YMCA CALGARY


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                                              YMCA Calgary's Volunteer Portal 

 

 

You can also visit www.ymcacalgary.org for more information.

Volunteer Engagement Services Team

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with YMCA Calgary! We have many roles available across our branches that serve your community. Please scroll to the bottom to see active volunteer roles. You can click “continue” to expand the role’s page and see more information. 

 

Please note that right now we are not accepting new applications, but check back often!

 

As of October 25th, 2021, it will be a requirement for all YMCA Calgary employees, volunteers, and contractors to be fully vaccinated (2 doses of a Health Canada-approved COVID-19 vaccine) with the exception of approved medical or religious exemptions. Please note that the policy adheres to the Occupational Health and Safety Act, the Alberta Human Rights Act, The Health Information Act, and privacy laws. A copy of this document is available by logging into BetterImpact and navigating to the document list on the right side of the screen under “Files”.

 

We are committed to providing meaningful volunteer experiences!

YMCA Calgary serves the community at our seven health and wellness locations, five child care centres, two outdoor camp locations, and 60 community outreach locations.

Please see below for the types of volunteer opportunities we offer. Click the position title for more information on each role.


                  

Thank you for your interest in wanting to make a positive impact in your community!
If you have any questions please email us at volunteer@calgary.ymca.ca

 

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Current Volunteer Opportunities

Child and Family Programming

VOLUNTEER POSITION

Child & Family Volunteer

 

Location

Multiple Locations

Department/Team

Child & Family

Date of Revision

July 7, 2021

Time Commitment

2 hours per week, all year

Evenings and Saturdays

Staff Partners

Child & Family Youth Workers

 

POSITION OVERVIEW


Volunteers within the Child & Family department will provide support through facilitation and

co-facilitation of Grade 6 and youth programs such as Sport activities, Arts & Science nights,

Family Centre activities, city wide Grade 6 event and Youth Leadership programs, under the

guidance of a Child & Family Youth Worker. This role involves engaging with the youth in

programs creating an environment that is positive, inclusive, and safe for all. Child & Family

volunteers will be supervised by and require ongoing communication with the Child & Family

Youth Workers.

 

Age requirement: 16 +     with the discretion of the Child & Family Team

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintain a safe environment by following policies and procedures to manage risks associated with participation in programs
  • Help build and maintain a healthy and safe environment by following all COVID-19 safety protocol, including sanitizing surfaces and supplies.
  • Build relationships with the participants, their families, YMCA staff and volunteers
  • Ensure safety, communication and a sense of belonging are high priorities
  • Work collaboratively with other staff and volunteers
  • Communicate with Youth Workers regarding any questions or concerns regarding individual or situations during program time
  • Deal with minor behaviors of the participants in the programs
  • Facilitate delivery of pre-planned activities
  • Completing all YMCA trainings

 

 BENEFITS

  • Gain valuable practical experience working with youth in a leadership position
  • Complimentary YMCA Calgary membership (upon completion of the probationary period and all required trainings) 
  • Continuing training and educations opportunities throughout the year (if applicable)  
  • Join a team of enthusiastic and interesting people who share a passion for leading positive programs to build happy and healthy communities

 

TRAINING

1. YBeginnings Orientation

2. Health & Safety and Child Protection Training

3. WHMIS

4. Position-specific Orientation and Training

a. Processes & Tools

b. Expectations

5. Ongoing training & support

SKILLS

At YMCA Calgary we ensure our volunteers are a fit based on their strengths, interests, and future goals. The successful candidate will have the following:

  1. Have worked with children or youth in some capacity
  2. Have an interest in physical literacy
  3. Able to manage behaviours of youth in the program
  4. Be comfortable to lead and supervise the program without a Youth Worker being present


QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination as per YMCA Calgary mandatory vaccination policy
  2. Evidence of a clear Police Information Check and Vulnerable Sector Search
  3. Standard First Aid and CPR-C Certificate 
  4. Three references – one can be personal reference
  5. Able to attend and complete required YMCA trainings which may be at various YMCA locations
  6. Available evenings and/or weekends (depending on the program)
  7. Desire to work with youth in multi functional situations

 

 

Child Minding

POSITION OVERVIEW

Child Minding Volunteers support young children to learn about and practice social skills including YMCA Calgary’s core values of respect, honesty, responsibility and caring. In support to the Child Minding Coordinator, volunteers will maintain a safe environment by following policies and procedures while building relationships with the participants, families and other YMCA staff and volunteers.

Age Requirement: 16yrs +

Location
Various YMCA locations

Time Commitment 
2 hours per week, 6-month commitment
Scheduled times vary                             

Application Process

 Step #1 – Eligibility Requirements

 

To apply to be a volunteer in this Child Minding volunteer program, you must be:

  • 16 years or older

 

 Step #2 – Apply

 

  • Fill in an application
  • Attend an interview
  • Submit 3 references
  • Complete a Police Information Check and Vulnerable Sector Check

 

 Step #3 – Volunteer

 

  • When all the above steps have been completed, an Early Years Staff Member will contact you by phone or email.

 


This process can take up to 6 weeks so we thank you for your diligence and patience. Once you are eligible to volunteer, log-in to your profile at MyImpactPage.com to search and sign up for volunteer activities, confirm shifts and record your hours of service.


Contact us: 
Volunteer Engagement Services Team
Volunteer@calgary.ymca.ca
YMCA Calgary, Association Services

Fitness Class Instructor (Must be Certified Instructor)

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Fitness Class Instructor Volunteer will lead fun and safe classes for YMCA members on behalf of the YMCA Calgary. All instructors are responsible for keeping up to date with certifications and continuing education credits. Instructors are expected to bring their knowledge and positive attitude to each class they teach. Classes include: Yoga, Zumba, Cardio, Older Adult Fitness, Cycle Fitness, Aquatics Fitness.

Age Requirement: 18yrs +

Location
Various YMCA locations

Time Commitment 
1 class per week, 12-month commitment
Scheduled times vary                             

Application Process

 Step #1 – Eligibility Requirements

 

To apply to be a volunteer in this Health & Fitness volunteer program, you must be:

  • 18 years or older

 

 Step #2 – Apply

 

  • Fill in an application
  • Attend an interview
  • Submit 3 references
  • Complete a Police Information Check and Vulnerable Sector Check

 

 Step #3 – Volunteer

  •  When all the above steps have been completed, a Health & Fitness Supervisor will contact you by phone or email.

This process can take up to 6 weeks so we thank you for your diligence and patience. Once you are eligible to volunteer, log-in to your profile at MyImpactPage.com to search and sign up for volunteer activities, confirm shifts and record your hours of service.


Contact us: 
Volunteer Engagement Services Team
Volunteer@calgary.ymca.ca
YMCA Calgary, Association Services

Gym Attendant

POSITION OVERVIEW

Gymnasium Attendants help provide positive experiences and promote healthy communities at our YMCA’s by building relationship with gymnasium drop-in participants. Gymnasium Volunteers help supervise the gymnasiums during drop-in hours. This position includes helping make drop-in gym a welcoming area by talking to participants as well as helping ensure everyone is safe and following the rules.

Age requirement: 18 years +

Location
Brookfield Residential YMCA at Seton and Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge

Time Commitment 
2 hours per week, mostly during evenings and weekends
Scheduled times vary 

Application Process

 Step #1 – Eligibility Requirements

 

To apply to be a volunteer in the Soccer Assistant Coach volunteer program, you must be:

  • 18 years or older

 

 Step #2 – Apply

 

  • Fill in an application
  • Attend an interview
  • Submit 3 references
  • Complete a Police Information Check and Vulnerable Sector Check

 

 Step #3 – Volunteer

 

  • When all the above steps have been completed, you will be contacted by phone or email by a Sport Supervisor

 


This process can take up to 6 weeks so we thank you for your diligence and patience. Once you are eligible to volunteer, log-in to your profile at MyImpactPage.com to search and sign up for volunteer activities, confirm shifts and record your hours of service.


Contact us: 
Volunteer Engagement Services Team
Volunteer@calgary.ymca.ca

YMCA Calgary, Association Services

 



 

Highschool Math Tutoring

POSITION OVERVIEW

YMCA Calgary is seeking energetic and committed volunteer mathematics tutors interested in helping high school youth in a group tutoring setting. Tutoring Table aims to remove the financial barrier of private tutoring to assist students in passing their registered math programs. Tutoring has been proven to show positive results in terms of helping youth improve their academic achievement, school attendance, and providing a connection to a positive adult. Volunteer tutors serve as guides in the students’ learning, assisting with challenging math concepts and enhancing students’ confidence in problem solving.  Volunteers are provided with ongoing training, in both math curriculum and skills in positive youth guidance.

 

Group tutoring sessions are held after school for two hours with start times between 4:00 and 4:30 pm. Sessions are offered Mondays through Thursdays. Lead tutors support group tutoring sessions with approximately 30 youth and up to 10 volunteers at each session. The program operates out of 5 YMCA locations in Calgary: Melcor YMCA at Crowfoot, Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge, Saddletowne YMCA, Shawnessy YMCA, Brookfield Residential YMCA at Seton and out of 4 satellite sites, Father Lacombe High School, Forest Lawn High School, Crescent Heights High School and Vivo Community Hub, as well as online via Zoom.


Age Requirement: 15yrs +

Location
Various YMCA locations

Time Commitment 
2 hours per week, 12-month (School year) commitment
Scheduled times vary      

Application Process

 Step #1 – Eligibility Requirements

 

To apply to be a volunteer in this Aquatics volunteer program, you must be:

  • 15 years or older

 

 Step #2 – Apply

 

  • Fill in an application
  • Attend an interview
  • Submit 3 references
  • Complete a Police Information Check and Vulnerable Sector Check

 

 Step #3 – Volunteer

 

  • When all the above steps have been completed, the Youth Engagement Manager will contact you by phone or email.

 


This process can take up to 6 weeks so we thank you for your diligence and patience. Once you are eligible to volunteer, log-in to your profile at MyImpactPage.com to search and sign up for volunteer activities, confirm shifts and record your hours of service.


Contact us: 
Volunteer Engagement Services Team
Volunteer@calgary.ymca.ca
YMCA Calgary, Association Services

Highschool Science Tutoring

POSITION OVERVIEW

The YMCA Calgary Tutoring Table Program is now offering high school science tutoring to youth!  We are seeking energetic and committed volunteer high school science tutors interested in helping high school youth with science courses including physics, chemistry, and biology. Tutoring Table aims to remove the financial barrier of private tutoring to assist students in passing their classes. Tutoring has been proven to show positive results in terms of helping youth improve their academic achievement, school attendance, and providing a connection to a positive adult. Volunteer tutors serve as guides in the students’ learning and enhancing students’ confidence in problem solving. Volunteers are provided with ongoing training focused on skills in positive youth guidance.

 

Group tutoring sessions are held after school for two hours with start times between 4:00 and 4:30 pm. Sessions are offered Mondays through Thursdays. Lead tutors support group tutoring sessions with approximately 30 youth and up to 10 volunteers at each session. The program operates out of 5 YMCA locations in Calgary: Melcor YMCA at Crowfoot, Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge, Saddletowne YMCA, Shawnessy YMCA, Brookfield Residential YMCA at Seton and out of 4 satellite sites, Father Lacombe High School, Forest Lawn High School, Crescent Heights High School and Vivo Community Hub, as well as online via Zoom.


Age Requirement: 15yrs +

Location
Various YMCA locations

Time Commitment 
2 hours per week, 12-month (School year) commitment
Scheduled times vary      

Application Process

 Step #1 – Eligibility Requirements

 

To apply to be a volunteer in this Aquatics volunteer program, you must be:

  • 15 years or older

 

 Step #2 – Apply

 

  • Fill in an application
  • Attend an interview
  • Submit 3 references
  • Complete a Police Information Check and Vulnerable Sector Check

 

 Step #3 – Volunteer

 

  • When all the above steps have been completed, the Youth Engagement Manager will contact you by phone or email.

 


This process can take up to 6 weeks so we thank you for your diligence and patience. Once you are eligible to volunteer, log-in to your profile at MyImpactPage.com to search and sign up for volunteer activities, confirm shifts and record your hours of service.


Contact us: 
Volunteer Engagement Services Team
Volunteer@calgary.ymca.ca
YMCA Calgary, Association Services

Membership Services Volunteer

POSITION OVERVIEW

 

The Membership Services Greeter will be located at the scanning station at the Membership desk and will help welcome patrons and families to YMCA Calgary facilities. Membership Services Volunteers will provide answers to general questions in support of Membership Services.


Location:
Varies

Age Requirement: 18yrs +  

Time Commitment 
2 hours per week, 6-month commitment
Scheduled times vary  

                            

Application Process

 Step #1 – Eligibility Requirements

 

To apply to be a volunteer in the Membership Services volunteer program, you must be:

  • 18 years or older

 

 Step #2 – Apply

 

  • Fill in an application
  • Attend an interview
  • Submit 3 references
  • Complete a Police Information Check and Vulnerable Sector Check

 

 Step #3 – Volunteer

 

  • When all the above steps have been completed, you will be contacted by phone or email by a Member Services Supervisor

 


This process can take up to 6 weeks so we thank you for your diligence and patience. Once you are eligible to volunteer, log-in to your profile at MyImpactPage.com to search and sign up for volunteer activities, confirm shifts and record your hours of service.


Contact us: 
Volunteer Engagement Services Team
Volunteer@calgary.ymca.ca

YMCA Calgary, Association Services

 

Sport Coaches

POSITION OVERVIEW

Our Coaches provide positive experiences and promote healthy communities in Calgary by instructing groups of YMCA participants. Our programs provide participants with an opportunity to have a fun and rewarding experience while enjoying Sport in a recreational environment. Instruction and lesson plans will vary between age groups, levels and abilities. Lesson plans provided.

Age requirement:

  • 14 years+ (Assistant Head Coach) or 18 years or older (Head Coach)

Location
Various YMCA locations

Time Commitment 
2 hours per week, 12 month commitment
Scheduled times vary

Application Process

 Step #1 – Eligibility Requirements

 

To apply to be a volunteer in the Sport Coach volunteer program, you must be:

  • 14 years+ (Assistant Head Coach) or 18 years or older (Head Coach)

 

 Step #2 – Apply

 

  • Fill in an application
  • Attend an interview
  • Submit 3 references
  • Complete a Police Information Check and Vulnerable Sector Check

 

 Step #3 – Volunteer

 

  • When all the above steps have been completed, you will be contacted by phone or email by a Sport Supervisor

 


This process can take up to 6 weeks so we thank you for your diligence and patience. Once you are eligible to volunteer, log-in to your profile at MyImpactPage.com to search and sign up for volunteer activities, confirm shifts and record your hours of service.


Contact us: 
Volunteer Engagement Services Team
Volunteer@calgary.ymca.ca

YMCA Calgary, Association Services

 

 

Youth Engagement Volunteer (Saddletowne YMCA only)

POSITION OVERVIEW

Volunteers within the Youth Engagement, Community department will provide support through facilitation and co-facilitation youth engagement programs and activities such as Fun Sport activities, Arts & Crafts, Health and Fitness, and Youth Leadership programs, under the guidance of a Youth Worker. This role involves engaging with the youth in programs creating an environment that is positive, inclusive, and safe for all. Youth Engagement volunteers will be supervised by and require ongoing communication with the Youth Worker.

Age Requirement: 16yrs +

Location
Various YMCA locations

Time Commitment 
2 hours per week
Scheduled times vary - generally evenings Monday-Friday                             

Application Process

 Step #1 – Eligibility Requirements

 

To apply to be a volunteer in this Youth Engagement volunteer program, you must be:

  • 16 years or older

 

 Step #2 – Apply

 

  • Fill in an application
  • Attend an interview
  • Submit 3 references
  • Complete a Police Information Check and Vulnerable Sector Check

 

 Step #3 – Volunteer

 

  • When all the above steps have been completed, a Youth Engagement Staff Member will contact you by phone or email.

 


This process can take up to 6 weeks so we thank you for your diligence and patience. Once you are eligible to volunteer, log-in to your profile at MyImpactPage.com to search and sign up for volunteer activities, confirm shifts and record your hours of service.


Contact us: 
Volunteer Engagement Services Team
Volunteer@calgary.ymca.ca
YMCA Calgary, Association Services

Weight Floor Cleaner

POSITION OVERVIEW

Member and participant experience and satisfaction is everyone's responsibility. Cleanliness is of utmost importance. Health & Fitness Weight Floor volunteers work together with staff by maintaining a high standard of cleanliness and sanitization as well as providing assistance at the volunteer desk, on the weight floor, and with other tasks needed.

Age Requirement: 14yrs +

Location
Various YMCA locations

Time Commitment 
1.5 hours per week, 6-month commitment
Scheduled times vary                             

Application Process

 Step #1 – Eligibility Requirements

 

To apply to be a volunteer in this Health & Fitness volunteer program, you must be:

  • 14 years or older

 

 Step #2 – Apply

 

  • Fill in an application
  • Attend an interview
  • Submit 3 references
  • Complete a Police Information Check and Vulnerable Sector Check

 

 Step #3 – Volunteer

 

  • When all the above steps have been completed, a Health & Fitness Supervisor will contact you by phone or email.

 


This process can take up to 6 weeks so we thank you for your diligence and patience. Once you are eligible to volunteer, log-in to your profile at MyImpactPage.com to search and sign up for volunteer activities, confirm shifts and record your hours of service.


Contact us: 
Volunteer Engagement Services Team
Volunteer@calgary.ymca.ca
YMCA Calgary, Association Services

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YMCA Calgary is a charitable organization driven by its mission to facilitate and promote the spiritual, mental, physical and social development of individuals and to foster a sense of responsibility within the community.

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