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 YMCA accomplish its mission without getting paid by 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 needed 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 Steve Youso, CVO; Teri Wilczek, Vice CVO; Bill Mork, Secretary; John Baur, Treasurer; Tim Coen, past President; John Southworth, Andrea Peterson, Al Chaney, Lynn Deuser, Ed Englehart, Andy Keogh, Dave Meissner, Dave Scheuer, Scott Scheuer, Lisa Schultz, Jean Swenson, John Twiggs, 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. (Y for All Annual Community Support Campaign)
Managerial Volunteers - Those who act as consultants for the Y, lending special skill 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 Marshfield Area YMCA at 715.387.4900.