Resources and Supports for Organizations

To continue our support of all non-profits, charities and community groups in the province, we have pulled together a list of resources to help during the coronavirus pandemic. Visit COVID-19 Resources to learn more.

At Volunteer Manitoba, we recognize that volunteers are the backbone of the non-profit and charitable sector. Regardless of the number of volunteers, there is a person at each organization, charity or community group whose job it is to recruit, train, supervise and recognize volunteers.

We know the challenges that non-profits and charities face when it comes to the recruitment, retention and recognition of their volunteers. To address those challenges we are here to provide extensive training in volunteer management, access to the latest trends and research, assistance in the recruitment of volunteers for your programs, and staff who have expertise and hands-on experience in the field of volunteer management.

Volunteer Recruitment

As a volunteer centre, it's our job to foster and develop volunteerism in the community as a whole. We do this by encouraging people to volunteer their time and by providing easy access to volunteer opportunities. We also work with groups and organizations to help enhance and promote their recruitment of volunteers.

Online Volunteer Opportunities

The Volunteer Opportunities section of our website allows you to recruit experienced and dedicated volunteers from across Manitoba. Once you become a registered user, you can post unlimited volunteer positions.

Download instructions on how to register your organization.

We also have this guide for creating a good Volunteer Job Description.

Helping you Get the Word Out

We forward new volunteer opportunities to the Winnipeg Free Press (and other select media), educational institutions and other key organizations for distribution to their audiences. We can enhance your recruitment tactics by featuring your volunteer position on VM's Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Your volunteer position and/or program can also be featured in our newsletter and VM Blog.

Free Press

The Free Press publishes volunteer opportunities on our behalf every Monday. To have an opportunity published in the Free Press, please submit 2-3 sentences describing the opportunity along with your contact information. Submissions need to be received by the Communications Coordinator no later than Tuesday, 3 pm, for inclusion in the following Monday's paper (please note, the Free Press retains editorial control and volunteer opportunities may be edited, or held over, on the discretion of the Free Press).

To have your opportunity shared on Volunteer Manitoba's social media platforms, in the newsletter, or on the VM Blog, please contact us (or tag us in your post!)

Contact Us

Dawn Bourbonnais
Manager, Communications and Outreach
P: 204-477-5180 ext 230

Volunteer Management Training and Resources

Our volunteer management training has been developed to help volunteer administrators in both large and small non-profit organizations learn practical skills to help strengthen their group's volunteer management. For more information on what we can deliver, visit this section of our website.

We've developed resources to help you administer your volunteer program including policy templates, best practices, worksheets, and more. To view our offerings, visit our Resources section.

Spark - a service of the Canadian CED Network

Spark works to strengthen and build the capacity of community-based organizations in Winnipeg who include or benefit the city's marginalized populations. Spark staff meet with organizations to help them map out where they are in their developmental path, what their strengths and challenges are, and then connects them to resources in the community who can help improve what they are doing now or start new initiatives. These resources are often volunteers who bring specialized professional skills to the project.

These matches with volunteers with specialized skills build and strengthen the capacity of community groups and organizations who are working for positive change in Winnipeg. Recently, Spark has made matches that led to community organizations addressing challenges related to organizational planning and development, communications and marketing, accounting and bookkeeping, and IT (information technology), among many other things.

Spark is a service provide by the Canadian Community Economic Development Network, a national member-based coalition committed to strengthening Canadian communities by creating better economic opportunities and enhancing environmental and social conditions.

If you are a Winnipeg-based community organization who would like some assistance, or a volunteer with specific professional skills who would like to help build a better community, go to for more information, and contact the Spark staff at 837-7275 (83-SPARK) or