How to get involved

Find a Volunteer Position

We're here to make it easier for you to find the right volunteer opportunity. Approach your search the same way you would look for a paying job. Look for an organization that mirrors your goals and values. When you find the right fit, remember to demonstrate a commitment to your new position.

Volunteer Opportunities Search Page

Find the right opportunity for you! Search our online volunteer opportunities by category of interest, keyword, region, community, or organization of interest. New positions are posted daily so you have access to the most current volunteer positions.

Volunteer Opportunities

Student Recruitment Fairs

Check out our Student Recruitment page for upcoming Volunteer Fairs near you!

Student Recruitment Page

Getting Started

Before you begin your search for a volunteer position, you may want to spend some time reviewing the following tips.

Identify Your Passion

Volunteering gives you valuable life experiences and is a great way to build your resume. Consider what gets you excited and search for volunteer opportunities that translate your passion into the skills you need for a future career.

Complete a Skills Self-Assessment

Volunteering helps you develop new skills and improve on existing ones. Think about what skills you want to learn and seek out volunteer work that will help you build them.

Be Prepared

Volunteering is a great introduction to the working world as the volunteer recruitment process is like applying for a job. Often you will be required to submit resumes and attend interviews. You may not be called on your first attempt. Don't get discouraged and keep trying!

Still Not Sure?

Is this your first time volunteering? Are you still not sure where to start? Are you feeling overwhelmed? Our Youth Program Coordinator can help. Finding the right place to volunteer takes work and careful consideration, and we have the expertise to help you through the process.

Please Contact:

Gloria Dovoh
Community Relations Coordinator

Volunteer Manitoba is committed to promoting community engagement to young Manitobans. According to the 2013 General Social Survey - Giving, Volunteering and Participating, Canadian youth volunteer more than any other age group. In fact, 53% of Canadians aged 15 - 24 are involved in volunteering. This puts youth volunteerism well above the national average of 44%.

Youth (15 to 19 years) are more engaged with 66% volunteering an average of 110 hours per year.

Volunteering provides an opportunity for all of us to learn more about ourselves and our community. For students and young adults, volunteering can also help you learn about different career paths that may interest you and can also help you develop useful skills. Many volunteer opportunities offer youth a head start in their professional lives as employers seek out potential employees who demonstrate they are able to adapt to new environments and are willing to learn new skills.

Individual Benefits of Volunteering

  • Discover new skills, talents and interests
  • Building self-esteem through hands-on experience
  • Job skill development: learn team-building, leadership and problem-solving
  • Exploring career options
  • Scholarship opportunities
  • Be a part of the "working world" and see how an organization works from the inside
  • Networking!! Possible future employment and professional references

Community Benefits of Volunteering

  • Work with others to accomplish change
  • Improve the lives of others in your community
  • Help create a sustainable, healthy community

We encourage students and young adults to reflect on their skills and interests with family, teachers and friends before choosing a volunteer opportunity. Learning how to identify the skills and benefits gained from volunteering will help young Manitobans become aware of what they will gain from community engagement.

Want to know where to start? Visit our How to Get Involved Page!