YMCA of Greater Saint John

Preschool Volunteer - Forest Glen Community Centre

Location: Forest Glen Community Centre
Status: Accepting
Type of Position: Seasonal - Assistance required any time between the hours 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday during the school calendar year
Placement Date: Immediate

Qualifications and Skills: Current and clear security clearance with vulnerable sector screening (must be at least 16 years old) Flexible, energetic, creative and patient. Experience with children would be an asset.


  • Assist Educator with children during all activities inside or outside the centre
  • Assist Educator with preparation as well as participating in field trips and community walks while providing continued assistance to the Educator
  • Assist Educator in the playroom with art projects, reading to children and becoming the children’s play partner
  • 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


  • Be a part of the YMCA team and promote the Mission, Vision and Values of the YMCA
  • 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

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


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