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Volunteer opportunities in Kamloops this week

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March 27, 2016 - 12:00 PM

Weekly Volunteer Highlights for 24 Mar. – 31 Mar., 2016

Canadian Cancer Society
Street Team Volunteers - The Canadian Cancer Society  is currently seeking volunteers on Apr. 1, 2, 8, 9, or 16 for Daffodil Month to actively engage and encourage the public to give donations in exchange for pins and flowers on designated street corners, business locations, shopping malls or busy transit locations, and share the Canadian Cancer Society mission with the public. 13+ to volunteer, and family volunteering friendly. Locations: Aberdeen Mall, Columbia Place Liquor Store, and Westsyde Liquor Store. 1-800-403-8222

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

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

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
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

Kamloops Heritage Society
St. Andrews Volunteers - The Kamloops Heritage Society is looking for volunteers at St. Andrews on the Square for various events & duties. Duties might include: event planning & participation, set-up/take down, building maintenance (inside/outside), signage, janitorial, and kitchen duties. 19+ to volunteer. 250-372-0468 or 250-377-4232

Developing World Connections
Administrative Assistant Volunteer - DWC is seeking a highly organized, detail-oriented volunteer whose primary role is to support the office staff through clerical and administrative duties. This position offers valuable experience for administrative management students and anyone with a passion for international development. Volunteers are highly valued members of the DWC team and contribute to making a significant difference in DWC’s ability to connect people and resources through international development. Extensive software and database skills are required, as well as Internet research abilities and strong communication skills. 18+ to volunteer. In exchange of a 1 year commitment of 16 hours per week the volunteer will receive a fully paid, two-week DWC international volunteer trip with flights (approx. value, $4,000). In addition, the volunteer will be paid $12/hr in exchange for 8 hours a week. Address: #220 - 141 Victoria Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 1Z5. Fax: 250-851-9813 info@developingworldconnections.org

Kamloops Heritage Society
Board Members - The Kamloops Heritage Society is looking for board members who have a sincere interest in helping to preserve St. Andrews on the Square for future generations. The board members will be actively involved in fundraising, helping to make business decisions, and helping to cultivate relationships with the community to create cultural and educational opportunities. 19+ to volunteer. 250-377-4232

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

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

People in Motion
Youth Club - Volunteers will be involved in supporting People in Motion in a variety of recreational activities such as going to the movies, Kamloops Blazers games, pizza nights, laser tag etc. 16+ to volunteer. 250-376-7878

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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