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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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

Scarecrow Festival

Join us for a family friendly "Scarecrow" and fall inspired festival at The Christopher Farm & Gardens. All proceeds from this event go toward Camp Y-Koda's mission. To run a successful and safe festival, we need your help! There are a number of tasks available. Our 2024 Festival is on Saturday, October 5 and Sunday, October 6. All volunteers receive an event t-shirt and a complimentary ticket to use before or after their shift. 

The many ways you van be involved: 

  • Leading & Assisting with a variety of kid-friendly activities such as: fishing, arts & crafts, story time and more.
  • Assisting with selling concessions at a brat fry style booth or the camp store
  • Registration & Ticketing Areas
  • Event Clean-up

To learn more about the Scarecrow Festival or volunteering with us, Contact Kaitlyn at (920) 467-6882 or kemmons@sheboygancountyymca.org

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Outdoor Skills & Education Fundraising Banquet

Thursday, December 7, 2023

Each year we host our annual fundraising banquet at The Village of 170 in Kohler, WI. Funds raised at this event go toward Camp Y-Koda's Outdoor Skills & Education programming. Our banquet has live & silent auctions, specialty style raffles, door prize giveaways and more for an audience of more than 250 individuals. We are seeking volunteers to help run this year's event. 

For those who wish to help run the event, please contact Sarah at (920) 467-6882 or sdezwarte@sheboygancountyymca.org

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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 out of 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. 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 "New Volunteer Forms" below.
  2. All applications can be submitted to Dani at droscovius@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 (Past years - 2023) who wish to volunteer in 2024 please complete the "Returning Volunteer Forms" below. 


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