YMCA of the Okanagan (Child Minding Volunteer)

Organization Name: YMCA of the Okanagan
Opportunity Title: Child Minding Volunteer
Category: Children & Youth
Commitment: 6 months to 1 year
Start Date: November 26, 2018
End Date: November 1, 2019

Email: volunteer@ymcaokanagan.ca
Website: https://www.ymcaokanagan.ca/
  • Background/police check required
  • Appropriate for youth (i.e., less than 18)
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged between 18 and 55
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged 55 and over
  • Family-oriented volunteering
Opportunity Description:

At the YMCA, volunteers offer their time and skills to our programs because they understand that the Y is so much more than a gym. It is a place for better health and development for ALL—kids, teens, seniors, entire families—in our community, no matter what they can or cannot financially afford. Everyone can belong at the Y. Parents or guardians can enjoy a workout or swim within the facility while their children are in the care of qualified staff and volunteers. We provide supervised play with age-appropriate toys, arts and crafts as well special care for babies. We need Childminding Volunteers who are enthusiastic, dedicated, fun-loving, and who are passionate about supporting the community. If that sounds like you, then this is your ideal place to help build healthy communities. Major Responsibilities and Abilities: Ensure children have a fun experience while in our care; giving parents an opportunity to use our facilities Responsible for welcoming all participants that use our service Provide quality care and a safe environment for the children Support and work as part of a staff and volunteer team Able to work independently as well as part of a team Able to follow direction and ask for clarification Optional Responsibilities Assist team in creating a calm, welcoming environment for all babies and children Clean and organize area Support the Y’s mission and values Qualifications: Enjoy working with children Able to communicate well with children and adults Resourceful and organized First Aid & CPR certifications considered an asset A satisfactory Criminal Record Check. Successful candidates will be required to provide a current and satisfactory Criminal Reference Check/Vulnerable Sector Search issued no later than six (6) months preceding your start date. The YMCA will provide applicable instructions and paperwork. Upon request provide 3 references.  A minimum of 2 will be professional in nature (eg. Employer, Supervisor or Colleague) Commitment to Mission, Vision and Values: Demonstrates and promotes a personal understanding of and appreciation for the mission, vision and values of YMCA of Okanagan. Service Attitude: Identifies needs and wants of members/participants as priority and responds in an effective and timely manner to enhance every person’s Y experience. Planning and Organization: Establishes a clearly defined, effective course of action to accomplish work goals. Self-Management: Ability to direct personal performance to achieve desired results with minimum supervision. Application Process: Please submit your application by filling out our volunteer application form. Email your application to volunteers@ymcaokanagan.ca or drop it off at any of our locations.

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