Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteerism at the YMCA

The YMCA values its history of partnering with volunteers. There are many benefits of volunteering including learning new skills, sharing your knowledge and expertise, meeting new people, finding a place to belong and making new friends all while helping your community improve its overall health. All volunteers receive training to ensure safe and efficient operations in our child care, employment, camp, youth and health and fitness programs across the GTA. Volunteering is a great way to obtain your Ontario high school credit hours, complete a student placement, try something new, make new friends or transition to a new life stage. The YMCA has a variety of rewarding volunteer opportunities available.

Please be advised that due to the high volume of requests we receive for volunteer positions, it may take up to 10 business days for one of our staff to contact you after you have submitted your application. Once you are contacted, our screening process generally takes four to six weeks to complete.

Are you interested in a student placement?

Applicants interested in a student placement are asked to contact staff at one of our locations directly to see if there are any opportunities available. All of our program sites and locations can be found through our Find a Y page.

Child Care Volunteer Opportunities:

The YMCA is a leader in play-based learning and curriculum development for children ages 18 months to 12 years of age. As such we are the leading provider of affordable, quality licensed child care, school-aged programs and family enrichment programs across the GTA.


Child Care Volunteer Opportunities

Before and After School Play Partner
(minimum age 13)

Halton

Georgetown: Gardiner YMCA, George Kennedy YMCA, Harrison YMCA, Holy Cross YMCASt Catherine of Alexandria YMCA, St Francis of Assissi YMCA, and Silver Creek YMCA

Halton Hills: Glen Williams YMCA, and Pineview YMCA (130745 Sideroad, Halton Hills) 

Milton: Anne J MacArthur YMCAEscarpment View YMCAEW Foster YMCAGuardian Angels YMCA, Holy Rosary YMCAIrma Coulson YMCAJM Denyes YMCAMartin St YMCAOur Lady of Fatima YMCAOur Lady of Victory YMCAQueen of Heaven YMCARobert Baldwin YMCASam Sherratt YMCASt Anthony of Padua YMCA, St Benedict YMCA (80 McLaughlin Ave), and St Peter YMCA

Peel

Brampton St. Mary's YMCA

Caledon St Cornelius YMCA (16066 Innis Lake Rd)

Mississauga St Sofia YMCA (Monday-Friday, 7:30am-9:00am & 3:45pm-6:00pm)

Toronto / Scarborough / North York Area

Etobicoke Our Lady of Sorrows YMCA

Kinder Play Partner
(minimum age 13)

Halton

Georgetown: Gardiner YMCAGeorge Kennedy YMCAHarrison YMCAHoly Cross YMCASt Catherine of Alexandria YMCASt Francis of Assissi YMCA, and Silver Creek YMCA

Halton Hills: Glen Williams YMCA, and Pineview YMCA (130745 Sideroad, Halton Hills) 

Milton: Anne J MacArthur YMCAEscarpment View YMCAEW Foster YMCAGuardian Angels YMCAHoly Rosary YMCAIrma Coulson YMCAJM Denyes YMCAMartin St YMCAOur Lady of Fatima YMCAOur Lady of Victory YMCAQueen of Heaven YMCARobert Baldwin YMCASam Sherratt YMCASt Anthony of Padua YMCA, St Benedict YMCA (80 McLaughlin Ave), and St Peter YMCA

Peel

Caledon St Cornelius YMCA (16066 Innis Lake Rd)

Orangeville St Peter YMCA

PlayON Volunteer
(minimum age 13)

Durham

Ajax Lester B Pearson YMCA

Oshawa Dr CF Cannon Public School YMCA, Oshawa Glen St YMCA, Oshawa Mary St Community School YMCA, Oshawa Village Union YMCA and Oshawa Woodcrest Public School YMCA

Pickering Bayview Heights YMCA and Pickering Fairpoint Beach YMCA

Port Perry Good Shepherd YMCA 

Whitby Bellwood YMCA, Whitby Colonel JE Farewell YMCA and Whitby Dr Robert Thornton Public School YMCA

Peel

Mississauga David Leeder YMCA (Monday, Wednesdays & Fridays, 2:00pm-5:00pm)

York

Markham Gateway YMCA

Preschool Play Partner
(minimum age 13)

Peel

Mississauga St Hilary YMCA

Orangeville St Peter YMCA

Toddler Play Partner
(minimum age 13)

Peel

Mississauga St Hilary YMCA

Orangeville St Peter YMCA

Camping and Outdoor Education Volunteer Opportunities:

The YMCA Camp programs help children and youth build confidence, skills leadership and environmental awareness. The programs are offered across the GTA during summer months and school breaks, and our Outdoor Education programs are offered year-round.

Employment & Immigrant Services Volunteer Opportunities:

Employment Services provide personalized services to help youth and adult job seekers develop their skills and find meaningful employment. A wide variety of resources and community programs are also available to qualified volunteers such as YMCA Immigrant Services, Youth Support Services and International programs. Unique and interesting volunteer opportunities are available.

Assessment Centre Assistant
(minimum age 15)

Toronto / Scarborough / North York Area

Etobicoke YMCA Employment and Immigrant Services

North York YMCA Employmet and Immigrant Services

Toronto Consumer's Rd YMCA Immigrant Services

Classroom Assistant - Digital Skills Workshops
(minimum age 18)

Toronto / Scarborough / North York Area

Etobicoke YMCA Employment and Immigrant Services

Northwood Neighbour (#400 - 1860 Wilson Ave, North York)

North York YMCA Employment and Immigrant Services

Revera Westside LTC (1145 Albion Rd, Etobicoke)

Senior Tamil's Centre (#203 - 5200 Finch Ave E, Scarborough)

York

Richmond Hill YMCA Employment and Community Services

Customer Service/Administrative Volunteer
(minimum age 15)

Toronto / Scarborough / North York Area

Etobicoke YMCA Employment and Immigrant Services

North York YMCA Employment and Immigrant Services

Scarborough Tapscott YMCA Employment and Immigrant Services

York

Markham YMCA Employment Services

Richmond Hill YMCA Employment and Community Services

Employment Programs Support
(minimum age 15)

Toronto / Scarborough / North York Area

Scarborough Tapscott YMCA Employment and Immigrant Services

York

Markham YMCA Employment Services

Event Volunteer
(minimum age 13)

Toronto / Scarborough / North York Area

Scarborough HUB YMCA Employment ServicesScarborough Milner YMCA Employment and Immigrant ServicesScarborough Centre YMCA

York

Markham YMCA Employment Services

Job Developer Assistant
(minimum age 18)

Toronto / Scarborough / North York Area

Etobicoke YMCA Employment and Immigrant Services

Scarborough Tapscott YMCA Employment and Immigrant Services

York 

Richmond Hill YMCA Employment and Community Services

Library Settlement Program Group Facilitator
(minimum age 18)
Centennial Public Library (578 Finch Ave West, Toronto) - Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays from 4:00pm-7:00pm
Newcomer Information Centre Assistant
(minimum age 18)

Toronto / Scarborough / North York Area

Central YMCA

Scarborough Milner YMCA Employment and Immigrant Services

Next Stop Canada Youth Mentor
(minimum age 14 - maximum age 21)

Toronto / Scarborough / North York Area

Toronto YMCA Head Office

NYLD Program Assistant (Newcomer Youth Leadership Development)
(minimum age 21)

Toronto / Scarborough / North York Area

East York Community Centre (1081 Pape Ave)

Scarborough Centre YMCA

NYLD Volunteer Tutor (Newcomer Youth Leadership Development)
(minimum age 19)

Toronto / Scarborough / North York Area

Central YMCA - Seeking Math Tutors and General Tutors (various subjects)

Etobicoke YMCA Employment & Immigrant Services - Seeking Calculus and Math Tutors

Thorncliffe Library (48 Thorncliffe Park Drive, Toronto) -  Seeking Biology Tutors

Resource Centre Assistant
(minimum age 15)

Peel

Mississauga YMCA Employment and Community Services

Toronto / Scarborough / North York Area

Etobicoke YMCA Employment and Immigrant Services

North York YMCA Employment and Immigrant Services

Scarborough HUB YMCA Employment Services, Scarborough Tapscott YMCA Employment and Immigrant ServicesScarborough Milner YMCA Employment and Immigrant ServicesScarborough Centre YMCA

Workshop Facilitator 
(minimum age 18)

York

Markham YMCA Employment Services

Youth Job Connection Mentorship Guest Speaker
(minimum age 18)

York

Richmond Hill YMCA Employment and Community Services

Health and Fitness Volunteer Opportunities:

The YMCA is committed to the holistic health of all individuals by providing a unique support network and variety of health and fitness programs for all ages and abilities. Our YMCA Health and Fitness programs go beyond what you would find at your average gym. It’s a place where you have the opportunity to participate in important community programs and make new friends at the same time.

Child Minding Volunteer
(minimum age 13)

Durham

Oshawa YMCA

Peel 

Brampton YMCA

Mississauga YMCA

Toronto / Scarborough / North York Area

Central YMCA

Cooper Koo Family YMCA

North York YMCA

West End YMCA

York

Markham Rudy Bratty YMCA 

Child, Youth & Family Assistant Coach (Basketball)
(minimum age 13)

Toronto / Scarborough / North York Area

Central YMCA

Child, Youth & Family Drop-In Programs Volunteer
(minimum age 13)

Peel

Brampton YMCA

Mississauga YMCA

Toronto / Scarborough / North York Area

Central YMCA

Cooper Koo Family YMCA

North York YMCA

Scarborough Centre YMCA

West End YMCA

York

Markham Rudy Bratty YMCA

Child, Youth & Family Instructional Programs Volunteer
(minimum age 13, minimum age 16 in Brampton for soccer and baseball)

Durham

Oshawa YMCA

Peel

Brampton YMCA

Mississauga YMCA

Toronto / Scarborough / North York Area

Central YMCA 

Cooper Koo Family YMCA

North York YMCA 

Scarborough Centre YMCA

West End YMCA

York

Markham Rudy Bratty YMCA

Child, Youth & Family Martial Arts Programs Volunteer
(minimum age 13)

Peel 

Brampton YMCA

Mississauga YMCA

Toronto / Scarborough / North York Area

North York YMCA

Child, Youth & Family Sports League Assistant (Basketball)
(minimum age 13)

Toronto / Scarborough / North York Area

Central YMCA

Teen Council
(age range 13-18)

Durham

Oshawa YMCA

Peel

Brampton YMCA 

Mississauga YMCA

Toronto / Scarborough / North York Area

Central YMCA

Cooper Koo Family YMCA

North York YMCA

Scarborough Centre YMCA

West End YMCA

York

Markham Rudy Bratty YMCA

Teen Night Volunteer
(minimum age 13)

Durham

Oshawa YMCA

Peel

Brampton YMCA

Mississauga YMCA

Toronto / Scarborough / North York Area

Central YMCA 

Cooper Koo Family YMCA

North York YMCA

Scarborough Centre YMCA

West End YMCA

York

Markham Rudy Bratty YMCA

Health & Fitness Maintenance Assistant
(minimum age 13)

Peel 

Mississauga YMCA

Toronto / Scarborough / North York Area

Cooper Koo Family YMCA

North York YMCA

Housekeeper
(minimum age 13)

Toronto / Scarborough / North York Area

Cooper Koo Family YMCA

Scarborough Centre YMCA

West End YMCA

Laundry Assistant
(minimum age 13)

Toronto / Scarborough / North York Area

Central YMCA 

Cooper Koo Family YMCA

North York YMCA 

Scarborough Centre YMCA

West End YMCA

Locker Room Assistant - Women's Plus
(minimum age 25 in North York and 16 in Scarborough)

Toronto / Scarborough / North York Area

Cooper Koo Family YMCA

North York YMCA 

Scarborough Centre YMCA

Locker Room Assistant - Men's Plus
(minimum age 25 in North York and 16 in Scarborough)

Toronto / Scarborough / North York Area

Cooper Koo Family YMCA

North York YMCA 

Scarborough Centre YMCA

Locker Room Attendant
(minimum age 13)

Toronto / Scarborough / North York Area

Central YMCA 

Cooper Koo Family YMCA

Scarborough Centre YMCA

West End YMCA

Group Fitness Assistant Leader
(minimum age 16)

Peel 

Brampton YMCA

Mississauga YMCA

Toronto / Scarborough / North York Area

Cooper Koo Family YMCA

North York YMCA

Scarborough Centre YMCA

West End YMCA

York

Markham Rudy Bratty YMCA

Group Fitness Leader
(minimum age 16)

**Now recruiting Barre instructors in all Health and Fitness Centres! Indicate Barre instructor on your application**

Durham

Oshawa YMCA

Peel

Brampton YMCA

Mississauga YMCA

Toronto / Scarborough / North York Area

Cooper Koo Family YMCA

Central YMCA

Scarborough Centre YMCA

North York YMCA

West End YMCA

York

Markham Rudy Bratty YMCA

Teen Night Group Fitness Leader
(minimum age 16)

Durham 

Oshawa YMCA

Toronto / Scarborough / North York Area

Scarborough Centre YMCA

West End YMCA

Other Volunteer Opportunities:

 YMCA Ambassador   Various YMCA Centres and Community Events in Toronto, York, Peel and Durham.