Employment Programs Support

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Posted Date: October 27, 2022

Time CommitmentFlexible shifts, Monday to Friday. Minimum one shift per week for three months. Each shift is approximately three hours.
Minimum Age15
Location(s)Various YMCA Employment Centres throughout the Greater Toronto Area. Virtual opportunities available.

Program Description

YMCA Employment Centres offer a variety of services to help youth and adults gain employment. Job seekers can benefit from our free employment programs and resources, attend free workshops and get one-on-one personalized support from our staff.

Major Duties

  • Partnering with Job Skills Counsellors, Employment Resources Consultants and other YMCA staff to support job seekers.
  • Assisting members in researching employment opportunities.
  • Representing the YMCA at special events.
  • Creating or co-presenting workshops on selected topics to inform session participants.
  • Answering questions and providing additional information to members.
  • Preparing materials and handouts required for workshop and creating/organizing member files.
  • Conducting follow up calls with members.
  • Translating for members with lower levels of English proficiency if applicable.
For facilities with a resource centre:
  • Helping members with the use of computers, fax machines, photocopiers, etc. and updating the job board

Qualifications

  • Minimum age 15.
  • Successful applicants 18 years of age or older 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.
  • Successful applicants to this role will need to provide proof that they arefully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a valid medical or other Human Rights Code-related exemption.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills.
  • Strong ability to relate with diverse people.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality; be sensitive to member’s needs.
  • Proficiency with the use of computer and office equipment.
  • Proficiency in reading, writing and speaking English.
  • Volunteers in virtual roles are required to have access to a computer, internet and MS Word.

Benefits

  • Learn about job search and community resources available in your area.
  • Make a difference in the lives of people in your community by supporting their employment goals.
  • Develop interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Gain valuable work 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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Check out the full list of our volunteer opportunities.

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.