YMCA is great non for profit organization that is geared to helping the community. While working there I was fulfilled by helping the young kids from different backgrounds gain life skills as well as social skills to help them grow as adults in the future. You have children that come from hardships and it was fulfilling basically becoming a mentor to those who come from those troubled upbringings giving them a different perspective on life and having fun doing so.
YMCA has a great mission and the work they do at each community center is amazing. Their corporate office leadership is not as good as it could be, they don't put their employees first, take care of or support them.
when i get to work i have to check in at the front desk then i had to pick up the kids that were 6-10 years old from the gym and take them to a room and to team building activities. The job was easy but kids going to be kids, I enjoy setting up lunch for the kids because i like cookng
I enjoyed working with my coworkers but a lot of the people were often unprepared to work with the children. Many of the adults and individuals who work here are often unpaid by my standards as they are still paid on a stipend for seasonal work.
A typical day at work required assisting clients with needs to obtain employment or housing keeping needs. I learned patience and to identify with the client. management was productive and attainable to assist the clients with need and program suitability for housing. the workplace culture was to house individuals who were homeless or living in shelters. the hardest part of the job was motivating the client to be proactive about making better choices for their life. And assisting them with obtaining social security benefits and human health benefits. the most enjoyable part of the job was when the client obtained employment and was able to reconstruct their life.
Building relationships with others to help provide opportunities to youth. The workplace culture is diverse and constantly evolving for the greater good of the community. Learned different strategies to incorporate health and wellness awareness into different sponsored events for staff and donors, as well as summer events for participants.
It is a great place for people who want to learn and develop their skills in an organization. The culture varies depending on the center, the location, and the executive director. The most enjoyable part of the job is the impact you are able to make in the lives of families all over Chicago.
I personally would not recommend this to anyone who would like a salary in my opinion I would recommend this for any elder person you know or your mother or grandparents to get out of the house The YMCA Prefers volunteers