Our Y | Volunteer

Volunteer WITH THE NEW "YSO"!   


Join an enthusiastic & energetic group of change makers committed to giving back to their community in a big way!

This group of enthusiastic volunteers, of all ages & abilities, work together on Y fundraising programs that support the health & wellness of youth, seniors & families, right here in Bismarck Mandan.

Throughout the year, participate in fun & rewarding community gatherings, including the Basket Ball gala, free food distribution, youth sports programs, child care support & much more.


Event Tent Set Up/Tear Down
Thurs Jun, 9 1-4pm (Hawktree)
Mon Jun 13, 10am-12pm (Hawktree) 
Fri Jun 17, 10am-1pm (Sertoma) 
Mon Jun 20, 9am-12pm (Hawktree) 
Wed Jun 22, 10am-12pm (Hawktree) 
Get a Great Workout Enjoy the Outdoors & Meet New People When You Help With Event Tents
Email jamie.nelson@bismarckymca.org to Participate 

Bismarck Marathon
Sat Sept 17
Help the Y Support Runners at a Water Station/Mile Marker
Email amberrae.bernhardt@bismarckymca.org to Participate 

Offering outstanding volunteer opportunities in: 

Youth Sports

  • Coaching
  • Set Up/Tear Down
  • Officiating


  • Specialty Program Prep
  • Facility Cleaning
  • Swim Lessons

Life Center & Fitness Studios

  • Fitness Desk 
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Facility Cleaning

Child Watch

  • Reading to Children
  • Leading Game Play
  • Facility Cleaning

(Pending fingerprinting, background check & other certification criteria.)

YDC Child Care Centers

  • Reading to Children
  • Leading Game Play
  • Preparing Meals

(Pending fingerprinting, background check & other certification criteria.)

Member Services 

  • Member Desk 
  • Folding Towels
  • Preparing Packets

Facilities & Grounds

  • Mowing 
  • Shoveling
  • Facility Upkeep 

Tent Rentals

  • Hauling
  • Set Up
  • Tear Down

Specialty Wellness

  • Livestrong at the YMCA
  • Parkinson's Group Exercise
  • Primetime Wellness

(Pending certification criteria.)

Special Events

  • The Basket Ball
  • Strong Kids Week
  • Y Night at the Larks
  • Sugar Shack with the Bucks
  • Youth Triathlon
  • United Way Day of Caring
  • Donation Drives

The YSO is a fresh new approach to getting involved with an organization that has served individuals in Bismarck Mandan for over 50 years. Be part of something BIGGER, by joining the YSO & making a big difference in our community.

If you’re looking for exciting, entertaining volunteer opportunities, where you can get on your feet, work with your hands & give back to your community in a BIG WAY, then look no further than the YMCA Service Organization!

All summer long, you’ll get to put your back into it while setting up & taking down event tents, (a source of over $10,000 in Y for All program & service revenue each year!) while having fun with your fellow volunteers, playing yard games & enjoying BBQs.


To join the YSO or for more information, email jamie.nelson@bismarckymca.org, call 701-255-1525 ext. 710 or visit bismarckymca.org.

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