YMCA employment

Work with a purpose

Looking to work in a fun and healthy environment, where you can play an important role in your community and in changing people's lives?

YMCA employment

Looking to develop personally or excel in your career? Let us help you define and achieve your own success.

Get tailored support from knowledgeable professionals with 20+ years of experience in employment facilitation and career discovery.

Let's get started.

Here's a few ways you can get in touch with us about our services offered in Kelowna and Penticton.

  • Attend an information session: Every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Pandosy Street YMCA (201-2949 Pandosy Street)
  • Email connect@ymcaokanagan.ca or call 250-861-5627 to book a one-on-one consultation
  • Fill out the online pre-registration form.

Don't be shy to contact us; we'll point you in the right direction, no matter what your needs are. And best of all, you can access all our services for FREE! Everyone has a different story, but here are a few examples of common situations and applicable services:

I'm done school... now what?

Finished your studies and not sure where to go from here?

Apply your current degree to a career.

  • Explore your options: we'll help guide you to a career that fits your education.
  • Network with established industry leaders.
  • Rediscover yourself through psychometric assessments.
I'm ready for a challenge

Stuck in an entry level position, want a better work environment or just ready for something new?

Your job could use an upgrade.

  • Get support with job shifting or your next promotion.
  • Discover educational possibilities to level up your skills.
  • Make professional connections that will help you transition from a job to a career.
No one is responding to my applications!

Ready to work but struggling to get hired?

Learn to land and ace an interview.

  • Build a killer resume and/or a compelling cover letter.
  • Practice your interview skills in a safe environment.
  • Earn certificates to make yourself a more qualified candidate.

For those with more time to invest, you may benefit from participating in one of these programs made possible by donors and funders:

YMCA Connects

Ages 18–24

YMCA Connects is a free workshop session designed to enhance your personal development, education and employment opportunities to move you closer to your career goals.

YMCA Jumpstart to Employment Essentials

Ages 16–30

Jumpstart is a 14-week paid program to help you gain the skills you need to find and keep a job in today's market.


Not sure which program is for you? Or do you only need a little bit of advice? No problem! Contact us at connect@ymcaokanagan.ca with questions or to book a one-on-one consultation.