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Volunteering

The YMCA values its history of partnering with volunteers. There are many benefits of volunteering including learning new skills, sharing your knowledge and expertise, meeting new people, finding a place to belong and making new friends all while helping your community improve its overall health. All volunteers receive training to ensure safe and efficient operations in our child care, health services, camp, youth and health and fitness programs. As a YMCA volunteer, you can make a difference as part of a community of people that help individuals and our community succeed. You are an essential part of an organization that delivers lasting personal and social change for you, your family, your community and communities across Canada. You will be a critical part of an effective and leading international charity with strong values and a mission to build healthy communities through programs and advocacy. We offer a wide range of opportunities to match your passion, skills, and availability. You might lead an exercise class, mentor young people, fundraise, produce a special event or get involved with local issues. No matter what you do, you’ll make a positive impact on the lives of people in your community. The YMCA has a variety of rewarding volunteer opportunities available.

Volunteer of the Month

At the YMCA, we value the contributions of our volunteers across the Association. Their time and talent make the impact of our work possible. Each month, we are proud to recognize volunteers in our YMCA who are making a valuable difference each day.
Congratulations to our two Volunteers of the Month! Bari and Gary are both long time YMCA volunteers in housekeeping. Bari and Gary are both visually impaired, each comes with a great sense of humor and they have even named their own duo! They are regular faces around the fitness facility and we are so grateful to have them volunteer for us.

“I volunteer at the YMCA because it is nice to give back to an organization that helps so many people in our community. I enjoy the interactions with fellow volunteers, staff, and members, as there are usually lots of laughs. The YMCA has helped me a lot in my own search for health and wellness and I am grateful to be able to volunteer and contribute.” -Bari

“I love to volunteer because it makes me feel great to know I am using my free time to help others. The interaction with our YMCA members is exciting and fun filled. It is a great confidence booster emotionally and physically. I will continue to do it as long as I can.” – Gary

Volunteer Application Form

At the YMCA we value our volunteers. We want volunteering to be rewarding for you, so we’re committed to helping you find the right fit for you. If you are looking for more information on positions, our screening process or your individual application, please contact our Volunteer Supervisor.

If you have any questions about future positions, please contact Kalee Lang at 250-562-9341 x 114
Volunteer Hiring Process Chart

Volunteer Administrator Office Hours

Monday – 3:00pm-7:30pm
Tuesday – Friday – 9:00am-12:00noon & 3:00pm-4:30pm

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Cardiac Fitness Ambassador Volunteer

The YMCA is committed to the holistic health of all individuals by providing a unique support network and a variety of health and fitness programs for all ages and abilities, including our Cardiac Fitness Program where you will support individuals on their journey to a healthier, happier life.

CCRR (Child Care Resource and Referral) Volunteer

The YMCA is proud to host Child Care Resource and Referral as a commitment to quality child care and family support. CCRR offers training, workshops, events, programs, and resources to support families, quality licensed child care, school-aged programs, and family enrichment programs across Northern BC.

Childminding Volunteer

The YMCA is committed to helping families thrive, which means supporting them to live a healthy life. Our childminding program cares for children under six so that parents can participate in our health and fitness programs.

Group Fitness Leader Volunteer

The YMCA is committed to the holistic health of all individuals by providing a unique support network and a variety of health and fitness programs for all ages and abilities. Our YMCA Group Fitness programs go beyond what you would find at your average gym. It’s a place where you have the opportunity to participate in important community programs and make new friends at the same time.

Housekeeping Volunteer

The YMCA is committed to serving all our members with excellence and that starts with our facility. Housekeeping is a key component to our facility team through washing and folding towels, cleaning machines and more.

Membership Volunteer

The YMCA is committed to the holistic health of all individuals by providing a unique support network and a variety of health and fitness programs for all ages and abilities. Our YMCA Group Fitness programs go beyond what you would find at your average gym. It’s a place where you have the opportunity to participate in important community programs and make new friends at the same time.

Simon Fraser Lodge Volunteer

Our YMCA Recreation Services at Simon Fraser Lodge provide personalized services to help seniors live healthier and happier lives. A wide variety of resources and programs take place including weekly field trips, events and one-on-one relationship building to those suffering from Alzheimers and dementia.