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Variety Manitoba's Bike Camp - Volunteers Needed

Variety’s Bike Camp is BACK for 2024 and volunteers are needed.

The 2-week Bike Camp teaches 80 children ages 8 and up living with a disability to ride a 2-wheel bike independently. Over the course of Camp riders transition from specialized equipment to a 2-wheel coaster bike as they learn the skills needed to balance and steer a bike on their own.

Students can volunteer as an individual, with their family, with friends, as a student group or with co-workers for an employee gives back program. All opportunities are available.

From July 1st – July 5th and July 8th – 12th, 2024 volunteers are needed to follow their rider who will drive back and forth inside an arena and outside in a parking lot. The volunteer spotters are needed to encourage the child, provide support and ensure the child does not fall. 

Each child/rider needs 2 volunteer spotters to support them during their time at the Bike camp.

Each session is 75 minutes. The first session of the day begins at 8:30 am and the last session of the day begins at 3:35 pm.

Spotter Volunteer Role Description:  

  • Volunteers must be at least 15 years old
  • Volunteers are requested to attend a 45-minute orientation session on the Sunday prior to their shift(s) – this is also available virtually.
  • Volunteer spotters are asked to walk/jog/run alongside a rider as they are learning to ride a bike during a 75-minute session (with short breaks). You will provide encouragement and physical support, as needed.
  • We encourage volunteer spotters to commit to attending all 5 days of camp for the same session(s) if possible. These children bond with their assigned volunteer(s) and rely on the same person to be there to support them each day of camp. If you cannot commit to 5 days, you can sign up for less or more session times. There is no minimum requirement.

Anyone can sign up for week 1 session times here: https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/VarietytheChildren/volunteerbc.html

Anyone can sign up for week 2 session times here: https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/VarietytheChildren/volunteerbc2.html

You can also call 204-982-1050 or email atavares@varietymanitoba.com to sign up.

Ashley Tavares, Volunteer & Community Event Coordinator, can also assist with signing up larger groups of people vs. everyone individually applying online.

Part Time Support Worker Needed

Individual looking for someone who can take them out and do fun things!

Beginning of June to the end of August; if the support person would like to continue past the end of August, they are open to discussing the possibility

12 hours per week
Starting amount $15

  • Must have a driver's license
  • Must have good time management
  • Previous experience or training isn’t required (training will be provided)
  • Welcoming of all gender identities
  • Must have good communication skills for any issues or concerns regarding the work

If anyone is interested, please contact Emily through email (emily.farraige@gmail.com) or text: (204) 813-8301.

Volunteer Treasurer - Manitoba League of Persons with Disabilities (MLPD)

Greetings! Do words like numbers and budgets excite you and encourage you to break out your shiniest red pen? Do you have an insatiable desire to support the creation of an inclusive and accessible Manitoba? If you are vigorously nodding your head yes, consider applying for this exciting volunteer opportunity with the Provincial Council of the Manitoba League of Persons with Disabilities (MLPD).

Please email contact@mlpd.mb.ca to submit your application, ensuring your application demonstrates your related experience and how you meet the qualifications indicated in the posting.

U-Turn Program Volunteer

U-Turn Parkinson's | https://www.uturnparkinsons.org/

Program volunteers are integral to our classes running smoothly. Volunteers will assist class instructors as needed and have the opportunity to provide one-on-one support to various participants. With experience, volunteers can have the chance to support the instructor by teaching alongside to provide modifications. Volunteers will have the chance to provide feedback to the staff about classes. The role of volunteer will also include setting up circuits, wiping down and putting away equipment. Volunteers will also be given opportunities to participate in any special events that are organized throughout the year.

Email: info@uturnpd.org
Phone: 204-510-4869

Closing date: Dec 31, 2024

Learn more about this volunteer opportunity or apply online

Disability Support Worker - Part Time or Full Time

Salary:  $18-$19 per hour plus benefits

Seeking a person to support my 28 year old daughter with a disability as she strives to become independent in her own apartment and within the community. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Willingness to learn and provide healthy cooking for diabetes         
  • Willingness to gain knowledge relating to Prader-Willi Syndrome
  • Accompanying participant in various activities some of which include Zumba, swimming, bowling, etc
  • Supporting participant in various work experience placements
  • Assisting participant with shopping, housework, and all daily activities of life
  • Living in the area around Edison at Henderson…would be an asset

A drivers license and access to a vehicle is a requirement

Generally, the hours needed are:

  • Tuesday-Fridays 10:30 AM -3:30 PM
  • Monday- Thursdays 5 PM- 10 PM and Sundays 11AM-6PM... but this could vary at times.

Ideally, 2 or more persons could share these hours would be preferable as a change up in staff adds variety to her days

There is also a potential to increase your hours by working with other participants in this organization in which my daughter is supported

Please apply to Gloria (parent)... for a pre-screening by emailing a resume to gwoloshyn@mymts.net. After the pre-screening you will be referred to the Agency supporting my daughter where you will be required to follow their process for hiring. If you have any questions please feel free to email or call 204-995-2423

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Sexual Violence Response Team (SRVT)

The Sexual Violence Response Team is a small group of senior staff who coordinate accommodations and resources for students who have experienced sexual violence. They can be reached at 204-230-6660 (call or text) or at svrt@uwinnipeg.ca 

Available during University business hours (Monday to Friday 8:30am-5:00pm).

Learn more about the Sexual Violence Response Team and the supports available to the UW community