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.
Mary’s Meals needs help raising awareness of its work so it can support the children who depend on the charity. Looking for ways to keep in touch with your community in these unprecedented times? Visit www.marysmeals.ca/kindness for more information.
The Prairie Garden Committee, which produces an annual publication in Western Canada called the Prairie Garden, needs a treasurer. The treasurer is responsible for the financial affairs of the committee and will attend monthly meetings, provide financial updates at the meetings, and draft an annual budget. This is also a great way to learn more about gardening. Contact Ian Wise at email@example.com or 204-275-3253.
The Assiniboine Park Zoo is seeking volunteers ages 14-18 for its Zoo Camp Crew volunteer program. This is an opportunity to spend the summer outdoors, learn about nature, and work with campers (grade 1-6). A volunteer’s main role is to help camp counsellors with daily activities throughout the park and zoo. Volunteers greet the campers at the start of each day, play games, organize craft materials and befriend campers, all while exploring the park and zoo. Volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum of one 40-hour week this summer. Training, a volunteer uniform, and benefits — such as a letter of reference and hours toward a volunteer credit — are provided. Apply at www.assiniboinepark.ca/volunteer, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 204-927-6074 for more information. All volunteer training and roles follow government COVID-19 safety protocols.
Thrive Thrift Shop is seeking a handyperson to help with tasks such as driving delivery trucks, testing and fixing electronics. For more information, call 204-783-9281 or email email@example.com.
St. Amant needs virtual volunteers to make someone’s day by telling a story, singing a song, or sending a happy message. Volunteering is flexible and open to all ages. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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.
Camp Quality Manitoba provides a unique camp experience and year-round support to families affected by childhood cancer. The camp is seeking an energetic person to join its team of volunteers to facilitate fundraising opportunities. The fundraising co-ordinator collaborates with the camp director to establish the annual fundraising budget, plan and goals. Someone with experience in fundraising in the non-profit sector and event planning, and with leadership skills, is needed. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Winnipeg Harvest is seeking volunteers to help sort donations in its warehouse. For more information, call 204-982-3663 or email email@example.com.