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.
Save our Seine is seeking a volunteer member for its education committee. Save our Seine works to save, protect and enhance the natural vegetation and eco-systems along the 26 km of the Seine River Greenway. The role includes attending monthly committee meetings (by Zoom, for now) to plan and offer learning activities related to vegetation and water life along the Seine. The organizations are seeking educators and people interested in outdoor activities with students of elementary and high school levels. Go to saveourseine.com to learn more and to apply.
CancerCare Manitoba’s prevention and screening program needs public advisers for a lung cancer screening project. The project will develop materials to help educate people at increased risk for lung cancer. Advisers will offer feedback on public communication tools. People who smoke or have a history of smoking, are willing to share personal experiences and have a minimal knowledge about cancer are needed. Applications are being accepted for participation over the next two months. The time commitment is three to four meetings of one to two hours each, and some pre-meeting review. Advisers participate by telephone or online from home because of COVID-19 restrictions. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 204-787-2121 by Oct. 2.
Age & Opportunity's senior immigrant settlement services needs culturally sensitive volunteers who enjoy working with older people to facilitate conversation classes for English as an additional language learners. The volunteers will help participants achieve greater fluency and confidence through conversation in an informal group setting and facilitate conversation circles. Email Meenu at email@example.com.
The Manitoba ME/CFS Support Group needs help for web design and improved visibility on social-media platforms. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata, a community-led organization, needs volunteer drivers to deliver food hampers to families in need. Volunteers can go to 575 Larsen Ave., Monday to Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Email volunteer co-ordinator Kaylie at email@example.com for more information.
The Equal Housing Initiative is seeking assessors to be part of a project. The organization is working to strengthen communities by creating and sustaining equal and equitable housing. Its current project is to learn what the provisionally housed McLaren Hotel community is willing to share regarding their housing. The organization is recruiting motivated and community-minded volunteers to conduct two surveys and moderate a focus group in collaboration with the hotel's residents. If you are interested, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rise is Canada’s only national non-profit organization dedicated to helping people with mental health challenges or addictions achieve financial independence through self-employment or small business ownership. It is seeking mentors who have at least five years of business or professional experience. Mentors make a difference by guiding and working one-on-one with aspiring entrepreneurs. Learn more at www.risehelps.ca.
Habitat for Humanity Manitoba is seeking one or two volunteers to help with warranty repairs on homes. This could include projects such as small patching and painting jobs, repairs to woodwork or flooring, and replacing taps. The candidates should have excellent personal and fix-it skills, basic tools and the ability to commit on a part-time, flexible basis (weekdays only). This is a short-term role but could turn into a longer opportunity. If this fits your personality and skill set, email a resumé to Kelly at email@example.com.
The Alzheimer Society of Manitoba is seeking volunteers for its Minds in Motion program. To learn more, join the Zoom meeting from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Sept. 9. You will be able to experience a mini-version of the program, hear from a longtime volunteer, and understand how the program helps people living with dementia stay connected, engaged and active within their community. To register, go to http://wfp.to/Hwc.
Special Olympics Manitoba is committed to enriching the lives of Manitobans with an intellectual disability through sport and is looking for fundraising committee members, and regional leadership members to help with daily operations. Time commitment is five to 10 hours monthly. For more information, contact program services manager Lesley Camaso-Catalan at 204-795-1569 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Victoria Lifeline is seeking a home service representative. Team members install and service Lifeline throughout Winnipeg and the capital region. Volunteers meet clients in their own homes during scheduled appointments and must follow COVID-19 safety protocols. Must be available one day per week, and have a valid driver's licence and access to a vehicle. Expenses will be reimbursed monthly, and training is provided. For more information, call 204-956-6773 or go to http://wfp.to/HrZ.
The Canadian Red Cross is seeking volunteers. When disaster strikes, you can help, and the Red Cross can show you how. Go to www.redcross.ca/volunteer, email email@example.com or call 1-844-818-2155.