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NorWest Volunteer Program

Thank you for your interest in our Volunteer Program. Below is a brief description of some of our volunteer opportunities.

If you are interested in volunteering with us, you must first complete a volunteer application form. To download an application, please click on this form: Volunteer Application, fill out the application and send to:

Volunteer applications are also available in the front reception area at Access NorWest, 785 Keewatin St. Completed forms can also be left at the front desk. Please note that most volunteer opportunities are during the day, on week days. For newcomers, an English language benchmark level 5 and sometimes level 7 is required.

For more information please contact Charlene Lipka: or phone 204-938-5957.


Access NorWest Visitor Guide Volunteer (New!)
Weekday mornings and Saturday mornings from 8:30 – 11:30 AM (commit one morning per week)

  • Greet and welcome visitors as they walk into Access NorWest
  • Excellent experience in customer relations


After School Smoothie Drop-in Program (Community Food Centre)
Tuesdays from 3:00 – 5:00 PM

  • Guide large groups of children at different food stations


Parent-Child Drop-In Programs
Various locations and times including Tuesdays from 1:00 – 4:00 PM


Resource Centre Greeter / Community Outreach
Week days, during the day, various times and locations

  • Provide assistance to staff during community drop in programs
  • Excellent for social work students or people wanting social services experience
  • Interact with community, provide resources and resume support


Cooking Group Assistant (Community Food Centre)
Various times and volunteer positions including:
Thursdays from 12:30 – 4:00 PM; Tuesdays from 5:00 – 8:00 PM and Saturdays from 1:00 – 4:00

  • Support adults to read recipes, prepare food, help with set up and clean up


Greeter and Servers (Community Food Centre)
Monday, Wednesday or Friday 11:30 – 2:30

  • Limited volunteer positions available


Chef Helper (Community Food Centre)
Monday, Wednesday or Friday 10:00 – 2:00

  • Limited volunteer positions available


Office Helper
Weekdays, during the day, various times

  • Very limited volunteer positions
  • Photocopying, organize written materials, some data base entry, some customer relations