The YMCA, Changing Lives for the Better


Be a part of meaningful, enduring change


Volunteering is more than just sharing your time and passion, it’s about the satisfaction of knowing you are helping people become stronger, giving back to your community and gaining valuable work experience that will enhance your career opportunities.


Current volunteer openings:


Gymnastics Volunteers
Are you a fun and energetic person with a passion for gymnastics and helping children? If so, check out our volunteer opportunities and let's get tumbling! 


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We are seeking volunteers are needed to assist in preschool and progressive gymnastics classes by helping kids, balance, jump, swing, and learn. The ideal volunteer would have experience in gymnastics and have a genuine interest in helping children of all skill-levels learn gymnastic skills. For more information, email Kelly Sorensen at


Inclusion Volunteers
Inclusion Volunteers are essential to the success of our wide variety of recreational programming to children and adults with disabilities. Our Inclusion Volunteers encourage, support and build positive relationships with participants at both the Dahl Family YMCA in La Crosse and the R.W. Houser Family YMCA in Onalaska.  For information regarding our Inclusion Volunteers, please contact: Bri Spicer at or (608)519-5516


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Do you believe that every individual deserves the opportunity to grow and thrive  If you answered yes, read below to learn more. Join an organization that believes in everyone regardless of ability level as a part-time Inclusion Volunteer. 

Inclusion Volunteer are needed to help encourage, support and cheer on the children and adults in our Inclusion programs at both the Dahl Family YMCA in La Crosse and the R.W. Houser Family YMCA in Onalaska.

Contact: Bri Spicer at or (608)519-5516



Here are just a few of the many benefits you can receive from volunteering:



There is no other volunteer organization quite like the Y. That’s because in 10,000 neighborhoods across the nation, we have the presence and partnerships to not just promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. Each of our volunteers helps move people and communities forward, delivering the benefits of good health, strong connections, greater self-confidence, and a sense of security to all who seek it.