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. 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