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Volunteers are an important piece of our puzzle.
Help change the lives of women and gender-diverse people.

How volunteers strengthen our work

At YWCA Hamilton we recruit volunteers who are interested in sharing their unique life experiences to enhance program offerings, and support the many programs and services we offer with their abilities and passion.

We offer four types of virtual, in-person and/or hybrid volunteering at YWCA Hamilton

Committee Work: Committees power our mission and provide and opportunity for volunteers to strengthen their leadership potential and networks. Active committees which engage the community at large include:

  • Board of Directors
  • Philanthropy Committee
  • RISE Collective
  • Women of Distinction Judging
  • And more!

Interested in committee work? Check out our current opportunities to see if any of these roles are accepting new volunteers!

Fundraising & Events: Join the team driving our culture of philanthropy and make a difference in your community. Volunteer opportunities supporting philanthropy at YWCA Hamilton include:

  • Community Outreach
  • Bingo/Lottery
  • Day of set-up/tear down
  • Support for signature events
  • Fundraising activities support

Interested in fundraising and events? Check out current opportunities to see if any of these roles are accepting new volunteers or host your own fundraiser in support of YWCA Hamilton by applying here.

Administrative: Share your skills and make impact through supporting an administrative area of our organization. We look for individuals with experience in:

  • Informative Technology (IT)
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing/Communications
  • Human Resources
  • Finance
  • Reception/Front desk
  • Training, and general administrative tasks

Interested in volunteering your admin skills? Check out current opportunities to see if any of these roles are accepting new volunteers.

Interested in a student placement for any of these opportunities? Apply here.

Check out our current work opportunities here.

Program Support: Lend your hands on support or expertise to help improve the program experience for someone in your community. Opportunities may include:

  • Workshop/facilitator
  • Mentor
  • Activities and excursion support
  • Peer-support
  • Social service network
  • Infant, child care and new moms support
  • Two Spirit and LGBTQIA+ youth support
  • And so much more…

Interested in supporting a program? Check out current opportunities to see if any of these roles are accepting new volunteers!

Read about YWCA Hamilton’s Impact here.

Board of Director Retreat 2020

Volunteer Opportunities

Our Volunteer program is currently paused. Please check back soon for opportunities!


Volunteer of the Year Award

Each year and in celebration of National Volunteer Week, YWCA Hamilton recognizes the contributions of the dedicated volunteers who power our mission. YWCA Hamilton’s Volunteer of the Year Award is awarded to a stand out volunteer that has been nominated by the program area which their impact is felt.

All YWCA Hamilton departments have an opportunity to nominate!

Peter Van Dyk is the YWCA Hamilton Volunteer of the Year

2020 Volunteer of the Year Winner

YWCA Hamilton is pleased to announce the winner of the 2021 Volunteer of the Year award, Peter Van Dyk!

Congratulations, Peter!

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