Current Opportunities

2018 Volunteer Calendar 

2018 Volunteer Calendar jpegCurious about our upcoming events? Check out our 2018 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!

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 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 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!

This program will be starting again in November 2018.  If interested in volunteering for the Learning Legos program please fill a voluteer application.


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!

Varying 21C After-School Program Locations 
Thursdays 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm 

If interested for the 2018-19 school year please go to volunteer@greenbayymca.org 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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Kids Korner

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.

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. 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.


Take the next step!

Complete an online Volunteer Application today.

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My Y Story...

Magdalene

One month shy of her 3rd birthday, Magdalene was diagnosed with a severe speech and language delay. When asked what my main motivation was for having her assessed, my answer was simple; her safety. Magdalene couldn't even say her own name or tell you who her parents are if she were lost. We were her support, her interpreters and her words, as she literally could not speak for herself. At the same time, Magdalene started swim lessons with Hailee at the Y. Hailee knelt down and spoke directly to her at the first lesson. Magdalene said nothing. I interrupted the pause, as I always do, to tell her our challenge. Hailee gave me suggestions as to how I could help and I watched as my daughter began to trust her. By the end of that session, Magdalene wanted to swim. I was thrilled to hear that Hailee would be teaching the summer classes and signed Magdalene up, knowing the continuity would be a blessing for her learning. Hailee was one of the first "strangers" I entrusted my daughter to. As Magdalene walked up the pool deck at the end of class, I began to cry. I thanked Hailee for all she had done for Magdalene. It could have been anyone we met that first day and she could have treated our child just like anyone else, but she wasn't and she didn't. As a parent of a child with a speech disability, I want the YMCA to know how grateful I am that Hailee gave my child a voice during such an important time in her life. - Anne