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Walk a Mile in Their Shoes Volunteers 2024

Join us on or before event day to roll up your sleeves and support the execution of one of Hamilton’s most exciting events, Walk a Mile in Their Shoes. 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, June 12, 2024.


POSITION TITLE: Walk a Mile in Their Shoes Event Volunteer

POSITION TYPE: In-person, short‑term

DEPARTMENT: Philanthropy & Communications

SUPERVISOR: Events & Community Fundraising Coordinator

TIME COMMITMENT: Wednesday, June 12, 2024, from 8 am to 3 pm

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

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



  • We’ll provide you with training and a virtual orientation to help prepare you for what to expect!



  • 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.



  • 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 June 12th – minimum of 4 hours, up to 7 hours.


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 clicking on the link below by May 31, 2024. 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 Stacey Marshall, Volunteer Coordinator, at smarshall@ywcahamilton.org. Please visit https://www.ywcahamilton.org/volunteer-with-us/ for more information. Please follow us at #WAMHamiltonHalton

YWCA Hamilton Staff, Cristina Lopes and Sara Charters, along with Kenadie St. James lead Walk a Mile in Their Shoes 2023 across Main Street in Hamilton June 14, 2023 Photo by Greening Media

Join us June 12, 2024 Hamilton City Hall Forecourt for the 15th Anniversary of Walk a Mile in Their Shoes REGISTER or DONATE

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