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I love working with a wide range of people from staff to the young people who come for the activities and their parents too! I get to meet lots of fun people.

Amy has worked as an Activitiy Leader at YMCA Doncaster since November 2022.

Born and raised in Doncaster, Amy’s passion for performing began at a young age when she took part in local dance festivals across the borough. This early love of performing laid the foundation for her future adventures.

Fuelling her passion, Amy pursued a course in Dance and Musical Theatre at a London college, which helped develop her skills and expand her understanding of the arts.

Amy graduated in the Summer of 2020. Due to the pandemic, there was very little performing work available. Not one to be deterred, Amy set about carving out a career in teaching performing arts to students in London.

“I loved working with children and found it very inspiring and motivating so changed my goals from being a performer to teaching performing arts.”

Before joining the team at YMCA Doncaster, Amy was the Director of a Leadership Programme at a Summer Camp in the USA. Working with a group of 30 girls aged 16 to 17, Amy covered a diverse range of topics, including leadership skills, session planning, public speaking, and project management.

Amy speaks fondly of her Summer Camp Experience and explained that it also included many outdoor activities “I did lots of paddle boarding and ate lots of campfire s’mores!”

Now, as an Activity Leader here at YMCA Doncaster, Amy brings a wealth of experience and a diverse skill set to the table. Her background in performing, and leading a range of fun activities makes her a valuable asset to our team.

When asked what most excites her about her role at YMCA Doncaster she replied:

“I love working with a wide range of people from staff to the young people who come for the activities and their parents too! I get to meet lots of fun people.

I also love how many different activities we offer. One term I’m leading a table tennis session the next it’s body percussion and then circus skills… lots of crazy activities for me to get stuck into.”

Amy is not just an Activity Leader; she is a source of inspiration for those looking to combine their passion with purpose, creating a positive impact on the community she calls home.

If you’d like to inspire young lives in  Doncaster, then take a look at our current vacancies!