YMCA of Greater Saint John

Kitchen Assistant - Early Learning Centre, Millidgeville Community Centre

Location: Early Learning Centre, Millidgeville Community Centre
Status: Accepting
Type of Position: Assistance appreciated any time between the hours of 8:45 a.m.- 3:45 p.m. with the peak hours being 10:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. as well as 2:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m
Placement Date: Immediate

Qualifications and Skills: Current and clear security clearance with vulnerable sector screening, customer service skills, basic knowledge of YMCA membership info and programs offered, knowledge of the facilities, ability to work with a minimum of supervision, problem solving skills.


  • Assist in the food preparation, including: sorting, washing, peeling, chopping, and slicing of food
  • Assist in the general duties of the kitchen area, including: cleaning of the working area, dishwashing, preparing and delivering meal trays, setting up tables and chairs if necessary, and other duties determined by the Director/Supervisor
  • Maintain a positive and safe kitchen environment
  • Use respectable language at all times
  • Well groomed and appropriately dressed in clothing that is fitting for the position 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
  • 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
  • Display appropriate YMCA of Greater Saint John Volunteer identification as required
  • Participate in orientation and training programs when required


  • Opportunity to enhance skills as well as learn and develop new skills in a child care environment
  • Learn about diversity at the YMCA and meet new people from all walks of life
  • Enhance communication and interpersonal skills and gain valuable work experience, volunteering reflects and supports a complete picture of an individual, and gives real examples of their commitment, dedication and interests
  • Reference letter supplied with successful volunteer experience upon request

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

YMCA Youth Volunteer Application (Under 18 years of age):

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