The Y has made a promise to strengthen our community and we believe that in order to be successful, youth need healthful meals. This year we will serve more than 200,000 meals to youth in our community and we invite you to help us meet that goal.

We are seeking volunteers and interns who are interested in helping meet that need for youth in our community by administering our meal program and serving meals to youth.

Details:

  • 8:00 am- 9:30 pm Monday – Friday at Dahl and Houser
  • 9:00-11:00am Saturday and Sunday  at Dahl and Houser

Key Qualifications:

  • Reliable transportation
  • Ability to follow strict food program guidelines
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to lift 30 pounds

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.

  • Must be at least 14 years old

We believe in everyone regardless of ability level, that is why Inclusive and Adaptive programs exist here at the Y. Every individual deserves the opportunity to grow and thrive. We are driven to provide that opportunity for children and adults with disabilities.

Qualified volunteers and staff are trained to support and encourage each participant in these adaptive programs. We focus on participant’s needs and adapting the activities to ensure that everyone feels included.

Fall 1 Fitness For All Volunteer Buddy – Onalaska
In this program, volunteers will work one on one with individuals with physical and/or cognitive abilities in the Wellness Center promoting participants to become familiar with strength and conditioning. This program is designed to develop physical fitness, social interactions and keep participants active while having fun with their volunteer buddy!
Commitment is Mondays, September 13th – October 18th, 6 pm – 7 pm

Still need 3 volunteers

FALL 1 Miracle League Baseball Volunteer – Onalaska

Volunteers will work with individuals with physical and/or cognitive disabilities to play the game of baseball. This program is accepting and adaptive to all ability levels and backgrounds. These teams do not focus on the intent to win but rather focus on the enjoyment of everyone getting the chance to bat, play infield and outfield, and score runs. Games are played on a rubberized surface field that accommodates wheelchairs and other assisted devices. Volunteers play baseball with athletes and support them to do their best. No baseball experience is required!

This opportunity works with both youth and adults!

Commitment is Tuesdays 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm AND Saturdays 10 am-12:15 pm from September 7th – October 23rd with no game on September 25th

Still need 6 volunteers

Fall 1 Adapted Gymnastics Volunteer – Onalaska

Volunteers will support individuals with diverse physical and/or cognitive abilities to improve balance, coordination, and social skills all while having fun and working on overall physical fitness and strength in Adapted Gymnastics. This program will have a gymnastics instructor present to guide the class through skill development, inclusion volunteers will provide extra assistance to each participant, and will be sensory-friendly. All ability levels and backgrounds are welcome, no gymnastics experience is required!

Commitment is every Sunday, September 12th – October 10th, 12:40 pm – 1:15 pm

Still need 5 more volunteers

Fall 1 Adapted Gymnastics Volunteer – La Crosse

Volunteers will support individuals with diverse physical and/or cognitive abilities to improve balance, coordination, and social skills all while having fun and working on overall physical fitness and strength in Adapted Gymnastics. This program will have a gymnastics instructor present to guide the class through skill development, inclusion volunteers will provide extra assistance to each participant, and will be sensory-friendly. All ability levels and backgrounds are welcome, no gymnastics experience is required!

Commitment is Fridays, September 10th – October 8th, 4:35 – 5:10 pm

Still need 5 more volunteers

We are currently looking for volunteers for our Maple Leaf Walk Run on Saturday, Oct 2 from 6:30am-10am.

Current needs include:

  • Course volunteers – making sure the participants are safe as they run/walk the course. Making sure traffic does not cross while participants are present, cheering them on, etc. 
  • Packet Pick up – helping participants get their items (shirt, bib, check-in etc) they need before the race
  • Kids Race – help with our kids race in Riverside Park
  • Post Race Food – help hand out food to participants that have completed the race
  • Finish Line – Hand out medals to Half Marathon runners and help at the finish line aid station

How to Volunteer:

School-age program volunteers are here to help keep our community’s children safe and provide a fun environment while they are away from home. Engage children in group activities such as arts, crafts, STEM, games, and sports all in a positive and safe environment before and/or after school. Join our School Age Team this fall/winter working at one of our before and after school programs at local elementary schools in La Crosse, Onalaska or Holmen. 

Responsibilities:

  • Supervise and interact with children positively and appropriately at all times.
  • Support School Age Care Leaders in facilitating engaging group activities such as arts and crafts, STEM, games, sports, etc.
  • Build relationships by using names and initiating conversations with all children, parents/guardians, staff, and volunteers.

Qualifications:

  • At least 18 years of age.

Specific Details:

Volunteer for up to two shifts each weekday: 6:00-8:00 am and 3:00-6:00 pm.

School-Age Care Volunteers will volunteer on-site at elementary schools in the La Crosse, Onalaska, and Holmen school districts.