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Service Opportunities

We aim to make a positive difference both locally and globally. Golden Key chapters perform more than 200,000 community service hours each year. Giving is an art, and Golden Key members are privileged to enjoy this art in a number of ways, from local service events to events on a global scale. In July 2014, Golden Key unveiled its new service initiative called SPARK a Change. The SPARK a Change initiative is designed to harness the power of Golden Key members around the world to impact and improve the lives of at-risk youth.

SPARK a Change

The mission of SPARK a Change is to impact and improve the lives of at-risk youth (ages 0-17) through literacy, education and real-world preparedness. By 2017, Golden Key aims to raise $40,000, dedicate 400,000 hours of service and impact 400,000 lives in local communities & around the world. In order to accomplish this goal, Golden Key chapters across the world will host their own SPARK events throughout the year (with a focus on SPARK Month in October). For more about SPARK a Change, please visit

New Initiatives in 2017-2018!

Great News!! We have added the following community partners to our Service and Leadership opportunities!!

Let's Talk Science

The Red Cross

Winnipeg Harvest

Motion Ball

These community partners offer us more expansive opportunites so that members have more varieties to choose from. No everyone has the same interests. These additions are excited to work with the UW-GK and agree that options are the key to a successful Service venue. We welcome everyone to follow us on Facebook so that you can find out when the opportunities for signups will take place.

Don't forget, we still have our partnerships with the following:

Relay for Life Canadian Cancer Society

Canadian Blood Services

Boys and Girls Clubs of Winnipeg

The Princeton Review

Chidren's Hosptial Health Science Centre

United Way

United Way GenNext






Canadian Blood Services - Added May 2016

Canadian Blood Services offers two ways to provide service and leadership. First as a volunteer to help manage the donation service dates, or second, to become a life saving donor. For more information about this service contact us at or read our chapter news, leadership and service notices.


United Way - Added May 2016

The UW-GK has begun a partnership with the United Way to work in the local community. Initiatives and more information to follow shortly.


Princeton Review Canada - Added April 2016

We have partnered with The Princeton Review Canada to offer students an opportunity to learn more through this test prep service provider. Look for more information this fall regarding what seminars or information will be available to all UW-GK members and the entire UW student body.



Calling Volunteers or Donations for our Siloam Mission service event. On Saturday, April 23, 2016 the UW-GK is volunteering at Siloam Mission. For more details please email us at This is a great opportunity to share your time with others who value your commitment and generosity for helping others in the community. If you are unable to attend, Siloam mission accepts needed items for their patrons. Please see their website for items in need.


N.E.E.D.S. 2015/2016 - Newcomers Employment and Education Development

Our service initiatives in October and February at N.E.E.D.S. were a huge success!! Thank you to all the volunteers that participated in both events. Your dedication to your community makes a difference in each life you touch at these events. Keep looking for future service events posted here.


Relay for Life - 2016: Next Event TBA


Relay For Life 2015

To show our support of those who are fighting or have been lost to cancer, the UW GK chapter will be putting together a team to walk in the Relay for Life, held on Friday, May 23rd at the Investors Group Field. If you would like to join our team, please send us an email with your contact information at

Can’t make it to the relay?

The Relay for Life team is accepting online donations. Our goal is $3000, and every little bit helps. If you are interested in donating or know someone may wish to donate, please, note that our team site is at the following link:


Canadian Museum for Human Rights 

The University of Winnipeg Golden Key International Honour Society has officially partnered with the Canadian Museum for Human Rights for its September 20, 2014 inaugural weekend. We will be running an event for the visitors, estimated to be about 1000 people per hour. If you are interested in this unique opportunity, then contact us by email by May 30, 2014 at to express your interest. This is your chance to be part of history!


Siloam Mission

 Defined as being “a connecting point between the compassionate and Winnipeg’s less fortunate”, Siloam Mission offers many volunteer opportunities. The UW GK chapter is excited to be a part of this initiative, and will be volunteering regularily. If you’re interested in spending time with fellow UW GK chapter members while serving the community, please contact us at and we will inform you of future dates. 


The Christmas Cheer Board - 2013

The executives of the Golden Key chapter at The University of Winnipeg have shown commitment to serving the community this holiday season. We have come together to fill a Christmas Basket for a family in need and successfully delivered this basket on Saturday December 20th, 2013. 


Service of The Golden Key

United We Serve

Step up. Stand out. Make a difference. Make the world a better place. Serve your country. Give of yourself. Stand up for what you believe in. Inspire others. Make an impact. Throughout our lives, we’re bombarded with messages, pleading, commanding and motivating us to give back to our communities and the world at large. Golden Key members have internalized these messages and made community service a regular part of our lives.

Service Opportunities

We aim to make a positive difference both locally and globally. Golden Key chapters perform more than 180,000 community service hours each year, and since Society membership is a reward for academic achievement, the service projects and charities it promotes are primarily focused on education. Learn more about opportunities to participate in literacy-related projects.

Global Youth Service Day

Global Youth Service Day is an international event that takes place once a year and celebrates the contributions of youth to their communities through volunteering and charity work. Golden Key is an active participant in this special day, as its members organize local service events focused on learning. Find out more.

Make a Difference Day

A celebration of neighbors helping neighbors, Make a Difference Day is a national day dedicated to helping others in the communities in which we live. Golden Key members are a large part of the 3 million people around the country who volunteer on Make a Difference Day each year. Learn how you can make a difference.



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