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 www.volunteermanitoba.ca or call 204-477-5180.
The Manitoba Museum is seeking engaging, active and fun-loving volunteers as science gallery hosts to interact with visitors. Working closely with science communicators, you will be on the front lines of science education. Shifts are three hours. A minimum bi-weekly shift is required. Recruitment intake dates for spring and summer volunteering are May 25 and June 14. Apply online at http://wfp.to/QCd.
The Misericordia Health Centre gift shop is seeking sales associate volunteers. Training is provided. Flexible weekday shifts, morning or afternoon. Questions? Call Lynn at 204-788-8134. Deadline is May 31.
The Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba needs various volunteers for the Love You by Shoppers Drug Mart Run for Women in support of women’s mental health programs. Bag-check volunteers, course marshals, and finish line and food tent volunteers are needed. The run is at the Manitoba Legislative Building on June 5. Email firstname.lastname@example.org by May 30 to apply.
St. Amant is seeking volunteers for its 2022 iCan Shine Bike Camp. Spotters will give individualized instruction on specially adapted bikes that teach riders balance and co-ordination. You must be age 15 or older and able to walk/jog approximately five kilometres each 75-minute session. Volunteers are asked to attend a 45-minute orientation and commit to attending all five days of the camp. Contact St. Amant for more details at 204-256-4301, ext. 3474, or apply online at http://wfp.to/QC9 by July 15.
Parkinson Canada is seeking support group facilitators. Once a month, you will create a confidential and welcoming virtual space where people living with Parkinson’s or their care partners can share their experiences and develop supportive relationships in a group setting. Compassion, a non-judgmental approach and strong communication skills — including active listening — are needed. A background in nursing, social work or a related field is an asset. The time commitment is three to five hours per month, and a commitment of at least one year is appreciated. Training/orientation will be provided. Email email@example.com or go online to http://wfp.to/QC3.
Local Investment Toward Employment (LITE) is seeking board members who are willing to champion LITE’s work among their network and are passionate about economic development from community-based, justice-informed and innovation-led perspectives. They should have experience or engagement in philanthropic giving and as a board member at a community economic development organization. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.