At the Y, our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. It's who we are, who we aspire to be, and how we show up every day. We are cause-driven. We don't just show up; we show up with purpose. We are welcoming: we're open to all and create spaces where you can be, belong, and become. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in your ability to inspire a brighter tomorrow. We are nurturing: we're with you on your path to reach your full potential. We are determined: above all else, we work relentlessly to strengthen communities, starting with you.
Top 6 Reasons to Work for the YMCA
The Y Cares About Its Employees
That's one of the best parts about working for an organization that cares for others, they care about their employees and how they're feeling. They recognize that creating a sense of community and making members happy starts with how they treat the people who have to interact with members directly.
You Get Some Great Perks
For starters, they provide you with a free membership to help you get in the wellness mindset. Then, on top of that, they make space for your family. Whether you have young children in need of constant care or teens who are on their way to becoming leaders, the Y gives employee discounts to the programs for your kids to be the best they can be.
It's a Great Resume Builder
Whether you're interested in working part-time or full-time, regardless of your position, working for a well-known organization will help build your resume. When you hand it to future employers, they'll see that you dedicated time and effort to a philanthropic and wellness based organization that teaches you skills you can take to any future positions.
There's Space to Grow
If you do want to stay with the Y long-term (which you totally should) there are endless positions that can align with your long-term goals, and there are plenty of opportunities for promotion. Also, the Y wants you to grow as a professional, so they provide you with resources to do so through trainings and other programs.
Every Day is Different
There are so many exciting programs going on within the Y, and every day can be different if you want it to be. With the permission of your supervisor, you can implement new ideas and help the Y grow even more.
Make an Impact
At the Y, you can really make a difference in your community. The Y has programs for everyone, like Safety Around Water, Personal Training, Active Older Adults, Preschool, Before & After School, Camp, Sports, Swim Lessons, Special Needs programs, and much, much more!