Dance Volunteer


Dance Volunteer



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



Date of Revision

Aug. 19, 2022

Time Commitment

1.5 hours per week. Sessions run Sept-Dec, Jan-March, and April-June. The volunteer would have the same scheduled time each week per session. We are looking for a commitment of at least 2 sessions.

Staff Partners

Arts Program Director



As a Dance volunteer you will support the Dance Instructor in many aspects of the program. Come prepared to move!  Modeling active and enthusiastic participation is crucial, and previous Dance experience is helpful.   Other duties could include assisting the Instructor in teaching choreography, technique, facilitating warm-ups, games, and cool downs as well as the logistical concerns such as sign in/out.


Age requirement: 16+



  • 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. Able to engage with a group of youth and display positive behaviour-management techniques
  2. Previous dance experience
  3. Experience teaching dance to youth 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