Volunteer opportunities in Kamloops this week

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Weekly Volunteer Highlights for March 10 to March 17, 2016

Wildlife Park
Family Farm Assistants - The Wildlife Park is in need of volunteers to assist our zookeepers in maintaining a safe environment at our Home Hardware Family Farm for the Spring Break & Easter Weekend from March 19th to April 3rd, 2016. The volunteers will be interacting with the park guests as they interact with our goats! The Volunteers will also be keeping the barn area clean. Hours: 10am - 3:30 pm. 16+ to volunteer and family volunteering friendly (Ages 12 - 15 can volunteer with a parent). 250-573-3242 Ext: 226

Out of the Cold Program
Out of the Cold Volunteers - The Out of the Cold Program is looking for volunteers on Wednesdays & Sundays from Nov. 01, 2015 to Mar. 31, 2016. This program provides warm meals and shelter for the homeless men & women of Kamloops. Duties: registration, distribution of clothing, helping to prepare hot meals, serving, bed making, and clean-up. 16+ to volunteer. 250-318-0236 or 250-573-3430

Canadian Cancer Society
Pin Distribution Coordinators – The Canadian Cancer Society are in need of volunteers to distribute and collect retail pin boxes to high-traffic locations in their community from March to May. Pin Distribution Coordinators Duties: provide progress updates, share concerns and develop plans; contact and secure the continued support of previous pin partners; identify and secure new pin partners; provide a list of confirmed locations, contact names and number of boxes required per location; manage the delivery and return of all Daffodil resources; and participate in the campaign debrief. Access to a vehicle is a must. 19+ to volunteer. 1-800-403-8222 or 1-250-762-6381

Canadian Mental Health Association - Kamloops
Organizing Committee - The Kamloops Canadian Mental Health Association is looking for positive & energetic volunteers for their Ride Don't Hide Organizing Committee. Positions: sponsorship, bbq organizing, and registration. 19+ to volunteer. Event date: 26 June 2016. 250-374-0440 Ext: 101 or 778-220-3471
Canadian Cancer Society

Door-to-Door Campaign Leaders - The Canadian Cancer Society is currently seeking highly motivated, and enthusiastic Leaders to engage and coordinate canvassers during the Daffodil Month Residential Door-to-Door Campaign in April. The Leaders will assist in recruiting canvassers within their community, help maintain team enthusiasm throughout the campaign, and ensure canvassers have all the tools they need to conduct the campaign. Prior to the campaign, Leaders receive materials from the Regional Office and distribute kits to canvassers. At the close of the campaign, they collect materials, reconcile the donations, and return all materials to the Regional Office. 19+ to volunteer. 1-800-403-8222 or 1-250-762-6381

St. John Ambulance
Medical First Responder Volunteer Brigade - The volunteers will participate as first aid providers at community events. Minimum requirements: standard first aid course (or equivalent) with CPR-C, higher first aid knowledge is, of course, also welcomed. The Brigade offers applicable ongoing training to its members at no cost. The volunteers must commit to a minimum of 60 hours a year, and be available for all types of events. 18+ to volunteer. 250-372-3853

Canadian Red Cross Society
Disaster Management Volunteers – The Kamloops Red Cross is in need of volunteers to provide relief and recovery for people that have been impacted by small and large scale disasters. Volunteer requirements: commit to a minimum of 20 hours per year, be able to respond during non-traditional hours (weekends, evenings) and/or regular business hours, complete approximately 40 hours of training, have a valid driver's licence and a clean driver's abstract, have a criminal record check including the vulnerable sector check, and 18+ to volunteer. 1-855-995-3529

Salvation Army
Family Fun Night Volunteers - The Salvation Army is in need of enthusiastic volunteers to help out with meals, games, and activities for our Friday evening Family Fun Nights from 5pm-7pm. Duties: food prep, set-up/take down, games, crafts and other engaging activities with the families. A police information check including the vulnerable sector check is required. 19+ to volunteer. Address: 344 Poplar St. Kamloops, BC, V2B 4B8. 250-554-1611 or 250-819-0017

Heart & Stroke Foundation
Office Administration Volunteers - Volunteers will assist the staff with special projects, data entry, reception, and general office administration. The volunteers must have computer experience including a working knowledge of office software, the Internet, have a good command of English, and be able to volunteer for at least 6 months. 19+ to volunteer. Address: 729 Victoria St., Kamloops, BC, V2C 2B5. 250-372-3938

Salvation Army
Community Services Helpers - The Salvation Army is in need of volunteers to help out in their community services department Tues. through Fri. mornings, and also Wed. evenings. Duties: handing out emergency hampers, serving meals, and also assisting with the upkeep of the department. 16+ to volunteer & family volunteering friendly. Address: 344 Poplar St. Kamloops, BC, V2B 4B8. 250-554-1611 or 250-819-0017

Canadian Red Cross Society
Health Equipment Loan Program Volunteers - The Kamloops Red Cross is in need of volunteers for approximately 4 hours a week. Positions: Customer Service - the volunteers receive and lend equipment, data entry of loan specifics in the computer database, accept donations, answer the phone, and other duties; Equipment Repair, Inspection, & Cleaning - returned equipment is inspected, cleaned, and repaired as needed. 16+ to volunteer. 250-372-2334

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. For more information contact the Volunteer Coordinator Christine Kirby or call 250-554-1611

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

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