Join our Team, Become a YMCA Volunteer
The YMCA of Central East Ontario is an association of volunteers and professionals whose purpose is to offer people opportunities of personal growth and service to others.
A YMCA Volunteer will enjoy being a part of an exciting environment, meeting new friends, gaining valuable experience, developing leadership and interpersonal skills, sharing their interests and abilities and most of all – being a Y team player.
The volunteer-staff partnership allows the volunteer to:
- Develop leadership skills and new skills.
- Give back to the community.
- Develop a higher sense of self-esteem.
- Develop self-discipline through goal setting
The YMCA is dedicated to helping people grow in spirit, mind and body. The YMCA helps people to realize their potential by developing self-esteem and a greater sense of pride in themselves and their community. The YMCA actively involves volunteers, members and staff in offering relevant programs that build healthy lives and communities
Helping the YMCA deliver our mission:
As a charitable organization, volunteers are the heart and soul of a YMCA. They are ambassadors, providing us with a unique way to reach our members and participants. When you volunteer for the YMCA, you help us create stronger communities.
Volunteer opportunities at your YMCA include: Just click on the positions descriptions below:
How to get started
Individuals interested in volunteering are asked to complete a Volunteer Application Form. You may also pick up a Volunteer Application Form at the Membership Desk. To ensure the volunteer experience is a rewarding for everyone, applicants will be contacted for an interview to discuss skills, experience, time commitment and training required for a successful experience.
All YMCA staff and volunteers are asked to provide a current Criminal Reference Check (CRC). Volunteer opportunities are open to YMCA members over the age of sixteen. Potential volunteers under the age of sixteen are accepted if they are currently enrolled or have completed a YMCA leadership program such as an advanced aquatics course, Youth Leadership Corps, Babysitters Training, etc.