Volunteer with us.......

  • be part of a community of great volunteers

  • add more meaning to your life

  • give back, having received hampers in the past

  • get student credit for volunteer hours

  • be an active retiree

  • learn more about Winnipeg, as a recent arrival

  • spread a little happiness and hope

Group volunteering

Groups can help by participating in the Feed-a-Family program, collecting food, toys, or donations

Unfortunately we cannot accommodate groups in the warehouse other than to deliver hampers. 

Age requirements

Youth aged 14 and 15 are encouraged to volunteer alongside an adult who accompanies them and provides supervision. Adolescents 16 and older may volunteer on their own.

Due to our working warehouse environment with heavy equipment and a busy office, sorry, you may not bring children to your shifts.

Family volunteering

Families with children under age 14 may wish to deliver hampers, collect food or toys, or put together a hamper for a family and deliver it under the Feed-a-Family program.

Occasional Volunteering

Food/toy drive - Organize to receive donations at your workplace, school or club.

Sponsor a hamper -  Purchase mandatory hamper items and deliver hamper to a family.

Deliver hampers - Can you help the Cheer Board deliver 9,000 hampers? No need to register, drop by 947 St James St starting December 8 between 9AM - 9:00PM weekdays and 9AM - 5PM weekends. Delivery dates are December 8 through December 23.

Join our knitting program - knit during the year with wool we provide (hats, neck warmers, mitts) then return your finished pieces to us in November to include in gifts for children 14 and under.  

Scheduled Volunteering (please click to see Scheduled Volunteer opportunities)

  • Can you help out at least three times in the warehouse, office or with special events?  Some volunteers participate once a week, others help several days weekly.

  • Scheduled shifts are generally four hours: 9:00 am– 1:00 pm, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm from November 12 through December 24