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The following is a list of volunteer opportunities advertised in the Winnipeg area. For more information about these listings, please contact the person/organization directly. You may also call 204-477-5180 ext. 230 to set up an appointment to see an interviewer at Volunteer Manitoba. Email: noreen.mian@volunteermanitoba.ca or visit our website: www.mbvolunteer.ca for other available volunteer opportunities.

Child-care help needed for 2.5 hours every second Monday starting Jan. 14 for mothers of preschoolers in Niverville. Volunteers will meet 9:15-11:45 a.m., Niverville Community Fellowship. Information: Ashley ashhayward@shaw.ca .

The International Association of Business Communicators is looking for a director of administration to sit on the board of directors. Manage the administrative tasks and work with other board members to support the growth and development of members and the profession. Information: Kristel: iabcmanitoba@gmail.com .

Beacon Hill Lodge needs volunteers to act as friendly visitors to visit one on one with residents. Go for coffee, walks around the neighbourhood, read the paper or play Scrabble. Commitment is two hours per week for three months. Information: Stacy 204-942-7541 ext. 248 or stacy.blazina@reveraliving.com .

The Community Education Development Association is looking for volunteer tutors to assist inner-city youth with homework, particularly in the areas of math and science. Literacy tutors are also needed. Volunteers must be comfortable working on basic literacy skills and English as an Additional Language (EAL) students. Proficiency in multiple languages is an asset. Information: Amandeep amandeep@cedawpg.org or Sara sara@cedawpg.org.

A&O Entry Program for Older Adult Immigrants requires a culturally sensitive volunteer, who enjoys working with older adults to facilitate conversation circles for English as an Additional Language (EAL) learners. Duties will include using available resource kits to initiate and stimulate conversations within small groups of 12-15 people. Time commitment: 90 minutes per week for 10 weeks beginning the week of Jan. 14. Training and supports will be provided. Information: Lan 204-956-6440 or entry@ageopportunity.mb.ca.

N.E.E.D.S. Center (Newcomers Employment & Education Development Services) is looking for volunteer mentors. Mentors connect newcomer youth (ages 6-18) to the community and engage them in educational and recreational activities. Six hours per month for one year is necessary. Information: Steph steph@needsinc.ca or 204-940-1268.

University of Manitoba, Adult EAL (English as an additional language) program requires volunteers to help adult newcomers who are learning English. Volunteers needed at 294 William Ave., at Princess Street, Wednesdays, 12:20-1:20 p.m. to be lunchtime chat facilitators. Volunteers will help students practise listening and speaking through informal discussion on student-focused topics. Information: Ben 204-982-4991 or starkeyb@extended.umanitoba.ca .

Winnipeg School Division Adult EAL (English as an additional language) program requires volunteers to help adult newcomers who are learning English. Volunteers assist right in classrooms and help in a variety of ways. Volunteers work under the direction of the classroom teacher. Volunteers are needed mornings, afternoons and evenings at various locations. Information: Heather 204-772-1010 ext. 292 or hrempel@wsd1.org (http://eal.wsd1.org)

FortWhyte Alive provides programming, natural settings for environmental education, outdoor recreation and social enterprise. Winter fun day & outdoor adventure program leaders guide children and youth through a program package of winter outdoor activities. If you enjoy working with youth, love the outdoors and are physically fit, consider this flexible volunteer commitment (weekday, evenings or weekends). Information: www.fortwhyte.org/volunteering or 204-989-8368.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition December 3, 2012 B2

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