Child Youth and Family Sports League Assistant

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Posted Date: September 29, 2022

Time CommitmentMinimum time commitment of one league session (approximately two hours a week for 15 weeks). League start and end time vary by sport and location.
Minimum Age13
Location(s)Available at various YMCA Health and Fitness Centres in the Greater Toronto Area.

Program Description

The Child Youth and Family Programs department organizes registered sports league programs for children and youth aged 5-17. Each sports league runs weekly and sessions last approximately 15 weeks. Participants will get the opportunity build their skills, confidence and meet new people while having fun playing sports. Sports League Assistants will partner with staff to make sure that gameplay runs smoothly and effectively so that participants have a positive experience.

Major Duties

Major Duties May Include:

  • Assisting with gameplay by taking attendance, keeping score, monitoring time, recording participant statistics or refereeing when applicable.
  • Setting up and taking down of equipment.
  • Maintaining a safe, clean and inclusive environment.
  • Building relationships with members by introducing them to other members, staff and volunteers.
  • Delivering YMCA service responsibly, honestly, respectfully and with care.


  • Minimum age 13.
  • Volunteers age 18 and above will need to provide a Vulnerable Sector Screening from their local police service before their first day of volunteering and every three years on the anniversary of their first day of volunteering.
  • Knowledge or experience playing sports such as basketball, soccer etc.
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work well with others.
  • The following skills and experience are considered assets for this position:
    • First Aid / CPR an asset.
    • Experience working with children or youth age 5-17 an asset.


  • Learn how sports programs are delivered in the community
  • Learn about diversity at the YMCA and meet new people from all walks of life.
  • Gain valuable Canadian experience.

How to apply

Complete the online volunteer application. You will need to provide the position title and location information of this position during step 3 of the application.

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Why Volunteer for the Y?

The YMCA of Greater Toronto aspires to be a great place to volunteer through an environment that embraces diversity and social inclusion, valuing differences and supporting full participation by all volunteers.  The YMCA provides more than 5500 volunteers with meaningful opportunities to make a difference in the lives of individuals and the health of our communities.  The YMCA works to build healthy communities.  This is achieved through a robust volunteer staff partnership, shared culture and values. 

Our Commitments

The YMCA of Greater Toronto values the diversity of people and communities and is committed to excellence and inclusion in our Association.

 We are committed to an environment that is barrier free. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please inform us in advance to arrange reasonable and appropriate accommodation.

About YMCA of Greater Toronto

The YMCA of Greater Toronto is a dynamic charity offering opportunities for personal growth, community involvement and leadership. Our 2010-2020 strategic plan Strong Start Great Future calls upon our Association to invest in young people across their life stages to deliver on our vision of ensuring our communities will be home to the healthiest children, teens and young adults. This community health strategy includes a significant role for adults and older adults.

Mirroring the region’s diversity, the YMCA offers a variety of programs responding to the needs of the community, including employment and essential skills, education, newcomer programs, youth outreach and intervention, fitness, sports and aquatics, international programs, child care and camps. 

When you support the YMCA of Greater Toronto, you help us ensure more children, youth and young adults have the chance to be healthy… and so much more. We believe that by providing our children with a strong start, they will have a great future. And, ultimately, strong, healthy children mean strong, healthy communities in the GTA for the years to come.