Walk a Mile In Their Shoes Event Volunteer

(YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka, Mailing Address)

Position ID: V-BAR0196
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2023
Last Full Update: 21 Aug 2023

Opportunity Details: Walk a Mile In Their Shoes Event Volunteer

Contact Madeline Ure, Volunteer Coordinator, YWCA Muskoka; Phone: 705-645-9827 ext 304; Email: mure@ywcamuskoka.com

Registration Table Volunteer

Positions Available: 1

Purpose: To provide registration support to event staff and help ensure a smooth and welcoming experience for all attendees!


  • Assisting event staff with the attendee check-in process

  • Handling cash and cheque donations, under event staff supervision. Ensuring accuracy and security

  • Providing essential event details and answer attendee questions

  • Managing last minute registrations, ensuring a seamless process for individuals and groups who decide to join us on the day of the event


Cheer Squad Volunteer

Positions Available: unlimited

Purpose: To motivate walkers throughout their journey with enthusiasm and positivity!


  • Distribute and carry signs of encouragement along the walk route

  • Create a lively atmosphere by cheering on walkers as they walk by

  • Help wrap-up the event by collecting walking route signs

  • Fill cups with water and distribute to walkers at midway point in journey


Parking Lot Attendant Volunteer

Positions Available: 2-3

Purpose: To ensure attendee parking runs smoothly!


  • Direct traffic in/out of the event space as required

  • Provide clear and friendly instructions to drivers, guiding them to available and alternative parking spaces

Greeter Volunteer

Positions Available: 4

Purpose: To create a welcoming and inclusive environment for all attendees!


  • Enthusiastically welcome and direct attendees to where they need to be (registration table for walkers, mingling for guests, etc.)


Media/Photographer Volunteer 

Positions Available: 1-2

Purpose: To utilize your passion for photography and creativity to capture the essence of the event through memorable photos!


  • Capture candid and posed high-quality pictures of walkers/teams/guests attending the event

  • Provide access to images post-event to a YWCA Muskoka administrator to be used for promotional purposes and to preserve the memories of the event

  • Must have your own camera and SD card for image storage (Option for YWCA to arrange for equipment)


Load In/Load Out Team Volunteer

Positions Available: 4 volunteers + 1 truck

Purpose: Be the driving force behind a smooth and seamless event setup and takedown!


  • Arrive at YWCA Muskoka to load supplies into vehicles (for load in)

  • Kickstart the event by unloading supplies at venue

  • Help wrap-up the event by loading supplies back into vehicles and unloading at YWCA Muskoka (load out)


Warm Up Leader Volunteer

Positions Available: 1

Purpose: Help walkers start their journey on the right foot by ensuring they are warmed up and ready to go! Your efforts will contribute to the overall well-being and enjoyment of the walk.


  • Lead walkers in engaging light stretches to help them prepare for the walk

  • Relevant background or experience in health/wellness/group facilitation is preferred for this role.

More Info Link www.walkamilemuskoka.ca/
Benefits - By volunteering at Walk a Mile in Their Shoes 2023, your volunteer work will be a meaningful contribution to YWCA Muskoka and Muskoka Pride’s goal to raise money for youth programs in Muskoka. These youth programs work to prevent violence by exploring issues that help young people develop healthy relationships now and in the future. 
- Get to know your community by collaborating with YWCA Muskoka and Muskoka Pride staff, other volunteers, and interacting with community participants. 
- Receive a reference letter or confirmation of volunteer hours, upon request
Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours Yes
Areas of Interest Event Coordination & Support ; Registration ; Security / Parking / Traffic
Commitment Length One Time / Special Event
Accessibility YWCA Muskoka is an equal opportunity organization. We value diversity and encourage applications from qualified individuals of all races, colour, ethnic origin, religions, abilities, gender identities and sexual orientations. YWCA Muskoka is committed to ensuring that each individual will have genuine, open and unhindered access to opportunities within the organization. We recognize that true equality means respecting people's different needs and, therefore, will take all reasonable steps to ensure accommodation to applicants where appropriate. Please let us know if you require any accommodations to ensure you can participate fully and equally.
Location Memorial Park, Bracebridge, Ontario
Number of Positions Muskoka District ; Simcoe County 
15 individual(s) needed in total.
Training Training is provided ; Volunteers will be provided with role-specific instructions.
Police Check Not Required
Start Date On or after 24 Sep 2023
Display Until 24 Sep 2023

Agency Details: YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka, Mailing Address

Office Phone 705-792-7822, Community Care Team
E-Mail hello@sm.ymca.ca
Website ymcaofsimcoemuskoka.ca
Address & Map
Innisfil, ON
Mailing Address YMCA Simcoe Muskoka 
7315 Yonge St, Unit 1 
Innisfil, ON 
Canada L9S 4V7