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Volunteer Highlights for June 4 to 11

June 04, 2015 - 5:16 PM

Oncore Central Services
Symposium Volunteers - Oncore Central Services is presenting the 2nd Annual Seniors Symposium and are looking for volunteers for the event on Friday June 12. Positions: registration, and information/floaters (To answer questions). 55+ to volunteer. Location: Coast Kamloops Hotel & Conference Centre 1250 Rogers Way Kamloops BC, V1S 1N5. 250-828-0600.

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.

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

AIM Foundation
Special Events Coordinators - The volunteers will coordinate special events utilizing the Event Outline and under the direction of the TNC Executive Assistant. This volunteer opportunity will develop and utilize your Public Relations, Business Contacts, Social Media, Volunteer Training, Orientation and Team building skills. 19+ to volunteer. dawn.AIMfoundation@gmail.com.

Habitat for Humanity Kamloops
Special Event Coordinators - Are you in need of event planning experience, or just enjoy planning events? We are looking for people to help us organize, plan, and hold our Key Ceremony, and Groundbreaking Ceremony for our Habitat for Humanity Kamloops 2014 - 2015 Builds. 18+ to volunteer. People with Event planning experience are preferable. The events will be for the last week of March, and the first week of May. 250-828-7867 or 250-314-6783.

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 .

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.

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, cards), 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.

Kamloops Arts Council
Fundraising Volunteers - The Kamloops Arts Council is looking for individuals with fundraising or sales experience to assist with its fundraising initiatives. Duties may include securing prizes, selling raffle tickets at Art in the Park and other events. The volunteers should have a passion for arts and community, friendly, outgoing, personable, persistent, and enjoy engaging people in conversation. 19+ to volunteer 250-372-7323.

YMCA/YWCA
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.

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.

Elizabeth Fry Society
Volunteer Court Workers - Volunteers assist clients in need of legal counsel, and to gain knowledge of community resources. This position requires the volunteers to commit to working with a wide variety of people in emotional circumstances. The volunteers must be mature, nonjudgmental, flexible, able to work under pressure, and have a good command of English language, both speaking and writing. 19+ to volunteer. 250-374-2119 Ext: 204.

Literacy in Kamloops - KPAL Program
Volunteer Tutors - Tutors needed for a free one-to-one adult tutoring program. Tutors are paired with learners who would like to improve their literacy and numeracy skills. A Tutor training program is provided for all tutors. 19+ to volunteer. 778-257-9223.

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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