:30 P

Tank Elementary School

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

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. 

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 . 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...


Jennifer’s story at the Y began like many others who start the New Year off with a healthy resolution, except Jennifer has Spina Bifida and Cerebral Palsy. As a child, she was told she would never walk. Known for so long as “the girl in the wheelchair”, Jennifer had two goals for herself as an adult, to earn her degree in Psychology from UWGB and to walk across the stage to accept her diploma. However, three days after reaching her goals, she had surgery and had to start all over learning how to use her muscles. At the Y, Jennifer is overcoming her challenges and working to walk again. She is gaining strength and mobility along with nerve sensation in her ligaments. Jennifer exclaims, “It’s an amazing feeling to be able to look at someone eye to eye! Go for your goals — no matter how small or big, just go for them. You can achieve so much if you believe in yourself.” Jennifer’s next goal is to walk the Triumph Mile in summer 2015 at the Bellin Run.