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Do you want to help make a difference in the lives of others? Do you enjoy teaching kids new skills? Do you like sharing your experiences and the Y with others? Then volunteer with the Y!

By becoming a Y volunteer you will become part of the Y’s dedicated effort to strengthen communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Volunteers make a difference in the community - and they have a great experience as well!

Taking time to help others in the community by sharing your time, skills and passion can offer many of the following experiences and benefits:

  • New skills
  • Increase confidence
  • Enhances leadership skills
  • Making new friends and acquaintances
  • Gain valuable work experience
  • Mentoring
  • Communication skills
  • Giving back to your community

It's easy to become a volunteer for the Y. Just contact our volunteer coordinator at volunteers@ymcamke.org to request a volunteer application to help us determine what would be right for you.



Program Volunteers
Provide leadership and support to group activities and programs by coaching Youth Sports, aiding in our member services, supporting healthy living programs, mentoring high school students, becoming a buddy with the Miracle League of Milwaukee, helping out at YMCA Camp Minikani, and assisting with one of our youth development programs.

Philanthropy Volunteers
Help to raise the funds to ensure that YMCA programs are open to everyone regardless of economic circumstances, while gaining valuable leadership and community building experience. Volunteer opportunities are available for the annual campaign as well as various capital campaigns.

Special Events Volunteers
Help to plan, promote and run events that strengthen the community. Events such as fun runs, family nights, and teen nights are just some of the ways for you to help the Y strengthen the foundations of community.

Policy Volunteers
Provide leadership to the YMCA through membership on a Center Board, Board of Directors, or one of the associated committees.


Please note for the safety of the children and families of the YMCA, we reserve the right to run criminal background checks on any potential volunteers. All volunteers must participate in an orientation by the volunteer coordinator before they begin their service.