KIM Program Volunteer

Why should you join our team?

YMCA Calgary is actively building healthy communities – Join us in creating a better Calgary
YMCA Calgary opened its doors in 1902, since then we have evolved into a vibrant charitable organization where thousands of children, youth and adults access our programs and facilities. We are much more than a gym, pool, and recreational facility – we strive to adapt to community needs, and ensure that our programs and facilities can be accessed by all who need them. YMCA Calgary staff firmly believe that they are creating a positive impact in the community through their work at the Y. In our work we deliver health and wellness programs, community outreach, aboriginal programs, newcomer programs, day and overnight camping, outdoor schools, leadership development, childcare, and much more.

We serve diverse community needs through the Gray Family Eau Claire YMCA, Melcor YMCA at Crowfoot, Shawnessy YMCA, South Health Campus YMCA, Community YMCA, Saddletowne YMCA, Remington YMCA, and Camp Chief Hector YMCA. The YMCA also operates a stand-alone childcare centre in Quarry Park to serve 348 children… and we are only just getting started. In partnership with the City of Calgary, we will expand our impact operating new facilities Shane Homes YMCA in Rocky Ridge and Seton. These amazing new spaces will help us reach more people through our passionate volunteers, members, and staff.

At YMCA Calgary we are passionate about our work and know that we are creating a positive impact in the community. Our staff feel welcomed from the first day they start and quickly feel a sense of belonging here at the Y. The Kids in Motion Program (KIM) is a work-for-leisure program that emphasizes community involvement and giving back to the community for kids 9 to 12 years of age. If you are looking to care deeply about your work, make the community a better place, and develop your leadership skills this is the place for you!

Kids in Motion Program Volunteer
Community Branch
101 3rd St SW Calgary, Alberta
Start Date: June 20, 2018- August 26, 2018
Date of Posting to Close: when a suitable candidate is found

What qualifications we are looking for:
At YMCA Calgary we strive to ensure our volunteers are a fit based on their strengths, interests, and future goals.

Police Information Check with Vulnerable Sector Search
3 Professional References
Attend field trips and support participants in community projects/activities and during recreation time.
Standard First Aid and CPR-C certification (must be completed before programs start in July)
Experience working with children
Responsible and Safety-Oriented
Communication skills
Previous experience supporting program coordinators by helping maintain program participant safety while supervising and engaging positively with the participants.

What does this role look like at YMCA Calgary?

A typical day in the KIM program;
-Children arrive – Meet and greet parents and children
-Go out into community and perform a service learning project (help out at a local agency, raise money for someone through a bottle drive, Food Drive)
-Lunch
-Recreation Opportunity (Field trip to a local attraction or activity at a local agency.)
-Return with children to meeting space for pick up

What qualities do we look for in YMCA Calgary volunteers?
Our staff and volunteers model and are committed to the following competencies;
Developing the Self and Others: Developing people with a view toward present and future capacity
Building Purposeful Relationships: Relating to people authentically with their best in mind.
Creating a Culture of Community: Gathering people to purpose and vision.
Making Intentional Impact: Intending to make a difference every day.
Thinking and Acting Strategically: Applying thoughts, words, and actions in service to the vision.
Applying Business Acumen: Demonstrating excellence in technical skills and stewarding the YMCA Business Model.
Innovating: Ability to know your environment, initiate and respond effectively to changing conditions.

Volunteer Commitment and Privileges
Upon completion of a period determined by YMCA Calgary, volunteers are eligible for a citywide YMCA general membership. To continue, volunteers must volunteer a minimum of 1.5 hours per week.
Weekday morning and afternoons, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm, one or two days/week
Volunteers will be required to attend trainings in May.

If interested in this volunteer opportunity, please send a resume completed volunteer application to:
Email: volunteer@ymcacalgary.org