Camp Counsellor (Former Employee), Woodstock, ON – July 23, 2014
get the kids ready in the group make sure everyone is together and start doing activities throughout the day. loved working at the YMCA cause we were outside and enjoying the outside with the kids doing activities. Hardest part was trying to figure out different activities everyday so they don't do the same ones.
CYF- Child, Youth & Family Worker (Current Employee), Toronto, ON – July 9, 2014
I am learning how to work with children. YMCA Delivers programs in manner in which the mission values, goals and practices of the YMCA are being met, while building a positive relationship Ensures that children, ages 6-18, have a positive experience leading to personal growth through fun and rewarding recreation and sport programs. Takes action – more... to ensure that the principles of Healthy Child Development and the Children’s Services standards are practiced in the delivery and planning of all children’s program – less
Pros: the kids, directors...very nice, easy going people
Cons: too short of a placement.. :(
I did my practicum in the daycare and really enjoyed it. It was a great group of little ones, funny, energetic, etc... The directors were amazing people, would have loved to have had the chance to work with them longer than the 2 1/2 months I was there. The staff, for the most part, were easy to get along with however, some of them didn't make me feel – more... very comfortable for the first little while that I was there. The ones who did, I miss greatly!!! I left compensation/benefits part empty on the ratings only due to the fact that it was not a paid position.
Youth Exchange Program (Former Employee), Toronto, ON – July 2, 2014
Pros: we had everything provided for us for just a small fee.
Cons: was a little home sick.
I enjoyed the YMCA Youth Exchange Program because you get to meet new people, you get to travel for a small fee , you get to explore somewhere totally different from where you're used to and learn about the history of that place.
Administrative Representative (Current Employee), toronto,on – June 15, 2014
Pros: free gym membership
Cons: too many data entries
the nature of the work needs to ask some very private questions to the clients during registration process. I learned that I have to be very careful to deal the infos with high confidentiality. Most of my colleagues are newcomers and I learned the importance of respecting the diverse cultures. The hardest part is that sometimes we need to shrink our – more... program because of short of fund. – less
Membership Entry Desk Clerk (Current Employee), Calgary, AB – June 12, 2014
Some days can be slower than others but overall I enjoy the people I am around, I am hard working and able to show this here at the YMCA. However it is not what I was born to do. I am a very active individual who needs a hands on career. I fell in love with welding and did really well in school. Now eager and excited to start full time work as a welding – more... apprentice. – less