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YMCA of Southern Interior BC
(Formerly the YMCA of Okanagan)
The Y is a place where stories are created and lives are changed. Every person has a story of hope, personal challenge, courage and inspiration....
375 Hartman Road
Kelowna, British Columbia
Causes we care about

  • Health & Well-being

  • Philanthropy and Capacity Building

  • Youth Development

Businesses whose employees volunteer with us
Social Mission
The YMCA of Southern Interior BC is a charity dedicated to strengthening the foundations of community. Based on the principles of human dignity, equality, justice and peace, the mission of the Y is to support the development of strong individuals.
Businesses and organizations that we work with
Black Press Media
RE/MAX Kelowna
Central Okanagan Foundation
CapriCMW Insurance
You Are Collective
Bellamy Homes
Start Fresh Project Society
Launch Okanagan
Volunteer opportunities
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Volunteer with the YMCAYMCA of Southern Interior BC, KelownaFlexible schedule
Bring us your passion and one hour a week and we will find a role that suits you!
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Stories of our community involvement
The excitement is building as the Tree of Hope is almost complete and ready for lighting! 🎄

Join us on the evening of Friday, November 25 for the light up ceremony. All donations to the Tree of Hope support BGC Okanagan and the Y. We both are working hard to ensure local families have access to safe and supportive spaces to experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships, and develop skills for life, regardless of their financial circumstances.

This year all donations will have double the impact as the Stober Foundation will be matching every dollar raised! ❤

Donate at

#treeofhope #RaisingHope #CelebrationofGiving #BGCOkanagan #YMCASIBC
We are so grateful to our members for moving and giving in support of our annual Move to Give campaign! ❤There will be a variety of charitable events, and multiple ways to donate to help make memberships and Y programs available to those less fortunate. 💪🏀🏊‍♂️🏋️‍♀️The tacky-tourist theme Walkathon kicked off the campaign and the energy and positivity were infectious! 🕶These #YMoveToGive events give our members the opportunity to get moving and help others access the same health and wellness programs they value themselves, and they are truly a fun way to build morale and community within our centres. 🥳The member-driven charitable campaign will run throughout November and December.
Looking for a fun, FREE Family activity? Join us at the FAMILY WINTER FEST!

Looking to give the gift of time this season? Please consider joining our volunteer family as we spread some holiday cheer.

Family Winter Festival
Parkinson Rec Centre
November 26th

Santa will arrive but Fire Truck for pictures at 12:30PM!

YMCA of Southern Interior BC City of Kelowna - Access to Recreation Volunteers Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs
Tis the season for giving. Join us at the Tree of Hope | Celebration of Giving | #RaisingHope

Together we can #raiseHOPE for families in our community.

The YMCA of Southern Interior BC and BGC Okanagan are hardworking charitable organizations that exist to tackle complex societal issues and help change lives for the better. We are excited to come together as our mission is united – to build a healthier community by providing safe, supportive, barrier-free and inclusive programming where children, youth and families thrive.

YMCA of Southern Interior BC Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs
Interested in building a fun and truly rewarding career in the non-profit field?

We are hiring a Fund Development and Communications Coordinator to play a key role in our charitable work.

Join a collaborative team and make an impact while earning an income.
We are so thankful to Barb Leclair for sharing her incredibly inspiring health story in support of the Lake Life Lottery, as she is a great example of the real people the lottery will benefit.

All proceeds from the lottery support the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation and the YMCA as we both continue to make health and wellness resources more accessible in our communities. #lakelifelottery
We are incredibly grateful for:
❤ Our staff who work tirelessly to help community members thrive, be it through fitness classes, preschool, employment programs, swim lessons or other
🧡 Our generous donors who make our charitable work possible
💛 Our volunteers who give their time in support of our mission to build a healthier community
💚 Our members whose dedication to their wellness is a constant inspiration
💙 Our child care families for allowing us to play a role in their children’s development and to play with their kids in general
💜 Our program participants who work hard to better their mental wellbeing, employment status, heart health and more

This impact video shows the range of people we help, and we are thankful to have the privilege of working with each and every one of them!

Happy #SmileCookie week! 🍪

We are so grateful to local Tim Hortons stores for donating the full $1 of every Smile Cookie sale to our Healthy Snacks Program. This initiative ensures all children in our child care programs (many of whom come to us hungry), receive nutritious food everyday to fuel their spirits, minds and bodies!❤

We encourage you to do your part and treat yourself, friends, families and coworkers to cookies for a cause all week long!😁
We are having a blast getting ready for the Downtown Y’s 5th birthday party! 🤗

Join us for a free kids-style birthday party for adults this Friday the 16th from 10 am – 2 pm. There will be games, goody bags, snacks from @keltaquero , and a pinata with $2000 in prizes! 🥳

The pinata and cake will kick off at 1 pm, prizes include:

🏌️‍♂️ 5 sets of 2 golf passes with cart to @shadowridgekelowna
🎬 $350 GC to @bernieskelowna
🛟 $300 GC to @eldorado.resort
💃 $100 GC to @sugar_shack_kelowna
🧑‍🍳 Signed cookbook from Chef Rod Butters and $30 GC to @raudz
🏋️‍♀️ 6 month Downtown Y membership
… And more!

Hope to see you there! 🌮🎂🎈
“The Y is not mine, it belongs to the community, and it’s my job to ensure we are here to serve generations to come. I cannot even imagine what my life would have looked like without the Y. I would not have met my husband and all these talented people, would not have received such incredible training opportunities, and I would not have learned as much about myself and my own capacity.

I’ve always loved to see things evolve so it feels incredible to have worked on such a variety of projects and departments all within the Y. I never started with a specific position in mind, for me it’s always been about doing your best and most meaningful work for the right reasons."

After 25 years and 4 different careers with us, Allyson Graf continues to be a trailblazer in her field. It’s inspiring to read just how many firsts our new CEO has led here at the Y, and how she has helped us evolve into the diverse charity we are today.
375 Hartman Road
Kelowna, British Columbia
Causes we care about

  • Health & Well-being

  • Philanthropy and Capacity Building

  • Youth Development

Businesses whose employees volunteer with us