Y Christchurch is committed to providing a Child Safe environment for all children who come into contact with the Y. To be considered for employment with us all successful applicants must complete our pre-employment processes including a comprehensive application form and all relevant pre-employment screens and checks which includes Police Vetting.


The working environment and high-contact nature of all roles within the Y Christchurch are at high risk of being exposed, and exposing others (including high risk persons), to COVID-19. The most effective way to manage this risk is to require all roles at the Y Christchurch be undertaken by persons who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, as well as other precautionary measures. Therefore, it is a requirement that all prospective employees confirm their vaccine status with the Y Christchurch as part of the pre-employment process.



Hotel Give, Part Time
We are looking for an outstanding candidate to join our reception team on a part time basis on the weekends. We are looking for people who can work Saturday and Sunday from 7am to 3pm.

Do you enjoy meeting new people, have a sense of humour and a willing attitude, take a pride in your work and have a cheerful and friendly disposition? Previous experience is not essential, but the ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate an ability to learn quickly and develop new skills.

• Greet all guests and follow check in/check out procedures
• Perform face to face, phone and online bookings/reservations
• Be familiar with and provide information on our YMCA Health & Fitness facilities, holiday programmes & camps, youth development programmes and all daily functions occurring at the Y
• Be responsible for balancing all transactions and takings at the end of shift

• The ability to weekends, Saturday/Sunday and public holidays, with flexibility to fill other shifts when required.
• The ability to work unsupervised.
• Excellent communication skills
• Good computer skills
• Provide outstanding customer service at all times

Job Description

How to Apply

Please apply through SEEK.

Applications close Sunday 17 July 2022.


Outdoor Instructor

Wainui Park, volunteering
We are now recruiting our next seasonal crew of volunteer outdoor instructors, preferably aged over 21 years of age and ideally committed to our nine month season which runs from late August to late May.

At Wainui Park we foster a volunteer culture that aims to enhance and build:

  • Leadership development
  • International Y relationships
  • Development of the skills and abilities of young people
  • Co-operation, fun, learning
  • Environmental and Outdoor Education
    Our previous volunteers have been from NZ, Australia, England, Canada, USA, Europe and a variety of other countries – bringing with them their own experiences, culture, values and skills. All of this makes Wainui Park a dynamic and ever-growing place to live and work.

    Those who are committed for the season live on site in shared accommodation, and receive many great benefits including a weekly allowance, training, internet access, vehicle access and a ready-made group of like minded friends!

    More Information

    How to Apply

    Please apply through SEEK Volunteer.

    Season starts on 8 August 2022
    Season ends on 26 May 2023
    Any questions or enquiries please contact Dan at


    Camp Cook

    Wainui Park, Full Time, Fixed Term
    YMCA Wainui Park is looking for a Camp Cook who is passionate about providing quality meals to our wide and diverse client groups, including school, community and corporates.

    Is your food nutritious and delicious? Will children devour it and ask for more? Do you enjoy working with a vibrant team of like-minded people?

    The successful candidate will have a proven track record in catering for large groups and events, have excellent customer service skills, knowledge of budgeting and managing food costs, ordering and stock control, have excellent food hygiene practices, have experience catering for special dietary requirements and managing a small team, whilst having the ability to work alone.

    On-site accommodation can be provided for the right applicant, along with the company of dedicated, enthusiastic and like-minded colleagues.

    How to Apply

    Please send a CV and cover letter to

    This is a fixed term position until July 2022.

    Job Description




    Bean at the Y, Part Time
    Are you an enthusiastic, experienced Barista looking for a part-time position, who can work weekends?

    This is an exciting employment opportunity for an individual who can work in a fast paced environment, with a passion for great coffee and exceptional customer service to join the team at BEAN AT THE Y.

    Key Tasks

    • Making consistently outstanding coffee for all customers
    • Ensuring all requests are dealt with in a professional timely manner
    • Working well under pressure
    • Ordering & stock control
    • Maintaining and cleaning equipment

    This position is for 25 hours per week.
    Fridays: 6.30am to 1.30pm
    Saturdays: 6.30am to 3.30pm
    Sundays: 6.30am to 3.30pm

    How to Apply

    Please send a cover letter and CV to

    Job Description



    Holiday Programme Supervisors

    YMCA City
    We are always looking for passionate, outgoing and reliable individuals to supervise our busy school holiday programmes!

    We need supervisors that are at least 20 years of age, have a current First Aid Certificate, and have a good understanding and experience of working with young people.

    We currently run active, creative, performing and general programmes, which you will help create, plan and develop.

    This is full time work while school holidays are running, with up to 6 hours of additional paid training prior to the programme starting.

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    How to Apply

    For more information please contact Youth Development Services at the City YMCA.

    P 03 366 0689 E



    Holiday Programme Volunteers

    YMCA City
    Working on a holiday programme is a fantastic way to develop leadership skills and gain experience working with people. Holiday programmes are a huge amount of fun and a very valuable way to give back to the community and gain invaluable skills. Each school holiday period the YMCA runs up to 8 different programmes all over Christchurch City!

    As a volunteer leader you will work as part of a team, alongside and experienced supervisor, to run the programme. You can expect to get involved wi the kids, manage your group and the behaviours, role model a positive attitude and have a great experience!

    Some of the activities you may be involved in are: movies, tenpin bowling, mini-golf, swimming, Antarctic Centre, sports, art & crafts, outdoor adventure days, inddor climbing and the list goes on! You will be required between the hours of 8:30am to 5pm, and must be 15yrs or over.

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    Apply here
    For more information please contact Youth Development Services at the City YMCA.

    P 03 366 0689 E



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