Volunteer

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.

Year Round Volunteer Opportunities at Camp Y-Koda include:

  • 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 ext.: 307 or email our Director of Community Engagement at hnitsch@sheboygancountyymca.org.

 

 

Summer Camp Assistant Counselor Volunteer Program

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 the program is to better prepare the participants to be future leaders, in and out of the camp setting. This is done through hands-on experiences, guidance fromm staff members and training.

 

STEPS TO VOLUNTEER

For those who wish to volunteer with us, camp requires all new prospective volunteers to partake in our CIT Camp to learn the expectations and duties of an assistant counselor volunteer. During this camp, they will obtain our volunteer application to complete and are required to apply and interview to become a potential volunteer with us. For all past volunteers who wish to volunteer in 2020, please contact the Summer Camp Director at krautmann@sheboygancountyymca.org for the steps to volunteer again. 

 

CAMPER COUNCIL 

The Camper Council is composed of youth participants that are between ages 13-17. If interested in applying, please remember that you are making a commitment to Camp Y-Koda for as long as you are a member, and are expected to contribute your time and skill. It is a volunteer opportunity and out of camp time will be required as well. Members will have the opportunity to assist in the planning and preparation of the 2021 Summer Camp Program. Throughout the year the council will additionally work behind the scenes of off-season youth prorams and within the summer season by, but not limited to: assisting the counselors and camp groups, fundraisers, sell items at the camp store, designing & organizing the camp apparel and store merchandise, serving the community, learn about practice and leadership, and much more. 

To be considered, applicants must be 13-17 years old with a passion and sincere desire for the community and programs of Camp Y-Koda. Applicants must have previously attended Camp Y-Koda's Summer Camp program to be considered. Each council member's term turns from October 2020-August 2021 and meet once a month, with additional requirements. 

Council Roles Available: 

  • General Members - positions still available!

To receive the application packet and more information, please contact our Summer Camp Director, Kaitlyn, at krautmann@sheboygancountyymca.org.