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 volunteermanitoba.ca or call 204-477-5180.
Friends of Upper Fort Garry is looking for volunteers to join its newly established volunteer circle. Various skill sets are required: two people with leadership skills to help in managing volunteer assignments; gardeners interested in assisting in planting and maintaining the Governor’s House beds; guides/greeters to welcome visitors and enhance their experience (training will be provided, people who speak a second language welcomed); and event assistants to help deliver a wide range of programs and fundraising initiatives. Flexible times and hours. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your area of interest and contact information.
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 are provided. Various shifts weekday shifts are available. To apply, call Lynn Horton at 204-788-8131 or go to misericordia.mb.ca/volunteer.
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 the Scotiabank Stage at The Forks for a free family event after the relay. Email email@example.com or call 204-783-8374 for details.
Picnic in the Park is a 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.
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.
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 redcross.ca/HeroesWanted, call 204-982-7330 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.