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
    • Super Kid's Fun Night January 20th , February 24th ; 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm 
      • Help check-in kids
      • Supervise concessions
    • Polar Party Family Night – Friday, January 13th -  6:00-8:00pm
      • Build your own stuffed polar bear!  Decorate a t-shirt and accessories for it then snuggle up with your new friend and enjoy some popcorn and the movie, “Norm of the North.”
    • Valentine Venture Family Night – Friday, February 10th – 6:00-8:00pm
      • Take your family on a valentine venture all over the YMCA.  Follow clues and find objects that we’ve hidden around the program center.  Then return to Base Camp for a celebratory snack and a prize.  Of course we’ll have card making supplies, too!
    • Saturday Basketball – January 7th – February 25th - 9:00am-12:00pm
      • Helping run drills the first few weeks and then helping out with games the following weeks
    • After-School Snack Serving/After-school Sports & Game 
      Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3:15-4:00pm
    • After-School Teen Mentor (teen opportunity) Located at Kid's Club, either Sunrise or Southern Door Elementary School, 3:30-5:00pm Monday-Friday (Pick which days you want to volunteer.)
    • Read to Kids Located at Kid's Club, either at Sunrise or Southern Door Elementary School, 3rd Monday of the month, 4:00-4:30/5pm
    • Clean Toys in the Prime Time Center or Family Gym
Northern Door
      • Please check back for future opportunities


      • 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.