Child Day Care Assistant (Former Employee) – Burlington, ON – February 9, 2016
As I stated in my summary, working for the YMCA was very rewarding, in the sense that I was able to work with such an amazing group of children, meet incredible parents, while working with extremely hard-working and intelligent co-workers.
Volunteer Athletics Coordinator (Former Employee) – Surrey, BC – May 12, 2015
I volunteered and worked with kids aged 3-12. We would do arts and crafts, building things, playing games and also physical activity such as soccer or basketball or any kind of sport they wanted. Worked with nice people, very helpful. Hardest part was taking care of the youngest kids because they would jump on you or sometimes cry or not listen. Enjoyable part was being able to learn things from the kids and making them happy.
Member (Current Employee) – 4580 DUFFERIN ST TORONTO, ON – May 5, 2015
I have been volunteering at the ymca in their program called NYLD( New Comer Leadership Development and they are really helping me a lot when I need help. They are also helping me to improve my speaking, leadership and confidence that can help me to be more professional and knowledgeable about the new environment I'm into.
Volunteer Work (Former Employee) – Brampton, ON – April 27, 2015
-A regular work day is just like any other job, you go in and do your part that was assigned to you; once you have free time you can play some sports with other people. -This job made me learn about how to help others on doing what they're trying to accomplish and to help them reach their goal. -All the workers at the Brampton YMCA are all very enthusiastic and encouraging. They all try to help one another to do certain things and to help the community out by letting kids have fun at this community center. -The hardest part of this job would be running around the facility all the time because people are in need of personal assistance. -The most enjoyable part of this job is that you get to see a lot of people having fun and making the community a better place for kids, teens and adults.
There are many breaks you can take if nobody needs any assistance.
There are so many people that come to the Brampton YMCA and this makes the days longer and busier
Field Placement Student (Former Employee) – Oshawa, ON – April 27, 2015
The YMCA provides a welcoming environment to children and offers a knowledgeable team of staff. The most enjoyable part of the job was watching the children explore their environment and use their imaginations for play. I gained more confidence in communicating with parents and implementing routines. My co-operating teacher gave me the opportunity to implement a fire drill.
Friendly staff and parents, spending the day with two age groups, getting to know all the children in kindergarten and preschool care
Support (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – April 19, 2015
I've been with the Y for 2.5 years. Loved my experience with employment and community (a little less with CFD but still beneficial). Directors and GMs are supportive. Great work/life balance. Its difficult to become permanent but other than that, every day is a new challenge with exciting possibilities.
Child and Youth Leader (Current Employee) – Innisfil, ON – April 8, 2015
On a typical day at work it is my duty to greet parents and their children and to ensure them that their child will have a safe and enjoyable time at the facility. One of my other responsibilities is to keep the storage rooms clean and accessible for others to use. Co-workers and volunteers are friendly, inviting and experienced to work with. The hardest part of the job is ensuring that parents feel their child had an enjoyable time playing activities. The most enjoyable part of the job is playing and learning with the children and seeing them leave with smiles on their faces.
A highly productive and fun working environment and excellent management
Job Skills Counsellor (Former Employee) – North York, ON – April 3, 2015
A typical day at work I would engage in telephone and personal contacts with clients and employers to ensure the placement goals were achieved by both employers and employees I learned to facilitate workshops and teaching a diverse group of clirents how to apply the skills and knowledge on the Retail Sales Associate workbooks designed by The Retail Council of Canada Resolve all issues that could arise during the course of placements Recuring accurate and timely payments of contractual obligations with program clients and employers Coordinating with diverse organizations for the appropriate and complete WHIMIS, First Aid & CPR Training and Certificates issued accordingly The hardest part of the job was to resolve any conflicts that arose due to unforeseen circunstances with clients could not comply with employers work rules and schedules. These were quicly addressed and promptly resolved to both parties satisfaction,
Volunteer (Current Employee) – Mississauga, ON – April 3, 2015
I signed various members up for activities they wanted to participate it and acted accordingly. I enjoyed interacting with the staff members and the members of the YMCA. They have taught me simple values of respect.
Placement Student (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – March 29, 2015
I did love being a student and working with the staff but not agree with some of the decision taken upon with some staff. At times I did feel left out or taken advantage of. Loved the kids but the staff need to be reevaluated.
Resource Specialist Volunteer Assistant (Current Employee) – Burlington, ON – March 26, 2015
I have learned about a lot of useful experiences that I needed to use in the future. My supervisor has taught me a lot of numerous of useful strategies and helpful tip and tricks on how to get the job done in a professional manner. I have also learned how to use computer programs such as CATS, H drive, Gmail account, MS word, MS Publisher, and MS PowerPoint. The most enjoyable part of my job is helping out with clients, I'm very interested in learning about other people and developing a well build relationship with my clients and as well with my co-workers. Therefore I thank the YMCA for there commitment and leadership skills for helping me grow in the work field.
LIFEGUARD/INSTRUCTOR (Former Employee) – Mississauga – March 17, 2015
If you are a student, the hours are amazing. Works well with your school hours. If you are planning to work full time, however, that is not possible with the YMCA. Only two full time positions with the aquatics team. Overall, decent place to work.