Volunteer Positions

There are lots of ways you can get involved in helping your community.

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While our focus is to promote and encourage volunteerism through our membership base, we welcome and encourage YMCA members and non-members to get connected to their community through volunteering. If a volunteer is a non-member and therefore does not have membership privileges, access to the facility will need to be arranged with the centre on the day of volunteering. YMCA memberships are not provided to volunteers.

On the application form, you will be asked to identify three references. Volunteers that commit to 10 hours or more for the year (formal volunteers) will be asked to provide a Criminal Reference Check issued within 6 months of the start of a volunteer placement. References will be checked as part of the interview process.

With a focus on youth leadership, individuals can volunteer at the YMCA starting at the age of 15. Parental consent will be required for all volunteers under the age of 18.

All volunteers will be asked to maintain a professional image at all times when volunteering at the YMCA. There are several roles in program that are required to wear a YMCA uniform. This uniform (usually in the form of a shirt) will be provided by the YMCA at no cost to the volunteer.

Still have questions? Give us a shout at volunteer@ymcaokanagan.ca