Get Involved


Thank you for your interest in volunteering at NorWest

We have a vibrant and active volunteer community that supports our many programs and services. Take a look at our current volunteer opportunities below.

If you are interested in volunteering with us, please download an application form.  Forms are also available in the front reception area at Access NorWest, 785 Keewatin Avenue and the Community Food Centre, 103-61 Tyndall Avenue.

Return completed volunteer application forms to:

Access NorWest
ATTN: Charlene Lipka
785 Keewatin Street
Winnipeg, MB  R2X 3B9

For more information, please contact Charlene Lipka at or phone 204.938.5957.

Volunteer Opportunities Spring 2019

Give back to your community, gain employment skills and have fun…

  • Gain excellent experience in health services, social services, education, community development and customer service.
  • Most volunteer opportunities are during the day, once per week, at the same time each week.
  • Some volunteer roles require strong English language skills, social service experience or editing skills.
  • Process includes application, interview, screening, reference checks, placement options, orientation and training.
  • Volunteer opportunities are in various locations of the Inkster area (north-west Winnipeg).
  • All volunteer opportunities have limited space.


Access NorWest Visitor Guide

Details:  Greet community, help to direct visitors, information services

Time: Weekdays, 3 hours, during the day, various times, once or twice per week


Resource Centre Navigator Volunteers

Details: Community support, interact with community, program referrals, resume editing

Time: Day time hours, once per week, Mondays or Tuesdays, limited rest of the week

Note:  Social service experience and/or education required, training, 4 – 6 month commitment


Parent-child drop in programs

Details: Interact with families, program organization, equipment set-up, clean up, snack preparation

Time: Tuesdays 1:00 – 4:00   Thursdays 9:00 – 12:00   Fridays 9:00 – 12:00


Food Program School Guide – month of May (apply by April 25)

Details: Support youth with food, gardening and craft activities; support staff with set up and clean up

Time: Mondays or Fridays 9:30 – 12:00   Thursdays 12:30 – 3:30


Cooking Group Assistants

Details: Interact with community, support staff with program organization, set up, clean up

Time: Fridays or Saturdays 1:00 – 4:00   Tuesdays 3:00 – 6:00   Thursdays 10:00 – 1:00


Community Lunch Cook

Details:  Prepare soups, stews for 15 – 20 people, menu planning, food leadership

Time: Tuesdays 11:00 – 2:00


Chef Assistants – Community Food Centre

Time:  Monday, Wednesday or Friday 10:00 – 2:00   Thursdays 3:30 – 7:30 pm


Greeter/Servers – Community Food Centre

Time:  Monday, Wednesday or Friday 11:30 – 2:15   Thursdays 5:00 – 7:30


After school youth program assistants

Details: Crafts, knitting, activities, homework clubs   Time: 4:00 – 6:00, days vary


Traditional Beading Program Assistants

Details: Teach traditional beading, create a fun learning environment, equipment set up, clean up

Time: Tuesdays 1:15 – 3:30


Contact: or call 204.938.5957

Volunteer Application Form