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 connect with us at volunteer@calgary.ymca.ca afterwards so we can help assist with your application.

Please indicate

  1. role(s),
  2. branch(es) you're interested in as well as
  3. your general availability, if possible.

 

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

Arts Programs (Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge and Brookfield Residental YMCA at Seton)

VOLUNTEER POSITION

Arts Program Volunteer

 

Location

Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge and Brookfield Residental YMCA at Seton

Department/Team

Arts

Date of Revision

December 2021

Time Commitment

1.5 hours per week, 1 FOH theatre shift per year, 6-month commitment
Scheduled times vary

Staff Partners

Arts Program Director

 

 

POSITION OVERVIEW

 

Arts Program Volunteers assist and support the Arts Instructor with running the arts programs. Arts Program Volunteers choose a program to commit to on a weekly basis for the duration of a session.

Together with the Arts Instructor, the Arts Program Volunteer will be actively engaged in the program activities, help build confidence in program participants and support a positive and inclusive learning environment. If Volunteers are interested, we welcome your contribution to the planning and delivery of program material, with support from the Arts Instructor.

 

Age requirement: 15 years

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support in activities such as set up & take down of program, sign in/sign out process, classroom management, emergency response procedures and more
  • Actively engage in program with participants and iterate program instructions as needed
  • Maintain a safe environment by following policies and procedures to manage risks associated with participation in programs
  • Build relationships with the participants, their families and YMCA staff and volunteers
  • Ensure safety, communication and a sense of belonging are high priorities
  • Work collaboratively with other staff and volunteers
  • Communicate with Arts Program Director regarding any situations during your shift

 

 BENEFITS

  • Gain valuable practical experience 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)  
  • Enhance technical skill set
  • 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. Position-specific Orientation and Training

a. Processes & Tools

b. Expectations

4. 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. Experience and/or interest in visual arts, dance and or drama

QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Evidence of a clear Police Information Check and Vulnerable Sector Search 
  2. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination as per YMCA Calgary mandatory vaccination policy
  3. Three references – one can be personal reference
  4. Able to attend and complete required YMCA trainings which may be at various YMCA locations
  5. Available evenings and/or weekends if required 

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

VOLUNTEER POSITION

Child Minding

 

Location

Child Minding BY, ROY, RY starting August 16, 2021

Department/Team

Early Years ILT

Date of Revision

June 2021

Time Commitment

1 shift per week, roughly 2 hrs in length. Scheduled times vary by branch. 

 

Staff Partners

Preschool Supervisor

 

 

POSITION OVERVIEW

 

Age requirement: 16 years and older

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support young children to learn about and practice social skills including YMCA Calgary’s core values of respect, honesty, responsibility and caring
  • Utilize established practices for the cleaning and sanitizing of program equipment and
    spaces both during and in between user groups
  • Follow established program sign in/out procedures which include health measures as
    well as child protection practices
  • Personal care support
  • Support children to learn about and practice in appropriate personal hygiene
  • Maintain a safe environment by following policies and procedures to manage risks
    associated with participation in programs
  • Build relationships with the participants, their families and YMCA staff and volunteers
  • Communicate with Child Minding Coordinator regarding any situations during your shift
  • Effectively communicate with colleagues and coordinator

 

 BENEFITS

  • Gain valuable practical experience in a leadership position and enhance technical skill set
  • Complimentary YMCA Calgary membership (upon completion of the probationary period and all required trainings) 
  • Continued training opportunities (if applicable)  
  • Join a team of enthusiastic 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. Position Orientation and Training – Early Years Training

a. Position Expectations

b. Play Based Learning Theory & Practical Application

 

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. Effectively engaging with young children as they explore interests through play-based
    learning activities as well as role modeling the YMCA core values of honesty, respect,
    responsibility and caring.
  2. Role modeling the YMCA core values of honesty, respect, responsibility and caring.
  3. To proactively identify and address situations which may arise within the preschool setting
  4. To maintain a clean, safe and welcoming environment

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. Three references – one can be a personal reference
  4. Able to attend and complete required YMCA trainings which may be at various YMCA locations

 

Fitness Class Instructor (Must be Certified Instructor)

VOLUNTEER POSITION

Fitness Instructor

 

Location

Multiple Locations

Department/Team

Health & Fitness

Date of Revision

Jan 2022

Time Commitment

Minimum time commitment is 1 class per week on a consistent schedule for a 12 month term

Staff Partners

Health & Fitness Supervisor, Health & Fitness Coordinator

 

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: 18+

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide an impactful experience for members and non-members participating in fitness classes.
  • Maintain a safe environment by following policies and procedures to manage risks associated with participation in programs
  • Ensure safety, communication and a sense of belonging are high priorities
  • Welcome participants, provide instructions on physical distancing & equipment use
  • Arrive 20 minutes prior to class start to set up equipment and remain after class to disinfect equipment, floors and walls that were used
  • Work collaboratively with other staff and volunteers
  • Build relationships with the participants, their families and YMCA staff and volunteers
  • Communicate with the Health & Fitness Supervisor/Coordinator regarding any situations during your shift

 

 BENEFITS

  • Gain valuable practical experience 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)  
  • Enhance technical skill set
  • 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. Position-specific Orientation and Training

a. Processes & Tools

b. Expectations

4. 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. Previous experience teaching group fitness classes
  2. Ability to educate participants on the fundamentals of fitness and exercise by leading safe and progressive classes including warm-up and cool down
  3. Accommodate participants of varying ages & abilities by providing modifications for exercises included in program plans
  4. Demonstrate excellent service for participants by being available before & after classes to answer questions and respond to feedback

QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Valid YMCA or AFLCA Group Fitness certification is required
  2. Current CPR C certification (CPR recertified within the last 12 months)
  3. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination as per YMCA Calgary mandatory vaccination policy
  4. Evidence of a clear Police Information Check and Vulnerable Sector Search 
  5. Three references – one can be personal reference
  6. Able to attend and complete required YMCA trainings which may be at various YMCA locations
  7. Available evenings and/or weekends if required 

 

 

Gym Attendant (Brookfield Residential YMCA at Seton and Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge only)

VOLUNTEER POSITION

Gymnasium Attendant

 

Location

Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge

Brookfield Residential YMCA at Seton

Department/Team

Sport

Date of Revision

July 2021

Time Commitment

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

Staff Partners

Sport Supervisor

 

 

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 +

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

 

The Gymnasium Attendant will:

 

  • Maintain a safe environment by following policies and procedures to manage risks associated
    with participation in sport programs
  • Build relationships with the sport participants, their families and YMCA staff and volunteers
  • Communicate, engage and enforce policy and procedures with all gymnasium users.
  • Trouble shoot and provide conflict resolution to any appointment bookings or user concerns   
  • Ensure safety, communication and a sense of belonging are high priorities
  • Set up and take down equipment
  • Work collaboratively with other staff and volunteers
  • Communicate with Sport Supervisor and/or Duty Manager regarding any situations during
    your shift

 

 BENEFITS

      • Gain valuable practical experience in a leadership position
      • Complimentary YMCA Calgary membership (upon completion of the 
        probationary period and all required trainings) 
      • Training and education opportunities throughout the year (if applicable)  
      • Enhance technical skill set
      • 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. Position-specific Orientation and Training

a. Processes & Tools

b. Expectations

4. 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. Customer service experience 
  2. Can think quick on your feet and can problem solve to de-escalate situations 
  3. A love for sport as well as personal and community development 
  4. Ability to stand for 2 hours 
  5. Excellent communication skills
  6. Ability to take initiative, be creative, and self-directed
  7. Attention to detail and customer oriented
  8. Engaging and outgoing personality
  9. Capable of working independently and collaboratively
  10. Experience engaging and working with diverse groups of people

 

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. Three references – one can be personal reference
  4. Able to attend and complete required YMCA trainings which may be at various
    YMCA locations
  5. Available evenings and/or weekends

 

Highschool Math Tutoring

VOLUNTEER POSITION

 

High School Mathematics Tutor

 

Location

Community YMCA

Department/Team

Community

Date of Revision

June 2021

Time Commitment

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

Staff Partners

Tutoring Supervisor

 

 

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:  Tutors must be at least 15 years of age

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintain a safe environment by following policies and procedures to manage risks
    associated with participation in programs
  • Build relationships with the participants, and YMCA staff and volunteers
  • Ensure safety, communication and a sense of belonging are high priorities
  • Work collaboratively with other staff and volunteers
  • Communicate with Tutoring representative regarding any situations during your shift
  • Volunteer tutors should be comfortable:
    • Working with high school youth in a group setting
    • Communicating with and teaching youth struggling in math
    • Engaging in a positive, strengths-based approach

 

 BENEFITS

  • Gain valuable teaching and volunteering experience.
  • Complimentary YMCA Calgary membership (Upon completion of 16 hours of tutoring,
    volunteers are eligible for a citywide YMCA general membership. To continue receiving
    membership, volunteers must maintain a minimum of 2 hours per week.) 
  • Continuing training and education opportunities throughout the year (Optional curriculum
    training is offered through the Renert Centre at the beginning of each semester)  
  • Enhance technical skill set
  • 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. Position-specific Orientation and Training

a. Processes & Tools

b. Expectations

4. 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. Strong high school math knowledge
  2. Commitment towards teaching and mentoring
  3. Working with high school youth in a group setting
  4. Engaging in a positive, strengths-based approach



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. Three references – one can be a personal reference
  4. Able to attend and complete required YMCA trainings which may be at various
    YMCA locations
  5. Tutors must be at least 15 years of age and have a strong understanding of high school
    level Math
  1. Experience/interest in mathematics (training and resources will be provided)
  2. Experience working with youth would be considered an asset
  3. Available during the evening hours for the program 

Highschool Science Tutoring

VOLUNTEER POSITION

 

High School Science Tutor

 

Location

Community YMCA

Department/Team

Community

Date of Revision

June 2021

Time Commitment

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

Staff Partners

Tutoring Supervisor

 

 

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:  Tutors must be at least 15 years of age

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintain a safe environment by following policies and procedures to manage risks
    associated with participation in programs
  • Build relationships with the participants, and YMCA staff and volunteers
  • Ensure safety, communication and a sense of belonging are high priorities
  • Work collaboratively with other staff and volunteers
  • Communicate with Tutoring representative regarding any situations during your shift
  • Volunteer tutors should be comfortable:
    • Working with high school youth in a group setting
    • Communicating with and teaching youth struggling in science
    • Engaging in a positive, strengths-based approach

 

 BENEFITS

  • Gain valuable teaching and volunteering experience.
  • Complimentary YMCA Calgary membership (Upon completion of 16 hours of tutoring,
    volunteers are eligible for a citywide YMCA general membership. To continue receiving
    membership, volunteers must maintain a minimum of 2 hours per week.) 
  • Continuing training and education opportunities throughout the year
  • Enhance technical skill set
  • 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. Position-specific Orientation and Training

a. Processes & Tools

b. Expectations

4. 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. Strong high school science knowledge
  2. Commitment towards teaching and mentoring
  3. Working with high school youth in a group setting
  4. Engaging in a positive, strengths-based approach



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. Three references – one can be a personal reference
  4. Able to attend and complete required YMCA trainings which may be at various
    YMCA locations
  5. Tutors must be at least 15 years of age and have a strong understanding of high
    school level science
  6. Experience/interest in science (training and resources will be provided)
  7. Experience working with youth would be considered an asset
  8. Available during the evening hours for the program 

Membership Services Volunteer

VOLUNTEER POSITION

Membership Services Volunteer

 

Location

Multiple Locations

Department/Team

Membership Services

Date of Revision

August 2021

Time Commitment

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

Staff Partners

Membership Supervisor, Membership Managers, Membership Staff, Volunteer Coordinator

 

 

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.

 

Age requirement: 18+

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintain a safe environment by following policies and procedures
  • Ensure Members are scanning their membership cards upon entry and redirecting to
    Member Staff when needed
  • Build relationships with the participants, their families and YMCA staff and volunteers
  • Ensure safety, communication and a sense of belonging are high priorities
  • Work collaboratively with other staff and volunteers
  • Communicate with Membership Supervisor or Duty Manager regarding any situations
    during your shift

 

 BENEFITS

  • Gain valuable practical experience 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)  
  • Enhance technical skill set
  • 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. Position-specific Orientation and Training

a. Processes & Tools

b. Expectations

4. 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. Friendly and welcoming
  2. Ability to work in a standing position
  3. Previous experience in Customer Service is an asset
  4. Good communication abilities

 

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. Three references – one can be personal reference
  4. Able to attend and complete required YMCA trainings which may be at various
    YMCA locations or online
  5. Available evenings and/or weekends if required 

 

Piano Accompanist (Brookfield Residential YMCA and Shane Homes YMCA)

Location

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

Department/Team

Arts

Date of Revision

December 2021

Time Commitment

1 1/2 - 3 1/2 hours per week, 4-month commitment
Scheduled times vary

Staff Partners

Choir Instructor, Arts Program Director

 

POSITION OVERVIEW

 

The Piano Accompanist Volunteer assists and supports the Choir Instructor with running a choir program. It is preferable if the Piano Accompanist can commit to volunteering on a weekly basis for the duration of a session.  Together with the Choir Instructor, the Piano Accompanist Volunteer will be playing piano alongside the direction of the Choir Instructor, help build confidence in program participants and support a positive and inclusive learning environment. If Volunteers are interested, we welcome your contribution to the program material, with support from the Choir Instructor.  

 

Age requirement: 15+

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

In consultation with the Choir Instructor, research and plan musical selections that is suitable for participants (children, adults and seniors)

      • Provide piano accompaniment accordingly to the curriculum design.
      • Help offer input into the into the growth and development of all arts programming initiatives
      • Assure the health and safety of participants by following health and safety practices and regulations
      • Provide a safe, fun, engaging, creative and supportive environment for participants and volunteers
      • Perform other duties as assigned
      • Be available to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends;
      •  Ensure the space and its equipment are being treated safely, and appropriately

 

 BENEFITS

      • Gain valuable practical experience 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)  
      • Enhance technical skill set
      • 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. Position-specific Orientation and Training

a. Processes & Tools

b. Expectations

4. 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. Ability to sight read and play piano, accompanist experience preferred.
  2. Exceptional organizational, multi-tasking, problem solving and decision-making skills
  3. Exceptional verbal, written and interpersonal skills with a focus on customer service
  4. Strong attention to detail and exceptional follow-through
  5. Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  6. Be able to maintain a high level of confidentiality
  7. Always maintain a professional attitude
  8. Ability to meet assigned deadlines
  9. Effectively communicates in a variety of settings
  10. Work collaboratively with colleagues to ensure best delivery of customer/client experience, consistency in program offerings etc.



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. Three references – one can be personal reference
  4. Able to attend and complete required YMCA trainings which may be at various YMCA locations
  5. Available evenings and/or weekends if required 

Sport Coaches

VOLUNTEER POSITION

Sport Coach (Assistant and Head Coach)

 

Location

Multiple Locations

Department/Team

Sport

Date of Revision

Jan 2022

Time Commitment

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

Staff Partners

Sport Supervisor

 

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 + (Head Coach)

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

The Sport Coach will:

  • Provide a positive experience facilitating/coaching children and youth sport programs
  • Promote the development of fundamental movement skills by following curriculum objectives and progressive lesson plans
  • Provide leadership and guidance to Assistant Coaches (if Head Coach)
  • Develop individual and team sport skills through organized drills and games
  • Maintain a safe environment by following policies and procedures to manage risks associated with participation in sport programs
  • Build relationships with the sport participants, their families and YMCA staff and volunteers
  • Ensure safety, communication and a sense of belonging are high priorities
  • Set up and take down equipment needed for your lesson plan
  • Work collaboratively with other staff and volunteers
  • Communicate with Sport Supervisor and/or Duty Manager regarding any situations during your shift
  • Support the Sport Supervisor by performing administrative tasks associated with the sport programs

 

 BENEFITS

  • Gain valuable practical experience in a leadership position
  • Complimentary YMCA Calgary membership (upon completion of the probationary period and all required trainings) 
  • Training and education opportunities throughout the year (if applicable)  
  • Enhance technical skill set
  • 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. Position-specific Orientation and Training

a. Processes & Tools

b. Expectations

4. 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. Previous coaching/instructing/playing experience
  2. Experience building relationships with children and youth aged 5-15 years 
  3. Customer service experience 
  4. Can think quick on your feet and can problem solve to de-escalate situations 
  5. A love for sport as well as personal and community development 
  6. Ability to stand for 2 hours 
  7. Excellent communication skills
  8. Ability to take initiative, be creative, and self-directed
  9. Attention to detail and customer oriented
  10. Engaging and outgoing personality
  11. Capable of working independently and collaboratively
  12. Experience engaging and working with diverse groups of people

QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Evidence of a clear Police Information Check and Vulnerable Sector Search 
  2. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination as per YMCA Calgary mandatory vaccination policy
  3. Three references – one can be personal reference
  4. Able to attend and complete required YMCA trainings which may be at various YMCA locations
  5. Available evenings and/or weekends

 

 

Youth Engagement Volunteer (Saddletowne YMCA only)

VOLUNTEER POSITION

Youth Engagement Volunteer

 

Location

Saddletowne

Department/Team

Youth Engagement Community

Date of Revision

September 1, 2021

Time Commitment

2 hours per week, year-round. Usually evenings Mon-Fri

Staff Partners

Youth Engagement Workers

 

 

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: 16 +     with the discretion of the Youth Worker 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, YMCA staff and volunteers
  • Provide leadership to youth and guide them in activities such as soccer, badminton, hockey, mental health, dance and more
  • 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. CPR C and Standard First Training

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. Willingness to work and engage with youth in different capacity
  2. Ability to facilitate and engage in recreational activities, fun sports activities with youth  
  3. Have an interest in physical literacy, health and fitness
  4. Able to manage behaviours of youth in the program
  5. 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. Three references – one can be personal reference
  4. Able to attend and complete required YMCA trainings which may be at various YMCA locations
  5. Available evenings and/or weekends if required 

Weight Floor Cleaner

VOLUNTEER POSITION

Weight Floor Cleaning Volunteer

 

Location

Multiple Locations

Department/Team

Health & Fitness

Date of Revision

June 2020

Time Commitment

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

Staff Partners

Health & Fitness Supervisor and/or Coordinator

 

 

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: 14+ Y

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintain a safe environment by following policies and procedures to manage risks associated
    with participation in programs
  • Build relationships with the participants, their families and YMCA staff and volunteers
  • Ensure safety, communication and a sense of belonging are high priorities
  • Work collaboratively with other staff and volunteers
  • Communicate with Health & Fitness Supervisor and/or Coordinator regarding any situations
    during your shift
  • Clean Weight Floor Equipment following a detailed schedule
  • Maintain Orderly Environment
  • Answer General Inquiries

 

 BENEFITS

  • Gain valuable practical experience 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)  
  • Enhance technical skill set
  • 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. Position-specific Orientation and Training

a. Processes & Tools

b. Expectations

4. Ongoing training & support

 

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. Three references – one can be personal reference
  4. Able to attend and complete required YMCA trainings which may be at various YMCA locations
  5. Available evenings and/or weekends if required 
  6. Willingness to obtain WHMIS, supplied through YMCA Calgary

 

 

OUR MISSION

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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