Collaboration is my Y.

Please note the elevator at the Kelowna Family Y will be out of service for replacement beginning August 26 for up to 6 weeks. Elevator users have free access to H2O Adventure + Fitness Centre and/or Downtown YMCA during this time.

Becoming a Y-collaborator means that you will have the opportunity to be more than an employee. You will become an important member of a 500-person strong team that is dedicated to building a healthier community in the Okanagan. If this sounds like a job that appeals to you, read further and learn more on how you can grow as a person and a leader in both your career and in your community.

Help us build a healthy community

Collaborating with your fellow teammates, with our members and the communities around us cultivates a true sense of belonging at the YMCA of Okanagan. We believe we can all become a part of something bigger and inspire positive change by supporting the development of strong individuals, families and the community in spirit, mind and body. Join our team and help us grow the health of our community by encouraging physical fitness, better connection to community, and the learning of skills needed to achieve success in work and life.


What will your Y story be?

As a Y-collaborator you will have the opportunity to contribute in a variety of ways.

Promote Healthy Lifestyles

Helping others is my Y.

Are you motivated by helping others achieve goals and work towards a healthy lifestyle? As a health and fitness Y-collaborator you will have the opportunity to fulfill your desire to help individuals of all ages and abilities to reach their full potential. We can even help you attain fitness certifications for FREE! Learn more

Teamwork is my Y.

Do you want to develop leadership skills that can have a profound impact on your future success? Do you want to go to work each day knowing that you will be making a difference in a child’s life by teaching them vital water safety skills?At the YMCA of Okanagan we are looking for certified lifeguards and swim instructors to help keep our community water-safe. Learn more

Nurture young minds

Inspiring children is my Y.

Do you see yourself working in a setting that provides care and learning for children in a positive, safe and nurturing environment? The YMCA Playing to Learn curriculum is a unique and forward-thinking approach to the early education of children. Based on our Statement on Play — play is an active, engaging and fundamental part of childhood — the curriculum views young children as curious, capable and rich in potential. Learn more

Connection is my Y.

Kids love participating in activities at the Y. As a Y-collaborator in our child and youth department, you'll guide children in their learning as they explore swimming, art, crafts, dance, games, science experiments and more. You'll learn many transferrable skills from your supportive team in a fun and welcoming atmosphere. Learn more


These are just a few of the many ways you can contribute to building a healthy community and find opportunity for professional and personal growth. With positions in various departments such as maintenance, member services, administration and management there is something to suit a variety of interests and expertise.


Benefits – Work Life Balance

More than just pay, your benefits at the YMCA of Okanagan are designed to ensure a good work life balance. As a part of our mission to create strong and inclusive communities, we believe that our role as an employer is to provide our staff with continuous opportunities to learn, lead and grow.

Learn about our More Than Pay Perks