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A great place to work.
Coordinator (Former Employee), Winnipeg, MBFebruary 20, 2014
Pros: flexible
Cons: shorted on funding
I was blessed to work with some of the best folks ever at this job.
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Gaining great Experience working with children
Children's Counsellor (Former Employee), London, ONFebruary 15, 2014
Camp Counsellor
Team Player
Gaining new knowledge working with children on a daily basis
Teaching Children
Very Rewarding
Enjoying the outdoors
Planning activities
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Very enjoyable work with great co-workers
Daycamp Counsellor (Former Employee), London, ONJanuary 25, 2014
Amazing environment, experience, and co-workers. I learned a lot about children and different ways of addressing situations. I had so much fun interacting with the kids and learning from them.
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Great place to work at
YMCA Life Guard Training (Former Employee), Oakville, ONJanuary 21, 2014
Pros: great people to work with
I only had two shifts at the YMCA but they where the best, great people coming to swim and work out, great people to work with and the training I had was amazing it was all hands on in and out of the water had good hours to give. would have left if I didn't have to move.
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fairly easy work but with very little advancements
Cleaner/Maintenance (Current Employee), Orillia, ONJanuary 11, 2014
Pros: easy work, with not a lot changeing day to day., .
Cons: hours are always all over the place, management
the training is all done by when things come up and need to be deal with.,., the best part of the job is the members that come in on a daily bases and your co-workers.,., management could use improving in like that supervisors don't stay long.,.,.,
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Great place to work with amazing staff.
Lifeguard/ Aquatics Instructor (Current Employee), Guelph, ONJanuary 10, 2014
Pros: - i get to work with great people, the job is extremely rewarding
Cons: low pay
A typical day in my position switches between guarding the pool and teaching aquatic lessons. The lessons I teach range from pre school classes to teaching lifesaving courses such as bronze cross. I work with many different types of people in my typical day and try my best to build a relationship with my students.

The hardest part of my job is the – more... fact that others lives are in my hands. I am very serious when it comes to this position because it is very important to always be tentative and watchful of all patrons.

The most enjoyable part of my job is teaching because it is rewarding for me as the instructor. When I see my students progressing it brings me great joy and causes me to feel even more determined to do everything I can in order to help them continue progressing.

My co-workers are all amazing at my job and I get along really well with all of them. We are a team at this job really promotes exercising as a team because we are dealing with serious matters, especially while we are guarding.

I have learned a lot from this job such as collaboration with others and how to handle different situations. I also have become much better working under pressure, as I have no choice if something is to go wrong while I am guarding or teaching lessons. – less
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Productive, and fun work place.
Co-op Placement (Former Employee), Barrie, ONJanuary 5, 2014
A typical day at placement was a calm but enjoyable day.
The summer placement doesn't have many children come to the YMCA so on a good day there will be 7 kids max.

I enjoyed my time at the YMCA.
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A bit tough but overall a blast
Lifeguard/Swim Instructor (Current Employee), Chilliwack, BCJanuary 3, 2014
I still work for the YMCA as a trained lifeguard. It's a great job to have and everyone there is great. I get to work with people of all ages.
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Fun
Volunteer Work (Former Employee), Calgary, ABDecember 30, 2013
Pros: rewards at where we help out.
Cons: long hours.
It was just volunteer work. Didn't get paid but it gave me quite a bit of experience of the field of work/
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As listed.
Schools Site Coordinator (Former Employee), Corner Brook, NLDecember 30, 2013
Pros: met so many people and learned many new skills.
Cons: only temporary.
Excellent,fun job but it was only temporary. They never allowed the same person do the job for 2 years in a row.
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fun atmosphere
YOUTH PROGRAMS FACILITATOR (Former Employee), cobourgDecember 26, 2013
A very fun atmosphere and an active place to work. Had an issue with the depth of the training and feel they should take more time training employees making sure they are aware of the special needs of all participants.
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Busy, fun work environment
Leadership Head Councilor (Former Employee), St. Catharines, ONDecember 18, 2013
Pros: fun job, great people
Cons: low pay
Full day of child care, planning and facilitating activities.
Wonderful staff.
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Fun workplace and helpful people
ECE Assistant(Volunteer) (Former Employee), Ottawa, ONDecember 17, 2013
As a newcomer to Ottawa, I have received many help from YMCA-YWCA, so I choose my first volunteer job there to pay back.
I really enjoy the valued days I have worked there.
The workplace is great and teachers there are so helpful.
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a great place to work
Office assistant (Former Employee), North York, ONDecember 4, 2013
- office assistance
- learned a lot about customer care
- lot of teamwork
- Co -workers were great , always helpful
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voluntary
Volunteer Assistant Lifeguard (Former Employee), Burlington, ONDecember 2, 2013
Pros: teaching
Cons: it was in a pool
To be polite
To be Kind to others
Learned to give back to the community
keeping kids in check
having fun
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Fun place to work with co-workers who love to help
Supply Teacher (Current Employee), Burlington, ONNovember 25, 2013
Pros: friendly staff
Cons: diaper changes
I enjoy coming to work everyday; it's easy to wake up and make my way to work on early mornings. My workplace is very flexible and understanding with any problems I may face. The kids/parents are all very friendly and appreciate the work that I do. The most enjoyable part of my day is noticing when the children take what I teach them and apply them – more... to everyday situations and also when they teach their parents the same things. – less
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wonderful place to work
Afterschool Antics Instructor (Current Employee), kitchener ONNovember 12, 2013
It is a wonderful play to work, great experience and great people also. I enjoy working with kids and enjoy learning something new from them every day.
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Productive, creative
Trainee (Current Employee), Mississauga, ONNovember 12, 2013
Pros: good work environment, supportive, open to new ideas
Cons: not long term
YMCA Youth Enhancement Support Services.

Advancing my skills as well as gaining new certificates such as WHMIS and Smart Serve.
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very warm and friendly atmospher .Feeling good with helping people
Newcomer information Center Customer Service (Former Employee), 10 Millner scarbouroghNovember 5, 2013
Pros: free lunchs
Cons: nothing
a typical day started from 8 am - 4 pm
I learned a lot of institue around Toronto with different service for new comers
I liked working with my team all were very nice people
I did not feel any hardness in my job
The most enjoable part of my job was meeting people from different parts of word and seeing smile of their face when they were feeling of – more... satisfaction after getting help from us – less
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Fun workplace
Volunteer (Former Employee), Sydney, NSOctober 29, 2013
As a volunteer in YMCA, the main task for me was to communicate with children, which as a assistant for a coach. I learned a lot relating to child protection, such as child abuse law.

About YMCA

The YMCA was established over 160 years ago as a charity dedicated to the health of both individuals and communities. Our focus – Read more