The contribution of time and skills from students, parents, teachers, seniors, and other community members make a big difference! Please see below the different ways that you can volunteer your time to help support child nutrition in Manitoba schools.
Our annual Stone Soup fundraiser is held every year in March at the Manitoba Hydro Place. The event would not be possible without the generous help from volunteers! With the help of top local chefs, generous businesses, organizations, and the community we showcase the value of collaboration and raise support for our programming.
Special projects for nutrition students
The Child Nutrition Council is often looking for university students to assist with various projects throughout the year. If you are a student interested in volunteering, please send a resume and some information about the type of volunteer work you’re looking for to our email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
School breakfast, snack, and lunch programs
Many schools operate their breakfast, snack, or lunch programs with the support of volunteers. Tasks and duties that they may need help with include:
- Menu planning
- Special activities
– and more!
“I overheard some kids talking about what kinds of fruit they like. Some kids were trying new foods that they don’t usually eat every day. It was interesting to see how strongly they are influenced by their peers’ food choices.”
~Kerby Sylvester, student volunteer from the University of Manitoba
“One of the younger boys asked to speak to me for a minute, so I said sure. He actually stopped to thank me. It was nice to hear and inspiring to know he thought to take the time to thank me all on his own without someone telling him to.”
~Jennifer Painter, student volunteer from the University of Manitoba
If you are interested in volunteering at a school please contact the school directly to inquire about volunteer opportunities with their breakfast, snack, or lunch program. Schools may require that volunteers provide a:
- criminal record check; and
- child abuse registry check.
For a list of Winnipeg schools that have breakfast, snack, or lunch programs supported by the Child Nutrition Council of Manitoba for the 2016/17 school year click here.
For a list of rural and northern Manitoba schools that have breakfast, snack, or lunch programs supported by the Child Nutrition Council of Manitoba for the 2016/17 school year click here.