Current Opportunities

2020 Volunteer Calendar 

2020 Volunteer Calendar 130wCurious about our upcoming events? Check out our 2020 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 our whole year of service with us!

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Cellcom Training Runs

If you are interested in starting early with your support for the YMCA Full Circle Program we need volunteers to help with water stations for the training runs. Volunteers are needed on the following dates: February 22, March 7, March 21, April 4, April 18, and May 2 from 7:00am until 10:00am-Noon, depending on the length of the run for that day.  And we also are looking for volunteers to be the Y Guy at these training runs!

For information on volunteering at the Green Bay Y, please visit and click on the Volunteer tab; or to sign up, contact Laurie Zastrow at 436-9577 or

Special Event: Father Daughter Dance 

 Saturday,  March 28th , 2:30-5:30 PM |  Broadview YMCA  

Help make memories at the Father Dughter Dance. Dads, Granddads, Uncles, or anyone who is a positive role model for a girl will be dusting off their dancing shoes and getting ready to create memories at this special event.  We are looking for volunteers to help with setup, check in, cookie decorating, serving refreshments, arts & crafts, and  and clean up after the event. Must be unafraid of cuteness and fun!  All proceeds benefit the YMCA.

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

Sensory Swishers

Sundays, February 9 - March 15, 2020
10-14 year olds:     1:45PM - 3:00PM
6-9 year olds:         2:45PM - 4:00PM

Broadview YMCA

Sensory Swishers is a Recreational Basketball program for youth 6 -14 years old diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder or other Sensory Processing Challenges. Volunteers are needed to help the participants achieve success in areas of the physical, social, and emotional components of a team sport.  The Basketball program will provide fundamental basketball skills, rules of the game and team scrimmages.

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

Safety Around Water

Ferguson Family YMCA

Tuesday & Thursday - 4:00PM - 5:30PM
March 31 & April 2 or April 7 & April 9

The vision of Safety Around Water (SAW) is to provide elementary students from at-risk schools a hands-on water safety experience.  This gives them the skills and knowledge necessary to recognize, prevent, and avoid aquatic emergencies.  With the help of YMCA Aquatic staff and volunteers, the children will complete Longfellow's WHALE tales (an age appropriate water safety classroom experience), and a four day in-water safety lesson.

Volunteers must be age 16 and above.  To apply, contact Laurie Zastrow at 920-436-9577 or

Learning With Legos Mentor 

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 with a student to teach lessons in problem solving,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

List below is the information for the 2019-20 school year Learning with Legos Program.

Beaumont Elementary School
Wednesdays, February 19th - March 25th
4:00 - 5:00 PM

No program the week of March 16th ( Spring Break )

If interested in volunteering for the Learning Legos program please fill out a volunteer application.

Special Event: Studio Dance Rehearsal and Recital 

April 23rd and 24th 4:30 - 7:00 pm
April 25th 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! 

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

Blessings in a Backpack

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!

 All of the dates for 2019-20 are currently filled.  If you are interested in volunteering during 2020-21 school year, you can contact me me at the email address listed below and I will contact you once the dates are finalized in early August.

If you are interested please email or call 920-436-9577.

Youth Sports Volunteer Coach

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.

Varying times and dates by Y center location.

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Child Watch

Child Watch 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.

Varying times and dates by Y center location.

Rainbow Rompers

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.

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

Power Zone Assistant

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.

Varying times in the afternoon by Y center location

Senior Wellness Helper

The Senior Wellness program offers Y members who are 55 years and older active fun and socialization.  The classes promote fitness and well being while fostering friendships and camaraderie.  The volunteer Senior Wellness Helper will assist staff in setting up and taking down chairs for classs, as well as setting up the supplies for coffee hour.  Volunteers must be at leaset 18 years of age.  This position requires volunteers to outgoing, energetic, and be willing to engage with adults ages 55 years and older.  Volunteers must be professional, friendly, and responsible.  Voulunteers must be able to lift and move up to 30 pounds.

Broadview Y: Mondays, Wednesdays, or Fridays from 7:30 am - 11:00 am

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.  Volunteers are needed on June 20th, June 27th, July 11th, July 18th, July 25th, August 1st, August 8th and August 15th. To sign up, contact  Lisa Lokken at:, Wabansi Day Camp Program Director.

The Y's Men's Club

The Y's Men's Club is a group of like minded men of all ages who are deeply committed to enhancing the YMCA Camp facilities and programs for youth.  The core of our existence revolves around a handful of fun-filled work weekends or days between two camps...YMCA Camp U-Nah-Li-Ya and YMCA Camp Wabansi. The Y's Men's, Friends of the Y, and other generous folks spend time in the spring and fall each year helping support the opening and closing of camp.  Your involvement could include: camp funding for scholarships, building repairs, cabin restoration landscaping projects, and miscellaneous projects that always exit at camp.  For more information click on the link below.

                                       Take the next step!

Complete an online Volunteer Application today.

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My Y Story...


The swimming pool inside the East Side YMCA is one of five-year old Charlie’s favorite places. Like many autistic children, he is drawn to the water, and that’s a scary thought for us. Once a week, Charlie has his own private swim lesson through Full Circle, a program designed for 3-14 year olds on the autism spectrum or with other sensory issues. The staff designed a plan to meet Charlie’s significant needs, and while he has many challenges, swimming has become a strength. Unlike most therapy sessions, the program provides an outlet for children and their families in a place they feel safe. It’s something we know can’t be taken for granted. Our son may not be able to say thank you but we can. Thank you for providing Charlie and other autistic children with a supportive positive environment. - The Driedric Family