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Volunteer Highlights for June 25 to July 2

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June 25, 2015 - 1:53 PM

Kamloops Arts Council
Art in the Park Volunteers - The Kamloops Arts Council is looking for outgoing, energetic, and cheerful volunteers to help prepare for Art in the Park from June 24 to the 30, and the day of the event at Riverside Park on the 1st of July. Many different positions: Setup/Takedown, Fundraisers, and Ask Me/Greeters. 14+ to volunteer and family volunteering friendly. 250-372-7323.

BC Living Arts
BC Living Arts Event Volunteers - On July 10 – 11, BC Living Arts is hijacking Music in the Park for a music and arts festival at Riverside Park. Positions are: Backstage Artist Hosts, Gestural Loop Assistant, Art Installation Hosts, Promotion Hosts, Refreshment Garden Hosts, Fundraising Hosts, Photography Assistants, and the Tidy Team. 16+ to volunteer and family volunteering friendly. 250-682-2936.

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.

YMCA Camp Deka Group Leaders - Group Leaders will provide opportunities and experiences for campers which promote growth and development in spirit, mind, and body through the embodiment of our core values (Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility). Group Leaders will provide leadership and role modelling to campers ages 8-16. They will assist with planning and delivering programming and facilitating skills development. The ideal staff member is a flexible team player who embodies the YMCA values and has a positive, enthusiastic attitude. Group Leaders are required to live on-site while camp is running. 17+ to volunteer. 250-376-4771 Ext: 116.

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.

The Gleaning Abundance Project
Harvest Volunteers - The Gleaning Abundance Project are looking for individual & 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.

Brocklehurst Gemstone Care Centre
Recreational Volunteers - Brocklehurst Gemstone Care Centre is looking for volunteers to help with many different programs including: games (bingo, Jeopardy, board games, crib, and other card games), scrapbooking, music nights, entertainers, 1-to-1 visits, X-BOX, manicures, church services, bocce ball, gardening programs, walking/exercise programs, and intergeneration programs. 16+ to volunteer & family volunteering friendly. 778-470-2596 Ext: 109.

Canadian Mental Health Association - Youth Clubhouse
Youth Activity Volunteer – Volunteers will implement activities in a social, recreational setting while working with at risk youth. Volunteers should be flexible, mature, with the ability to work independently or in group settings, and with the ability to function as a positive role model/mentor/relationship builder with youth. 19+ to volunteer.  250-374-0440 Ext: 107.

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 & 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.

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.

Arnica Artist Run Centre
Gallery Attendant - Working in shifts and usually working alone, volunteers greet visitors to the exhibits and provide security to the artists' work. The space is bright and has room for you to work on your own projects, read, or use the computer. 15+ to volunteer.

Interior Community Services
Outdoor Maintenance - Volunteers will assist with weeding and general landscape maintenance at various residences. 18+ to volunteer. 250-554-3134.

Royal Inland Hospital
Information Desk Volunteers - The volunteers will assist visitors and patients with directions, information, sort papers for patients’ charts, collect binders from various departments and other assorted tasks. 18+ to volunteer. 250-314-2313.

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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