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.
Thin Air, the Winnipeg International Writers Festival, is looking for volunteers to fill an assortment of roles at various events. The festival, from Sept. 21 to Sept. 29, is an opportunity for high school and university students or anyone else interested in interacting with the Canadian literary community. The festival is particularly in need of drivers to shuttle writers to and from various locations, so if you have a driver’s licence and an outstanding record, please sign up. To register, go to thinairwinnipeg.ca/volunteer or email email@example.com for more information.
Volunteer and celebrate Nuit Blanche at the Winnipeg Art Gallery on Sept. 29. Ninety volunteers are needed for a variety of assignments. Day, early and late shifts are available, and orientation/training is provided. To apply, email firstname.lastname@example.org before Sept. 8.
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 email@example.com.
Manitoba Mutts is seeking a designer to create graphics to support marketing and public relations materials. Must have experience with design programs. Four to six hours per week. The organization is also seeking a web developer to help maintain and update the website, which is WordPress-based. The position is six-plus hours per week and is shared with another developer. Manitoba Mutts is also seeking a marketing assistant to create graphic concepts and key messaging for ongoing programs and fundraising projects. (This includes adoptables and supporting businesses.) Four to six hours per week. To apply for any of these positions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Habitat for Humanity Manitoba needs volunteers to help build a four-plex at 1860 Logan Ave. until Sept. 14. You must be 16 or older; all skill levels welcome. Habitat builds Tuesdays through Fridays, 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and provides everything you need, including steel-toed boots, hard hats and tools. To learn more, go to habitat.mb.ca, or sign up at habitatmbca.volunteerhub.com.
Manitoba Riding for the Disabled, a therapeutic horseback-riding program for children with disabilities, is seeking volunteers to act as horse leaders or side walkers. A mandatory orientation will take place Sept. 5 at 6:30 p.m. at West Wind Stables in Oak Bluff. Volunteers must be 14 years or older. Horse experience is necessary to be a leader but not required to be a side walker. For more information, go online to mrda.ca or phone 925-5905.
The Convalescent Home of Winnipeg is a long-term facility providing care for 84 residents since 1965. The board of directors is seeking board members, including the officer position of treasurer/finance chair. Members will contribute to the strategic direction and governance of this accredited facility within the framework provided by the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority. This is a minimum three-year term, starting in January, with the option to continue for another term. Send all expressions of interest and relevant credentials to CEO Sharon Wilms at email@example.com. For more information, call her at 204-453-4663, ext. 203.