Nurturing the potential of every child and teen.
We believe the values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for life. At the Y, children and teens learn values and positive behaviors that makes for confident kids today and contributing and engaged adults tomorrow.
A YMCA volunteer is defined as anyone who willingly gives time to help the Marshfield Area YMCA, Inc. accomplish its mission without compensation from the Y. Volunteers are essential to the YMCA. By their very nature, volunteers help root the YMCA to its identity as an association for people motivated by an ethic of service. Volunteers are welcome in the following areas:
Policy Volunteers - The people who serve on Y boards and committees and those who act as trustees. Currently serving on the Board of Directors are Cheri Trulen, Chief Volunteer Officer; Jay Shrader, Vice Chief Volunteer Officer; Andy Keogh, Secretary; Nathan Bennington, Treasurer; Margo Berrier, Ryan Christianson, Matt Colby, Sheri Dick, Yvette Fernandez, Megan Hintz, Dan Knoeck, John Pappe, Kristen Polga MD, Jeni Schoenherr, Bill Sennholz, Julie Simek, and Nelsen Wahlstrom.
Program Volunteers - Those who have direct contact with Y Members and people in the community. They help the Y deliver programs and services. They may also help with membership.
Fundraising Volunteers - Those responsible for the leadership and legwork that goes into successful fundraising campaigns and special events. (YMCA Annual Campaign).
Managerial Volunteers - Those who act as consultants for the Y, lending special skills or talents in accounting, architecture, public relations, etc.
Support Volunteers - The people who serve in the office, in the locker room, in the facility, and on the grounds.
When the YMCA involves all types of volunteers, it creates a fundamentally different dynamic. By recruiting health and fitness members to serve as mentors to kids at risk; by involving more parents in the Y's child care programs; or by encouraging community residents to use the Y's resources to tackle an urgent problem, the YMCA transforms people who buy Y services into people who truly belong to the association and help create and deliver programs that meet community needs.
For more information, contact the Y at 715.387.4900.