Help available for non-profits!

Volunteers are ready to help with projects and events at non-profits.

Does your non-profit have a project you’ve been putting off or an event you can use some help with?

Volunteers helping through a United Way Day of Caring could be the perfect answer!


The Day of Caring program matches local non-profit organizations with volunteers from community-minded businesses to complete short-term projects. In 2015, over 1,500 volunteers contributed 5,600 hours to 140 hands-on volunteer projects in Winnipeg.

Whether it’s refreshing an indoor or outdoor space, helping out with a fundraiser or AGM, or hosting a special event for the individuals and families you serve, local workplaces are eager to pitch in and lend a hand.


Check out this list of potential Day of Caring volunteer projects and collection drives that your non-profit can tap into. And if you have a project or idea not on this list, we would love to hear about it.

 Download the Day of Caring request form here to get started today!


And rest assured, we know every agency has unique needs. We will work to find the right group of volunteers to help with your project or event. Once matched, we work with your staff and the volunteer team leader to ensure all details are covered and the Day of Caring is a success for everyone involved!

And there’s a fund to help you purchase materials for your Day of Caring, up to $250!


If you have any questions or would like to discuss potential project ideas, please contact Hillary at 204-924-4273 or


Download a Day of Caring request form for for your non-profit.

Workshops: Nonprofit leadership & risk management.

United Way Nonprofit Capacity-Building Workshops

Becoming a Leader People Want to Follow: Discover the secrets of making good decisions, the key laws of Leadership and More!

October 21 at United Way of Winnipeg, 580 Main Street

Leadership and management are not the same thing. Affirm your leadership strengths and gain new insights into how to improve your decision process, build a stronger team and enhance your organization’s result. Bring your ‘up and coming’ leaders – those that will build upon your work and take your organization and our sector to new levels.

David Hartley is one of Canada’s finest non-profit leadership trainers. A comparable workshop would have value greater than $500. At only $125.00, this is exceptional value for your limited professional development budget.

Register today!

Managing Non Profit Risk Confidently with David Hartley

October 24 at United Way of Winnipeg, 580 Main Street

Last April, David Hartley wowed 80 Non Profit Leaders with his Governance Workshop. At the request of those leaders, United Way is delighted to bring David back for his Risk Management workshop.

Confirm what you already believe and learn more about how to protect your people and your organization’s reputation. Know the 14 key risk strategies, understand the steps to protect your legal liability, find and prioritize your unique risks!

With a first session already sold out, the Encore workshop is on Friday, October 24th. There’s still lots of space left but register soon so you don’t miss this chance to manage your risk with confidence.

Register today!

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: We’re investing in Winnipeg’s Aboriginal-led nonprofits.

Nearly 10% of all Winnipeggers identify as First Nation, Inuit or Metis. United Way is proud to partner with 10 Aboriginal-led nonprofit organizations (PDF) in our community to help build a city that belongs to everyone.


Ka Ni Kanichihk, one of our current Aboriginal-led agency partners, offers a “culturally safe environment where the greatness and gifts of all peoples are honoured…where our cultural practices and values are practiced and Aboriginal people can “just be who we naturally are.”

This year, thanks to the incredible Campaign in 2013, we’re able to increase funding to these nonprofits—an additional $10,000 each so they can expand opportunities for Aboriginal people in Winnipeg to feel safe, to belong, to share and experience their culture, to be the voice of their communities.

And…we’re thrilled to announce even more funding is available for new partnerships with Aboriginal-led nonprofit organizations in Winnipeg.

We have an additional $100,00-$150,000 available for Aboriginal-led nonprofit agencies we don’t currently partner with, to strengthen their communities and their own capacities. All the details on how to apply are here.

The deadline is October 3; please share this opportunity.


4000 volunteer hours later…

Day of Caring is our community volunteer program, bringing together groups who want to make a difference in Winnipeg, and meaningful volunteer opportunities with local community organizations.

Volunteers might paint a building, do some much-needed gardening, collect jammies, or pamper people who really deserve it.

Here’s how the last year went—though the numbers can hardly convey all the smiles created by these volunteer projects!

Day of Caring Volunteer Opportunities in Winnipeg

If you’re part of a nonprofit in Winnipeg looking for a group of volunteers to help out with a short-term project or special event, you can complete a Day of Caring request form and email it to us.

A Day of Caring is an opportunity to accomplish tasks beyond what your budget and resources may allow. It’s also a good way to put your work and your clients’ needs at the forefront of Winnipeggers’ minds.

Warm up the winter with these United Way workshops for nonprofits.

Winter’s a great time to focus on building your nonprofit’s capacity. Stengthen your staff’s skills, abilities and competencies with these workshops. Most our hosted in our main floor meeting space, so drop by and say hello!

Learning and growing in 2014.

Hot Topics for Not-for-Profit and Public Sector Organizations
KPMG and United Way present this update on accounting standards impacting non profits & charities (including tax update, enterprise risk management, internal control framework and cyber security).
Where: The Richardson Conference Centre, One Lombard Place, Concourse Level
When: January 29 / 7:30am breakfast; 8:00am – 10am.
Cost: Free
How: Register online or contact Lisa Whitehouse at (204) 957-2238

Strengthening Organizational Cultural Competency
In partnership with Jackie Hogue & Harley Eagle.
Where: United Way, 580 Main Street.
When: February 4 / 9:00am – 4pm.
Cost: $125
How: Register online or contact Linda at (204) 924-4225

Developmental Evaluation
Innoweave and United Way present a workshop to help nonprofits explore the purpose and suitability of DE for their program assessment needs.
Where: United Way, 580 Main Street.
When: February 13 / 8:30am – 4:30pm
Cost: $199
How: Register online or contact Linda at (204) 924-4225

Charity Law—Legal Risk in Charitable Fundraising
In partnership with Thompson Dorfman Sweatman
Where: United Way, 580 Main Street.
When: February 19 / 9:00am – 11:30am
Cost: $50
How: Register online or contact Linda at (204) 924-4225

Effective Practice: Succession planning for the most senior staff position in your organization
A learning event designed for non profit board members, in partnership with Gordon McAlpine of PeopleFirst HR.
Where: United Way, 580 Main Street.
When: February 26 / 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Cost: $70
How: Register online or contact Linda at (204) 924-4225

Charity Law—Legal Issues in HR Management
In partnership with Thompson Dorfman Sweatman
Where: United Way, 580 Main Street.
When: March 19 / 9:00am – 11:30am
Cost: $50
How: Register online or contact Linda at (204) 924-4225