POOL CLOSURE: Please note that both pools will be closed starting June 22 at 2:00 pm and will reopen on July 2 at 5:30 am, for annual pool maintenance. Members have access to the pool at the Canada Games Aquatic Centre during this time. Click HERE for CGAC schedule.

June 19 |Therapy Pool: Please note that our Therapy Pool is only operating for Early Years Swim today. We will update members as soon as we have it functioning for warm and deep warm swims as well. Thank you for your patience and understanding. 

Location:
Various Accredited Sites from Sussex to St. Stephen
Status:
Accepting
Type of Position:
Volunteer - (1-3 hours per week depending on the program facilitated over 13 weeks. Rainbows volunteers must commit to weekly sessions. If a Volunteer Rainbows Facilitator is unable to facilitate a session, the session must be cancelled and rescheduled with the same Volunteer Rainbows Facilitator
Placement Date:
Immediate

Qualifications and Skills: Current and clear security clearance with vulnerable sector screening, have worked closely with children/youth and enjoys them, able to listen, communicate and share openly, emotionally healthy, sensitive to the needs of the bereaved, accepting of negative emotion and tension, have a motive of love, concern and profound respect of grieving people of all ages, compassionate, patient, understanding, accepting and flexible. 
Age requirement – must be at least 21 years old.  Rainbows Facilitator Certification Required (Volunteers must attend Rainbows Facilitator training to receive certification)

Responsibilities:

  • Participate in Facilitator Training from Registered Director
  • Contact the Rainbows Registered Director before facilitating any programs
  • Facilitates only at an Accredited Rainbows site, does not take Rainbows materials to another location
  • Send registration forms/announcements to children/teens, individually invite participants to the program
  • Collect signed registration forms from participants and fax copies to the Volunteer Coordinator before beginning a program
  • Schedule and Lead weekly peer support groups (groups only consist of participants who have signed registration forms)
  • Keeps the participants’ confidentiality as promised and does not allow any observers into the group (Does not read personal journals unless requested by participant)
  • Plans and executes Celebrate Me Days
  • Returns all reusable materials to the Rainbows Coordinator at the end of the 13 week group meetings (all manuals, games, materials and unused journals)
  • Continually spread awareness about the Rainbows program
  • Use Rainbows curricula in its entirety, uses only original Rainbows materials and does not photocopy Rainbows materials or journals
  • Use respectable language at all times.
  • Well groomed and appropriately dressed in clothing that is fitting for the position and that will leave the best possible impression on the public.
  • Accept the guidance and decisions from the Supervisor/Director as well as reporting planned or unplanned absence to the Supervisor/Director.
  • Treat staff, clients and other volunteers of the YMCA of Greater Saint John with respect and dignity and be responsible in the use of the YMCA of Greater Saint John’s resources.
  • Perform Volunteer responsibilities promptly, reliably and to the best of the Volunteer’s ability.
  • Adhere to policies and procedures of the YMCA of Greater Saint John.
  • Accept and work within the YMCA of Greater Saint John’s Guiding Principles, the Mission Statement as well as the Values of the YMCA of Greater Saint John.
  • Display appropriate YMCA of Greater Saint John Volunteer identification as required.
  • Participate in orientation and training programs when required.

Benefits:

  • Be a part of the YMCA team and promote the Mission, Vision and Values of the YMCA
  • Opportunity to enhance skills as well as learn and develop new skills in a child care environment
  • Learn about diversity at the YMCA and meet new people from all walks of life
  • Enhance communication and interpersonal skills and gain valuable work experience, volunteering reflects and supports a complete picture of an individual, and gives real examples of their commitment, dedication and interests
  • Reference letter supplied with successful volunteer experience upon request

Application Deadline

On-going