YMCA Offering Incentives For Members To Help Staff Needs

Friday, May 7th 2021, 4:54 pm
By: Erica Rankin

As the school year has began to wind down, organizations like the YMCA are preparing for summer programs to start up.

"Our summer programs start pretty much immediately as school lets out,” said Christin King, with the Greater OKC YMCA. “We already have registration up and we are enrolling a lot of students."

Announced this week, the YMCA has also received aid in funding from the state Department of Education which means they're expecting even more kids.

"It’s allowing to increase our reach and reach more kids,” said King. “A lot of camps are $300 to $500 and the YMCA is able to give them more affordable options."

But, in order to have kids come out to their summer camps, they need people to step up to help out, King said.

"The last number I heard is up to 250 positions are open across the Y,” said King.

Those are for a variety of jobs like life guards and summer day camp counselors.

King said it is important to have that help so that kids can get the most out of their summer with learning and having fun.

"This summer it is more important than ever for our kids to have a healthy and happy social interactions and that means we need a lot of staff,” said King.

There is an incentive for anyone who refers someone to work this summer.

"Actually anybody can refer a potential employee to the Y, and after 30 days of that referral, you'll get $100 in Y credits,” said King.

Click here to view the referral form.

Click here to view the job applications.