Volunteering

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Is there a dress code for volunteering?

All volunteers will be asked to maintain a professional image at all times when volunteering at the YMCA. There are several roles that are required to wear a YMCA uniform that will be provided by the YMCA at no cost to the volunteer.

December 21st, 2016|

How much time do I need to volunteer?

The YMCA offers flexible volunteer positions. You can choose how much time you would like to commit to/give as a YMCA volunteer. Whether you want to help out occasionally or on an ongoing basis, we’ll work together to find a role that meets your availability and schedule.

December 21st, 2016|

How old do I need to be to volunteer?

Current YMCA members who participate in our leadership development programs may volunteer at the YMCA starting at the age of 12. Non YMCA members must be 16 years of age. For licensed child care, individuals have to be at least 18 years old. Parental consent will be required for all volunteers under the age of [...]

December 21st, 2016|

Do I need references or a criminal reference check?

Yes. On the application form, you will be asked to identify three professional references. References will be checked as part of the screening process. In addition, before you can start your volunteer placement, all volunteers (with the exception of informal volunteers (special event volunteers and those who volunteer less than 10 hours annually) are required [...]

December 21st, 2016|

How do I apply to be a volunteer?

If you’re interested in a volunteer role with our YMCA, we invite you to apply today. All potential volunteers will be asked to complete a Volunteer Application Form. Print or save the form to your computer, then take the application to your local Health, Fitness and Aquatic Centre or email it directly to volunteer@niagara.ymca.ca. Your [...]

December 21st, 2016|

What volunteer roles are available?

There are many volunteer positions available at the YMCA for varying lengths of time, such as ongoing volunteer opportunities and one-time special event opportunities. Please see Volunteer Postings to explore the opportunities that fit your talents and interests. You don’t need any particular skills or background to help the people in our community! Volunteering is about [...]

December 21st, 2016|

Do I have to be a YMCA member to volunteer?

No, you do not need to be a YMCA member to volunteer with the YMCA of Niagara. We welcome and encourage YMCA members and non-members to get connected to their community through volunteering. If a Health, Fitness and Aquatics volunteer is a non-member and therefore does not have membership privileges, access to the facility will [...]

December 21st, 2016|