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Lend a hand: Volunteer opportunities this summer

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Love Christian Day Care is recruiting childcare assistants to help children during meal times, nap time, and outdoor activities. Interested applicants must have early childhood education and be willing to volunteer at least twice a week. Information: mylarey_june15@yahoo.com.

ALS Society of Manitoba, a small not-for-profit organization that provides support to those who live with ALS/Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is accepting interested applicants for board of director positions. The board meets every two months, and all board members are encouraged to sit on at least one committee. Information: drasmussen@alsmb.ca.

Living Prairie Museum is recruiting volunteers for the Monarch Butterfly Festival July 13. Volunteers will be responsible for overseeing children’s crafts, selling drinks and snacks, leading prairie hikes, distributing milkweed, and a variety of other duties. Information: prairie@winnipeg.ca or 204-832-0167. 

Canadian Blood Services is seeking volunteers who are passionate about the importance of donating blood to save a life. "Walk About" recruiter volunteers will attend summer events and "recruit" people to donate blood. Interested applicants must be outgoing, friendly, unafraid to walk up to a stranger and start a conversation. Information: eltie.pearce@blood.ca or 204-789-1135.

For those who are approachable and friendly, there is a great volunteer opportunity with Youth Employment Services. The organization is looking for a receptionist to welcome and assist clients in the resource area. Information: kvelthuys@yesmb.ca.

Canadian Cancer Society is looking for Sun Crew volunteers who are available on Saturdays and/or Sundays, July and August. Volunteers will hand out sun umbrellas, sunscreen, UV bracelets, and provide sun safety information at Birds Hill Beach. Information: SunSense@mb.cancer.ca or 204-784-7049. 

Canadian Cancer Society is looking for a team of youth volunteers for its Summer Spirit Crew to attend fairs, special events, beaches and play camps throughout the Westman region, July and August. Volunteers will promote the Canadian Cancer Society, especially its sun safety program, through parades, presentations, and direct interaction with the public under the guidance of CCS staff. Information: tnicholson@mb.cancer.ca.

 

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