Volunteer at the Y

Why volunteer at the Door County YMCA?

The role of the volunteer distinguishes the Y as a place where everyone can take an active role in bringing about meaningful, enduring change in the community.

Volunteers fulfill the YMCA mission in a variety of ways, from raising funds for our Annual Campaign to teaching youth sports and leading fitness classes.  

The Door County YMCA would not be able to serve the entire community without the help of the over 600 volunteers that help us each year. While serving your community, you will also gain new skills and abilities and inherit a network of friends through YMCA staff, members and other volunteers - and have fun doing it!

There are many opportunities to help change someone's life by volunteering at the Door County YMCA. Founded by volunteers, the Door County YMCA continues to be led by over 600 volunteers each year. Volunteers comprise our board of directors, serve on committees, work special events, work with children, coach sports and more.  

 Click here to download an application to get started

 Click here to download the Volunteer Handbook

At the Y, we are more than just a gym, we are a community!

Volunteers make up the heart of the Door County YMCA. Each and every volunteer demonstrates the YMCA core values of caring, honesy, respect and responsibility. Volunteer today at the Door County YMCA and feel how good it is to give back.


Please contact April Clark if you are interested in volunteering at 920-743-4949 or aclark@doorcountyymca.org


​April Clark

Volunteer Coordinator

Sturgeon Bay
  • Door County Triathlon | Saturday, July 15th & Sunday, July 16th
    • Run/Bike courses monitors (locations from Sturgeon Bay to North of Egg Harbor)

  • Summer Foods Staff | Early June-Late August | Monday - Friday, 11:15a-12:45p
    (Pick the days you want) Serving lunch to kids at the SB program center.

  • Kick-Off to Summer! | Saturday, June 17th | 10:00a-2:00p | Sunset Park in Sturgeon Bay
    • Face Painters, Gaga Ball Supervisor, 2-Fun Run Monitors/Floaters, Prize Distribution after the Balloon Drop. *All volunteers will leave station to help with Balloon Drop.

  • Clean Toys in the Gyms
Northern Door
  • Door County Triathlon | Saturday, July 15th & Sunday, July 16th
    • Run/Bike courses monitors (locations from Sturgeon Bay to North of Egg Harbor)

  • Memory Café

  • Virtual Dementia Tour

  • Roster Work | Making rosters, tallying from past session
  • Bulk mailing projects and office work
  • Buildings and Grounds Seasonal Projects and Maintenance
  • Teach Youth or Adult Classes
  • Serve on a Committee or the Board of Directors

Read this great article from the Peninsula Pulse by Pam Seiler, Executive Director of the Volunteer Center of Door County about two lives changed from volunteering at the Y.