YMCA of the Okanagan
  • 07-Jan-2019 to 08-Mar-2019 (PST)
  • Kelowna, BC, CAN
  • Volunteer Opportunity
  • Volunteer

Skill Development, Part of the Y Community

Location: H2O Adventure + Fitness Centre

Status: Accepting

Placement Date: Immediately

Must be: +15 years old

Schedule: 2-hour shift per week (Sun-Sat, 9am-7pm depending on the day)


We are seeking an assistant to a swimming instructor, who is friendly, resourceful, well organized, and enjoys working with young children and would love giving time at the H20 Adventure + Fitness Centre. If that sounds like you, then this is your ideal place to help build strong kids, strong families, and strong communities.

Without volunteers, the Y could not subsidize memberships or expand on the health and wellness programs that prove to change lives today. Without our volunteers' gift of time, we definitely could not grow to help those that need us tomorrow. YMCA volunteers come in all shapes, sizes and skill sets. There are varieties of volunteer opportunities in our YMCA centres to suit you. Your time and talent is needed to help our members grow in spirit, mind and body.


Major Responsibilities:

  • Identify and create opportunities to enhance every person's experience.
  • Lead children through activities in the water.
  • Support and work as part of a staff/volunteer team ensuring excellent customer service.
  • Provide leadership and guidance.



  • 15 years or older.
  • Background in aquatics.
  • Bronze Medallion or Bronze Cross is an asset.
  • First aid and CPR-C is an asset.
  • Ability to communicate well with adults and children.
  • 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, 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 follow the instructions in the link below in order to submit your YMCA of Okanagan Volunteer Application: 



Applications and questions can be addressed to:

Katelan Miller

Aquatic Volunteer Supervisor


H2O Adventure + Fitness Centre 4075 Gordon Drive, Kelowna, BC V1W 5J2   h2okelowna.ca

H2O is operated by the YMCA of Okanagan

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