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Make a difference in your community

Volunteers are the core of everything we do. Thanks to their generous gift of time, and a shared passion for helping others, we are able to deliver exceptional programs and services that help individuals reach their full potential.

As a local charity, the Y is working to battle important community issues — including inactivity, isolation and poverty. Through the development of critical programs, and by providing individuals in need with access to services, programs and resources for their health and well-being, the Y is working to build a healthier community for all.

We'll find a role that suits you

The YMCA of Okanagan is seeking passionate community minded volunteers to join our team. Whatever your age, interests, or schedule, there is an opportunity for you to give back to your community through the YMCA.

We have a variety of opportunities available from entry-level to leadership positions in:

  • Administration
  • Aquatics
  • Child Care
  • Health and Fitness
  • Management
  • Member Services
  • Maintenance

Tell us what you love to do, or areas you would like to improve upon, and we will find a role that is a true match.

Grow with us

When volunteering with the YMCA of Okanagan, you will learn from a skilled team, while contributing to the growth and potential of those attending, and yourself. Many of our volunteers have gone on to become full-time staff members, so there is room to grow with us.

We are also recognized as a community placement practicum organization. While you volunteer for us, we ensure you are getting the hours you need for your future!

Here are just some of the many benefits you will gain from being a Y volunteer:

  • Develop transferrable skills and knowledge
  • Realize true personal value
  • Become a strong role model
  • Fun and welcoming organizational culture
  • Make a difference in the community

View Volunteer Opportunities

We are always looking for volunteer fitness instructors and offer free training for volunteers.

Learn about fitness certifications

Volunteer - Board of Directors

We are always looking for new Board Directors 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.

Annual Volunteer Awards

To recognize the outstanding performance and commitment of volunteers, three exceptional individuals will receive an award. YMCA staff, volunteers, and members can submit a nomination by April 1, 2022.