The Woodson YMCA offers many diverse volunteer opportunities all year long. Call or stop into either branch to help support the Y as a volunteer.

Download our Volunteer Application form here.

Child care  Mini Care- Assist our staff by engaging with children in our drop-in child care facilities.

Community Garden  Would you like to serve our community while enjoying the outdoors? We are seeking a “lead” volunteer to assist with volunteer management and grow the Y’s mission during the Woodson YMCA Community Garden growing season. Please connect with Michelle Clark at 715-845-2177, ext, 160 to find out about more about this rewarding opportunity this spring!

Wellness  Group exercise positions and cleaning duties.

Cleaning (Wausau YMCA- North Gym): We are looking for some help in keeping our Gymnastics Center clean. Training would be provided. Looking for someone to clean mirrors, windows, mats and vaccum the carpet. The work would take about 3 hours per week, flexible times. Last volunteer also assisted in teaching the child care gymnastics but that is not required.  (Classes are on Monday and Thursday mornings – 9:15 – 1:00 pm) If interested, please contact Cheryl A. Randl, Woodson, YMCA Gymnastics Director, at 715-841-1814  or drop off a volunteer application at Wausau Branch. Family YMCA access provided!

Cleaning (Aspirus YMCA): Are you retired and have a little extra time on your hands? Maybe team up with a friend or spouse for a couple of hours each week helping to keep our Y looking great. Volunteers would work on Sundays in the Aspirus YMCA Wellness Center sanitizing exercise equipment, dusting, vacuuming, sweeping and damp mopping. Duties are light housekeeping type work, no heavy lifting required. Training will be provided. YMCA membership provided. Contact Orrin Maki at omaki@woodsonymca.com or drop off a volunteer application at either Y location and direct it to Orrin Maki.

The Y’s newest volunteer service project initiative. Let us collaborate on your project or assist one of ours. Learn more here.

Perform spring prep work for summer camps.

Junior Counselor (YMCA Camp Sturtevant): Looking for a summer volunteer opportunity? Join our large team of Junior Counselors ranging in ages from 14- 18 years old. We are seeking individuals with positive energy and leadership skills who enjoy children and support the YMCA Camp mission. An appreciation for the outdoors is a necessity! Junior Counselors will lead activity areas and aid Senior Counselors as needed. Junior Staff are required to commit to at least 5 weeks during the summer. Shifts are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. most days.


Father Daughter Dance (Feb. 11, 2017)- Assist with obtaining donations, planning ,event set-up, event stations and clean-up at Wausau Branch.

Healthy Kids Day (Sat. April 29, 2017)- Assist with Aspirus Branch open house.

Thrivent/Woodson YMCA Community Garden (May- Sept. 2017)- Assist with planting and maintenance work in our Community Garden outside of Aspirus Branch. Call Michelle at 715-845-2177, ext. 160

Golf Outing (Mon. June 5, 2017) – Various positions. Contact Shannon Wagman, 715-841-1858.

Mother Son camp out (June 23 & 24, 2017)- Various positions.

37th Annual Wausau Triathlon (Sat. Aug. 5, 2017)- Various positions. Race at Sunny Vale Park. Contact Melissa Hoffman at 715-841-1830.