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 Winnipeg Regional Health Authority is seeking a volunteer to help public-health nurses and families attending breastfeeding support groups at two of their sites. The groups meet at the WRHA office at 755 Portage Ave. on Wednesdays from 9:15 a.m. to noon, and at the office at 1050 Leila Ave. on Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Volunteers must be able to promote and support breastfeeding. Previous experience with having breastfed a child is an asset. For more information, contact Suzie at 204-787-7247 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Actionmarguerite St. Boniface (185 Rue Despins) and St. Vital (450 River Rd.) need volunteers to transport residents in wheelchairs to in-house appointments, including mass in chapel. Email email@example.com or call 204-235-2111 to inquire about helping at either location.
Meals on Wheels Winnipeg is seeking volunteers to assist with the delivery of nutritious meals to clients in the community. Help needed in the following areas: downtown, St. Boniface and St. James. Training and honorarium provided. If you have two hours (or more) per week to spare, call 204-956-7711 or go to mealswinnipeg.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 204-953-1070, ext. 8.
D’Arcy’s ARC 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 Manitoba League of Persons with Disabilities is seeking volunteers from across the province to serve on its board of directors. Council members support the mission to promote accessibility and inclusion for people of all abilities. The league is looking for volunteers who are passionate about disabilities and bring knowledge in one or more areas of board governance, business-related skills, legal skills, accessibility knowledge and the ability to work within the community for building partnerships and relations. For more information, go online to wfp.to/bbO or email email@example.com.
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, call 204-982-7330 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.