YMCA of the Okanagan
  • 13-Sep-2019 to 31-Dec-2019 (PST)
  • Kelowna, BC, CAN
  • Volunteer

Position Purpose:

Do you like to move it, move it? Join the Fitness department at the YMCA of Okanagan by teaching classes for members of the YMCA community. If you're someone who is passionate about fitness, loves to get people moving and have a knack for making amazing workout playlists then this opportunity is calling your name!

Facility Location:

Kelowna Family YMCA, 375 Hartman Road, Kelowna BC

H2O Adventure and Fitness Centre, 4075 Gordon Drive, Kelowna BC

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Prepare and plan for all classes
  • Make sure your knowledge is up to date about equipment and exercises used in your class
  • Ensure certifications are up to date
  • Provide instruction aligned with YMCA fitness standards
  • 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)


  • 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.
  • Current Weight Training, Personal Training or Group Fitness Certificate by a recognized governing body (e.g. BCRPA, CFES, CSEP) an asset

Expected Time Commitment:

  • One hour of teaching weekly
  • Any preparation needed for classes (Estimated one-two hours)

Pre-Volunteer Training

  • YMCA Child Protection and Volunteer Orientation
  • Working one on one with Volunteer Coordinator to make sure there is an understanding of programs
  • If you don't have any fitness certifications but are interested in attaining them the YMCA has an interview process to see if these free courses are the right fit for you!


  • 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 in person with cover letter and resume to the addresses below:

Michelle Moffatt, Kelowna Family YMCA Health and Fitness Coordinator

375 Hartman Road, Kelowna BC        

Jennifer Bulcock, H2O Health and Fitness Coordinator

4075 Gordon Drive, Kelowna BC

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