At SOLE Stepping, we have volunteer opportunities year round. We value your unique talents and have a place that is waiting just for you. Reach out and we will work with your schedule and your talents! We also run specific volunteer events throughout the year that are posted in advance.
Once you sign up for Distribution Day, you will be added to the Distribution Day Volunteer email list. This email list will keep you up-to-date on all plans, times, locations, and activities.
Our typical Distribution Day begins with SOLE Stepping arriving at the sponsored school by 6:45 am. Volunteers are welcomed as early as 7:15 am. Distribution typically begins at 8:00 am.
Our goal is to have between 25 and 30 volunteers on each Distribution Day to pair one child in each class with one volunteer so no child is waiting. When you sign up, bring a friend! Once you are paired with a child, you are given the shoebox with the shoe size requested. In the shoebox is a new pair of socks and on the shoebox is a card of encouragement. You give the child the card of encouragement and read it to them and get to know them while you remove their socks and shoes. Once their old socks and shoes are removed, you put new socks on and then new new shoes. You encourage them to try out the new shoes for just the right fit....jump, squat, run....
If they fit, you put their old socks and shoes in their shoebox and they are on their way. If they aren't quite right, you work with the fitting specialist to make sure we get them situated.
We repeat this process until we have seen and celebrated the entire school! The smiles, high fives, jumps, laughters, hugs, and sometimes even tears will keep your energy high and your heart overflowing.