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Volunteer Hands


The Y counts on generous volunteers who donate their time and talents to strengthen our community. Y volunteers provide direct support to programs, raise needed funds, support special events, and provide leadership to younger generations. 

We welcome volunteers with all talents, interests and schedules. More than 500 community volunteers perform countless duties across our organization, ensuring that men, women and children of all ages and from all walks of life have the resources and support they need to be healthy, confident, connected and secure. Our volunteers are at the heart of all we do. By volunteering, not only are you helping others and supporting your community, it is a great way to connect with others, make lifelong friends, and find a sense of belonging. 



Please note that all volunteers will be asked to complete a Background Consent Form and be asked to complete a short Child Abuse Prevention Training (Online) prior to volunteering with our organization. 




Every year, the Oshkosh Y hosts multiple events to raise funs for our Annual Campaign. Events include larger events like our Annual Kids Mud Run and Golf Outing as well as smaller fundraisers like brat stands, a stand at EAA AirVenture, and more! 

For more information about volunteering for the Annual Kids Mud Run, contact Brandy Hankey at (920) 236-3380 ex. 108, or

For more information about volunteering for the Golf Outing, contact Angie Flanigan at (920) 230-8439 ex. 126, or

For more information about volunteering for brat stands, and EAA, contact Errah Wheel at (920) 236-3380 ex. 141, or



Make the Annual Festival Foods Turkey Trot your new Thanksgiving tradition! This charitable event benefits the Y to help us continue supporting families, healthy living, fun, and a sense of community for all ages and abilities. We have a wide variety of volunteer opportunities and positions available before and during the race. The best part? You’ll receive a free Festival Foods Turkey Trot shirt! You can register to volunteer for this event HERE, or contact our Wellness & Healthy Living Program Director, Lindsey McMullin, at (920) 236-3380 ex. 390, or



Our century ride requires a variety of volunteer roles- there is something for everyone! From set up, to passing out water, helping with food, assistance with mechanical repairs, and more. For more information, please contact Angie Flanigan at (920) 230-8439 ext. 126 or



Youth sports coaches are positive role models and leaders who teach kids the Y Core Values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility through youth sports. We are looking for volunteer coaches for football, basketball, baseball, soccer, and more. For more information, please contact our Sports Director, Jeremy Gaveske, at (920) 230-8924 or



Swim meet volunteers help with various roles including setup, timers, and concession stand workers for our home OSHY Dolphin Swim Meets. Shifts are generally 4 hours long and are at the 20th Ave Y. For more information, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Kate Salzseider, at (920) 379-8376, or



If you are handy and want to help keep our Ys looking beautiful and running great, volunteer to help with general maintenance jobs and assist our facilities team with painting, cleaning, gardening, etc. For more information, please contact Paul Donahue at 920-236-3380 or


"There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up" -John Holmes