Without the donation of time and skills from MAWA’s generous volunteers, we would not be able to offer the amount and quality of programming that we do for our community.

If you love MAWA and would like to be a part of making our organization great, please email to volunteer. You can sign up for a specific job, or just let us know you’re interested, and when you’re available to help out.  A MAWA staff member will get in touch with you to discuss volunteer opportunities, and to see if you have any particular interests or skills you’d like to develop via volunteering.

Volunteer to help with:

  • the mail-out of our quarterly newsletter
  • bingos at Club Regent or McPhillips Street Station Casinos
  • special events, such as our annual Over the Top Art Auction and Cupcake Party, or Clothing Swap
  • space maintenance, such as painting and patching our walls
  • other jobs as they arise from the MAWA office

You Make It Possible

Volunteers make everything possible at MAWA. You work our bingos, you stuff our envelopes, you paint our walls, you help out at Crafternoons and you staff one of the most successful annual art fundraisers in Winnipeg, the Over the Top Art Auction and Cupcake Party.

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The amazing Over the Top cash desk crew of 2015, (left to right) Natasha Havrilenko, Sean McLachlan, Gabrielle Funk, Genevieve Collins, Kelly Ruth and Tani Miki

 Thank you to all of the Over the Top volunteers this year: Francesca Carella Arfinengo, Hassaan Ashraf, Abi Auld, Barb Bain, Noor Bhangu, Connie Bart Hamel, Yvette Cenerini, Connie Chappel, Genevieve Collins, Kari Cook, Nicole Coulson, Elise Dawson, Lily Despic, Tania Douglas, Louise Duguay, Richard Dyck, Robin Eriksson, Gabrielle Funk, Naomi Gerrard, Kaj Hasselriis, Natasha Havrilenko, Sarah Keller, Megan Krause, Alerry Lavitt, Daniel Lavoie, Jen Loewen, eryn mackenzie, Monica Mercedes Martinez, Kasandrah Matheson, Loricia Matheson, Shawn McGillivray, Katy McKelvey, Sean McLachlan, Ingrid McMillan, Tani Miki, Alison Norberg, Corrie Peters, Keith Oliver, Melly Ozubko, Cheryl Orr-Hood, Acey Rowe, Kelly Ruth, Gurpreet Sehra Dhanjal, Wendy Seversen, Jenel Shaw, Jennifer Smith, Chrissy Troy, Andrea von Wichert, Karen Wardle, Tricia Wasney, Tracy Woodward, Jamie Wright and Collin Zipp.

Hats off to all the MAWA volunteers (more than 400 each year!) who contribute so much to MAWA in so many ways, and especially to our board of directors who set policy, make key decisions and do so much of the behind-the-scenes labour that makes MAWA happen.

If you would like to become more involved, MAWA is currently seeking applications for committee and board members. If you are interested in serving on the space maintenance committee, the governance committee, the fundraising committees (Over the Top and Fall Supper Fundraiser), the award nomination committee, the board succession committee or the board itself, please send a letter stating the reasons for your interest and your relevant experience to Any questions about the commitment level and types of work involved? Call Shawna at 204-949-9490.