Why The Y?

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You’ll know The Y, but did you know that we invented basketball, and softball, and Father’s Day? Here are a few more things you might not know about the charity that’s been in NZ since 1855:

As a not-for profit, everything we do each day has a positive impact, and we have fun doing it! We believe in the power of inspired and connected communities, where people feel safe and are motivated to reach their full potential. We reinvest back into our communities, and our values of Caring, Respect, Honesty, and Responsibility are the core of our culture.

The valued connections and friendships we build with our colleagues are lifelong - when you join The Y, you're joining a big family! Our employees and careers represent many lifestyles and reflect the diversity of the communities we serve, with at least 49 different ethnicities across our workforce and jobs and hours to suit everyone’s stage of life from 14-70+.

Our varied services and activities range from early learning and children’s out-of-school care, fitness and recreation, school camps and outdoor education, aquatics, and accommodation. We offer a wide range of career pathways and development opportunities - you’ll be supported with in-house training, apprenticeship opportunities, or obtaining professional certifications to help you reach your career goals.

Our benefits support your well-being and lifestyle with a free gym membership for all employees across our multiple locations, free annual flu vaccinations, access to free counselling with our EAP, and discounts for our services such as early learning centres, before and after school care, camps, swim school and sports leagues. Our STAR Awards, Outward Bound scholarship opportunities, and long service recognition reward your contribution.


Have a question?

If you'd like to know more about what it's like to work for The Y, or how we help you build your career, you can drop us a line at careers@ymcaauckland.org.nz

At the Y, we are committed to empowering all Children and Young People to feel safe and be safe, at the Y, in their families and in their communities. As such, we embed Safeguarding into everything that we do, so that Children and Young People are kept at the front of our minds in all our programmes and services. We also ensure that all our candidates are appropriately screened to ensure that the right people are in the right roles to keep our children and young people safe.


From free gym membership to discounts on childcare, being a part of The Y team will benefit you and your family while you work

We have an incredibly diverse and inclusive workforce, where people are free to be themselves

From your first job to working parents to semi-retired and everything in between, there will be a role available for your stage in life

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