One-Time Volunteer Opportunities

YMCA Camp Tall Pines Spring Work Day

In an effort to get camp ready for the summer season, we have annual work days. Groups or individual volunteers are encouraged to spend time at camp assisting with facility and property projects.  There are never shortages of projects and maintenance needs including building, repairing, cleaning, gardening, organizing & painting.  Join us for a fun day down at camp!  There is no minimum age to volunteer, however, we ask that youth under 12 have adult supervision.

  • When: Friday, May 17
  • Time: Work projects are available between 9:30 a.m.-4:00 .p.m.
  • Where: Camp Tall Pines on Lake Nebagamon
  • Click here to sign-up for a volunteer spot.

Heathy Kids Day 

On Saturday, April 20, YMCAs across the country will be celebrating Healthy Kids Day, the YMCA’s national initiative to improve the health and well-being of kids & families.  Our YMCAs will be celebrating by providing activities that develop healthy and resilient kids!  Volunteers are needed to help with set-up, assisting with activities and clean-up.  Minimum age to volunteer is 15.  This year, Healthy Kids Day will be held at the Superior Douglas County Family YMCA, the Downtown Duluth YMCA, and the YMCA at the Essentia Wellness Center.

  • When: Saturday, April 20
  • Time: 10:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
  • Where: Superior YMCA
  • Click here to sign-up for a volunteer slot.


Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES WITH YOUTH                                                                                                                      

 Coach Youth Sports!
At the Y, we believe when people come together for a common cause, the whole community is strengthened. When you become a volunteer Coach or Assistant Coach, you have the opportunity to share your talents, strengths and gifts to develop skills & character in those who need it most (our kids!).
Volunteer coaching is a powerful opportunity to instill positive values and help kids develop healthy habits that extend far beyond the playing field. Our coaches provide a safe, healthy atmosphere, teach fundamentals of the game and promote the benefits of physical activity and teamwork.

Schedules rotate throughout the year and include sessions for the following sports:

  • T-Ball
  • Basketball
  • Indoor & Outdoor Soccer
  • Flag Football
  • Pickleball
  • Volleyball
  • Racquetball
  • Running Club

For more information or sign-up to volunteer, contact Shawn Pagnucci  | | 715-392-5611 x102

Early Childhood Volunteer Opportunities
We’re looking for volunteers to assist in our Child Care Center.  This program serves pre-school age children year-round.  Volunteering with the preschool program involves caring for and encouraging play with young children.  Children begin their lives by playing.  From their play activities, they learn about the world around them and the skills they need to grow.  Volunteers support and extend play through conversations and guiding interactions between children.  Volunteers can also help with various activities from reading a book to a child to assisting with food during mealtimes.    Minimum age to volunteer is 13.  Must be interested in and enjoy working with children of preschool age.
Commitment: Minimum of 20 hours total or once a week for six weeks to create more stability for youth in program (or something close to this).
Location/Program Sites: Superior YMCA
Days & Times: Volunteer shifts are available between 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday

Kid’s Club Assistant
Kid’s Club is a supervised play area for kids ages four months to eight years.  Volunteers are needed to make sure kids are having fun and staying safe.  Duties can include things like reading books to kids, holding babies, helping with art projects & doing activities with young children.  A great opportunity for someone who really loves getting down on the floor and playing with kids!  This position requires individuals to be outgoing, energetic and willing to engage kids ages four months to nine years.  Minimum age to volunteer is 13 years.
Program Sites: Superior YMCA
Days & Times: Monday-Friday between 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and Tues/Thursday between 4:45 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Commitment: Minimum of once per week for 10 weeks or a total of 20 hours to create more stability for youth in the program (or something close to this).

Volunteer with YMCA Camp Tall Pines

Do you love working with kids in a camp setting or have a special skill you’d like to share?  Here’s your chance!  We’re looking for volunteers who want to share specialized skills in our camp setting.  Possibilities include:

  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Living Skills/Survival Skills
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Target Sports
  • Team Building

We also welcome other ideas!  Camp Tall Pines is on a lake in the woods so the possibilities are endless.  Candidates will be selected through an application and interview process. 

Location: Camp Tall Pines is located on Lake Nebagamon

Dates & Times

  • June 10-August 23
  • Camp runs Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.   

Commitment: Volunteers are welcome to come just one time or on a regular basis throughout the summer.  We are flexible! 


BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS                                                                                                                                                       

Cleaning, Organizing and Work Project Volunteer
If you like to pop in a podcast and get down to work, this is the gig for you!  You can make a big difference at the Y.  You will help our staff interact with members and provide a safe and clean facility for all.  Duties may include things like wiping dust from surfaces, folding towels and organizing storage spaces.  Minimum age to volunteer is 15.    
Location/Program Sites: Superior YMCA
Days & Times: This opportunity has flexible hours and can be done whenever the Y is open.

Grounds Crew
If you like working outside, this is the gig for you!  Summer help includes: watering, raking, weeding, mowing, trimming, pruning and picking up garbage.  Winter help includes snow removal of course!  Shoveling, plowing, etc.  You’ll get to use our snow removal equipment!  Minimum age to volunteer is 18.
Location/Program Sites: Superior YMCA
Days & Times: This opportunity mainly available in the summer and has flexible hours and can be done whenever the Y is open. 

CUSTOMER SERVICE / MISCELLANEOUS                                                                                                                             

Volunteer Service Club

We’re looking for people who want to join our Volunteer Corps!  This is for people who want to volunteer but might not want or be able to make a regular commitment to the Y.  It’s as easy as joining the service club and then we’ll call upon you when an opportunity arises and you can say “count me in” or “no thanks!” 


Click HERE to apply for any of our longer-term volunteer opportunities! 

For more information please contact Gina at or call 218.722.4745 ext. 159.