We Are a Win-Win Organization!

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us! 

At CanU we believe that any sustainable endeavour provides mutual and multi-layered benefits for all involved. Volunteering with CanU is not only an indispensable investment in the future of Winnipeg's youth, but it's also an exceptional personal and professional development experience for our almost 500 volunteers. Explore the opportunities below to learn more.

University CanU Mentor

Inspire (Grade 5 and 6)

You get kids where they are going, when they're supposed to be there. You like working with children in groups with other university students. Additionally, you want to introduce kids to the dream of a post-secondary education while participating along side them in the different program components you lead them to. Ultimately though, you inspire, you are about imparting hope and confidence in the kids you work with.

This application is closed for the 2016-2017 year. The Inspire application will be available again in August 2017. 

* Dates with this symbol are the orientation and training Days
WeekdayTimeDate
Tuesday3:45-7:30pmOct 11*, 18*, 25 Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Jan 10, 17, 24, 31 Feb 7, 14 March 7
Wednesday3:45-7:30pmOct 12*, 19*, 26 Nov 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Jan 11, 18, 25 Feb 1, 8, 15 March 7

 

Aspire (Grade 7 to 9)

Aspire mentoring is a little bit different. In addition to your role as a mentor, you will also be instructing your students in a subject area of your interest. See the table below for a fit that works for you.

This application is closed for the 2016-2017 year. The Aspire application will be available again in August 2017. 

ProgramWeekdayTimeWeeksDatesLocation
CanU Solve (Mathematics)Thursday4:00-7:30pm7Jan 12, 19, 26, Feb 2, 9, 16 Mar 7 University of Manitoba Fort Garry Campus
CanU RoboticsThursday4:00-7:30pm7Jan 12, 19, 26, Feb 2, 9, 16 Mar 7 University of Manitoba Fort Garry Campus
CanU ArtWednesday4:00-7:30pm9Jan 11, 18, 25 Feb 1, 8, 15, 22 Mar 1, 7 University of Manitoba Fort Garry Campus
CanU Grow (Agriculture)Thursday4:00-7:30pm13Oct 27, Nov 3, 10, 17, 24 Dec 1 Jan 12, 19, 26 Feb 2, 9, 16 March 7  University of Manitoba Fort Garry Campus

CanU Junior Mentor (For High School Volunteers)

Inspire (Grade 5 and 6)

You are our next generation of mentors! You will work along side and learn from the University Student Mentors. In your role you will have the opportunity to introduce kids to the dream of a post-secondary education while exploring those options for yourself.

This application is closed for the 2016-2017 year. The Inspire application will be available again in August 2017. If you are interested with mentoring in our Aspire program, please scroll down.

Weekday Time Date
Tuesday 4:00-7:30pm Oct 25

Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Jan 10, 17, 24, 31

Feb 7, 14

March 7

Wednesday 4:00-7:30pm Oct 26

Nov 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Jan 11, 18, 25

Feb 1, 8, 15

March 7

 

Aspire (Grade 7 to 9)

Aspire mentoring is a little bit different. This volunteer program will give you the opportunity to be a junior mentor in a subject area of your interest.

This application is closed for the 2016-2017 year. The Aspire application will be available again in August 2017. 

Program Weekday Time Weeks Dates Location
CanU Let's Talk Science Thursday 4:00-7:30pm 7 Jan 12, 19, 26,

Feb 2, 9, 16

March 7

University of Manitoba

Fort Garry Campus

CanU Nursing Thursday 4:00-7:30pm 7 Oct 27,

Nov 3, 10, 17, 24

Dec 1

March 7

University of Manitoba

Fort Garry Campus

CanU Solve (Mathematics) Thursday 4:00-7:30pm 7 Jan 12, 19, 26,

Feb 2, 9, 16

March 7

University of Manitoba

Fort Garry Campus

CanU Robotics Thursday 4:00-7:30pm 7 Jan 12, 19, 26,

Feb 2, 9, 16

March 7

University of Manitoba

Fort Garry Campus

CanU Art Wednesday 4:00-7:30pm 9 Jan 11, 18, 25

Feb 1, 8, 15, 22

Mar 1, 7

University of Manitoba

Fort Garry Campus

CanU Grow (Agriculture) Thursday 4:00-7:30pm 13 Oct 27,

Nov 3, 10, 17, 24

Dec 1

Jan 12, 19, 26

Feb 2, 9, 16

March 7

 University of Manitoba

Fort Garry Campus

CanU Reach Thursday 4:00-6:30pm 13 Oct 27,

Nov 3, 10, 17, 24

Dec 1

Jan 12, 19, 26

Feb 2, 9, 16

March 7

University of Manitoba

Bannatyne Campus

University CanU Instructor

Nutrition Instructor

You love sharing your knowledge of good food and healthy eating with CanU's young (and hungry!) minds. You love to learn, share, and explore the possibilities that good nutrition holds for our young scholars.

This application is closed for the 2016-2017 year. The Inspire application will be available again in August 2017.

* Dates with this symbol are the orientation and training Days

Weekday Time Date
Tuesday 3:30-7:30pm Oct 18*, 25

Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Jan 10, 17, 24, 31

Feb 7, 14

March 7

Wednesday 3:30-7:30pm Oct 19*, 26

Nov 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Jan 11, 18, 25

Feb 1, 8, 15

March 7