Teen Council

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Posted Date: March 02, 2022

Time CommitmentMinimum time commitment one year, for one meeting a month.
Minimum Age13-18
Location(s)Available at various YMCA Health and Fitness Centres in the Greater Toronto Area.

Program Description

At the YMCA, we're more than a gym. We're a place where you can be yourself, meet new friends and have fun. On Teen Night, youth can enjoy the YMCA however they want — for free! At all 9 of our Health & Fitness centres across the GTA, our gymnasiums, conditioning rooms, pools, dance studios and more are open for teens to get active, spend time together, and get involved in their communities. Volunteers in this role meet on a monthly basis to discuss and help plan and/or facilitate our Teen Night program.

 

Major Duties

Major Duties May Include:

  • Attending monthly meetings.
  • Acting as community leaders.
  • Contributing to the reduction of barriers, real or perceived, for youth to participate in YMCA programming.
  • Planning and implementing Teen Night programming.
  • Assisting with the promotion of Teen Night at Special Events.
  • Building partnerships with other community organizations.
  • Being positive, helpful and welcoming at all times.
  • Building relationships with youth and introducing them to other youth, staff and volunteers.
  • Delivering YMCA service responsibly, honestly, respectfully and with care.
  • Taking action to ensure youth are safe when participating at the YMCA.
  • Sharing the YMCA charitable mission.

Qualifications

  • Age restriction 13-18.
  • Successful applicants to this role will need to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a valid medical or other Human Rights Code-related exemption.

Benefits

  • Experience working with youth.
  • Learn about diversity at the YMCA and meet new people from all walks of life.
  • Gain valuable Canadian experience.
  • Be a part of the YMCA team and promote the YMCA Mission, Vision and Values.

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 that is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, where different backgrounds, experiences, and identities are appreciated and celebrated. Guided by our shared values — kindness, well-being, integrity, inclusiveness, respect, and optimism — the YMCA provides thousands of volunteers with meaningful positions and the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of individuals and the health of our communities. We recognize the contributions of our staff through innovative practices, great benefits, and growth opportunities.

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 charity that ignites the potential in people, helping them grow, lead, and give back to their communities. As outlined in our 2020–2025 strategic plan, Ignite the Light, we are focused on boosting well-being and promoting equity across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). In the future we see for our region, everyone will have opportunities to shine their brightest.

 

Mirroring the diversity we’re privileged to have in the GTA, our YMCA offers a variety of programs responding to the needs of our communities. For 170 years, the YMCA of Greater Toronto has provided opportunities for people to shine through a variety of programs and services including health and fitness, licensed child care, camps, employment and immigrant services, education and training, and services for youth, families, and seniors. When you donate to the YMCA of Greater Toronto, you help ensure more people get access to these vital programs that help them connect, grow, and reach their full potential.