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"The YMCA advanced my career more than any other employer in my experience."

- Allison B.
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Culture & Values
Employee Benefits
Diversity & Inclusion
Making an Impact

Culture & Values


  • The Mission of the YMCA is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.
    • The Y’s Mission has not changed over the years; how that mission is carried out never stops changing based on the needs of our community
  • The YMCA movement has always had a broader mission of developing healthy spirit, mind, and body—for everyone. Today, the YMCA of Southwest Florida serves all kinds of people, from youth to seniors, and from those financial challenged to those of substantial means, with all kinds of programs, activities and events. This mixture of people and cultures makes YMCAs, and the communities they serve, stronger.
  • For nearly 175 years, the YMCA movement has been guided by its founding purpose to build a society based on Christian principles. To accomplish this, the movement established these goals for YMCA members:
    • To develop appreciation of one’s own worth
    • To develop a faith for daily living
    • To grow as a responsible family member and community citizen
    • To achieve and maintain physical fitness and mental well-being
    • To recognize the worth of all persons
    • To develop a sense of world-mindedness
    • To develop capacities for leadership

Employee Benefits


  • YMCA of Southwest Florida is dedicated to helping our team members reach their personal and professional goals and feel valued in the work they do.
  • Employee Benefits at the YMCA of Southwest Florida include:
    • Competitive Compensation
    • Flexible Work Schedules and Arrangements
    • Generous Paid Time Off
    • Comprehensive Benefits Including Health, Dental, Vision, Life and Other Voluntary Benefits including Disability and Life Insurance
    • Amazing 12% Company Paid Retirement After Meeting Eligibility Requirements and 403(b) Retirement Savings Account
    • Ongoing Training, Leadership Development and Career Advancement Opportunities
    • Free Membership to the Y
    • Program and Childcare Discounts
    • Mentorship and Belonging

For more information on employee benefits, email us at [email protected].

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  • Bullet list of benefits or callouts?
  • Bullet list of benefits or callouts?
  • Bullet list of benefits or callouts?
  • Bullet list of benefits or callouts?

Diversity & Inclusion


  • YMCA of Southwest Florida is committed to modeling diversity and inclusion for the entire YMCA movement, and to maintaining an equitable treatment and inclusive environment, where all feel respected and valued.
  • We respect and value the diverse life experiences and heritages of our board and leadership. We strive to listen to ensure that all voices are valued and heard.
  • We are committed to being nondiscriminatory by providing equal opportunities for employment, volunteering and advancement in all areas of work.
  • To ensure that everyone in our Community has access to YMCA service, we offer financial assistance where needed.  Due to the generosity of local residents, corporations and organizations, no one is turned away from the Y due to their ability to pay.

YMCA of Southwest Florida provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

Making an Impact


  • At YMCA of Southwest Florida, we are fully focused on inspiring change in our communities, from expanding our services for neighbors in need to safe spaces for kids to learn and grow to resources that give everyone the chance to live better lives. When you’re helping to build brighter futures for youth, working to end drowning prevention, improve community health and strengthening collaborations to serve in our communities where needed most, it’s easy to find your motivation to go to work every day!
  • YMCA of Southwest Florida is an incredible place to have a fulfilling career or enjoy part-time employment — all while we are supporting and strengthening our community, because our community is our cause. In your career here, you can look forward to:
    • Developing your leadership skills in a caring, challenging & diverse working environment
    • The opportunity to explore a wide range of jobs & functions
    • Shaping the future direction of the organization & the community in which you work
    • Participating in YMCA career training programs
    • A family friendly work environment
  • In 2022, YMCA Staff served the Southwest Florida Community in the following ways:
    • 71 tons of food and water were distributed to those impacted by Hurricane Ian
    • 23,092 Group Exercise classes were offered to those of all ages and abilities
    • 4,213 children participated in Youth Sports
    • 3,778 students learned to swim through Safety Around Water a program to help reduced childhood drownings
    • 3,777 children participated in life-changing Summer Camp
    • 3,457 families served by the Before & After School Enrichment program
    • Over $1million awarded to individuals in financial aid