Volunteer Manitoba's Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • March 13, 2020

    Posted by: Dawn Bourbonnais

    Winnipeg - As a precautionary measure Volunteer Manitoba has decided to close our offices for the remainder of the month, effective March 17th, at 4:30 pm. All staff will be working remotely until further notice and our team will continue to deliver prompt service and communications for our community, program participants, partners and funders.

    We encourage you to stay in touch with us via email rather than by phone. You can find email addresses for all of our staff on the Staff Page of our website.

    As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, we will monitor and respond according to the direction of the Province of Manitoba and the Public Health Agency of Canada. Our primary concern is the health and safety of our program and event attendees, partners, staff and community, and we are committed to taking appropriate precautions to provide a safe environment that does not put anyone at undue risk.

    Please note the following;

    • The Annual Volunteer Awards Dinner is now scheduled for November 18th, 2020. Visit this section of our website for more information.
    • VM's in-class training has been rescheduled; visit the Training Calendar for more information and to register for the new dates!
    • We are also offering a series of free webinars to help support non-profits and volunteer programs in Manitoba during this time. More information can be found on our COVID-19 Resources page.
    • If your non-profit, charity or group is looking for volunteers or assistance during this time, please reach out to us. We will also be sharing supports and resources for volunteer managers and volunteer programs on our website as information becomes available.
    • We have pulled together a list of resources specific to the coronavirus pandemic, which can be found here.

    By closing down all in-person programs, and rescheduling our special events and training, we hope to flatten the curve and slow the spread of COVID-19. Please refer to the links below where up-to-date information and advice may be found.

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    For inquiries, please contact:

    Dawn Bourbonnais
    Manager, Communications & Outreach
    E: dawn.bourbonnais@volunteermanitoba.ca


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