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Voluntourism

If your delegates are looking to do some good while in Winnipeg, check out these options for volunteer opportunities.

Habitat for Humanity
Every year, Habitat for Humanity Manitoba relies on hundreds of volunteers to help fulfill its mission of building safe, decent, affordable housing for low-income working families to purchase. Your delegates can don their hardhats and get out their hammers as they help construct new homes to help strengthen the community. Team building events can even be customized to your needs, so no other volunteers are added to your group.

Things to know:

  • Up to 10 volunteers at a build site or 4-5 at the restoration
  • At least one month’s notice is required for groups
  • A full day commitment is ideal, but half days can be arranged
  • Volunteers must be able-bodied
  • Safety training is provided and required
  • Protective equipment will be required
  • Water and coffee are provided

Take Pride Winnipeg
Take Pride Winnipeg is a private, non-profit organization committed to inspiring civic pride, raising public awareness and promoting citizen responsibility to make the city of Winnipeg clean and beautiful. Delegates can get involved with litter clean up, graffiti paint over, helping to judge the annual Winnipeg in Bloom contest and painting homes.

Things to know:

  • Groups of 25-30 people, or up to 50 for litter clean up
  • Two to three hours shifts are typical
  • Spring / Summer and Fall are generally the best times of year
  • At least one month notice required for groups
  • Transportation to and from job sites is provided along with any materials needed

Winnipeg Harvest
Winnipeg Harvest is non-profit, community –based organization committed to providing food to people struggle to feed themselves and their families. They are also committed to maximizing public awareness of hunger while working towards long-term solutions to hunger and poverty. Conference delegates can get involved with the food bank their warehouse bagging bulk items, sorting potatoes and helping out with other duties as needed.

Things to know:

  • Groups up to 25 people at a time
  • At least two to three months advanced notice is required for groups
  • Shifts are 1.5 hours which includes a 30 minute facility Tourism Winnipeg
  • Volunteer hours are Monday to Friday, 9am-3pm, Saturday 1pm-2:30pm, Evenings until 8:30 pm

For more information or to set up a volunteer option for your delegates, contact:

Lynnea Adrian
Client Services Coordinator
P: 204.954.1992
E: lynnea@tourismwinnipeg.com