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CanteenThe Fort Garry Community Centre depends on volunteers...from Board members, to sports convenors and coaches, from helping out at an event, to putting posters up at one of our local schools.

Share your talents and skills, meet new friends, but most of all, have fun!  FGCC has a wide range of volunteer positions available for youth and adults with varying skill levels, experience and availability.

The Doug Dent Memorial Scholarship is a $500 scholarship awarded annually to a grade 12 graduating student of Vincent Massey Collegiate who has used his/her leadership and citizenship to help with volunteer activities at the Fort Garry Community Centre during his/her years as a registered student at Vincent Massey.

Selection criteria is based on the following:

  • The number of hours volunteered at the FGCC
  • The extent to which the student demonstrated leadership and good citizenship
  • The impact of the student’s work on the FGCC
  • The applicant must be a graduating VMC student with plans to attend a post-secondary institution

Volunteer work must occur between September 1, 2013 and May 31, 2014, and must benefit others and enrich the Fort Garry community or the environment of the FGCC.

Applications must be submitted by May 31, 2014. For more information or to apply, please download the application here.

Thank you and good luck to all applicants.

Top 10 Reasons to Volunteer!

Build confidence and self esteem. Confidence and self esteem can be built through accomplishment and the personal satisfaction gained by helping others.

GamesDiscover personal strengths and talents. Volunteer positions offer the opportunity to try new activities.

Demonstrate commitment to a personal cause.  Motivate others to become involved in the community.

Strengthen social ties to reduce stress and enhance your health.  Volunteer activities provide purpose and increase life satisfaction.

FUN.  Make new friends, socialize, and do something different from your everyday activities.

Clarify your career path.  Volunteer positions can help gain insights into new career possibilities.

Learn social and technical skills.  Volunteer activities can provide opportunities to increase interpersonal and technical skills.

Cleaning upGain experience.  A volunteer position creates experiential learning and looks good on resumes.

Develop problem solving skills.  Volunteers can learn creative methods to solve problems.

Enhance your community resources and create a sense of belonging.  Involvement in civic activities encourages interaction and strengthens community connections. .

Contact fortgarryccinfo@shaw.ca, or call 204.505.3970 to find out how you can get involved.