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

Due to COVID-19 some of our regular programs and services may be on hold temporarily. Our pools will be reopening on August 10. Stay up to date on what is currently available within your YMCA and H2O centres on our COVID-19 Updates page

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

No need to come in. Our services are currently being completed by phone, email and video conferencing to meet your unique needs!

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.

  • Call for detailed information. Our staff will be happy to tell you more about our great programs. Please feel free to call us at 250-861-5627. 
  • Email us your questions. Book a one-on-one consulation and get registered for phone and web services through connect@ymcaokanagan.ca.
  • Fill out the online pre-registration form. We will connect with you by phone or email within the next business day.

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 17–29

YMCA Connects is designed to enhance your personal development, education, and employment opportunities to move you closer to your career goals. This free program is currently being offered virtually through interactive online group learning and individual support services.

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.