A Mile In Her Shoes is a small charity that helps women affected by homelessness to find their feet through running fitness. It was founded four years ago by Ealing Eagle Nicola Miller and remains entirely volunteer led, with involvement over the years from several other Eagles including Celia Roberts, who is a trustee.
The charity is currently expanding and adding several new running fitness groups from September 2017, thanks to funding from the Greater London Authority and support from England Athletics to celebrate the London 2017 World Athletics Championships and the IPC World Para Athletics Championships.
These groups will encourage women who may have been affected by issues related to homelessness to experience running as a way of exercising, socialising, boosting confidence and raising self-esteem.
The charity is really excited to be offering new opportunities for volunteers at locations in London, including one local to us in Acton.
They are offering a couple of practical 'taster' experience days so volunteers can learn how we work and explore opportunities that would suit them. The next one is on Saturday 9th September at London South Bank University.
All the run leaders need to be female, but there are ways for men to volunteer with the charity too. There is no requirement to have LiRF or other coaching qualifications and there is no minimum speed or ability needed - just time and a commitment to the charity's values to help women feel good about themselves.
Interested? Please visit http://www.amileinhershoes.org.uk/volunteer-with-us for more details. If you’d like to join a taster experience, please complete the contact form on the website choosing ‘Volunteering with a Run Group’.