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Volunteer opportunities in Kamloops this week

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April 30, 2016 - 5:00 PM

Weekly Volunteer Highlights for April 28 to May 5, 2016.

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. 6! Positions include: Boat Loaders, Registration/Info Table, Timer Assistants, Results Runners, and Security. A brief description of the jobs are below. 13+ to volunteer. Location: Riverside Park - Beach. 250-377-5813 or 250-376-7181

Interior Community Services
Childminding Volunteers – The volunteers will help watch children while their parents are in learning sessions Tuesday and/or Thursday mornings 10am – noon. The volunteers will assist the staff in the children’s area to watch the children, and be an extra set of eyes and ears. Experience with large groups of children, and first aid are assets. 19+ to volunteer. Address: 396 Tranquille Road. 250-376-3660 or 250-554-3134

Kamloops Heritage Railway
Onboard Attendants - The Kamloops Heritage Railway (Steam Locomotive 2141) is looking for onboard attendants for our Spirit of Kamloops Railtours (Jul. and Aug). Duties: passenger safety and relations, helping passengers to board the train & seating them, watching for ongoing safety infractions, interacting and taking photos with the passengers, and serving drinks & snacks. 19+ to volunteer, must be physically fit, and proficient in English; shifts are Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays. manager@kamrail.com
manager@kamrail.com

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. 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. 16+ to volunteer and family volunteering friendly (Ages 11 - 13 can volunteer with a parent). The volunteers should be physically fit, able to work in the heat, and comfortable around livestock. 250-573-3242 Ext: 22

Kamloops Heritage Railway
Entertainers - The Kamloops Heritage Railway (Steam Locomotive 2141) is looking for entertainers for our Spirit of Kamloops Railtours (Jul. & Aug). Duties: singing, dancing, and acting; no experience necessary. Period costumes are supplied. All ages are welcome & family volunteering friendly; minors require parental or guardian written permission; shifts are Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays.

Arnica Artist Run Centre
Furniture Building Volunteers - Arnica is in need of volunteers to plan, and build some stools and benches for our art gallery. The volunteers will use their own woodworking tools & equipment in their own workshop. The volunteers will have to confirm their woodworking skills, and be able to collaborate on the project. 18+ to volunteer. Please note that the materials will be paid for by Arnica. arnicaarc@gmail.com

Oncore Seniors Society
Food Hamper Delivery Volunteers - The Oncore Seniors Society is looking for volunteers to deliver food hampers, using their own vehicle, from the food bank once a month to homebound seniors in Kamloops. 17+ to volunteer. 250-828-0600

Arnica Artist Run Centre
Public Media Volunteers - The volunteers will visit businesses in Kamloops to confirm if Arnica is allowed to place event posters at their business. The volunteers must be polite, have good communication skills, and have an interest in the arts in our community. 17+ to volunteer. arnicaarc@gmail.com

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

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

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

Canadian Mental Health Association - Kamloops
Donation Pick-up Volunteers - The volunteers will be transporting donations to the Clubhouse. Volunteer duties include: loading, unloading, and transporting donations. The drivers must be available to pick up community donations once a week, have a truck, and a valid BC driver’s license; pick-up times are flexible. Mileage is paid at 0.52 cents/km. 19+ to volunteer. 250-374-0440 Ext: 107

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, non-judgemental, 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

Ridgeview Lodge
Laundry Folding Volunteers - The volunteers will assist our Laundry Staff with folding towels for about 2 hours a week. 18+ to volunteer. Address: 920 Desmond Street.  250-376-3131 Ext: 224 or 250-572-5621

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 and the Interior Health Authority.

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