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Working at the YMCA of Okanagan

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 400-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.

Current Opportunities

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.

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What will your Y story be?

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


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Do you see yourself working in a setting that provides care and learning for children in a positive, safe and nurturing environment? There are endless opportunities to build and grow a career in YMCA Child Care. With new centres set to open, and numerous child care locations in the Central and South Okanagan, the Y is always hiring.

We even offer paid education and training opportunities!

Learn more about opportunities in Child Care


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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 about opportunities in Health and Fitness

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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 about opportunities in Aquatics

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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 about opportunities with Child & Youth


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Do you want to advance your professional career while making an impact in your community? The YMCA offers a variety of opportunities to help you achieve your personal and professional goals within a high performing, dedicated, and collaborative team.

We provide work life balance, flexibility, health memberships, and comprehensive benefits packages.

Learn more about opportunities as a Business Collaborator

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.

Volunteer - Board of Directors

We are actively looking for a new Board Director to join our cause in strengthening the foundations of our community through the promotion of healthy living; fostering belonging, inclusion and connection; and helping children, families, and seniors thrive.

Impact Video

We are a local charity determined to build a healthy and thriving community. Whether it’s homework help for vulnerable kids, mindfulness strategies for youth, or heart health programs for seniors, see the range of who and how we are helping individuals at all ages and stages.