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 to set up an appointment to see an interviewer at Volunteer Manitoba. Information: 204-477-5180; firstname.lastname@example.org or www.volunteermanitoba.ca.
Folklorama is seeking a dynamic, outgoing person with endless amounts of energy to fill the very large shoes of the official mascot, the Folklorama Llama! The official mascot has been a part of the festival since 1986 and is a very important community-relations ambassador for Folklorama during the annual festival and throughout the year at various community events. Job details at "Careers" www.folklorama.ca. Applicants submit a cover letter, resumé and three references to: email@example.com.
Aulneau Renewal Centre is looking to fill various positions for their Dragonfly Carnival fundraiser Sept. 20. Volunteers may sign up for the entire day or four-hour shifts at various stations (games, arts/crafts, vendors, etc.). Information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
IRCOM Inc. matches established Canadian families with immigrant/refugee newcomer families living at IRCOM House. Volunteers for the family-to-family program will make three to four visits from May 27-Aug. 16 to help newcomers feel at home in our great city. Information: email@example.com.
OCD Centre of Manitoba Inc. is looking for a board member for the 2014-15 term. Board meetings are held once a month, Thursdays, 7-9 p.m. There will also be opportunities to assist with OCD events (outreach, education, promotion). Information: 204-942-3331 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CNIB needs an administrative assistant for reception duties Mondays, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Duties may include: covering the front desk during breaks, handling a multi-line phone system, checking appointments, entering data, researching/creating spreadsheets. Information: 204-789-0955 or email@example.com.
Society for Manitobans with Disabilities requires help with the Run, Walk or Roll for Ability, Manitoba Marathon, June 15. Volunteers will cheer on Super Runners and direct participants to appropriate lanes (full, relay or 10K). Information: www.smd.mb.ca/volunteering.