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Volunteer Highlights for July 30 to Aug. 06

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July 31, 2015 - 11:04 AM

Rotary Club of Kamloops Daybreak
Kamloops Ribfest  Volunteers - On Thurs. Aug. 6 to Mon. Aug. 10 at Riverside Park at the Rotary Bandshell, professional ribbers from Canada and the US are coming to show off their cooking styles and their delicious rib recipes with entertainment and more. Positions include - Family Fun Zone, Corn Roast, Rib Runners, Refreshment Area (19+ to volunteer) and General Duties. 18+ to volunteer. 250-828-3822.

Kamloops Dragon Boat Club
Dragon Boat Festival Volunteers - The Kamloops Dragon Boat Festival is looking for volunteers to help out with this year's festival on Aug. 8! Positions include: Boat Holders, Registration/Info table, and security. 15+ to volunteer. 250-377-5813.

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. 20. 19+ to volunteer. 250-372-3216 Ext: 36.

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. 250-319-6218.

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.

Scouts Canada - Kamloops Area
Section and Non-Section Scouters - The Kamloops Area Scouts are looking for volunteers to support their scouting programs. Positions are: Section Scouters - Working with a team of other Scouters to help youth (ages 5 – 26) down their Canadian path towards  a world of adventure, outdoor experience, friendship, and fun. This position requires a 1 year commitment. Non-Section Scouters (Positions not working directly with youth) -treasurer, camp properties members, secretaries, trainers, fundraising coordinators, etc. 19+ to volunteer. 778-257-0204.

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.

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.

Ponderosa Lodge
Recreation Program Volunteers - The volunteers will assist the staff with social outings, one-to-one, and/or group visits, and other activities such as: Garden Patch TLC helpers, spa treatments, cards, crib, board games, bingo, sing-a-longs, dancing, crafts, special events, shuffle board, teas, refreshments, dinners, shopping, Wii games, and reading, etc. The volunteers need to be reliable, responsible, have good communication skills, be punctual, and be able to physically push a wheelchair.  16+ to volunteer.  250-374-5671 Ext: 4410.

Interior Community Services
Meals On Wheels Drivers - We're looking for volunteers to pick up meals at the Royal Inland Hospital (RIH) and deliver them to clients' homes (Southshore and Northshore) between 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Tues. & Thurs. The drivers brighten the day for many people in our community that are home bound by showing concern, checking in, and having a friendly short chat. The volunteers will use their own vehicles and gas. A tax receipt will be issued at the end of the year for mileage driven. 18+ to volunteer. 250-554-3134.

Canadian Mental Health Association - Kamloops
Hairdressing Volunteers - The volunteers will be cutting hair for individuals with long term mental illnesses. This is part of a program for building self-esteem. One volunteer needed during the day and one needed for the evening at the CMHA Clubhouse, 857 Seymour Street. 19+ to volunteer. 250-374-0440.

Oncore Seniors Society
Better With Technology - Volunteer Tutors - This program matches seniors to a volunteer tutor who can support their basic technology related questions and needs. 18+ to volunteer. 250-828-1037 or 250-828-0600.

The Shores Retirement Residence
Leisure Activity Volunteers - Volunteers are needed to support our residents for the many leisure activities that we have. Activities: bowling, outings, teas, shopping, special events, dinners, bingo, crafts, 1-to-1 visits, cards, pool, shuffle board, refreshments, computer help, Wii games, and more. 19+ to volunteer. 250-376-0315.

The Gleaning Abundance Project
Harvest Leaders - The Gleaning Abundance Project are looking for Harvest Leaders to help ensure the success of each and every pick. They make sure all volunteers know how to pick and sort the fruit and use a ladder safely. They weigh the harvest, and coordinate the split and delivery. Our harvest leaders are personable, responsible and reliable people. 18+ to volunteer. 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:
We are a non-profit charity supporting community volunteering. Volunteer Kamloops acknowledges the support of the Province of British Columbia.

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