Employee Benefits

As an employee of the Y, you get…

  • Free Gym Membership
  • Free Pool Access
  • Free Training & Certifications
  • Free Virtual Health Care Solutions
  • Program Discounts
  • Paid Sick Time
  • 403(b) Smart Savings Account
  • YMCA Retirement Fund
  • Opportunities for Growth
  • Community Impact
  • Flexible Schedule

Our Culture

The Y is committed to excellence! Excellence demands:

Having honest and respectful interactions for the betterment of the organization and the individual regardless of discomfort.
Take personal responsibility, own successes and failures equally and hold others to the same.
Helping others to improve to be their best self.
Understand and honor the position you and other’s hold and the impact on the organization.

Lifeguards and Swim Instructors Needed!

The Y is a dynamic and diverse organization. The care and concern we show for our members is our success gauge. In order to maintain our success, we must recruit and hire the best employees in the area. Check out what our valued staff are saying about being a part of our Y family.

Select a program area below for more information.

Child & Youth Development

Working in Child and Youth Development, our staff interact and engage with every child that comes to our before and after school program in a classroom setting. Staff assist and plan the education curriculum. This is a great opportunity to jump start your career! Many of our CYD assistants ultimately grow to take on site lead roles over time, thanks to the training we offer to our exceptional employees. If your goal is to work part time and be the best assistant and/or teacher – that is great too!

Position Information: Monday – Friday. No Weekends! Youth age group is school age (5 to 12 years old). To qualify you must be 18 years of age, or 17 if enrolled in R.O.P. Preferred 6 months experience working with children.

Positions Include: Assistant Teachers, After School Teachers, ASES After School Teachers, ASES Site Coordinators, Assistant CYD Directors, CYD Directors.


Working in our KidZone provides an opportunity for you to interact and engage with every child that comes in the room through activities such as: playing a game, reading a story, helping with arts and crafts or doing a puzzle. Staff should be able to adjust and adapt to the different age groups of 6 weeks -12 years old.

Position Information: Flexible shifts Monday – Friday 8am – 1pm and 3:30pm – 8:30pm, weekends as needed.

Positions Include: KidZone Staff and KidZone Coordinators


Be part of a YMCA Camp! You can make an impact by volunteering your time or becoming a staff member as a Camp Counselor or Activity Specialist. As a counselor, you will get your campers up and ready for the day! Counselors spend day and night with the campers leading them to activities, ensuring they are well fed, dressed and receive the much needed sleep for the day! As an Activity Specialist, you will lead the camp group in morning songs, stories and encourage campers to try our many camp activities, such as archery, rock climbing, swimming, gaga ball, and arts and crafts. If you love the great outdoors, enjoy being around kids and want to influence the lives of others, a position at camp is for you!

Positions Include: Volunteer, Camp Counselor, Activity Specialist, Cook, Maintenance Technician, EMT Technician and Program Coordinator.

Health & Wellness

Working in Health and Wellness at the Y, you will be responsible for quality one-on-one, and/or small group personal fitness training session and/or group exercise classes for all members enrolled in our membership program.

Position Information: Typical scheduling is late afternoon, early evening, and weekends.

Positions Include: Personal Trainer, Group Exercise Instructor, Program Director.


Working in Aquatics, you will be responsible for greeting and checking in members, pool area safety, enforcing pool rules, and setting up and taking down equipment.

Position Information: Flexible schedule with availability to work as early as 5:15am and as late as 10pm. Age requirement is 16+. You must complete First Aid, CPR, Lifeguard YMCA Certifications. Additional certifications may be required for the position.

Positions Include: Lifeguard, Head Lifeguard, Lifeguard Trainer/Coordinator, Swim Instructor, Swim Coach


Working in Sports, you will be responsible for the maintenance of sports fields, setup and removal of sports equipment, and supervision of program participants. Sports staff must have the capacity and experience to work with kids.

Position Information: The schedule for sports staff are typically in the late afternoon, early evening and on the weekends.

Positions Include: Sports Staff, Sports Coaches and Coordinators working in specific capacity, but not limited to basketball, volleyball, soccer, gymnastics, swim, and softball.


Working in Membership Services, you will serve a vital role in the success of the Y’s health & fitness centers. You should have a high regard for first impressions and a high-quality level of customer service. This role is often tasked with providing members with program and membership information and registration needs, as well as administrative support to all departments, maintaining the lobby area and communicating any “need to know” information to the necessary parties, including members and staff.

Position Information: Flexible 4 to 5 hour work shift between the hours of 5am and 10pm. Must be 18+.

Positions Include: Membership Services, Membership Representative, and Membership Coordinator


Do you enjoy working in maintenance or custodial projects? Are you proficient in carpentry, plumbing, electrical, or HVAC work jobs? If so, we have a position for you.

Position Information: Typically Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm (Weekends as needed)

Positions Include: Maintenance Technician and Maintenance Lead.

Community Services

The Inclusion Program assists children with special needs or disabilities in becoming independent, engaged, and successful in their child & youth development setting. Our positive and supportive approach focuses on behavior management,play, social, and self-care skills development. While working in our inclusion program you will provide one on one support to children with special needs and developmental disabilities at our CYD locations. You will support children in re-directing challenging behaviors, positive behavior reinforcement, facilitate positive social skills with peers, and more.

Position Information: Monday – Friday from 1pm – 6pm. Youth age group is school age (5 to 12 years old). To qualify you must be 18 years of age, or 17 if enrolled in R.O.P. Preferred 6 months experience working with children. Education units required.

Position Include: Inclusion Facilitators

The New Horizons Program provides safe and supervised recreational outings that offer social interaction, skill building, and life-long friendships for adults with developmental disabilities and special needs ages 18+. While participants are having fun, their full-time caregivers are provided with the “time off” they need to better care for their loved ones. Staff attend program events, including nights, weekends and overnight trips.

Position Information: Wednesday – Friday from 4pm – 10pm and weekend availability 9am – 5pm.

Positions Include: Event Staff

Executive Management

We select top leaders for our Executive and Management roles within the YMCA of Orange County. As a leader you are responsible for all of the general operations of a Branch or Child & Youth Development program, which includes financial and fiscal development, program and staff development and planning & community outreach.

Position Information: Typically Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm (weekends as needed)

Positions Include: Branch Executive Director, Branch Associate Executive Director, Branch Program Director, Child & Youth Development Executive Director or Senior Program Director.

Association Office

Working at our Association Office, you will have the opportunity to provide support, development and expertise to our field staff in our health & fitness facilities, child and youth development programs and to our volunteers.

Position Information: Typically Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm

Positions Include: Human Resources, Quality Assurance, Marketing, Accounting & Finance, IT, Fundraising, and Executive Leadership.

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Contact a YMCA Recruiter!

Sabrina Livingston
Phone: (714)508-7614
Email: smlivingston@ymcaoc.org