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Volunteer opportunities

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The following is a list of volunteer opportunities advertised in the Winnipeg area. For more information about these listings, please contact the person/organization directly. You may also call (204) 477-5180 ext. 230 to set up an appointment to see an interviewer at Volunteer Manitoba. Email: or visit our website: for other available volunteer opportunities.

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George Pasieka, left, and SSCOPE executive director Bob Rempel in the organization�s thrift shop.


John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press George Pasieka, left, and SSCOPE executive director Bob Rempel in the organization�s thrift shop.

The University of Manitoba department of physical therapy needs volunteers for a home-based hand exercise treatment study. Volunteers between 30 to 60 years of age who are diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis of the hands, own and are able to use a home computer, and are willing to attend four sessions for approximately 45 to 60 minutes each time at the Rehabilitation Respiratory Hospital, 800 Sherbrook St., are invited to participate in a home-based hand exercise study. Volunteers will need to perform a set of gentle mobility and strength exercises for the hands at their homes at convenient times for 15 to 20 minutes, four times per week for six weeks. After the sixth week, all volunteers will be invited for a two-hour group interview session to share their experiences on the hand exercises they performed. Information: Cynthia at or 330-0302, Dr. Barbara Shay, PT. PhD 787-2756 or Dr. Tony Szturm, PT. PhD at 787-4794.

Habitat for Humanity Manitoba is looking for volunteers for its Muddy Waters Rides Again event Aug. 12. Information: Ty 235-2182 or .

Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) is a not-for-profit multimedia organization operating two broadcast services, AMI-audio and AMI-TV, that serve Canadians who are blind, deaf, vision, hearing, or mobility impaired. Volunteers are needed to read various news stories. Information: Shannah-Lee 237-8401 or .

The Salvation Army Golden West Centennial Lodge is looking for the following volunteers: gardening assistant, outing assistant, interfaith church assistant and friendly visitors. Information: Marina 896-2461 or .

Good Neighbours Active Living Centre Inc. requires a computer tutor to provide one-on-one computer tutoring for seniors who have specific questions related to basic computer knowledge. Volunteer needed to facilitate workshops on Facebook, Kijiji, etc. Information: Anne-Marie 669-1710 ext. 223 or .

Muscular Dystrophy Canada will be placing volunteers in Safeway stores, Aug. 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Aug.19 from noon to 4 p.m. Volunteers will sit at information booths, sell tickets, and can assist with bake sales, cooking hotdogs, or even bagging groceries. Information: Kristen 783-9863 or .

The Eritrean Immigrant and Refugee Centre is looking for volunteers to teach EAL classes. Classes three times per week for three hours. Volunteers should have some prior experience working in a classroom setting. Information: Abeba 772-8786 or .

Volunteer at the Cuban pavilion during Folklorama Aug. 12 to Aug. 18, Notre Dame Arena, 271 avenue de la cathedral. Cashiers, bar and food servers, kitchen help, safety personnel, admission staff, and entertainment help are needed. Information: Carla or 963-1395.

The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Prairies/NWT will be at the Manitoba Stampede and Exhibition in Morris July 19 to July 22, and is looking for volunteers to help at the Grandstand Pink Hat Event and merchandise booth. Information: Sharyl 231-4885 or .

NEEDS Centre (Newcomer Employment and Education Development Services) is looking for volunteer mentors. It only takes six hours a month to make a difference in the life of a refugee youth new to Winnipeg. Information: Steph or 940-1268.


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