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.
Caregiving with Confidence (formerly Rupert’s Land Caregiver Services) transportation program needs volunteer drivers to take seniors in southwest Winnipeg to appointments, shopping and social outings. Volunteers can be available as little or as often as they wish, even once per month. Compensation for fuel and parking is provided. To apply, email email@example.com or call 204-452-9491.
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 www.redcross.ca/HeroesWanted, call 204-982-7330 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join Victoria Lifeline’s award-winning volunteer group and start making a difference. Volunteers set up Lifeline in client’s homes and coach clients and caregivers in its use. A personal vehicle and valid driver’s licence are required. Full training and mileage provided. Call Melissa at 204-956-6773 or send resumé to email@example.com.
Picnic in the Park is an family event that promotes a positive image and celebrates the cultural diversity of the North End. It is urgently seeking volunteers for July and August to distribute marketing materials, and volunteers to help that day (setup and cleanup, activity facilitators, safety and environment, food and beverage). The event will be at St. John’s Park on Saturday, Aug. 18. If interested, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 204-891-5595.
Manitobans for Human Rights is looking for runners, sponsors and volunteers for this year’s Torch of Dignity Relay on Sept. 23. People involved with 100 organizations are to set to walk, run, or roll from 460 Bedson St. to Scotiabank Stage at The Forks for a free family event after the relay. Please email email@example.com or call 204-783-8374 for details.
Misericordia Health Centre is seeking retail clerks for its gift shop, and hallway ambassadors. The team of volunteers contributes to supporting client and resident care. Supportive training and free parking provided. Various shifts weekday shifts are available. To apply, call Lynn Horton at 204-788-8131 or go to misericordia.mb.ca/volunteer.
The Folklorama Brazilian pavilion is looking for volunteers to assist in customer service roles such as selling tickets, serving food and drink and keeping the pavilion clean. The pavilion operates the first week of Folkorama, Aug. 5 to 11. Volunteers of all cultural backgrounds are welcome. Contact Edith Samuels at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Habitat for Humanity Manitoba needs volunteers. They must be 16 or older; all skill levels welcome. Habitat builds Tuesday through Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and provides everything you need to build, including steel-toed boots and tools. To learn more, go to www.habitat.mb.ca, or sign up at https://habitatmbca.volunteerhub.com.