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Volunteer opportunities in Kamloops this week

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May 21, 2016 - 3:00 PM

Weekly Volunteer Highlights for May 19 to May 26, 2016

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 30 to July 1 at Riverside Park. Many different positions: set-up/pack-up, prep, fundraisers, and "Ask Me"/Greeters. 14+ to volunteer and family volunteering friendly. Fundraising volunteers must be 19+ to volunteer. If you volunteer more than a total 4 hours for Art in the Park we’ll provide lunch for our onsite volunteers. 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. 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

Therapeutic Riding Association
Board Members - The Kamloops Therapeutic Riding Association ("KTRA") is inviting applications from enthusiastic individuals to serve as volunteer board members. We are in particular need of people with backgrounds in accounting. If you are interested in helping out in this way or could even just help us get the word out we would really appreciate it! 18+ to volunteer. 250-554-3811

Kamloops Hospice Association
Cook/Baker Volunteers - The Volunteers will assist in cooking an assortment of baked goods, homemade soups, and other meal prep on a daily basis for our patients, families, and visitors. 19+ to volunteer. The volunteers must possess FoodSafe Level 1. Address: 72 Whiteshield Crescent South, Kamloops BC V2E 2S9. 250-372-1336
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.

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.

On Air/Off Air Radio Volunteers - CFBX is an entirely volunteer run and programmed radio station and is always looking for energetic and creative volunteers to help out on air and off air. The volunteers do not need to be TRU students to get involved. Many different positions: reception, database management, programming (music, spoken word, any language), on air hosting (any language), audio editing, interviewing, and writing. 14+ to volunteer. 250-377-3988

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.

Kamloops Arts Council
Fundraising Volunteers - The Kamloops Arts Council is looking for individuals with fundraising or sales experience to join its fundraising committee and assist with its fundraising initiatives. 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

Alzheimer Society of B.C.
Support Group Facilitators (Chase, Ashcroft, & Merritt) - Are you interested in making a real and profound difference in the lives of people caring for a family member with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia? The support group facilitators organize caregiver meetings, communicating with the Alzheimer Society of B.C. staff, maintain group attendance records and use Alzheimer Society materials to provide information to the groups. The objective of our groups is to strengthen the coping abilities of caregivers and reduce the impact of dementia on the community. *Please note that we're looking for facilitators in Chase, Ashcroft, and Merritt at this time. Extensive training is provided. 19+ to volunteer. 250-377-8200 or 1-800-886-6946

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

Volunteer Kamloops
Volunteer Office Administrative Assistants - You can gain experience in your field in a supportive environment. A minimum requirement of 3-6 hours per week is required and preference will be given to applicants willing to put in a 6 month or longer time commitment. We are looking for a friendly and approachable individual to volunteer at the front counter in our downtown office. Written and verbal English proficiency is required. 19+ to volunteer. 250-372-8313

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 and the Interior Health Authority.

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