Kamloops Weekly Volunteer Highlights for Aug. 27 to Sept. 03, 2015

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Here are the Kamloops volunteer opportunities for the week of Aug. 27 to Sept. 03, 2015.

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Golf Tournament Volunteers - The J.D.R.F. are looking for volunteers to help out for the Swing for the Cure Golf Tournament on Sat. Sept. 12 at The Dunes Golf Course. Duties: setup/tear down, registration, and hole spotting. 17+ to volunteer. 250-374-0599

Western Canada Theatre
VW Turtle River Race Ticket Seller - Volunteers are needed to help Western Canada Theatre raise funds by selling raffle tickets for our 14th Annual VW Turtle River Race. Responsibilities include tracking the number of tickets sold during shifts, handling monies, documenting sales, and reporting to the fundraising coordinator. Volunteers should have good communication and numeracy skills. Event day is Sun. Sept. 20th. 19+ to volunteer. 250-372-3216 Ext: 36

AIMFoundation
Event Volunteers - The AIMFoundation is looking for volunteers to help out with the Walk/Run Career Mentorship event on Sept. 27.  Volunteer positions: registration/info table, race crew, first aid station, and post-race volunteers. The volunteers should be friendly, enthusiastic and helpful. 19+ to volunteer. dawn.AIMfoundation@gmail.com

Communities In Bloom
Symposium Volunteers - Communities In Bloom is looking for volunteers to help out for their C.I.B. Symposium and Awards event from Sept. 30 to Oct. 3. Positions: registration/hospitality desk, delegate bags assembly, events set-up/tear down, greeters/information hosts, silent auction bids, merchandise sales, security patrol, hotel and bus hosts. 14+ to volunteer. 250-828-3582 or 250-377-8849

Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation
CIBC Run for the Cure Organizing Committee - Be part of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure organizing committee and a dynamic team raising funds towards breast cancer research in your local community from Mar. to Nov. 2015 (Event takes place on Sun. Oct. 5, 2015). Positions to be filled: co-run director, fundraising, co-run director, logistics. 19+ to volunteer. 1-800-561-6111 Ext: 242 or 1-604-683-2873

Kamloops Players Society
General Maintenance Volunteers - The Kamloops Players Society are looking for volunteers to carry out the general maintenance of the theatre. Duties: light carpentry, painting, set building, and renovations. Retired trades people are especially welcomed. 19+ to volunteer. Address: The Stage House, 422 Tranquille Road. 250-554-2388

Volunteer Kamloops
Volunteer Office Administrative Assistants - You can gain experience in your field in a supportive environment. A minimum requirement of 3-6 hours per week is required and preference will be given to applicants willing to put in a 6 month or longer time commitment. We are looking for a friendly and approachable individual to volunteer at the front counter in our downtown office. Written and verbal English proficiency is required. 250-372-8313

Overlander Residential Care
Fish Tank Volunteer Assistants - Overlander Residential Care is in need of volunteers to assist our expert fish tank keeper with maintaining our fish tank. The volunteers must be physically able to lift large pails of water to fill the empty tank, take directions well, enjoy spending time with seniors, and like fish. 16+ to volunteer. 250-554-5569

Kamloops Arts Council
Marketing and Membership Committee - Help the KAC continue to grow their brand recognition and spread the word about their ongoing events and programs by joining their marketing and membership committee. Previous marketing and/or promotional experience is an asset. 18+ to volunteer. 250-372-7323

AIM Foundation
Volunteer Office Maintenance - Under the direction of the Admin Office or Board Director, repairs, cleans, and maintains building and grounds of AIMCanada Office. Knowledge of basic repairs and grounds maintenance and a "can do" attitude are what are desired. 19+ to volunteer. dawn.AIMFoundation@gmail.com

Interior Community Services
Outdoor Maintenance Volunteers - The volunteers will assist with minor outdoor maintenance of residential and program properties such as painting, weeding, and maintenance of fences, sheds, and yards. 18+ to volunteer. 250-554-3134

Salvation Army - Thrift Store
Thrift Store Volunteers - Volunteers are needed for sorting, pricing, setting up displays, hanging clothes, organizing clothing racks, greeting customers and helping with their purchases. Schedules are set up in a way that works best for the volunteer and the agency. 16+ to volunteer. 250-376-1110

YMCA/YWCA
YMCA Youth Basketball League Team Coaches - The volunteers will coach kids aged 7-12 in weekly practices, and help to supervise Sunday games at different locations throughout the city. This is a non-competitive league that is meant to foster growth through sport. The coaches should be patient, understanding, and be a positive role model for all the participants. 16+ to volunteer. 250-376-4771

AIM Foundation
Volunteer TNC AIMCanada Executive Assistant - The volunteer is responsible for assisting the TNC Executive Director in coordinating, board meetings and agenda/minutes, business presentations and training sessions. The volunteer is also responsible for coordinating, and orientating volunteers, overseeing fundraising events, accounting and computer/office volunteers. Confidentiality and excellent written and verbal communication skills required. 19+ to volunteer. dawn.AIMfoundation@gmail.com

The Gleaning Abundance Project
Harvest Volunteers - The Gleaning Abundance Project are looking for individual and group volunteers to help harvest excess fruit from residential trees. The volunteers will share in the harvest with the other shares going to the homeowners and various non-profits. 13+ to volunteer, and family volunteering friendly. Harvest season is June to November, 7 days a week, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 250-851-6111

For these and many other volunteer opportunities please call 250-372-8313 or check out our website: www.volunteerkamloops.org

We are a non-profit charity supporting community volunteering.

Volunteer Kamloops acknowledges the support of the Province of British Columbia.

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