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,  4:00 - 5:30 pm

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 Soccer Coach
At-Risk After School Programs

April 10th-May 3rd

Howe Elementary School Monday 4 - 5 pm
Sullivan Elementary School Tuesday 4:45 - 5:45 pm
Tank Elementary School Wednesdays 4:15 - 5:15 pm
Eisenhower Elementary School Thursdays 5 - 6 pm 

Volunteers are needed to help coach and support our young athletes at the Eisenhower, Howe, Sullivan, and Tank Elementary at-risk after school programs as they learn the fundamental and recreational points of the great game of soccer. Volunteers will work with these students for 7 weeks, culminating in a chance to take the teams to a second location to play against each other!

Contact Holly Nickerson at 920.436.9577 or with questions! 

Special Event: Studio Dance Rehearsal and Recital 

April 20th and 21st 4:30 - 7:00 pm
April 22nd 10:00 am - 1 pm and 2:00 - 5:00 pm

West High School

As rehearsals and recitals for the YMCA's youngest little dancers takes place through this fun filled weekend volunteers are needed to help entertain children when they are not dancing. We will provide toys, crafts, movies to help you keep the kids busy, you have to bring the energy! No dance experience required, just a fun attitude! 

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.

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Complete an online Volunteer Application today.

My Y Story...


After soccer season at Notre Dame Academy, Alvaro, a 16 year old International student from Spain, wanted to stay in shape and continue to exercise through the winter months. His host mom suggested he check out the YMCA near their house. Alvaro began working out at the Downtown Y almost every day and eventually discovered Group classes, which he loved. He became a regular attendee of Cassandra’s evening classes and was always willing to help during class. Alvaro became inspired to learn some of the routines for Group Power and assisted in teaching a few classes with Cassandra. “He was a joy to have in class and helped me give even more to my classes, knowing I was a positive influence on this wonderful, fun, young man” says Cassandra. Alvaro said “Exercising wasn´t hard any more, it was a lifestyle for me. The teachers were very helpful and the people were very nice. I felt like I was at home. All the things I learned will help me now and in my future. This experience will be useful forever and going to the Y will be something that I will never regret”.