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: Halloween at the Y 

Saturday, October 21st, 2:30-5:30 PM, Broadview Y 
Saturday, October 21st, 4:30-8:30 PM, Ferguson Family Y
Saturday, October 28th, 4:30-8:30 PM, East Side Y 
Saturday, October 28th, 4:30-8:30 PM, West Side Y 

Halloween at the Y is A free, safe, family-friendly, and fun event celebrating Halloween offered at all four of our YMCA centers. Through a “spooktacular” night of face painting, arts and crafts, games, and more, the event provides families with a safe alternative to many of the more scary Halloween events.

*At the Ferguson Family Y volunteers also help with our free Halloween costume giveaway. 

Volunteer help make a difference at this event and are encouraged to sign up as individuals or with a family or group.

To sign up, simply click here!

Learning with Legos Mentor 

Doty Elementary School
Mondays, September 25-October 30
3:45-5:00 pm. 

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

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

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 - 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...

Aaron - SACC

Our son Aaron started attending the School Age Child Care program when he was 6 years old. His teacher recommended it to our family to help provide him with an opportunity to interact with other children during the summer. Aaron has Asperger Syndrome so relating and interacting with his peers can be a challenge. When he first started the program he had a hard time keeping his hands to himself, had difficulty getting along with his peers and would not accept responsibly for his actions. The staff made a bracelet for Aaron that had three beads on it. If he lost his 3 beads throughout the day he was unable to go to the gym which was one of his favorite times of the day. By having this visual for him he became aware of his actions and the consequences of his actions. Each summer was better than the last, to the point that this past summer he no longer needed the bracelet. He fits in with his peer group and has learned to make positive choices that will help him succeed. Aaron is looking forward to taking on a leadership role by being a junior leader this summer.