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

Position Purpose:

The YMCA of Okanagan is looking for up and coming or established Aquatics superstars to volunteer their time as an Assistant Swimming Instructor at our H2O and Kelowna Family YMCA facilities! As an Assistant Instructor you'll be helping to make our community stronger by working with Instructors and Lifeguards to make sure lessons run smoothly and kids get the best experience possible.

Facility Location:

Kelowna Family YMCA, 375 Hartman Road, Kelowna BC

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

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Communicate with Lifeguards and other staff about lesson needs
  • Supervise lesson groups during regular instruction
  • 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)


  • Background or interest 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.
  • 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.

Expected Time Commitment:

  • One two-hour shift per week
  • Monday to Thursday between 4:00-7:30
  • Saturdays and Sundays between 9:00-7:00

Pre- Volunteer Training

  • YMCA Child Protection and Volunteer Orientation


  • 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 dropped off in person at the addresses below:

Ryann Caulkins, H2O Aquatics Volunteer Coordinator  

4075 Gordon Drive, Kelowna BC                                  

Robyn Desautels, Kelowna Family YMCA Volunteer Coordinator

375 Hartman Road, Kelowna BC

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