With the YMCA being the first job I ever had, it has taught me a great deal when it comes to leadership and work responsibilities. I appreciate the YMCA as an organization and I am thankful for all I have learned.
Child Care Teacher (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – May 16, 2016
I worked in the childcare, so my typical work day was looking over children and planing out activities. I learned to care and take on responsibility over the members children. My co-workers were fun and easy to get along with. The hardest part of this job was trying to not get emotionally attached to the children. The most enjoyable part was watching the children grow through out the years.
Being in a fun and happy work place.
The day i had to leave after years of watch the kids grow.
Aquatics Instructor (Former Employee) – Aquatics Instructor and Childcare Worker – May 16, 2016
I had a diverse team to work with. I was able to work on my feet all the time. I helped out in the kitchen a lot and I served the elderly constantly every day for dinner. My position at Englewood Meridian lasted for eight months and my position at Wellshire Event Center lasted for two years approximately.
The most enjoyable part of this job was unlike babysitting, being a camp counselor allows you to develop friendships with the kids for a full time week or two weeks. We have the privilege of supporting their passions and helping them grow as young individuals. They can be handfuls at times but my co-counselors made the job way more fun! I would say the hardest part of my job was pleasing all the kids and making sure they weren't missing home too much and enjoying camp.
Being with the kids for a week to develop friendships
Babysitting (Former Employee) – Fairborn, OH – May 16, 2016
A typical day at work was too many children of all different ages all blended into a room together. I learned that one must find ways to keep the older children occupied so that the younger children did not get hurt. Another thing that helped was to find ways to incorporate the younger group of children with the older children so that they were all playing together.
Floating Team Leader (Former Employee) – Killeen, TX – May 16, 2016
This Job I floated (traveled) from school to school, often having 20 children and 2-3 staff members under me at one time. I maintained and operated sites on many levels such as service operations and making sure each site was fully stocked with supply's. I also dealt heavily with the children and their parents during the school year and worked with the special needs children during the summer. I learned a lot from the summer kids and parents alike and i am very grateful for what i learned as now I am able to apply that to my own children who have special needs.
The most enjoyable part of this job was working with different children. They were all bright and different in their own ways and it made me grow as a person. We all worked and did activities together and everyone treated each other equally.
Child Watch (Former Employee) – Newport News, VA – May 15, 2016
Hours were negotiable with great communication of sudden information. I learned more about how to make a child feel safe and to be friendly in a work environment. I enjoy making the children smile through the various activities like finger painting. The hardest part of the volunteer work was staying on your feet through the hours.
Camp Counselor (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – May 15, 2016
A typical work day working at the YMCA was very busy in the morning keeping the kids active with activities and games, then lunch and swimming and it would wind down after that with nap time. Working here I was able to learn how to be more patient with children. The hardest part of the job was trying not baby someone because I love kids. The most enjoyable part of my job was being able to make a difference kids life and make them smile.
Prodective and fun with small and big families club.
Program Leader (Former Employee) – Colorado Springs, CO – May 14, 2016
The Ymca can be a really nice environment for the family it has lot's of clubs for the whole family it also provides before and after school program for families. Co-workers can be some harsh it all depends on the staff.
After school care, provide lunches for the school and snack, good summer camp
Swim Instructor / Senior Life Guard / Swim Coach (Former Employee) – Orlando, FL – May 14, 2016
Maintained safety and well being of patrons using aquatic facilities. Maintained equipment. Taught over 2000 kids and adults both beginner and advanced level swim technique. Resident coach of Blanchard Park Titans.