Our History

Volunteer Manitoba was established in 1978 when the United Way and the Winnipeg Foundation realized a need to support the voluntary sector and volunteerism in Manitoba as a separate agency.

Prior to this time, Volunteer Manitoba was known as the Central Volunteer Bureau and provided volunteer assistance during wartime by acting as the central pool of recruiting, training and placement of volunteers. Today, this need is served by our volunteer referral program.

Over the years, our programs, services and partnerships have dramatically expanded to help non-profit organizations and individuals to enhance their capacity to meet the needs of their communities.