Volunteer Opportunities

Teacher to Teacher – Sharing the Wisdom of Experience by Cynthia Prasow, Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary and Debbie Bailey, Retired Administrator, Calgary Board of Education, surveyed over 700 retired teachers across Canada including Manitoba for their advice to practising teachers especially teachers new to the profession.  Click here for the whole report.

CLICK HERE to download the Teacher to Teacher Survey

The Manitoba Museum is looking for English and Bilingual (French/English) Volunteer Tour Guides to deliver curriculum based education programs. Volunteers receive free admission to the Museum, Science Gallery and Planetarium along with discounts on Museum Shop purchases and continued learning opportunities. A bus ticket and parking subsidy is also available. A history, science or education background is an asset, though not necessary as comprehensive training is provided on all programs delivered. Program delivery is flexible depending on your interests and availability. If you enjoy working with children (K – 12), and have a minimum of 3 hours per week to volunteer, the Manitoba Museum will be a great fit for you! For more information contact Noreen at (204) 988-0633 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Canadian red Cross is looking for volunteers in our Disaster Management program

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IRCOM is looking for volunteers to tutor high school students in their homework program. IRCOM (The Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba) is a non-profit organization that helps immigrant and refugee families settle into Winnipeg.
The program runs from 4-8pm Monday-Thursday and 4-6pm on Fridays out of Victoria Albert School. Students come with whatever homework they have from the day and are paired with volunteers. Volunteers can tailor their volunteer time.

Interested volunteers can contact Vanessa Kornelsen directly at 204-943-8765 ex 23 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. An application form is also available at www.ircom.ca.

FortWhyte Alive is one of Canada’s pre-eminent sustainable living education facilities situated on 640 acres of diverse habitat within Winnipeg.

As a Program Leader you will receive training and ongoing guidance in areas of social history, environmental education and outdoor adventure.  Volunteers have an opportunity to share their teaching and leadership experience, meet new people, and learn new skills while staying active.

Winter Training Opportunities:

If you enjoy children and outdoor adventure, you can be a Winter Fun Day Leader.  Here is an opportunity to snowshoe, make snow taffy, play Voyageur games and more.  Time commitment is daytime, Monday through Friday, minimum 2½ hour shift once a week. Training is provided.

Specific details about each program can be found by grade level at: https://www.fortwhyte.org/foreducators/schoolprograms/ Programs start January 11 and end March 16.

For the specific program training dates between January 4 - January 8 call (204) 989-8355 Ex. 213. For general information about volunteering visit https://www.fortwhyte.org/volunteering/ 

Additional 2016 Training Session Information:

Spring - Training Window: April 5 - 15; Programs run: April 18 - June 24.

The FortWhyte main website is: https://www.fortwhyte.org


Retirement is a time of transitions. Throughout your career you belonged to the Manitoba Teachers’ Society (MTS), but upon retirement you are no longer a member. The Retired Teachers’ Association of Manitoba (RTAM) exists to serve retired teachers. We invite you to join the growing number of RTAM members and enjoy the benefits of belonging.

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