YMCA of Greater Saint John

Child Minding Volunteer - Saint John Regional Y

Location: Saint John Regional Y
Status: Accepting
Type of Position: Casual - Flexible shifts
Placement Date: Immediate

Qualifications and Skills: Current and clear security clearance with vulnerable sector screening, Standard First Aid and CPR – C Training Preferred, six months experience working with children ages six weeks to 5 years via formal training (ex. child care courses) or informal training (ex. babysitting; coaching at school) recommended, flexible, energetic, creative and patient (minimum age requirement -14 years of age).


  • Supervise children in the playroom while maintaining a safe play environment
  • Assist Child Minding Staff in providing children (ages six weeks to 5 years) in the centre healthy opportunities to learn and play
  • Ensure proper registration (sign in/out) of each child in the centre, enforces two-hour time limit
  • Be positive, helpful and welcoming at all times
  • Use respectable language at all times
  • Be well groomed and dressed appropriately in clothing that is fitting for the positions and that will leave the best possible impression on the public
  • Accept the guidance and decisions from the Supervisor/Director as well as reporting planned or unplanned absence to the Supervisor/Director
  • Treat staff, clients and other volunteers of the YMCA of Greater Saint John with respect and dignity and be responsible in the use of the YMCA of Greater Saint John’s resources
  • Perform Volunteer responsibilities promptly, reliably and to the best of the Volunteer’s ability
  • Adhere to policies and procedures of the YMCA of Greater Saint John
  • To accept and work within the YMCA of Greater Saint John’s Guiding Principles, the Mission Statement as well as the Values of the YMCA of Greater Saint John
  • To appropriately display YMCA of Greater Saint John Volunteer identification as required
  • Participate in orientation and training programs when required

Time Commitment: Available shifts are as follows:

  • Saturday 8:45 am-1:15 pm
  • Sunday 9:30 am-2:15 pm
  • Monday-Wednesday 4:45 pm-7:45 pm
  • Thursday 4:45 pm-8:00 pm
  • Friday 4:45 pm-8:15 pm

Name of Contact or Department: Jennifer Galbraith, Volunteer and Rainbows Coordinator

Application Deadline: On-going, submit volunteer application to J.Galbraith@saintjohny.com 

YMCA Volunteer Application: 

For more information on other Volunteer Opportunities at the YMCA of Greater Saint John visit the website https://saintjohny.ymca.ca/Volunteer