VolunteerMay 18, 2023
The Winnipeg School Division Volunteer Program enables interested parents, grandparents, and members of the community to assist administrators, teachers and other school personnel in helping young people more fully develop their skills, their potential as individuals, and their mastery of subject matter.
Innovative programming reflects the varied cultural and economic needs of our large student population and focuses on helping all students achieve success.
Currently, our volunteer program has over 4,000 registered volunteers giving the gift of time and sharing their knowledge and talents in many of our 79 schools.
You will contribute your time and talent in a variety of different ways to extend and diversify children's learning opportunities.
Winnipeg School Division Parent and Grandparent Volunteers
If you have a child or grandchild attending a school within the Winnipeg School Division and would like to volunteer, please contact your child's school directly.
Community Member Volunteers
- an interest in working with children in a school setting
- minimum age requirement, 16 years old
- willing to accept direction and supervision from school staff
- willing to participate in an in-person interview with a Coordinator of Volunteer Services
- a clear Child Abuse Registry Check and Police Information/Vulnerable Sector Check (Formerly Criminal Record/Vulnerable Sector Search)
- flexible scheduling, Monday to Friday
- if your volunteer position requires a weekly commitment, we ask that you volunteer for a minimum period of four months
- September through June, volunteer applications accepted throughout the school year
- opportunity to work in a school setting with classroom teachers, resource teachers, librarians, or speech and language clinicians
- orientation and training provided for all volunteer positions
- opportunity to attend training workshops
- experience in a school setting and development of employment related skills
- please contact the Coordinator of Volunteer Services: Carmen Court at 204-474-1513 to book an appointment for an interview (or click on the name of the coordinator to send an email)
- prior to the interview, you will need to obtain a Child Abuse Registry Check and a Police Information/Vulnerable Sector Check (Formerly Criminal Record/Vulnerable Sector Search). Please bring the results and the original receipts of payment to the interview
- please bring to the interview two pieces of identification (driver's license, health card, birth certificate, passport) and the names and mailing addresses for two references
- during the interview you will have the opportunity to discuss various placements available in our schools and decide upon a program that best suits your time and interest
- orientation and training will be provided at the school where you have chosen to volunteer
The following volunteer positions are ongoing and available from September - June:
Parent Advisory Committee
Assist the classroom teacher with daily activities and subject material. Work one-on-one or with small groups of students in a variety of subject areas, i.e. math, science, English, etc. Other classroom activities may also include art projects, sewing, computer lab, making props, etc.
Assist the librarian in the operation of the school library.
Hearing Screening Volunteer
Conduct initial hearing screening tests on kindergarten students attending one of our schools.
Be a coach or assistant coach for drama or volleyball, basketball, football, etc.
Mentor and Tutor
Interact with students to help develop their self-esteem, life skills and academic experience.
Speech and Language Assistant
Work one on one with students, under the direction of a Speech Language Pathologist, on speech and language development.
Read with and help students conquer problems with reading, grammar, and spelling. Positions with elementary and secondary school students are available.
Infant Centre Volunteer
Help care for infants during the daytime.
English as an Additional Language (EAL) Volunteer
Work in an EAL classroom with immigrant students, from young students to adult learners, in various subject areas.
Adult Education Volunteer
Work with mature students in a variety of subject areas and atmospheres.
Special Event Volunteer
Assist school staff with special events such as craft nights, concerts, assemblies, community barbeques, field trips, overnight camps, hot lunches, gardening, etc.
Cultural Sharing Volunteer
Volunteer on a regular basis to read or converse with students in different languages, i.e. French, Ukrainian, Hebrew and Indigenous languages. Groups or individuals can also share a hobby or cultural activity with students, on a one time basis, i.e. beading, cooking, origami, cultural dancing, etc.