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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.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Check out our current opportunities below:

Walk A Mile In Their Shoes Event Volunteer

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TYPE: In-person, short-term
TIME COMMITMENT: Wednesday, September 14, 2022, from 8 am to 3 pm

Walk a Mile in Their Shoes will be in-person this year, and we need your help! Join us on or before event day to roll up your sleeves and support the execution of one of Hamilton’s most exciting events.

Seniors Call & Connect Volunteer

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TYPE: In-person
TIME COMMITMENT: 2-4 hours/week; 1-2 shifts/month; between 9 AM to 9 PM; flexible work schedule

The YWCA Hamilton Seniors Call & Connect Volunteer provides assistance to the (Seniors) Active Living Centre 55+ team, inclusive of: providing telephone calls to seniors, engaging in social discussions, offering resources and connections to community programs, and providing updates on current & upcoming YWCA programming for the MacNab/Putman Family YWCA facility

Front Desk Volunteer

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TYPE: In-person
TIME COMMITMENT: 1-6 hours/week; 1-2 shifts/month; between 9 AM to 9 PM; flexible work schedule

Front Desk Volunteer, while providing assistance to the Front Desk team, will welcome clients, volunteers, staff, and community members at the MacNab and Putman Family YWCA facilities.

Imagine Day Program Volunteer

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TYPE: In-person
TIME COMMITMENT: Minimum of Six (6) month commitment

The Imagine Day Program Volunteer will provide supports to adults diagnosed with developmental disabilities, dual diagnosis and may display challenging behaviors. This volunteer will assist in delivery of direct and indirect support services with a focus on therapeutic recreation, inclusion and community integration as assigned by the Program Supervisor – Community Participation or designate

Good Beginnings Volunteer

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TYPE: Hybrid, both virtual and in-person opportunities exist
TIME COMMITMENT: 2 to 3 hours per week, plus travel time for in-home visits

YWCA Good Beginnings is a volunteer assistance program available for mothers in Hamilton and the surrounding area with infants younger than six months of age. The program involves weekly in-home visits from a trained volunteer

JOIN New Mothers’ Support Volunteer

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TYPE: Hybrid, both virtual and in-person opportunities exist
TIME COMMITMENT: Between 1 to 4 visits Monthly; each visit is 2 to 3 hours
TERMS OF POSITION: Six (6) month commitment

YWCA Hamilton Mother’s Support Services is looking for past newcomers to Canada to apply to provide volunteer assistance for newcomer mothers in the Hamilton and the surrounding area. The Mother’s Support Group volunteer will provide support to new mothers with infants younger than twelve months of age.

Donation Processing Volunteer

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TYPE: In-person
TIME COMMITMENT: 1-2 shifts/week; Monday through Friday between 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, flexible work schedule
TERMS OF POSITION: Six (6) month commitment

The YWCA Hamilton Donation Processing Volunteer will help staff with welcoming and assisting donors, receiving and tagging incoming donations, sorting donations into designated areas/bins, keeping an accurate in-kind donation log up-to-date, and replenish as needed.

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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!

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2022 Volunteer of the Year Winner

YWCA Hamilton is pleased to announce the winner of the 2022 Volunteer of the Year award, Rafal Tomczuk!

Congratulations, Raf!

2021 Volunteer of the year – Peter Van Dyk

2020 Volunteer of the year – Olivia Mancini

For more information, please contact:

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Anjum Chauhan
Community Engagement & Volunteer Coordinator
achauhan@ywcahamilton.org

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