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Bring us your passion and one hour a week and we will find a role that suits you!

We all have special talents, skills and interests that make us who we are. What are your passions? Are you mechanically inclined? Do you know how to connect with youth and children? Or maybe you have an infectious smile that can brighten the day of others?

It is those types of personal attributes that make you our ideal volunteer!

And—while we always welcome volunteers with existing skills in aquatics, fitness, child minding and more—we are truly excited to embrace your unique attributes that will elevate our programming and help build a healthier community.


woman smiling while sitting in front of computer

Brighten someone's day.

Our "Smile" opportunities are a good fit for those who enjoy working with the public or in an office setting and like to be organized. Possible roles include customer service, fundraising and events, employment services, and general administration.


volunteer in customer service and administration

young man helps child swim

Teach kids to be water safe.

Use your love of swimming to help ensure that our community is water safe through our "Safe for Life" opportunities. Opportunities include lifeguard, swim lesson instructor and aquafit instructor. The Y will even help with all necessary certifications at no cost to you!


volunteer as a swim instructor

man holding a power drill

Bring the tools of your trade.

Our "Jack/Jill of Trades" opportunities are a callout to anyone who enjoys fixing, building or just trying to figure out how to make things work!  Whether you want to work during the day with lots of people around or at night in peace and quiet, this could be a perfect fit for you!


volunteer in facility operations

basketball coach in gymnasium with team playing behind

Coach that perfect layup.

If you can relate to youth and are passionate about motivating and supporting young people, our "Mentor" opportunities are here for you! You could help with programs that feature tennis, basketball, science, engineering, dance, music and more!


volunteer as a mentor

man with white hair, beard and glasses reads book to young child

Nourish young minds.

Do you love to read? Get paint on your hands? Lay down on the floor and play?  Our "Kids are Amazing" volunteer roles range from childminding, to summer camps, the Y will find a role to fill your passion. Training may be offered to you at no cost.


volunteer with Children and Youth

Jill's Story

Jill Siebert has contributed over 10,000 hours helping thousands of Okanagan children develop invaluable water safety skills through Y swim lessons.

We Appreciate our Volunteers

Read how our volunteers have impacted the lives of our members and how they found connection and community during their experience at the Y.