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Careers & Volunteers


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… and we are only just getting started. In partnership with the City of Calgary, we will expand our impact operating new facilities in Rocky Ridge and Seton. The YMCA will also be operating the new Quarry Park Child Development Centre, set to open August 2016, to serve 348 children. These amazing new spaces will help us reach more people through our passionate volunteers, members, and staff.


How will you make an impact? Who will you become at YMCA Calgary?


Opportunities at New YMCA Facilities - Opening Summer 2016

We are now hiring for exciting new positions at our new Remington YMCA location two new childcare centres:


“The heart of a volunteer is not measured in size but by the depth of commitment to make a difference in the lives of others.” ~DeAnne Hollis

Volunteers are the heart of our organization. Families, individuals and corporations can all give of their time, talents and treasure to help us build strong communities. Our volunteer opportunities are open to individuals 14 years of age and over. Volunteer within a fun and healthy environment and enjoy these benefits:

  • Contribute to the community
  • Thrive as part of a global organization
  • Enhance your leadership skills
  • Gain employment skills
  • City-Wide YMCA membership

Volunteers contribute minimum 1½ hours per week and complete necessary training. 


Are you interested in becoming a Fitness Instructor?
YMCA Fitness Leadership Schedule - Summer and Fall 2016