GenNext: Moving forward, giving back.

GenNext are the hand raisers and the game changers.

We’re an open membership of leaders—and future leaders—who make a difference in Winnipeg.

Come network with community-minded people who share a passion for our city—roll up your sleeves for hands-on volunteer experiences, mingle with Winnipeg’s future stars, make valuable & lasting contacts, and change lives, right here where you live, work & play!

  • Doing Good

    The chance to do hands-on volunteering and to give back to your community.

  • Networking

    Get to know the larger GenNext network and develop valuable, lasting contacts.

  • Insider Info

    Exclusive access to the GenNext news with volunteering, networking and fundraising opportunities.

  • Connections

    Exposure to key corporate and community leaders.

  • Understanding

    A deeper understanding of our city’s challenges and how you can help.

Recent GenNext news

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Workplace Chapters

GenNext Chapters offer community-minded young employees an opportunity to take the lead in their workplace on initiating activities that connect them to their community and build a deeper understanding of the needs in our city.

Workplaces can start a Chapter to demonstrate social purpose and inspiration, make new connections and achieve personal growth—all while having fun and making a difference in our community.

Why start a workplace GenNext Chapter?

  • Gain a deeper relationship with your community as you contribute to its health and strength and help build collective ownership for our city
  • Volunteer directly with local programs that align with your interests
  • Develop valuable, lasting contacts within a network of GenNexters throughout Winnipeg
  • Gain hands-on experience with event planning, public speaking and volunteer management
  • Build and diversify your community profile and resume

Meet the volunteer leaders who make it all happen

Like almost everything at United Way Winnipeg, our GenNext activities are guided by volunteers. We’ve got a Council of brilliant young Winnipeggers leaders who lend us their time and talent to make sure GenNext is fun, engaging, and contributes to a better city.

GenNext Council Volunteers

Ways you can benefit from joining GenNext

The GenNext Council & volunteers on stage at Summit: Our City.

GenNext Summit

An annual day-long professional and personal development conference, the GenNext Summit brings hundreds of passionate Winnipeggers together to talk about a vision forward for our community.

GenNext volunteers at an outdoor concert.

Socially good social events

Popup dinners, pub quiz nights, mixers—plenty of opportunities to build a network of passionate Winnipeg hand raisers & game changers.

Hands-on volunteering at a Day of Caring.

Hands-on volunteering at a Day of Caring

Make a difference in our community by doing meaningful, hands-on volunteer projects with local community organizations.

Plane Pull is a chance to pull together for a better Winnipeg.

Fundraising with a full heart

From pulling a plane to #GivingTuesday, you’ll see just how important you are to people right here in Winnipeg.

Speaking from the heart.

Eye-opening learning opportunities

Deepen your understanding & empathy by hearing directly from the people who’s lives have been lifted up, visiting an agency partner doing critical front-line work, or participating in a poverty simulation to begin to grasp what it’s like to live on the financial edge.

Got questions?

Email us

Or call us at 204-924-4277.

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