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Day Camp and Y Club

The Y is currently hiring Camp Counselors for Summer Day Camp programs located throughout the metro and staff for Y Club before and after school programs. Full-time and part-time positions are available.

Upcoming Hiring Events
and Job Fairs

YMCA Hiring Events are hosted by the Y with the goal of taking a candidate through as much of the hiring process as possible during the event. This includes screening, interviewing, application completion, beginning the reference process and beginning the background screening process. Be sure to bring a photo ID, social security number, resume and employment history.

  • Tuesday, April 12, 1:30 - 6:30 p.m., Johnson County Library - Antioch, 8700 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Merriam, KS 66202 
  • Wednesday, April 13, 1:30 - 6:30 p.m., Olathe Family YMCA, 21400 W 153rd Street, Olathe, KS 66061
  • Thursday, April 14, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. (Virtual Event)
  • Tuesday, April 19, 1 - 6:30 p.m., Paul Henson Family YMCA, 4200 W 79th Street, Prairie Village, KS 66208
  • Thursday, April 21, 1:30 - 6 p.m., Johnson County Library - Central, 9875 W 87th Street, Overland Park, KS 66212
  • Tuesday, April 26, 1 - 6:30 p.m., Platte County Community Center South, 8875 Clark Avenue, Parkville, MO 64152
  • Thursday, April 28, 1:30 -.6:30 p.m., Mid-Continent Public Library - Colbern Road Branch, 1000 NE Colbern Road, Lee's Summit, MO 64064

Why work at the Y?

It’s so much more than child care or babysitting. It’s about fostering achievement, relationships and belonging. Our Y Club before and after school program team members are enthusiastic about their work because they are positively impacting kids every day. Plus:

Future employers respect the Y
When future employers see the Y on your resume, they think of a nonprofit organization with local impact that’s part of a national and international network that’s existed for more than 175 years. We have a reputation for hiring good people who do great things.

Every day is something new
When you work at Y Club or summer day camp, every day is a new adventure. One moment you’ll be helping kids with homework and the next you’ll be leading a big art project or games outside.

Free Y membership
When you work for the Y, you’ll enjoy the perks of being a Y member including access to all 13 Y centers and discounts on programs, child care and summer day camp.

The job is designed with your schedule in mind
Part-time and full-time positions are available, making jobs at the Y ideal for students and non-students alike. Y Club positions follow the school-year calendar. Camp positions begin after most colleges get out and end when it's time to go back to school.

The best co-workers ever
In Y Club, you’ll work among others who share a mission of creating a welcoming, safe family atmosphere for children in our communities.  Plus it’s a great place to make new lifelong friends that share a desire to make our community a better place.

Additionally, Y benefits include availability of health insurance, ability to establish a retirement plan based on your salary with no requirement for you to contribute, training, professional development and competitive pay.

Train for a Career in IT
While You Work for the Y

The Y has partnered with SnapIT to provide the benefit of training courses to build skills towards a career in IT, while you work for Y Club.

What type of career is Y Club?

Y Club Associate reading to children

More than you think. Y Club positions can be a great part-time job, with options to work around your passions, school or other responsibilities. Even full-time opportunities are available to work at Y Club school sites during the school year and day camps during the summer.

With experience, you can grow into jobs like Youth Development Leader, Site Supervisor, Site Director or even transition into administrative and youth leadership careers based on your interests and performance. Jobs can be a great opportunity for education and social work students, current or retired teachers and school staff, and others working toward any career with youth.

Y Club is also a great way to come back to working, to stay active and engaged in your community, with great pay and benefits, too.

When you join our Y Club team, you’ll discover the joys of helping kids learn, stay physically active, and giving them a healthy snack or meal that many of them may not have at home.  As you grow and develop in your career alongside the children in your care, you’ll inspire them to achieve and you’ll be inventing your future, too.

What is the age to be a Y Club Associate?

Y Club associates must be at least 16 years of age to be considered, but it can be a great fit for any age and at any stage of life. Our team includes everyone from entry-level associates to retirees.

Meet Mason, Y Club Youth Leader


The YMCA of Greater Kansas City is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Protected Veteran and committed to diversity and inclusion throughout our organization.