Volunteers Needed

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Volunteers Needed


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: dawn.bourbonnais@volunteermanitoba.ca, www.mbvolunteer.ca or www.volunteermanitoba.ca.

Canada World Youth is seeking host families interested in providing accommodation to volunteers. Information: Muna Salah 204-881-3343 or msalah@cwy-jcm.org.

Fort WhyteAlive is seeking a school-program leader to guide children and youth through a program of curriculum-based outdoor activities. If you enjoy working with youth, love the outdoors and are physically fit, consider this flexible volunteer commitment (weekday, evenings or weekends). Information: www.fortwhyte.org/volunteering or 204-989-8368.

The Women's Legal Education & Action Fund (LEAF) needs a volunteer for four hours a month to help develop a social-media communication strategy to advance equality for women/girls. Information: leafmb@mymts.net or 204-453-1377.

The Saul & Claribel Simkin Centre requires a patient, courteous and friendly visitor for one hour a week to interact with elderly residents by discussing current events, books, playing games, cards or going for walks. Information: margarita.iskijaev@sharonhome.mb.ca or Margarita 204-589-9008.

The Canadian Mental Health Association, Winnipeg, requires a respectful/non-judgmental peer advocate to support individuals wishing to exercise their rights under the Mental Health Act. Training will be provided so the volunteer will have a working knowledge of the Mental Health Act specifically regarding issues of involuntary admission and competency decisions. Information: VMS@cmhawpg.mb.ca or Tammy 204-982-6125.

A & O: Support Services for Older Adults requires a culturally sensitive volunteer who enjoys working with older English as an additional language adults to facilitate conversation circles in English for 10 weeks, two hours a week, starting the week of Sept. 23. Information: mkeelan@ageopportunity.mb.ca or Maureen 204-956-6440. …

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