Volunteerism at the YMCA of Greater Toronto
Why volunteer for your Y?
YMCA of Greater Toronto aspires to be a great place to volunteer through an environment that
embraces diversity and social inclusion, valuing differences and supporting full participation by all
volunteers. The YMCA provides more than 7,000 volunteers with meaningful opportunities to
make a difference in the lives of individuals and the health of our communities. The YMCA works
to build healthy communities. This is achieved through a shared culture and values.
The YMCA of Greater Toronto values the diversity of people and communities and is committed to
excellence and inclusion in our Association.
We are committed to an environment that is barrier free. If you require accommodation during
the interview process, please inform us in advance to arrange reasonable and appropriate
Volunteers ensure the health, safety and well-being of all children, youth and vulnerable people in
YMCA programs. Volunteers commit to the professional responsibility of maintaining knowledge of
legislation, policies and procedures, child and youth development and best practices to best serve
and protect children, youth, and vulnerable people.
Location: 931 College Street. Toronto, ON M6H 1A1
Teen Night is an open access teen only program for youth 13-18 from around the community and within our membership. The key themes of the night are youth engagement, leadership and health.
Activities may include: recreational, arts/culture, social, discussions of interest including summer jobs, global involvement, asset development, family challenges, body image, environment, etc.
Be positive, helpful and welcoming at all times.
Build relationships with youth and introduce them to other youth, staff and volunteers.
Deliver YMCA service responsibly, honestly, respectfully and with care.
Take responsibility to ensure that work area is clean at all times.
Take action to ensure youth are safe when participating at the YMCA.
Share the YMCA charitable mission.
Minimum age 13.
Volunteers age 16 and above will need to provide a Vulnerable Sector Screening from their local police service before their first day of volunteering and every three years on the anniversary of their first day of volunteering.
Previous experience working with youth an asset.
Teen Nights operate either every Fridays or Saturdays for approximately three hours. Minimum shifts vary at each YMCA Health and Fitness Centre.
Apply for this opportunity:
To apply for this position, contact: Evelin Paredes at Evelin.Paredes@ymcagta.org
Health and Fitness
Experience working with youth.
Learn about diversity at the YMCA and meet new people from all walks of life.
Gain valuable Canadian experience.
Be a part of the YMCA team and promote the YMCA Mission, Vision and Values.
Teen Night Volunteer
West End YMCA
931 College St.