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Volunteer highlights for Feb. 12 to 19

February 13, 2015 - 9:52 AM

Special Olympics - Kamloops

Special Olympics Winter Games Volunteers - The 2015 Special Olympics BC Winter Games are coming to Kamloops from Thurs. Feb. 19 to Sun. Feb. 22, 2015 and volunteers are needed to help stage a joyful, inspiring, and life-changing experience for all involved. Many positions: special events, food services, accommodations, media (16+ to volunteer or 13+ with Parent/Guardian); logistics, operations (sport) services (16+ to volunteer); security, medical (19+ to volunteer), transportation (19+ to volunteer, Class 5 & Class 2). 250-828-3822 or 250-377-2053 or 778-257-1548.

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. 4). Positions to be filled: Co-Run Director, Fundraising, Co-Run Director, Logistics. 19+ to volunteer. 1-800-561-6111 Ext: 242.

Elizabeth Fry Society
Resource Development Committee Member - The volunteers will work with the Executive Director and the Fund Developer to develop and implement the Society’s fund development plans. This will include assisting in the planning of the 3rd Annual Hearts for Homes Gala in November. All the members will need to attend the regularly scheduled meetings once a month. Having fundraising & event planning experience, high energy, and passion for the Society’s mission are assets. 19+ to volunteer. 250-374-2119 Ext: 209.

Habitat for Humanity Kamloops
Habitat for Humanity Kamloops Build Volunteers - We are looking for people to help us on the build site. Many different positions: first aid, cement/cement finishing, cribbing, drywall, boarding, electrical, fencing, flooring, framing, hvac, insulation/vapour barrier, interior trim, landscaping, painting, plumbing, roofing, siding/soffit/facia, surveying, taping/finishing. 16+ to volunteer, and family volunteering friendly. People with building experience in the trades are an asset. 250-828-7867 or 250-314-6783.

BC Wildlife Park
50th Anniversary Gala Planning Committee - The BC Wildlife Park is celebrating their 50th Anniversary with a gala dinner event. We're looking for volunteers to join a planning committee to help plan our grand celebration for next year. 18+ to volunteer. 250-572-4653.

Oncore Central Services
Snow Angels Program - The volunteers will shovel the driveways and/or walkways of seniors with mobility or health issues in their neighborhood within 24 hours of each snowfall. Additionally, all volunteers will receive a free medium pepperoni pizza from Domino's Pizza every time they shovel a driveway. 17+ to volunteer. 250-828-0600.

Developing World Connections
Administrative & Website Assistant Volunteer - The volunteer will assist with various administrative tasks including database and spreadsheet entries, updating forms, uploading website content, organizing digital photos, and receptionist duties. The volunteers must have computer experience including a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word/Excel/PowerPoint/Publisher), the Internet (WordPress), and have a good command of English. 18+ to volunteer. In exchange of a 1 year commitment of at least 8 hours per week the volunteer will receive an all expense paid DWC trip. 250-434-2524 Ext: 16.

Volunteer Kamloops
Board Members - This is new opportunity for a spirited and innovative person to contribute to a non-profit that is part of the backbone of this community. Skills needed: Communication/People Skills, Business Aptitude, Organizational Experience, and Public Relations. 18+ to volunteer. 250-372-8313.

People In Motion
Volunteer Tax Preparer - People In Motion is participating in the Community Volunteer Income Tax Clinic (CVITP), and are looking for volunteers to complete simple tax returns for people with disabilities and low incomes. The volunteers will pick up the tax returns, and they can be completed either at their home or in our office, they will e-file the returns for the clients, and mileage is paid. 19+ to volunteer. 250-376-7878.

RIH - Afternoon Auxiliary - Thrift Seller
Thrift Store Volunteers - Do you enjoy working with people, working in retail, organizing, and handling money? Then we want you! We have many positions such as: cashier duties, stocking, pricing, maintaining displays & clothing racks, sorting, and general duties. Additionally, we are looking for someone to test electronic/electrical items. Thrift Seller is owned and operated by the RIH - Afternoon Auxiliary which helps to fund many programs and equipment purchases for our hospitals. 16+ to volunteer. 250-374-0487 or 250-314-2331.

Volunteer Kamloops
Administrative Assistant Volunteers - Do you want to enhance your skills, enjoy working with a diverse population, and want to give back to the community? Volunteer Kamloops has exactly what you're looking for! The volunteers will perform reception duties, answer phones, greet and direct clients, data entry, print/copy/fax, and more. The volunteers must be computer literate, and have good communication and English skills. 19+ to volunteer. Preference will be given to those that can commit 6 to 8 hours per week for a minimum of 6 months. 250-372-8313.

New Life Mission
Hairdresser/Barber - Our hair salon also offers haircuts and services to men, women and children. We're looking for 2 volunteers who have hairdressing or barber experience. Additionally, we're looking for Assistants to the hairdresser and barber. It is open every Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 18+ to volunteer. 250-434-9898.

Simply the Best Thrift Store
Thrift Store Volunteers - A variety of positions are available: sort/organize donations, cashiers, maintain retail displays, assist customers and more. There will be a hands on orientation and training available to all volunteers. Due to dedicated individuals like you, Simply the Best is able to provide affordable housing and operate personalized services to benefit individuals in our community. 18+ to volunteer. 250-377-8335.

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.

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

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