You can become a YMCA Volunteer and make a difference.

As the place for better health and development for all, we turn no one away from a membership or service because of financial hardship. We are able to do this in part by the generous time and skills of our volunteers.

It is from the help of volunteers and donors that we are able to subsidize memberships and offer much needed health programs for the community today and tomorrow.

Four easy steps to become a Y Volunteer:

  1. Find the right fit for you by reviewing the volunteer positions below. if you cannot find a role that fits, we will help you to create a customized role that feels right.
  2. Complete a Volunteer Application Form and email it to Cassandra Thomas or drop it off in person at a Y Branch
  3. Come in for an interview with a volunteer coordinator
  4. Complete a current RCMP Records Check with a Vulnerable Sector Search

Volunteer Opportunities

The following opportunities are available at specific locations. Please read description for available locations.

Member Services & Administration

Gain great customer service experience and meet new people in your community. If you love to smile and go the extra mile, join our team as a member services greeter!


Share your passion for fitness and give back to your community through a number of positions at the YMCA. Support a new-exerciser as a Fitness Host, become a Group Fitness Instructor (training provided), encourage active older adults as a Walk & Talk for 50+ Host, or even work with multiple people on our new training circuit as a Training Circuit Host. Check out the links below for more info on what each unique opportunity has to offer!


Work towards becoming a certified lifeguard/instructor and help our members develop a passion for swimming and to feel safe in the water.

Child and Youth Programs

Run, play, laugh and encourage our youngest YMCA members to have fun every visit.

Facility Operations & Maintenance

Help us show our best face by helping to keep the facility clean and safe.


We are looking for enthusiastic, dedicated and fun-loving volunteers who are passionate about supporting their community.

Jill Siebert Volunteer Award of Excellence

KFY Volunteer of the Month

February 2016 Volunteer of the Month: Marilyn Taylor

Marilyn Taylor has been a dedicated volunteer at the Kelowna Family Y for 3 years. Marilyn assists at the Members Services desk where she greets everyone with a smile. Marilyn raises the spirit of everyone around her with her great sense of humor, while still managing to answer phones, sign in guests, give tours, and provide directions around the facility. In addition, Marilyn is also entrusted with cash responsibilities.

Staff describe Marilyn as respectful and caring. She is considerate of every person and treats all with the same care and attention. Caring comes naturally for Marilyn, with six grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren, she enjoys staying busy by helping others. However, don’t let the cute grandmother appearance fool you; Marilyn is very diligent at catching expired memberships!

H2O Volunteer of the Month

February 2016 Volunteer of the Month: Robert Farley

Robert has been a volunteer at the H2O Adventure + Fitness Centre since August, 2010. He has helped in several areas including assisting with children’s swimming lessons and birthday parties. Currently, Robert supports at the Members Services desk where he eagerly greets community members and hands out locker keys. Robert enjoys working with staff members and feels he is a part of a great team!

Staff describe Robert as responsible and caring, as he is always present and motivated for his volunteer role, even when he is participating in other events. They also say he goes out of his way to help other volunteers feel comfortable in their role.