YMCA of the Okanagan (Volunteer Child Care Champion)

Organization Name: YMCA of the Okanagan
Opportunity Title: Volunteer Child Care Champion
Category: Children & Youth
Commitment: Ongoing Opportunity (> 1 year)
Start Date: October 2, 2019
End Date: December 31, 2019

Email: work@ymcaokanagan.ca
Website: https://www.ymcaokanagan.ca/
  • Background/police check required
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged between 18 and 55
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged 55 and over
  • Training or orientation required
Opportunity Description:

Position Purpose: You are someone Children flock to and have a strong understanding of what makes a great Child Care provider. With these two characteristics in hand you will support others in Child Care programs for Children between the ages of 0-5 years old while actively playing alongside participating Children. As a member of the YMCA Child Care team you will be a first point of contact for parents whose children are involved in our programs and share information with them regarding their child’s experience while also answering any questions they have. Facility Location: Kelowna Family YMCA, 375 Hartman Road, Kelowna BC H2O Adventure and Fitness Centre, 4074 Gordon Drive, Kelowna BC Responsibilities and Duties: Foster a safe and inclusive play environment for Children and Toddlers of mixed developmental levels Have the eyes of a Hawk and ears of an Elephant to be aware of all going on around you within programs Help to plan and run activities for Children and Toddlers Ensure certifications are up to date Demonstrate the YMCA core values Actively participate in and promote philanthropy through the YMCA Association initiatives, including the Strong Kids Campaign and other events (e.g. Healthy Kids Day) Qualifications: Upon request provide 3 references that are professional in nature (e.g. Employer, Supervisor or Colleague.) 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. Degree or diploma in Child Care related field is an asset Expected Time Commitment: Volunteer shifts are typically 2-4 hours Weekly routine shifts are ideal but not required Pre-Volunteer Training YMCA Orientation Working one on one with Volunteer Coordinator to make sure there is an understanding of programs Competencies: A commitment to the mission, vision and values of the organization: Demonstrates and promotes a personal understanding of and appreciation for the mission, vision, strategic outcomes and values of the Y. Service Orientation: Deliberately identifies and creates opportunities to enhance each and every individual’s YMCA experience Application Process: Applications can be submitted via https://www.ymcaokanagan.ca/Volunteer or submitted with cover letter and resume at one of the addresses below: Tina Bennett, Child and Youth Manager, Kelowna Family YMCA             375 Hartman Road, Kelowna BC                                        Nicole Hanson, Child and Youth Manager, H2O Adventure & Fitness Centre 4075 Gordon Drive, Kelowna BC

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