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About the YMCA

The NCF YMCA mission
Our mission is to be an inclusive organization of men, women, and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of children, promoting healthy living, and fostering a sense of social responsibility.

Character Development
All YMCA programs emphasize the four character development traits - caring, honesty, respect, responsibility. Through discussion, role modeling, and skill development, program leaders help participants develop and practice these character traits. Caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility are the cornerstones of YMCA programs for all ages. We build strong kids, strong families, strong communities.

A Welcoming Place
The YMCA of NCF is a place where all are welcome. The YMCA is the center of this community where people meet and discover common needs or interests. This YMCA involves people with different abilities and from varied backgrounds. Everyone belongs at the YMCA.

A Leading Charity
The YMCA of NCF is a charitable organization. Like hospitals and universities, a YMCA is a community asset. Each year, thousands of North Central Floridians invest their time and dollars in the YMCA and it’s strategies for community building.

The YMCA Difference People have known and trusted the YMCA for over 150 years. Now, a new aspect of the YMCA has emerged in the last three decades -- the vital importance of caring for children as part of the family. At the YMCA, as America’s largest childcare provider we understand and do everything we can to care for your child and support your family. Because we are a values-based association, everything we do will develop your child's self-esteem and leadership skills.

Call us today... ...for a conversation about your child's needs. We would be happy to give you a tour of the center most convenient to you.



Employment Opportunities

Performing Arts

Position Type: Part-Time

Position Description: We are looking for an enthusiastic, high-energy coach for our compulsory and optional competitive team. Coaches’ responsibilities include leading team practice, formulating new and creative material for gymnasts to learn and traveling to competitions.


  • Ability to show understanding of compulsory skills and routines, including terminology.
  • Have understanding of gymnastics deductions and penalties.
  • Hold a USAG Professional Certification.
  • Have at least 2 years experience in coaching competitive team gymnastics.


  • Must be able to attend and coach all team competitions and practices for entire season.
  • Ensure the safety and security of all gymnasts.
  • Must be willing to sign a 1 year contract, securing the position from May 1, 2016 until April 30, 2017.
  • Must be able to clearly and effectively communicate with parents of students.

Contact Information: j.bonacci@ncfymca.org, (352) 374-9622

Posting Date: April 2016

Expiration Date: Until Filled

Desired Start Date: May 1st

Salary Level: Based on experience


Position Type: Part-Time

Position Description: We are looking for highly motivated and responsible people for Bus Driver positions.


  • Must be a minimum of 21 years of age
  • High School diploma or GED
  • Current Class B/CDL license w/ Passenger Endorsement
  • Proven satisfactory driving record
  • Completion of YMCA Child Abuse prevention training program
  • Satisfactory completion of background check and negative drug test results


  • Conduct all pre/post trip inspections. Ensure that all aspects of the vehicle are in safe and working conditions. Report any deficiencies to the Transportation Director immediately.
  • Ensure that all roadway laws are followed and that all passengers arrive safely and on time to appointed destinations.
  • Document all inspections (pre/post trip) and mileage on appropriate forms. Complete all other required logs or forms as needed.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the YMCA mission, Character development programs, and childcare philosophy.
  • Must be able to sit for long periods of time and be able to endure various temperatures. (summer and winter).
  • Perform all other duties as assigned to the best of your abilities.

Contact Information: Ashley Aron, NCF YMCA Childcare Assistant Director, childcare@ncfymca.org, (352) 374-9622

Posting Date: September 20, 2016

Expiration Date: November 1, 2016

Desired Start Date: ASAP

Approximate Hours Per Week: 10-14 hours/week

Salary Level: $10.00 - $13.00/hour

Front Desk

Position Type: Part-Time

Position Description: We are looking for highly motivated and responsible people for Customer Service Representative positions. This position serves members and guests, maintains member service control, answers the telephones, answers member questions, tenders payment and performs various clerical duties.


  • Must be a minimum of 16 years of age.
  • High School diploma or GED
  • Clerical and computer skills
  • Ability to deal with the public in a friendly manner, both on the phone and in person.
  • Satisfactory completion of background check and negative drug test results


  • Greet members and guests
  • Respond to the service needs of members and guests
  • Maintain a current knowledge of all YMCA membership information
  • Provide current and accurate information regarding YMCA programs, classes and meetings.
  • Answer the telephone using proper telephone etiquette at all times
  • Use of the computer to register participants, take payments and inform members
  • Give knowledgeable tours of the facility to prospective members
  • Perform proper closing or opening procedures
  • Perform minor maintenance duties as needed
  • Attend staff meetings
  • Receive member/guest complaints and comments responding in a sincere pleasant manner; indicate an understanding of the problem and take necessary steps to correct as soon as possible – relay the comment in written form to appropriate staff.
  • Maintain clean, neat appearance of self and work area
  • Knowledgeable of YMCA emergency procedures, and handle any emergency situation in a professional and calm manner.

Contact Information: Steven Szanca, NCF YMCA Member Services Supervisor, s.szanca@ncfymca.org, (352) 374-9622

Posting Date: May 1, 2017

Expiration Date: June 13, 2017

Desired Start Date: ASAP

Approximate Hours Per Week: 15-30 hours/week evenings and weekends

Salary Level: minimum wage

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are essential to the success of the YMCA. Volunteering not only benefits the children, families, older adults, and programs of the YMCA, it also benefits the community and individuals that dedicate their time and energy. All that you give as a volunteer will impact the children and families of our community for a lifetime.

What are the qualifications for volunteering?
To volunteer, you must have a desire to help instill YMCA character development values in each aspect of the program you are involved in. Those values include respect, responsibility, honesty, and caring. A background check is required and will be performed by the YMCA. Volunteers must fill out an application and attend a volunteer orientation.

Where can I volunteer and with what programs?
We need volunteers in many of of our programs including youth sports (coaches, referees, and site supervisors), childwatch, childcare, aquatics, afterschool and summer camp, homework tutors, wellness, health education, office work, fund raising, special events, board/committee work, and much more!

How do you become a YMCA Volunteer?
We always accept applications! Download one today!


Community Partners

The YMCA relies on the generosity of the community partners, sponsors and donors to help us maintain and expand service to the people whoe need us most.

The YMCA works hard to offer programs and scholarships to make sure everyone has the opportunity to learn and grow. We couldn't do it alone.

Please take a look at some of the great companies and organizations who make our YMCA programs possible.

$15,001 - $25,000
Scherer Construction Logo
Scherer Construction
2504 NW 71st Place
Gainesville, Florida 32653
Perry Roofing Logo
Perry Roofing
2505 NW 71st Place
Gainesville, Florida 32653
MdGriff Williams Logo
McGriff Williams
3501-A West University Ave
Gainesville, Florida 32607
$11,001 - $15,000
Publix Logo
Publix Super Market Charities
Corporate Office
PO Box 407
Lakeland, Florida 33802-0407
$8,001 - $11,000
Contractors Supply
3010 NE Waldo
Gainesville, Florida 32609
$4,001 - $8,000
Tioga Town Center Logo
Tioga Town Center
105 SW 128th St 200
Newberry, Florida 32669
Shands Logo
1600 SW Archer Road
Gainesville, Florida 32608
Women's Giving Center
Women's Giving Circle
Community Foundation of North Central Florida

3919 W. Newberry Road, Suite 3
Gainesville, Florida 32607
$50 - $2,500
Bogin, Munns & Munns Logo
Bogin, Munns & Munns PA
817 NW 56th Terrace
Gainesville, Florida 32605
Alachua County Sheriffs Office
Alachua County Sherrif's Office
2621 SE Hawthorne Road
Gainesville FL 32641
Saint Leo University
Saint Leo University
4650 NW 39th Place, Suite B
Gainesville FL 32606