Palisades-Malibu YMCA Update: Volunteers, Hours and Employment

Volunteers at the YMCA helped package food that was given to those in need.

Palisades-Malibu YMCA Executive Director Jim Kirtley told Circling the News that 10 volunteers showed up on Thursday to help prepare and hand out groceries to 50 recipients at 821 Via de la Paz.

“The amount of gratitude from the participants is absolutely amazing,” Kirtley said, noting that the FeedLA program will operate through the middle of December and that volunteers are needed every Thursday from 10 to noon to help pack the donated food and from noon to 2 p.m. to distribute food.

“The participants are great humans who desperately need the help the Y volunteers and City of LA are providing through this program.”

Kirtley said that his Y is hiring and once staff is added, it will be able to open with Saturday hours. (Visit:  Currently, the Y is open Monday through Friday, from 7 to 11 a.m. and from 4 to 7 p.m.

The Y is seeking a Membership Service Representative (front desk) who can provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere for members, participants and guests while providing helpful information and excellent customer service.

Qualifications include:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required; 4-year degree preferred
  • Strong character values; written & verbal communication skills; basic computer skills and working knowledge of M/S Office;
  • Customer service experience

This person would be responsible for making sure those entering are members and that registrations and payments are up to date. Understand, discuss and promote all YMCA programs. Comply with and enforce Code of Conduct, Dress Code, Cell Phone, AWAY, Member Guest and Guest Pass policies, and administrate member issues as they arise. Positively interpret these policies to members and follow daily cash handling procedures when processing payments and end of day reconciliation.

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