Century College Work Study SAC Program Staff

Volunteer Opportunity Description


The School Aged Child Care Program Staff is responsible for planning, leading, and implementing recreational and creative experiences for school age children in a group setting.  The incumbent provides high quality recreational experiences for school aged children that focus on the YMCA core values: honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring.

Essential Functions:

  • Assist with the writing and implementation of weekly lesson plans.
  • Organize and lead a variety of activities appropriate for school age children.  Activities may include arts and crafts, indoor and outdoor games, enrichment activities, etc.
  • Ensure that the site is kept clean and organized.
  • Assist in maintaining accurate program records including incident reports, daily rosters, logbook documentation, and attendance records.
  • Assist in completing child and program evaluations.
  • Maintain CACFP and Minnesota Department of Health Licensing for meals and snacks, if applicable.


This position reports to the Site Director who reports to the Program Director/Sr. Coordinator.  The incumbent interacts regularly with children, parents, and staff members from diverse backgrounds.





  • Must be part of the Century College Work Study Program
  • Minimum age of 16.
  • Certifications required within 30 days of hire: Adult and child CPR or CPR/PR; First Aid; and AED
  • Ability to lead, plan, organize, and implement program activities.
  • Good skills in communication, organization, and human relations.
  • Willingness to work with diverse populations


  • Previous experience working with school age children.
  • Knowledge of CACFP Program requirements


  • Values
  • Inclusion
  • Relationships
  • Quality Results
  • Communication
  • Functional

Work Conditions:

  • Must be able to actively participate in youth games/activities which include getting in the water during swimming.
  • Ability to travel locally to YMCA branches and other program sites.
  • Perform all physical aspects of the position, including moving around, bending, reaching, and lifting up to 50 pounds at a time.
  • Ability to recognize and react calmly and effectively in hazardous/dangerous situations.
  • Must be able to remain alert in warm to hot environment for prolonged period which may include indoor pool, outdoor activities, bus rides, etc…
  • May be exposed to verbal outbursts, physical actions or bodily fluids as part of the child care environment.