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 is seeking someone with leadership and recruiting skills to build and lead a volunteer team. Duties include organizing and hosting quarterly meetings, training new volunteers, and more. Mary’s Meals provides a daily school meal to more than 1.6 million children in 19 developing countries around the world. For more information, go to http://wfp.to/3oS.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.