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First experience
Volunteer (Former Employee), Toronto, ONJune 18, 2013
Generally I was there only for three hours. I was volunteer because I just wanted to see the environment before I started to study early childhood education. When I was there, I only played with the children.
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It is a really enjoyable place to work
Youth Leader (Former Employee), Mississauga, ONJune 8, 2013
Pros: if we are allowed to go home early we still get payed for the rest of the hours
Cons: n/a
We played a lot of activities and we learnt a lot of new things like the dangers of smoking weed.
This place is a great place for youths who are struggling to get a job.
There is no hard part of the job.
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a great place with great people
child and youth assistant (Former Employee), 350 Quigley rd hamilton onJune 2, 2013
it was a great place. employes had a lot of fun and interacted with each other all the time. we worked as a team and got every job done
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Friendly
Teacher (Former Employee), North York, ONMay 25, 2013
Nice Friendly Workplace
Teaching High school students
time management
preparing teaching material was the hardest part
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friendly work enviornment
Member Services Representative (Current Employee), Calgary, ABMay 23, 2013
Pros: work enviornment
The work envirnment is so friendly. I have learned alot from this job.Especially improved my communicating skills, managing tasks and taking proper care of the customers accounts.The co-workers are really helpful. Overall, i really enjoy my job and i dont feel anything is hard in this job.I really enjoy working in YMCA and it keeps me motivating.
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enjoyed working with kids
Volunteer (Former Employee), Oshawa, ONMay 14, 2013
Pros: wonderful people working with you
i would help get the gym area ready for the kids, and watch them and play games and draw,
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Kids are fun and always surprise you
Instructor (Former Employee), Surrey, BCMay 14, 2013
Pros: free food
Cons: sometimes kids have bad days.
You always got your exercise running around in the playground and helping the kids participate in games and activities or being encouraged because you saw a kid do something amazing that they thought that they didn't have the confidence to do until you gave them a little push.
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multicultural
Early Childhood Educator (Former Employee), Toronto, ONMay 13, 2013
loved working at YMCA. it is a great company. staffs are being treated fairly and salary and benefits are compatible too. miss working there. i would definitely go back to work there. left the job because moved to Brampton.
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exciting experience in YMCA
Athletic and Fitness Coordinator (Former Employee), Toronto, OnMay 11, 2013
every shift was packed with a joyful environment. ive learned how to speak and teach kids in a verbal and visual manner. the management was very flexible as well as the co-workers. the hardest part about the job was adjusting to the environment but the most enjoyable part is starting to settle and excel at your job
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Fun and busy work place with minimum hours
New comer youth programmer (Current Employee), Kitchener, ONMay 11, 2013
Pros: working with kids
Cons: minimal hours
Its a very fun workplace that consist of hard team work as well as social skill. The hours that I have received a small due to the fact that I have been a student for the past 4 years and therefore dont have many hours for the summer. I have learnt with this kind of job that you really do need your team to make any day a good day. I coach kids basketball – more... over the weekend and have done summer camps. With summer camp you start fro 8-5 and along with the responsibility of looking after 60 kids. The co-workers are great, everyone is enthusiastic and everyone has their own strengths and weakness' which makes our team that much stronger. The most enjoyable part of my job is knowing that at the end of the day, I am the reason the children are improving in their skills, that they we're able to accomplish any goal due to my support and the help I have given them. – less
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fun and enjoyable
Camp Counselor (Former Employee), London, OnMay 7, 2013
I did enjoy this job, although there was no adventment in the company
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Great place to work
Front Desk Clerk (Former Employee), Beaverton, ONMay 6, 2013
You meet different types of people daily. You get to work with children & a great organization.
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YMCA Hamilton
Child Care Supervisor (Former Employee), Hamilton, ONMay 2, 2013
A good company to work for, they have strong values and are eager to support the community in any way possible.

A typical day at work would consist of picking up the children from their classrooms, walking them to the YMCA school Age Childcare program where we would have a program routine that was followed such as reading time, sensory play, cognitive – more... play, arts and crafts, and science days, etc.
Also responsible for attending 10 professional development training sessions per year, daily administrative duties, and managing a petty cash. produced newsletters for the parents, children and school.

I very much enjoyed the employees that I had worked with. Some really had made it a great experience in working together as a supportive team.

I thoroughly enjoyed working with the children, watching their developmental growth, and having a positive impact on their lives.

The hardest part of my previous job at the YMCA was having the children move on, once old enough to join the Sr. program. I had established good relationships with the parents and children. – less
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volunteer
Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer (Former Employee), Brampton, ONMay 1, 2013
I would do group fitness classes on spin bikes. also I would go to different workshops
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Fair employers
Camp Counsellor (Former Employee), Vancouver, BCApril 29, 2013
everything is in a tight schedule and in order! you are guaranteed that everything will run smoothly.
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great organization
Kindergarten Teacher (Current Employee), Oakville, ONApril 14, 2013
Pros: training
Cons: part time
This company is helping me grow more in my teaching career. I would like to work here in future too and find something permanent that will benefit me in long term.
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Fun workplace and Great First Job
Camp Counselor (Former Employee), Niagara Falls, ONApril 13, 2013
Pros: working with children with awesome student staff
Cons: requires working extended hours at least 2 weeks out of the summer
The YMCA has been a great first job experience. I have had a really fun time working with kids and with great staff. The YMCA has taught me valuable experience dealing with sometimes difficult situations involving children, as well as parents, in an enjoyable work environment. The hardest part of the job is adapting to situations when the occasional – more... poor planning has been scheduled, however dealing with such situations becomes easier overtime especially with the helpful management that go out of their way to teach you the steps you need to deal with them yourself. – less
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Provided guidance for the children.
camp councilor (Former Employee), Saratoga Springs, NYMarch 29, 2013
Pros: being outside most of the time, exerice, and free snacks, not working on weeknds.
Cons: only have a 30 mintunte break out of a full activity day.
A typical work day would be arriving at the y at 9:00 am, then we would do a morning round up outside activities with all of the units. Then In my unit we would have a schedule of fun activities for the day. The day was done at 5 30 pm. I have learned how to be patient and understanding of other children and the different age groups. The children where – more... my responsibility and I too pride in that. The management was good the YMCA is very organized with the schedules and activities. The hardest part of the job was on field trips because the children would be very excited and i would have to keep my eye on them at all times. The most enjoyable part of this job was having a personal relationship with the children, they looked up to me and I treated them like they where my child. – less
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fun, interesting
Volunteer (Current Employee), Scarborough, ONMarch 20, 2013
amazing experience - i learn how to deal with different culture and ethinicity people. moreover , passion to your own skills and how to show them through positve way.
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Productive & easy job to do.
CLERK (Former Employee), Greater Sudbury, ONMarch 4, 2013
Pros: free lunches
Cons: being there tilll morning, till past school hours.
Iv only volunteered there a couple times with my class for community hours, putting mail in envolopes & putting stickers on the right envolopes. I learned that dealing with mail is very confusing but easy with a lot of dedication. Hardest part of the job was making sure i didnt send a mail to the same person twice, most enjoyable part was sitting down – more... all day chatting with teachers & workers & classmates. – less

About YMCA

YMCA of the USA is the national resource office for the nation's 2,663 YMCAs, which serve nearly 20.2 million people each year, – Read more