Join our Team. Work for the YMCA of Metro Denver.On October 17, 2019 by Raul Dinwiddie
The world of learning that I’ve had here has been amazing What we look for is people who are ready to learn more about themselves and then it’s about getting out there and seeing the whole picture I mean you learn skills at the YMCA that that you’ll be able to develop cultivate and express for the rest of your life I got hooked I got hooked on making a difference Everyone really seems to have a genuine interest in my well-being and I didn’t feel that anywhere else It’s more than just a place to work. It is another family It is your daytime family And we all are working together for one common cause. I would say if you enjoy giving back to others then this is a no-brainer. If fulfills me more as a younger adult You know to feel that I’m giving back and actually developing myself as human being. You are the role model, you’re the adult in their lives. Not everybody has the relationships that we make from our staff to our members from our members to our members that make it feel fun. This is it This is the real work that the YMCA does. It’s very simple You really do feel good, and you really do know that you’re making a difference When I made the transition from the corporate world to the YMCA I was really impressed with the efficiency and the effectiveness of the nonprofit organization that I had just joined. When I walk in the door every day I come in here looking at as a great opportunity to change a life each day. I’m full-time now as a lead teacher in the preschool room, and I just saw one of my co-workers go from Assistant Teacher to Lead Teacher to Director and so it’s it’s really nice knowing that This is a place I can stay for a long time. Every YMCA meets the needs of their community so our YMCA you’re seeing special needs programs for children and youth at risk and and and that’s what our communities need and there as different as every community they’re in and what’s cool about that is that there are so many different career options in YMCAs. When you think of Y’s you might think of a pool, the gym, the camp But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Any person that wants to get involved in the Y really should look deeper It provides me an opportunity to do something meaningful and to stay engaged and a challenge It is always challenging. I think it’s really important that when we take our job that we understand we’re not here just to do one thing. The fun of working for the Y is that every day is different and we are here we’re meeting new kids and new families every day and part of our task is to really create a program, create an atmosphere that’s good for all of us. I think that’s where opportunities abound The YMCA is that human connection. Solving problems, making a difference, bringing about resolutions. There’s a lot of needs in this community, and it’s exciting to think that I can help. I can make that difference. This is an outstanding choice This is something that I’ve always wanted to do. You will help you. You’ll make a difference at the YMCA That’s why I’m still here, that’s why I’m still working with the kids because I remember all the things that I got from it and working with them and contributing back. There’s no other feeling like that in the world. Working here…it changed my life. It’s an amazing place.