I work in several departments. I work in membership department for 2 hours, diabetes prevention program for 2 hours, driving a mini-bus for 2 hours and 2 for the afterschool program. This is a typical day. The hardest part of this job is finding enough time to complete the work I feel I need to complete in order to help the site I am at it. I enjoy with working with the kids that attend the Y. I try to reach out to the children especially when I see them struggling. I will talk with them and point them to people who can give them more help than I can give. I look at myself as someone who cares about our fellow man and the amount of money I make is not the reason I work at the Y. I work there because I can.
Really good bus driving job. Boss makes me feel like a person and not just another employee. Flexible and understanding if problems arise. Driving for the YMCA has been my best job in the past 11 years of job holdings. Really belong here.
Managers continually lied to get the job done. Buses were so dilapidated and unsafe to drive. Holes in the steps, no mechanic to repair things on the buses, drivers blamed for their ill repair jobs, men working on buses that did NOT have the license to do so and the list goes on. My advice to anyone having children going to an after school program or riding the buses on summer field trips....DON'T jeopardize your child's safety by riding those buses. As a professional bus driver, I can tell you that they are ready to fall apart. There's no way they could pass any type of inspection. They should be fined and jailed for this I believe.
Bus Driver (Jelenlegi alkalmazott) - YMCA of Boulder Valley - 2019, szeptember 12.
I worked at all the YMCA locations. Located in Longmont, Boulder and Lafayette, Colorado. I also worked at every After School site and every summer camp the YMCA operated. I enjoyed the children in the YMCA programs and interacting with their parents as well.
picking up kids at two locations for after school program. worked as a consular with the kids kindergarten thru 5th grade. with afterschool programs. it was a great atmosphere to work in. worked only 2 hours a day in the winter.summer camp tacking teens on field trips
Staff and members are very friendly and helpful. The day started with picking up the kids from school, then continued with making snacks and helping with homework. Played games and created fun activities for the kids. Also, maintained records of kids and budgets for the afterschool program. Planned and created different events for kids and family. Maintained appropriate and clear communication with parents or guardians of the children.
creative control, management is very open-minded, fun
Not a bad place to work but you never really work full time. The most hours you will get is 37 hours. And the insurance was good but I had to pay so much in to it. I
I paid over $500 a month for it. And at this job you wear many hats. The position you apply for will not be all that you do.
Not enough of a salary to cover the high insurance.
Picking up and dropping off student to and from their destination
Learned to be patient
Management was not great, hardly around and never did his job
Workplace culture was great
Hardest part of job was doing your own role as well as your manager role. Picking up his slacks
Enjoyable part was meeting new students and getting to know them
An average work day. Clock in grab my log book, say quick hello and run my route. As long as there are know problems I move on to next route. I did this until I finished my fourth pick up at my 4th stop. I then push to make it back by 4 pm and drop my last and park bus. Do a throw check of items possibly left, I then turn in log book and clock out and go home.
As a bus driver, I have the responsibility of driving kids and counselors to and from destinations. The training to be an efficient bus driver is effective yet laid back. The job is very low-stress since you can counselors riding on the bus with you to handle any issues.
I enjoy working at our local YMCA in the childcare department because it is a productive, organized and fun environment. I have learned a lot in these past 6 years as a counselor and bus driver. As a program manager I learned all the dynamics of teaching our youth. I experienced new accomplishments with great results and response from our students from the agendas I set forth. The hardest part of this job is knowing I would have to move on and into a different field. The most enjoyable part of this job is giving our youth the first skills they need in their lives to become successful in their own way. As a grandmother I greatly enjoy watching our youth flourish.
Working with our youth
Knowing I have to move on into a different field of work
They take good care of their employees and the children they serve.
Very friendly environment to work in. Never had a problem with any of the staff. Everyone is on the same page about what your job description is. The best part of the day is seeing the children enjoy themselves with all the fun activities that are available to them.
You get to enjoy great activities with the children.