November 14 - The Christmas Cheer Board has received a tremendous response of volunteer assistance this year and most of our positions in the warehouse have been filled. Volunteer needs are assessed daily. If more volunteers are needed, the volunteer interest form will be reopened.

The Cheer Board stills need your help this season with these Occasional Volunteering options:

Fundraise for the Christmas Cheer Board - Organize your own special event (for example - birthday/dinner parties, concerts, bake sales, auctions, pancake breakfast, casual days) to encourage friends, relatives or colleagues to donate to the Christmas Cheer Board. Approximately half of hamper contents are purchased and paid for through the generosity of Winnipeggers.

Sponsor a hamper -  Purchase mandatory hamper items and deliver hamper to a family in a very hands on way.

Sort tea bags - Pack tea into smaller bags for an hour or two weekdays mid-end of November. A chance to meet other volunteers. Tea bags have not yet arrived, we will post dates when available.


Deliver hampers - Help the Cheer Board deliver 9000 hampers. No need to register, drop by 947 St. James St. between Dec. 8-23. Warehouse hours are 9-9:00 p.m. weekdays and 9-5:00 p.m. weekends.  

Knit hats, mitts, neck-warmers - Year-round activity with wool we provide. Return your finished pieces in November to include in gifts for children 14 and under.  

Organize food/toy drive - Organize to receive donated items at your workplace, school or club.

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

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

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

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.

Scheduled Volunteering is full at this time

  • 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 December 8 through December 21