THE following is a list of volunteer opportunities for Winnipeg and surrounding areas. For more information about these listings, please contact the organization directly. Volunteer Manitoba does not place volunteers with organizations but can assist you in finding an opportunity. To learn more about its programs and services, go to volunteermanitoba.ca or call 204-477-5180.
The Freeze Frame International Film Festival for Kids of All Ages is happening March 10 to 17. Positions to be filled include usher, door person, box office, youth jury, driver, translator, media zone and animation station. The festival includes eight days of films, workshops, a youth video contest and the chance to mingle with world-class filmmakers. Contact 204-949-9355,email@example.com or go to freezeframeonline.org.
Women Healing for Change, Manitoba is a registered charity seeking volunteers who have a computer and want to work from home helping with a fundraising campaign in January and February. Help build the Little Stars Playhouse, a multi-purpose building to be located at 681 Selkirk Ave. Contact Gerrie at firstname.lastname@example.org or 204-668-1515.
The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority is recruiting patient and family advisers to participate in a variety of health-care improvement initiatives. Members bring a diversity of perspectives from using or supporting loved ones using health services. Volunteers share an interest in collaborating to improve health services across the region. Patients and families advise the WRHA on the design, improvement and delivery of services that will enhance the patient and family experience of health services. All advisers receive an orientation and attend ongoing education opportunities. Contact Sandy at email@example.com or 204-926-7171.
The Canadian Red Cross is looking for people to join its team of dedicated volunteers who are prepared to help people impacted by disasters such as forest fires and floods. For more information, go to redcross.ca/volunteer, call 204-982-7330 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
D’Arcy’s ARC (Animal Rescue Centre) is in need of weekday volunteers to help with cat care. Shifts are 9 a.m. to noon, once per week, with a one-year commitment. Apply online or in person at 730-B Century St. For more information, call 204-888-2266.
The Winnipeg School Division is seeking classroom volunteers for its English as an additional language (EAL) program. Volunteers can make a difference by helping students with learning activities, including conversation groups. Minimum of two hours, once per week, for two to three months. Email Bushra at email@example.com or call 204-953-1070, ext. 8.
Actionmarguerite St. Boniface (185 Despins St.) and St. Vital (450 River Rd.) need volunteers to transport residents in wheelchairs to in-house appointments, including mass in chapel. Call 204-235-2111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about helping at either location.