Learn, Grow and Thrive with a Career at the Y

Imagine going to work knowing that what you do each day directly and positively affects the lives of the people in your community, and also lets you be a part of a global cause.

Working at the Y, you’ll discover more than a job – you’ll enjoy a career with a future and the opportunity to make a lasting difference in the lives of those around you. We invite you to join us in this amazing work-to develop your skills, to realize your leadership potential and to discover a career that is more than just a job.

  • The YMCA rewards dedicated employees by offering free YMCA membership, discounts on Y programs, access to child care services and professional development opportunities, including free CPR/First Aid and YMCA Lifeguard Certification for lifeguards and swim instructors.
  • For full-time positions, the Y also offers a competitive benefits package that includes paid vacation & holidays, group health with vision & drug prescription, dental & life insurance, paid retirement, and tuition reimbursement.

Equal Employment & Affirmative Action Policy


If you are interested in a Part-Time position with our Youth Development Center (i.e., Early Childhood, Before & After School, & Day Camp), please Click Here.

If you are interested in being a Lifeguard or Swim Instructor, please Click Here.

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Internal Applicants (Current Y Employees) – Apply from the “careers” tab through your employee DayForce account.

The YMCA of Greater Indianapolis offers a diverse range of internship opportunities.  The goal of our internship program is to provide:

  • A bridging experience for students, connecting their course work to professional experience.
  • A short-term work or service opportunity for students, conducted in a real-life employment setting under the supervision of practicing professionals.
  • An experience with clearly stated goals and objectives that includes a final project demonstrating the learning accomplished in the intern’s academic discipline.
  • An opportunity that may be called by other names, such as practicum, co-op, externship or apprenticeship.

Each of our YMCA centers currently manages their own internship program.

For more information, please contact the Member Involvement Director at your YMCA location of choice.

Volunteers Matter

What makes the YMCA such a special place? Ask around, and you’ll likely hear lots of different answers. But you’ll also hear one common thread in all of them: Our people. By volunteering at the Y, you have the opportunity to join this amazing family of passionate, engaged citizens. Combined with making a real difference in your city, that’s an experience whose value just can’t be measured. We’re always looking for motivated people seeking to improve the lives of those around them. More than 4,000 volunteers perform countless duties across our organization, ensuring that men, women and children of all ages and from all walks of life have the resources and support they need to be healthy, confident, connected and secure. Here are just a few ways volunteers make a difference at the Y:

  • Care for kids at day camp, in drop-off child care or after school
  • Coach sports teams
  • Create a safe environment on the fitness floor or in the gym
  • Greet and assist members at the front desk
  • Facilitate special-interest groups and activities
  • Help with fundraising efforts
  • Mentor or tutor young people
  • Teach fitness skills and healthy living practices
  • 5 K Runs
  • Healthy Kids Day
  • Special Event
  • Serve on a committee

And much more!  The Y counts on generous volunteers who donate their time and talents to strengthen our community. Y volunteers provide direct support to programs, raise needed funds, support special events, and provide leadership by serving on a Center Advisory Board. Take a look at our volunteer Project Catalog or explore the many ways to make an impact as a volunteer at the Y!  If you have any questions, please contact the Member Involvement Director at your YMCA location of choice.

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The YMCA of Greater Indianapolis is looking for partners to work together in impacting our community. We have many ways for your company to engage and effect the community through volunteering at the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis locations.


Professional development: Volunteers develop stronger professional and leadership skills needed to advance professionally. Volunteerism can provide a high-impact and low-cost training and development experience for employees.

Personal fulfillment: Two-thirds of Generation Y professionals said they would like to volunteer with their company, but less than one-third said their companies offered compelling volunteer programs.

Positive feelings toward the company: People who frequently volunteer through their employer are more likely to feel very loyal to their company and are twice as likely to view their workplace climate as positive.

Team building: Volunteering naturally removes hierarchical barriers between employees, strengthening personal relationships and creating a tangible sense of working together toward a common goal.


We offer volunteer opportunities at all of our YMCA of Greater Indianapolis locations. We would love to connect you to determine your needs as a company and how we can match you with the best volunteer experience.


There are many different volunteer projects that your corporation can get involved in. To see more of our volunteer needs, you can go to Volunteers Matter. You can also contact the Member Involvement Director at your location of choice to craft an experience for your employees.