Volunteer with Us

At YMCA Camp Y-Koda a volunteer's time and talent can go a long way to help a child, the community and the environment.

Volunteers come from all walks of life but they share a common trait - wanting to make a difference.  Students, corporations, families, camp alumni, youth, outdoor enthusiasts, and community members all have something to offer. 

Sometimes the most valuable gift that one can give is the gift of time. Camp Y-Koda welcomes volunteers of all ages, and has many volunteer opportunities to match your passion, skills and schedule.

There are many personal benefits to volunteering. Volunteers often experience improvement in feeling a sense of purpose and meaning, time management, mood and heart health. Volunteering also helps to reduce stress, promotes personal growth and self-esteem, helps us live longer, brings people together and strengthens the community.

  • Help maintain camp, build new facilities, improve existing facilities, landscape projects and much more.... 
  • Fundraising events
  • Administrative tasks
  • Promote camp in your local schools & community
  • Camp Board of Directors and committee members
  • Assist with leading activities

Ready to make a difference that will impact generations to come? To inquire about volunteering please call us at 920-467-6882 or email our Executive Director, Jeremiah Dentz, at jdentz@sheboygancountyymca.org.

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We are looking for volunteers to work at this years festival and to help out with a variety of tasks. Tasks may include, but not limited to: parking attendant's, registration & ticketing table, helping visitors vote for scarecrows, taking photos of the event, arts & crafts, assisting with fishing activity, event take-down/clean-up and guest assistance. 

Volunteers can work half days, single days, both days or full days. We kindly ask that all volunteers commit to a minimum of 4-hours for their desired shift however we can be quite flexible as long as we have advanced notice of the amount of time you can stay or sign up for. 

Must be age 14  & older. All volunteers under 18 years of age must have the YMCA signed waiver form signed by the parent or legal guardian to participate. 

  • WHEN: Saturday, October 7th and Sunday, October 8th, 2023
  • WHERE: The Christopher Farm & Gardens, W580 Garton Road, Sheboygan, WI 53083
  • TIME: 8:45am-4:00pm




Questions? Contact us at (920) 467-6882 or our Event Volunteer Coordinator at droscovius@sheboygancountyymca.org or Festival Director at kemmons@sheboygancountyymca.org



Thursday, December 7, 2023 - Event Begins at 4:45pm

To run a successful and safe banquet, we need your help! There are a number of volunteer tasks that we could use help with for the event, such as but not limited to: Event Set-up & Take Down, Selling Raffle Tickets, Bid Spotters, Selling Packages to guests, assisting with the silent auction, runners and more. 

To volunteer, please complete the form below and return to Mackinzi Beaty at (920) 467-6882 or mbeaty@sheboygancountyymca.org

Volunteer Sign-Up Form

Invasive Species

Are you looking for some volunteer hours? Join invasive species expert Steve Klock for a few hours each week identifying and removing invasive species from our public lands. 

Get your hands dirty and do some good as we work to rid our community of invasive species. This program is free. You can pick and choose when you want to work. It is a great opportunity to make friends in a safe outdoor work atmosphere! 

Interested? Contact Sarah Dezwarte at (920) 467-6882 or sdezwarte@sheboygancountyymca.org


Age 14 & Older

The Assistant Counselor Volunteer Program offers countless opportunities to interact with children, lead activities and participate in camp programs. Volunteers fulfill many different roles at camp. Volunteers must have a sincere desire to become strong leaders, a wish to give back to the camp community, a strong work ethic, lots of energy and creativity, a positive attitude and the ability to put children's needs ahead of their own.


The objective of this program is to better prepare the participants to be future leaders, in or outof the camp setting. This is done through hands-on experiences, guidance from staff members and, of course, training. Our camp requires all volunteers to partake in the mandatory pre-camp training to learn the expectations and duties of an Assistant Counselor Volunteer. Although it is not required, we highly recommend enrolling into our CIT Camp (June 12 - 16, 2023). In the CIT Camp, our participants will receive the mandatory pre-camp training and in addition learn ice breakers & games, communication & teamwork, and the mission of the YMCA and Camp Y-Koda. More information about the CIT camp can be found in our summer camp brochure



  1. Complete our volunteer application form, which contains general & essay-style questions, recommendation forms, and the character contract.
  2. Once completed, email your application to Kaitlyn, Summer Camp Director at kemmons@sheboygancountyymca.org OR drop/mail the form to Camp Y-Koda at our address.
  3. Once your application has been reviewed, a representative will contact you for a potential interview and discuss the camp training information.

For all past volunteers who wish to volunteer in 2023, please contact the Summer Camp Director at kemmons@sheboygancountyymca.org for the steps to volunteer again.