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Volunteering can be the most fulfilling work you will ever do! It’s also a great way to build towards your chosen career. You can test out working in your desired field, plus have the chance to build experience for your resume and gain references. Volunteer work allows you to express your values, increase your self-esteem, gain a sense of accomplishment, build relationships, and give back to your community.

To learn more about volunteer programs at a Réseau Compassion Network member organization, visit their websites below. Explore the organisations, get to know their offerings and see if they would be a good fit!

Not sure if volunteering is for you or you have questions about getting involved? Check out the FAQs for more information.

Réseau Compassion Network Member Organizations who have a volunteering program

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Sara Riel

Sara Riel’s mission is to provide those individuals with mental health and substance use/addiction challenges a safe, inclusive and engaging environment where self-determined needs are valued, and all are assisted on their path to reaching their goals.

Our Vision is for people with mental health and substance use/addiction challenges to reach their full potential mentally, physically, socially and spiritually.

St.Amant is a comprehensive resource for Manitobans with developmental disabilities, and autism. We are a not-for-profit organization that offers a wide range of programs and services to support individuals and their families.

St.Amant has a vibrant volunteer program where people of all ages come together to support people with developmental disabilities and build lasting friendships. St.Amant welcomes anyone 12 years and older to volunteer in our organization, and families with younger children can volunteer together.

The range of volunteer opportunities is vast. Some examples include supporting virtual activities, being a pen pal, helping with administrative tasks and supporting people to swim, bike and do the things they love. The sky is the limit for our volunteer community. No matter where you volunteer within the organization, you are making a difference in the lives of children and adults with developmental disabilities and autism and having fun!

Volunteer opportunities are available during the day, evenings and weekends.


Actionmarguerite is a leading provider of long term care and exceptional health services in French and in English.

Actionmarguerite improves residents’ quality of life by providing them with the care and services that promote autonomy and the ability to remain as independent as possible. Ours is a welcoming environment; a culture of respect and dignity. We are sensitive to the needs of the people we serve and the people who work and volunteer here. While our mandate is to serve Manitoba’s Francophone community, we also embrace cultural diversity.

Actionmarguerite currently accepts volunteers for one-on-one visits with residents, meal assist and help with portering (transport residents in wheelchairs). Advanced volunteer musicians are also welcome. The minimum age is 14 years of age. Anyone over 18 is required to provide a recent criminal record and to give consent to request an adult abuse registry check. We will reimburse for standard criminal record checks after 30 hours of volunteering. A good command of the French language is required at our St. Vital location as well as English in all our facilities. Shifts are available through the day and early evening.

Centre Flavie

Centre Flavie strives to be an effective ally in the battle against poverty so that the most vulnerable may live in a dignified manner. Centre Flavie embraces the values of social justice, respect for all people, compassion for others, environmental stewardship, as well as support to the impoverished and the vulnerable by providing comfort through the distribution of material goods at no cost.


Marymound is a place where youth and families learn to overcome the challenges of life’s adversities, and advance by gaining a sense of belonging and independence that enables them to realize their ultimate potential.

Marymound is a unique, leading edge service provider that offers a guiding light and another chance to more than 2,000 young people throughout Manitoba each year. A number of Marymound’s services are one-of-a-kind programs in Manitoba. Some serve families needing information and support to better care for their kids. Others are for children and teens who have been so damaged by abuse and neglect that it’s no longer possible for them to live with family. Some programs fall in between these two extremes of severity.

A renewed hope is gained by the children or youth, and families through compassionate and culturally diverse care in safe living environments, individual relationships, academic preparation, and therapeutic intervention. Every one Marymound’s programs use a holistic approach that include meeting the physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual needs of young people in care.

St. Boniface Hospital

St. Boniface Hospital mission focuses on quality patient care, education and research for the improvement of patient care. It is accomplished through teamwork, innovation, strong financial management and continual striving for compassionate care to those in need.

The second largest hospital in Manitoba, it provides community outreach programs, ambulatory care programs and inpatient services. The Hospital has demonstrated provincial leadership and significant expertise in the areas of cardiac sciences, emergency medicine, gastrointestinal disease, neurosciences, oncology, palliative care, perinatal care, geriatric medicine, family medicine.

St. Boniface employs 3,500 staff in a variety of support capacities. In addition, some 340 doctors have admitting privileges at SBH.

Youville St. Vital Community Health Centre

Youville St. Vital Community Health Centre is a place where people are heard and can work in their health concerns with a knowledgeable team of health professionals. Youville Centre believe that health includes the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of life. Factors such as shelter, education, food and income impact on your health. Whether the person need health care, wellness education, or counselling and support, Youville Centre can help all individual to become a healthier person.

The goal of Youville’s Volunteer program is to connect community members with opportunities to enrich the programs, services and client experiences at Youville Centre. Whether on the front lines or working behind the scenes, volunteer can help build a stronger, healthier St. Vital.

St.Amant has a vibrant volunteer program where people of all ages come together to support people with disabilities and build lasting friendships.