Aquatics Volunteer (some locations)


Aquatics Volunteer



Saddletowne YMCA



Date of Revision

April 2022

Time Commitment

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

Staff Partners

Aquatics Supervisor, Aquatics Coordinator, Aquatics Team Lead




The Aquatics Volunteer will support the Aquatics team by helping manage capacity lines, basin capacity, and general support to the Aquatics Team.


Age requirement: 15+



  • Maintain a safe environment by following policies and procedures to manage risks associated with participation in programs
  • Assist with off-deck tasks including but not limited to capacity management (headcounts), Test Mark Protect (Aquatics Safety Program), and light cleaning duties
  • Communicate with patrons with regard to capacity procedures
  • 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 Aquatics Staff or Duty Manager regarding any situations during your shift



      • 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




1. YBeginnings Orientation

2. Health & Safety and Child Protection Training

3. WHMIS Training

4. Position-specific Orientation and Training

a. Processes & Tools

b. Expectations

5. Ongoing training & support



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. Interest in working in an Aquatics environment
  2. Ability to work in a standing position
  3. Previous Customer Service Experience is an asset
  4. Good communication abilities
  5. Multilingual is an asset


  1. Evidence of a clear Police Information Check and Vulnerable Sector Search 
  2. Three references – one can be personal reference
  3. Able to attend and complete required YMCA trainings which may be at various YMCA locations
  4. Available evenings and/or weekends if required