Substitute Teacher (Former Employee), Porter Ranch, CA – February 14, 2014
Pros: free gym membership
Typical day at the YMCA. Call attends to make sure all the children were present. Help the children with homework. Supervise them. Feed them snack. Do art activities with them. Keep an eye on them when they were playing outside.
Child Care (Current Employee), texas – February 13, 2014
Pros: management makes us feel appreciated
Cons: no benefits
A typical day working here at the YMCA child care is just coming into the room and revising it to make sure everything is ready and appropriate for the kids. I then wait for kids to come and just play games or do crafts with them. I work from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.. The most enjoyable part of my job is seeing the kids grow and progress and just listening – more... to the random things they come up with. I am comfortable with my co-workers and management, they're all friendly. – less
Working on a daily basis with school age children just out of school for the day while parent's had yet to pick them up after work.
School Age Program Assistant (Former Employee), Appleton/Kimberly, WI – February 12, 2014
Pros: free membership to the ymca
family atmosphere, team work required on a daily basis. Parts of the daily job description would include homework time, free choice where the children would engage in an activity of their choice, and a snack that a team member prepared before the daily program had begun. The most difficult part for me had been standing for long periods of time. The – more... most enjoyable had been the interaction with the children daily. Co-Workers and management had been great working for the ymca. I learned how to work in groups, solve problems outside of a group and become efficient in areas that others depended on. – less
Customer Service, and Child Care (Current Employee), Loves Park, IL – February 12, 2014
Pros: meet new people, membeship included in employent a plus.
Wonderful management when there was a department manager. Great job for a stay at home mom. I enjoyed building relationships with our members and the children. Not having a regular manager was sometimes challenging but the group of workers in my department were always good about managing our selves.
Managing a friendly and supportive staff at one of the nicest YMCA's in the region.
Membership Coordinator (Current Employee), Brentwood, TN – February 11, 2014
Pros: friendly work environment
Working at the Maryland Farms YMCA has been a launching pad for my career. Here I have learned how to lead, manage, and work with a diverse team of employees in order to achieve our common goal of providing outstanding service to our members.
The pay was the only down side. Otherwise the YMCA was a fun good environment to work at. The kids I taught how to swim were fun to work with. My coworkers were also very good. If you ever needed something from them they would help you out.
Child Care Worker (Seasonal) (Former Employee), St. Louis, MO – February 11, 2014
Pros: everything was half off and paid every week.
Cons: long drive
My typical day would start with going to get my till walking up the hill to Papa John's and start my shift. My day usually stayed busy since we were right next to the Superman ride. I learned how to manage my time time better and solve problems. The hardest part was the long drive. The enjoyable part was being able to come to the park for free anytime – more... and the discounts – less
The Y is like a big family, everyone is nice and very helpful. Even the coordinators and the CEO are friendly and accessible and open to listening to your ideas. Fun place to work with a ton of good people. Money is an issue here and they watch your hours very closely and the entry pay is very low. There is supposed to be room to grow and advance but – more... I have not seen it yet. Overall not a bad part time job. – less
Productive and Inspiring organization to work for!
Senior Director (Former Employee), Tulsa, OK – February 11, 2014
Pros: changing lives daily
The YMCA of the USA is the greatest organization in the United States in my opinion. Draws communities closer, families closer, ethnic backgrounds closer. Provides scholarships for those who otherwise could not afford a membership. etc, etc.
LIFEGUARD (Former Employee), Natrona Heights, PA – February 10, 2014
Pros: fun and exciting and is always busy
Cons: very warm inside the pool area at times
I was a Lifeguard at the YMCA for about 5 months until it became difficult to mange with my school responsibilities. I enjoyed my time there and worked with a lot of really great people. My responsibilities were above all pool safety and maintenance. Being on duty for an occasional swim meet was always fun and exciting for me because I spent many summers – more... on a swim team competing, but Lifeguarding an event gives you a different perspective. As a Lifeguard your job is to make sure that everyone in the pool is safe and abiding by the pool rules at all times even if that included your friends! There can be no exceptions. – less