Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
CancerCare Manitoba is proud of its volunteers, who contribute more than 25,000 hours each year to help provide excellent patient care in one-on-one situations or behind the scenes.
Volunteers come from a wide variety of backgrounds, with many of them giving back because they or a loved one have been touched by cancer.
Volunteer opportunities are available weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at two sites: McDermot Avenue, St. Boniface and the Breast and Gyne Centre of Hope. Different volunteer positions are available at each site.
The time commitment for volunteering is one morning or one afternoon per week. There is a minimum three-month commitment. You can also volunteer on an occasional basis at special events through the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation.
Whether you want to interact with patients, assist health care professionals or use your hobby or work experience to enhance patient care, there is a spot for you to volunteer at CancerCare Manitoba.
Here are some of the areas where volunteers make a difference. Please note, not all opportunities are available at every site.
Patients and visitors spend long hours in the Chemotherapy Clinic. Volunteers who are previous patients or caregivers provide support by:
Are individuals living in communities outside of Winnipeg who:
The Guardian Angel Caring Room provides wigs, headwear, and laryngectomy stoma covers to CancerCare patients who may be experiencing the side effects of cancer treatment. These items are provided at no cost to the patient. Volunteers in the Caring Room help out by:
People who have a cancer experience as either a patient or a family member may choose to become involved as an advisor to the CCMB team in the following ways:
Located at CCMB's McDermot Avenue, the Patient and Family Resource Centre provides information to assist patients in understanding their cancer diagnosis. Volunteers in this area provide support in:
Volunteers assist in an activity program for children during their cancer treatments. These volunteers must have previous child-care experience and be at least 16 years of age. Volunteer activities may include:
The Breast and Gyne Cancer Centre of Hope provide one-on-one support to patients through a Peer Support Program. Volunteers providing support are:
Patients and their companions are offered nourishment while waiting for appointments or undergoing treatments. Volunteer responsibilities include:
Volunteer couriers and patient guides assist staff in providing timely treatment to patients. Their duties include:
Volunteers raise awareness and/or funds for CancerCare Manitoba Foundation. These are generally evening and weekend positions. Activities could include:
For more information, please contact the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation at 204-787-4143 or toll-free at 1-877-407-2223.
The CancerCare Clinic is located inside the St Boniface Hospital and provides clinic appointments and chemotherapy treatments. Volunteers at this location help by:
Volunteer Corner is a small gift shop where donated, hand-made and confectionary items are sold.
Volunteers provide friendly, welcoming assistance to patients and visitors by:
CancerCare Manitoba offers a variety of volunteer opportunities to work directly with patients or behind the scenes to help its health professionals provide expert, compassionate care. Volunteers must go through an application and screening process. While it’s the goal to place every prospective volunteer, CCMB management reserves the right to reject applicants.
The screening procedure for volunteers includes the completion of an application form, an interview, reference checks and an orientation. Some positions require specialized training or experience and availability in some positions may be limited. If no positions are available when you call, your name will be added to a waiting list.
For more information on how to apply, or if you have any questions about volunteering, please call 204-787-2121. We hope to hear from you!