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


Arts Program Volunteer



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



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





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



  • 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



  • 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. Position-specific Orientation and Training

a. Processes & Tools

b. Expectations

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


  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