Volunteering at the YMCA
As the leading nonprofit for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y works side-by-side with our neighbors every day to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grown, and thrive. To do our important work, the Y relies on support from members, donors, volunteers and community leaders.
When you are involved with the Y, you help bring about lasting personal and social change. Whether you want to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve you or your family's health and well-being, or give back and support your neighbors, your involvement with the Y will positively impact those in your community.
Do you want to help make a difference in the lives of others in Dane County? 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 time as well!
Lead our Boards of Directors and committees
Raise funds to ensure the Y is accessible to all members of the community
Coach our sports teams and teach many of our classes
Motivate and support youth in building the character strengths, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health, smart life choices, and the pursuit of higher education and goals
Extend a hand to help adults who want to do more, be more or live healthier
Advocate for the Y’s efforts to influence policies and initiatives that positively impact societal issues of importance to the nation, and your community
Participate in opportunities to give back and support neighbors
Return application to our Recruitment and Development Specialist. For additional information call 608 664 9622 X 1006
2013 Volunteers of the Year
LEFT: Jim Spahr, YMCA of Dane County - Lussier Family West Branch
- Through his volunteer work in Y sports programs, Jim began to identify disadvantaged youth and offered help in finding rides, providing meals, paying program fees, etc to kids living in South Madison. Because of Jim, we have a strong collaboration with the local police department and schools offering Y programs and meals to kids in the Arbor Hills - Leopold neighborhoods. Jim is an example of a community leader who takes it upon himself to make a difference.
RIGHT: Rich Darga, YMCA of Dane County - Northeast Branch
- Rich Darga serves as the Advisory Board Chair and our Annual Campaign chair at the Northeast YMCA. Rich is a donor, a volunteer coach in the Y sports programs and also volunteers for special events in the Dane County area. Rich is a true advocate and a great resource for our YMCA Community Schools giving his time when needed. He has truly made a difference in our community through our shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids by promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility.