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, engaging youth in activities, and serving meals to youth.


  • Meals served both at the Y and off site locations
  • Positions available immediately
  • Summer positions also available

Key Qualifications:

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

For More Information and to Apply:

  • Questions: Melissa La Fond, Community Nutrition Director, [email protected], cell: 563-505-4834
  • Complete a volunteer application here

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. 

To Apply: 

The Inclusion and Adapted Department is looking for WINTER VOLUNTEERS! (January 5-April 8)

Volunteer opportunities:

Adapted Ski Days:
Sundays, January 5th, February 2nd, February 23 and March 1
Mt La Crosse, 10:00 am-1:30 pm

Adapted Martial Arts 
Thursdays, Jan 23-March 13 
4:20-5:05 pm
Adapted Gymnastics 
Fridays, Jan 24-March 7 
4:30-5:10 pm 
Saturdays, Jan 25-March 8 
2:00-3:30 pm 
Adapted Aquatics 
Sundays, Jan 26-March 9
10:50-12:45 pm OR
12:30-2:30 pm 
Fitness for All – Houser Branch
Mondays, Jan 27-March 10 
6:15-7:15 pm 
Fitness for All – Dahl Branch
Thursdays, Jan 30-March 13 
6:15-7:1 5pm 
Adapted Basketball 
Wednesdays, Feb 19-April 9 
4:20-6:00 pm 

Volunteers must complete a YMCA background check and training prior to the start of the program. 

To Apply: 

  • Complete a volunteer application here

For more information, Contact: Inclusion Specialist Bri Spicer 608-519-5516 [email protected] La Crosse Area Family YMCA 1140 Main Street La Crosse, WI 54601

Would you like to have a blast while you are making a positive impact on youth in your community? If you answered yes, read below to learn more to join our team as a school-age program leader volunteer!


Why YMCA School Age Program?

  • Enjoy an active, indoor OR outdoor work environment where every day is different.
  • Gain experience creating programming and working with school-aged children.
  • Take a leadership position within a dynamic team-based work environment.
  • Flexible volunteer schedule to accommodate academic opportunities.
  • Work for the leading youth-serving organization in the La Crosse area.


To Apply:

  • Complete a volunteer application here

The La Crosse Area Family YMCA is always looking for individuals to help coach and referee in all of our different youth sports programs throughout the year. We are currently in need of part-time volunteer soccer coaches. These positions are needed for the R.W. Houser Family YMCA in Onalaska and Holmen programs. Some of these programs may be held off-site.

Candidates should be enthusiastic, motivating, and able to relate well to young children. Some knowledge and experience playing organized sports is beneficial, specifically soccer.

To Apply:

  • Complete a volunteer application here
Contact Kandace Fox at [email protected] for more information.

Our Y is looking for individuals to help support cancer survivors on their road to recovery in the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program.


  • Engage with members and create a community in classes
  • Safely guide participants through exercises designated by LIVESTRONG instructors
  • Help with pre and post physical assessments
  • Bring your energetic personality to weekly classes  

Key Qualifications: 

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Consistent Attendance


  • 3 hours per week for the 12-week session.