Walk A Mile In Their Shoes Event Volunteer

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Position Summary

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. As a Walk a Mile in Their Shoes Event Volunteer, you can assist with a range of pre-event tasks and event day supports. Be a friendly face to the community by helping folks at any of our 6 activation stations on the day of the Walk a Mile in Their Shoes Event on Wednesday, September 14, 2022.


POSITION TITLE: Walk a Mile in Their Shoes Event Volunteer

TYPE: In-person, short‑term

DEPARTMENT: Philanthropy & Communications

SUPERVISOR: Events & Community Fundraising Coordinator

TERM OF POSITION: Wednesday, September 14, 2022, from 8 am to 3 pm

AREAS OF INTEREST:Community Engagement, Customer Service, Sales, Fundraising

IDEAL FOR: Individuals, Families, High School Students, Community Groups

Position Requirements

HEALTH/VACCINATIONS: All applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Volunteers will be required to show proof of vaccination status at the Tim Horton’s Field. Substantiated medical and religious reasons to forego vaccination will need to be communicated and may impact volunteer position start date.

PHYSICAL TASKS/ENVIRONMENT: Lifting 30+lbs independently, pick up from YWCA Hamilton and drop off to City of Hamilton Forefront, repetitive lifting/pulling, standing for long periods of time

The successful candidate will be committed to working from an anti-oppression, feminist perspective. We encourage individuals from racialized and/or newcomer, gender diverse, non-binary and/or gender fluid, 2SLGBTQIA+, First Nation, Métis and Inuit, immigrant, refugee, BIPOC, and people living with disabilities to apply.

Please submit your intent to register by completing this form by August 31, 2022. We thank all potential Walk a Mile in Their Shoes Event Volunteers for applying, only those moving forward in the recruitment process will be contacted.

Should you require accommodation during the recruitment process please contact Anjum Chauhan, Community Engagement & Volunteer Coordinator, at achauhan@ywcahamilton.org. Please visit https://www.ywcahamilton.org/volunteer-with-us/ for more information. Please follow us at #WAMHamiltonHalton

Position Description


  • Set up and tear down of all 6 stations.
  • Greet walkers as they arrive and engage with the community over the entirety of the event.
  • Check folks in and accept donations or registration fees.
  • Ask walkers why they are walking today and help them fill in their walker bibs and design their signs.
  • Sort through and hand out red shoes to guests.
  • Encourage folks to participate in the warm up before the ceremony and get them hyped for the award ceremony and walk.
  • Help prepare lunch and ensure the area is set up with napkins, plates and ensure that there are refreshments available.


  • We’ll provide you with training and a virtual orientation to help prepare you for what to expect!
  • You’ll get a T-shirt to wear on the day of the event.


  • Supports YWCA Hamilton’s mission, vision, and values
  • Works from a feminist, anti-oppressive/anti-racist perspective · Must provide a current Police Vulnerable Sector Check (valid within 1 month)
  • Experience working with adults diagnosed with developmental disabilities an asset
  • Experience working with individuals who may display challenging behaviors, knowledge of behavioral supports and implementation of behavioral programming
  • Knowledge of Community Resources and ability to research resources
  • Excellent Communication and Interpersonal Skills
  • Required to submit a self-declared medical on an annual basis
  • Current Emergency First Aid / CPR Certification, WHMIS, and participate in all YWCA Hamilton mandatory training
  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (CPI) Certification (will be provided if necessary)
  • Willing to accept supervision, take direction from staff
  • Respectful of confidentiality and privacy
  • Reliable, mature, non-judgmental, kind, caring, and able to listen


  • Self-directed online learning – YWCA Hamilton Orientation Training – 1 hour – Virtual role-specific training over Zoom – 1 hour
  • Optional support pre-event for bag stuffing and planning tasks – minimum of 1 hour, up to 3 hours.
  • Attendance on September 14th – minimum of 4 hours, up to 7 hours.

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