Thank you for wanting to become a volunteer!
Many SSCY Network partners have volunteer programs that you could join. More information about each program is listed below. Please contact each program directly to learn more or to become a volunteer.
Canadian National Institute for the Blind
CNIB engages volunteers in various capacities; Special events (both fundraising events and children’s programs), Administrative roles, Mascot, Vision Mates, Ambassadors.
Special event volunteers are short term commitments which do not require previous experience nor extensive training. These events are great for individuals who have weekend, and/or evening availability as many events take place during these times. Events such as our annual children’s parties: Summer BBQ, Halloween Party and Holiday Party; Nights Steps (5km walk/run) or the Art Auction.
CNIB recruits volunteers for Reception-Admin Assistants throughout the year. This is an ongoing role, with weekly shift and a minimum 6 month commitment due to the training and skills involved. A great role for anyone wishing to gain or improve administrative skills.
Ambassadors are individuals who have experience with Vision Loss, whether personally or through a family member. These volunteers travel to various venues and events sharing their experience and bringing awareness to vision loss and CNIB services.
I.C. Clearly is CNIB’s mascot. A giant carrot that attends events around the province, I.C. Clearly, creates awareness of CNIB and our programs and services.
Vision Mates are volunteers who help CNIB clients within a one on one capacity with tasks such as grocery shopping, reading mail and socialization. Due to the training involved, we request a minimum 6 month; weekly commitment.
All volunteers will need to complete an application. Additional screening may be needed depending on the position. Some positions will require a current Criminal Record Check. Please contact the office for more information.
Children’s Rehabilitation Foundation
Children’s Rehabilitation Foundation volunteers give their precious time in various ways, each one helping us strive toward our mission and goals.
Examples of volunteer work include:
- Providing guidance by serving on the Board of Directors
- Sitting on major fundraising event committees
- Providing assistance onsite at special events, such as set up, ticket sales and registration
- Helping out in the Foundation office with administrative tasks, such as follow-up phone calls, filing, mailouts, data entry and preparing for special events.
- Researching possible funding sources and grants
- Writing articles for newsletters and website
- Taking photos at special events
Please visit our website or contact Stephanie ((204) 258-6707) for more information.
Community Respite Service Inc.
Please visit the “Volunteer” section of our website to see what volunteer opportunities are available: www.communityrespiteservice.ca
Contact Michelle for Board and Committee opportunities (204) 953-2403, or Karen for Event and Fundraising opportunities (204) 953-2401.
Rehabilitation Centre for Children
RCC Programs That Have Volunteers
- Equipment Recycling
- L.I.F.E. Program
- RBC Therapeutic Recreation Program
- Active Living Centre
- Summer Camps
- Specialized Communication Resources for Children
- Stepping Out on Saturdays (SOS) Camp
- SSCY Family Resource Centre
Eligibility for Volunteering
- Must be able to volunteer for a reasonable time frame (minimum of six months or 75 hours)
- Must comply with Canada Immigration Laws and Regulations
- Minimum age requirements: 16 years of age for direct client contact
- Must meet health requirements for the position
- Under the age of 16 must have guardian consent
- Willing to provide three references
- Willing to abide by RCC policies
- Initial interview with the Volunteer Coordinator
- Reference checks (three)
- Child Abuse Registry Check
- Criminal Records Check
Programs Currently Accepting Volunteers
- Saturday Night for Teens
- Cooking Clubs
Society for Manitobans with Disabilities
Please visit our website or contact Jenny ((204) 975-3023) for more information.
St.Amant relies on more than 300 talented and generous volunteers every week.
Volunteers provide support in a variety of activities and programs and assist clients living at River Road Place, community clients participating in day programs and staff who run activities, life-skills programming and outings. We welcome volunteers to participate in whichever area they feel most comfortable.
Our volunteers are teens, adults and seniors – and they all have personal reasons for volunteering. Volunteering allows them to build their resumes, learn new skills, keep busy, discover new strengths and talents, share special skills and have fun.
The Movement Centre of Manitoba
We have various volunteer opportunities throughout the year. Volunteer work is available in our Conductive Education program, with our administrative staff, and there are lots of opportunities to volunteer with our various events throughout the year.