Social Responsibility

Volunteerism & Giving

At the Kandiyohi County Area Family YMCA, we believe that our members, volunteers, donors and community create the core of our organization. We know that lasting personal and social change comes about when we all work together. Every day our staff works side-by-side to ensure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive through the programming we provide.

The YMCA has a wide variety of volunteer positions available ranging from swim lesson assistant, front desk ambassador, summer camp assistant, child watch aid, custodial positions and childcare center helpers.  Please be aware that certain volunteer positions require extra training due to state licensing and a minimum time commitment is necessary.  


The generosity of others is at the core of our existence. It is only through the support of our donors that we are able to give back to the community we serve.

Y Partners Campaign

Become a donor!

The YMCA strongly believes that everyone in our community deserves the opportunity to become a member or participate in one of our many and diverse programs regardless of their ability to pay.

The "Y Partners" Campaign raises the necessary dollars annually to provide membership and programming opportunities for kids, adults, seniors and families that are financially challenged. We are committed to providing opportunities to those who need a YMCA experience but do not have the financial resources. The YMCA helps build strong kids, strong families and strong communities. With your help, we will succeed.

Download PDF 2020 Annual Campaign Flyer

  • Responsibility Level (Up to $99): Donors will be recognized on the Y Partners recognition wall in the Y lobby and web site.

  • Honesty Level ($100 - $249): Donors will be recognized on the Y Partners framed recognition wall in the Y lobby and web site.

  • Respect Level $250 - $499): Donors will be recognized on the Y Partners framed recognition wall in the Y lobby and web site.

  • Caring Level ($500 - $999): Donors will be recognized on the Y Partners framed print in the Y lobby and web site.

  • *Spirit, Mind and Body Level: ($1000+): Donors will have a banner placed in the gymnasium recognizing your family or business for their generous support for the Y Partners Campaign, as well on the Y Partners recognition wall in the Y lobby and web site.

Help Us, Help Them

Please consider a tax-deductible donation to the Y Partners Campaign. Your support provides the funds that allow us to offer membership and program assistance to hundreds of kids, adults and families. In years to come, numbers served by financial assistance will be in the thousands. Give generously and help your friends and neighbors today! Consider a one-time gift from your family or business, or simply add a few dollars onto your monthly membership payment.

Financial Support Donors & Partners

Spirit, Mind & Body Level

  • ACMC
  • Anderson & Burgett Law Firm
  • Anderson Larson Hanson & Saunders PLLP
  • Anonymous
  • Bremer Bank
  • Calvary Lutheran Church
  • CornerStone Construction Services
  • Donohue & Associates, Inc.
  • Duininck Brothers Inc.
  • Elizabeth Lackore
  • Gesch Properties
  • Green Lake Triathlon
  • Heartland Orthopedic Specialists
  • Heritage Bank
  • Home State Bank
  • In Memory of Earl B. and Dorothy Olson
  • JCPenney
  • Jennie-O Turkey Store, Inc.
  • Kandiyohi Power Cooperative
  • Kay and Robert Tegt
  • Ken and Alix Behm
  • Lake Region Bank
  • Lakeland Broadcasting Company
  • Law Offices of Tejeda Guzman
  • Mary and John Lindstrom
  • Mick Quinn Insurance Agency, Inc.
  • Northern Factory Sales
  • Pat Boros Trail Run
  • Rice Memorial Hospital
  • Slumberland
  • St. Mary's Catholic Church
  • Steve Linder
  • Stingers – Willmar Baseball
  • Subway
  • Theresa and Fred Wittenberg
  • United Way of West Central Minnesota
  • West Central Tribune

Caring Level

  • Central Lakes Cooperative
  • Colleen and Dr. James Michels
  • Don and June McGrath
  • Donnerite Company
  • Glacial Lakes Running Series
  • James and Theresa Rieth
  • John and Jennifer Court
  • Land O'Lakes Foundation
  • Luella Behm
  • Mary Jo and Joe de Cathelineau
  • Sue and Jeff Danielson
  • Torgerson Properties
  • West Central Sanitation
  • Westberg Eischens, PLLP
  • Willmar Lakes Rotary Club
  • Willmar Rotary Club

Respect Level

  • Atwater State Bank
  • Tom and Marilyn Bolin
  • Conrad and Donna Bostron
  • Katherine and David Broze
  • Tim and Patti Daniels
  • Harry Fenstra
  • Nancy and Gary Geiger
  • Hanson-Fonkert Dental
  • Ronald and Loretta Holmgren
  • Glenn and Tori Leitch
  • North American State Bank
  • Petri Papinaho & Janet Remus
  • Eric and Stacey Roberts
  • Indian Beach Services
  • Patricia and Jim Solheid
  • Peter and Kari Stadem
  • Dr. Roger Strand
  • Walt's Soft Car Wash
  • West Side Liquor Store
  • Sherry and Steve Williams
  • Willmar Noon Kiwanis
  • Willmar Rotary Club

Honesty Level

  • Aimee Peltier
  • Alan and Jeanette Carlson
  • Allergy & Asthma Specialty Clinic
  • Atwater Equipment, Inc.
  • Bennett Office Technologies, Inc.
  • Bill and Sarah Jagow
  • Bob and Donna Haines
  • Border States Management
  • Brad and Deb Rice
  • Carmen and Galen Rohne
  • Charles and Lori Meath
  • Chris and Lara Duininck
  • Christianson & Associates, PLLP
  • Concorde Bank
  • Dan and Kim Lippert
  • Dave and Robin Dohmann
  • Dean and Karen Madsen
  • Dennis and Jan Hier
  • Dion and Laura Warne
  • Donald and Loretta Haen
  • Dr. John and Mary Seifert
  • Dr. Kathryn and John Duevel
  • Dr. Kevin and Sandi Unger
  • Dr. Mike and Mary Hodapp
  • Dr. Scott and Barb Abrams
  • Dr. Shelley and Rodney Staska
  • First State Bank of Grove City
  • Gatewood Electric, Inc.
  • George and Ramona Berg
  • Glenn and Julia Joplin
  • Greg and Connie Spartz
  • Greg and Karen Hilding
  • In Memory of Lester Swanson
  • Insurance Center Inc.
  • Jahnke Foods
  • Jean Geselius
  • Jeff and Rita Pattison
  • Jeffry Olson
  • Jennifer and Steve Fischer
  • Jim and Marge Andresen
  • Joan and Kevin Quinn
  • Judy Heath
  • Julie and Mike Bateman
  • Karla and Dale Nelson
  • Kathryn and Fredrick Hund
  • Kathy and Bill Jagow
  • Kelly and Andy Zuidema
  • Kelly and Jeff Kennedy
  • Linda Hedlund
  • Mark Nellermoe
  • Marvin and Ginna Calvin
  • Marvin and Suzanne Napgezek
  • Mary Ann Doyle
  • Matthew and Teresa Behm
  • Midwest Locomotive Services
  • Midwest Motors of Willmar, Inc.
  • Nancy and Luther Linn
  • Nancy and Neil Miller
  • Oliver and Sharlene Hagen
  • Paul and Rebecca Carlson
  • Paul and Ruth Idstrom
  • Printmaster of Willmar
  • Rebecca and Richard Clayton
  • Ron and Betty Schneider
  • Ron and Dee Erpelding
  • Shalom Kropfl
  • Steve and Janae Bell
  • Steve and Peggy Ammermann
  • Strandberg Insurance Agency
  • Taunton & Meyer CPA, PLLP
  • TerWisscha Construction Inc.
  • Thomas and Lynn Johnson
  • Troy and Bridgett Pederson
  • Wayne and Sharon Larson
  • Weddings on First
  • William & Roxanne Lorenz
  • Willmar Electric Service
  • Willmar Noon Lions Club
  • Wilson and Barbara Salter

Responsibility Level

  • Duane and Barbara Aldrich
  • Duaine and Ann Amundson
  • Donald and Kathy Anderson
  • Maxine and Dennis Anfinson
  • Behm Seed Company
  • Angela Benedix
  • Jill and Brad Bengtson,
  • Art and Annette Benson
  • Roland and Judy Boll
  • Glenn Buchanan
  • Ben Burgett
  • Paul and Renee Cool
  • Corneil - Elkjer Agency, Inc.
  • Gary and Mary Ann Cotten
  • Julie and Greg Culshaw
  • Kevin and Corrine Dahl
  • Charles and Rosella Ericson
  • Steven Gagnon
  • Randolph and Nancy Hall
  • Dean and Joan Hanson
  • Deb and Dan Hanson
  • Kevin and Bonnie Hauser
  • Legal & Administrative Assistants, Inc.
  • Julie Hovey
  • Beth and Mark Johnston
  • Carl Jones
  • Verna and Leo Kelly
  • June and Gene Miller
  • Russell and Dorraine Miller
  • Bonnie and Leon Muller
  • Carol & Peter Myers
  • George Olson
  • Sandra Pierce
  • Susan and Kevin Pillatzki
  • Carla and Dave Rudie
  • Milton and Marcie Sadd
  • Carol Schmiesing
  • Kent and Esther Skoglund
  • Gordon and Muriel Strom
  • Karla and Robert Tinklenberg
  • Terry and Kristen Tone
  • Deb and Scott Van Buren
  • Carole Vennerstrom
  • Christine and John Vraa
  • Ray Waechter
  • Nola and David Zane


The Y is a cause for strengthening communities, committed every day to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. When you volunteer at the Y, you take an active role in bringing about meaningful, enduring impact right in our community. The YMCA welcomes volunteers in the following capacities:

Download Fillable Volunteer Application

Program Volunteers

The YMCA has a variety of program volunteer opportunities available! If you have the time and interest, we could use your help. The YMCA utilizes volunteers in all of our program areas! If you have an interest in impacting the quality of life for the kids, adults and families in our community, please contact Karla at (320) 222-9622. We are often looking for volunteers in the following areas:

  • Child Care Center

  • Child Watch

  • Day Camp Garden

  • Front Desk

  • Maintenance / Grounds

  • Youth Sports

  • Youth, Teen and Family Nights

(Please be aware that certain volunteer positions require extra training due to state licensing and a minimum time commitment is necessary)

Policy Volunteers

The YMCA is always looking for individuals with expertise in various areas to serve as a policy volunteer for the YMCA. The following is a current list of the standing committees that are commissioned by the YMCA Board of Directors.

As the YMCA continues to grow and expand, we will continue to seek out volunteers to assist with the development of our association. If you have an interest in serving, please contact Jenny Holweger at (320) 222-9622 for more information on:

  • Board of Directors

  • Building and Grounds Committee

  • Child Care Parent Advisory Committee

  • Finance Committee

  • Youth and Family Task Force

  • Digital Technology Task Force

Volunteer Committees

Board of Directors

Board Members

Joanna Schrupp, Board Chair

Angie Caskey, Vice Chair

Mary Jo de Cathelineau, Past Chair

Nancy Miller, At-Large

Steve Ammermann, Treasuer

Shirley Carter, Secretary

Mary Amon

Don Cole

Dr. Ken Flowe

Sandy Gardner

Carter Greiner

Jeff Holm

Griffin Leitch

R.J. Linder

Tracy Lundy

Aaron Madsen

Jaime Martinez

Justin Schnichels\

Lynn Travaglio

Building and Grounds Committee

Child Care - Parent Advisory Committee

Finance Committee

Youth and Family Task Force

Digital Technology Task Force

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