Our History

Volunteer Manitoba was established in 1978 when United Way and The Winnipeg Foundation identified Manitoba's need to support the voluntary sector and volunteerism as a separate agency. Before this, Volunteer Manitoba was known as the Central Volunteer Bureau, aiding during wartime as the main pool of recruiting, training and placement of volunteers.

Today, our volunteer referral program serves this need. Over the years, our programs, services and partnerships have expanded to help non-profit organizations and individuals enhance their capacity to meet the needs of their communities.