Preschool Volunteer


                                         Preschool Program Co-Facilitator



Various Locations


Early Years ILT

Date of Revision

Feb 2022

Time Commitment

Opportunity for two 2.5 hour shifts per week

 September – December 2020 commitment
Scheduled times typically between 8:30 am –3:30 pm


Staff Partners

Preschool Supervisor & Preschool Instructor




Do you enjoy making a difference in the life of a child?  If so, come join us in supporting young children to belong, grow and thrive through exploratory play-based learning while incorporating the YMCA’s core values of caring, respect, honesty and responsibility. 


Age requirement: 18 years and older



  • Support in delivering program activities for children 3-5 years
  • Support planning of, and preparation for, curriculum activities that are developmentally appropriate for preschool-aged children
  • 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 Preschool Supervisor regarding any situations during your shift
  • Effectively communicate with colleagues and supervisor



      • 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



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



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


  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