Join our Team
If you’re the kind of person that puts people first, leads by example, and holds the YMCA’s values of being caring, respectful, honest, inclusive and responsible – you’re a lot like us, and we’d love to meet you.
Why the YMCA?
There are lots of places to work, but few opportunities to do work that really matters, and the Y is one of those rare places. When you join our team, you don’t just get a job – you’ll embark on an exciting path of career development. Not only will you have the chance to help children, youth, and adults of all ages reach their true potential, you’ll be making a huge difference in your community.
The YMCA is thrilled to have been recognized on the Forbes list of Canada’s Best Employers 2023. This prestigious award is presented by Forbes and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider.
Work with us
Become a Volunteer
Achieve your personal and career goals at the Y!
✓ Comprehensive Group Benefits with employer cost-sharing, and a Pension Program with contribution matching
✓ Work-life balance and a family-friendly environment
✓ Discounted Childcare and Summer Camp programs
✓ Free YMCA Membership
✓ Lifelong learning including training and leadership opportunities to support your growth
✓ A commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in all of our employment practices so you can be your authentic self at work
Available Job Positions
Current Job Openings:
YMCA Nova Scotia Works Employment Services Centre
Discover numerous employment prospects and career services at the “YMCA Nova Scotia Works Employment Services Centre.” Our team collaborates with job seekers in local settings, providing support in the fields of job search, personal development, and community involvement.
Available Volunteer Positions
Future Volunteer Opportunities
YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth Halifax, NS
Are you interested in joining our team as a volunteer? The YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth is always on the lookout for dynamic volunteers to join us in our journey of Building Healthy Communities through the Power of Belonging. Apply here
Volunteer at Canada Connects
YMCA Immigrant Services
The YMCA Canada Connects Program is a volunteer matching program that is needs-driven and supports newcomers to become fully engaged in Canadian life by increasing their understanding of the social, cultural, and economic context of the new community. This is also a great opportunity to expand on your cultural knowledge and build meaningful relationships. Fill out the volunteer application form and send it to our Volunteer Coordinator at [email protected]
After School Program
Community YMCA, Halifax
The After School Program has been designed to be active, healthy, and fun with an emphasis on letting children make their own choices. YMCA staff work to build a special relationship with each child, helping them develop new physical, cognitive, emotional, and social skills in a caring, nurturing environment. To apply, fill out the volunteer application form and send it to our Volunteer Coordinator at [email protected]
YMCA Immigrant Services
Volunteers will be responsible for facilitating communication for people with limited English proficiency. Our center is currently looking for individuals who are fluent in Ukrainian, Swahili, Chinese, Tigrinya, and Somali. In order to effectively provide services and programs to newcomers from different cultural backgrounds, we require language support for both clients and staff. The timings are quite flexible, as it is a needs-based support. All volunteers will be given at least a two-week notice when volunteer opportunities are available. To apply, fill out the volunteer application form and send it to our Volunteer Coordinator at [email protected]
Summer Camp Leader
YMCA Immigrant Services
Volunteers will engage and interact with children between the ages of 8-12 years. The YIS Summer Camp is a 6 week program that will begin in July and continue till the end of August. The Summer Camp Volunteer will support staff in effectively organizing and hosting activities. They will also be responsible for the well-being and safety of all the children attending the camp. Daily, there will be around 15 children present. To apply, fill out the volunteer application form and send it to our Volunteer Coordinator at [email protected]
YMCA Child Protection Standards
Employment with the YMCA is conditional upon a clear Child Abuse Register Check. For those 18 and over, employment is also subject to a Criminal Record and Vulnerable Sector Check.
The YMCA is fully committed to safeguarding the welfare of all children, young people and vulnerable adults in its care.
The YMCA is committed to:
- providing a safe environment for children and young people;
- identifies children, young people and vulnerable adults who are suffering, or likely to suffer, significant harm; and
- takes appropriate action to see that such children, young people and vulnerable adults are kept safe at the YMCA.