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Weekly Volunteer Highlights for Feb. 11 to 18

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February 11, 2016 - 12:00 PM

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

Oncore Seniors Society
Snow Angels Program Volunteers - The Snow Angels program is a service that provides snow removal for seniors with mobility issues and health concerns. Each time you shovel snow for a senior you will receive a FREE medium pepperoni pizza from Dominos! 17+ to volunteer. 250-828-0600

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

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

Kamloops Arts Council
Membership Liaison Volunteers - We’re looking for volunteers to call each of our current members to let them know about our newly launched arts directory, and answer any questions the members may have, and if required provide one-to-one 15 minute tutorials. Please note that this can be done from your home and/or at our office downtown. Training will be provided. 16+ to volunteer. Volunteer requirements: The volunteers should be friendly, patient, computer literate, excellent communications skills, maintain confidentiality, access to a computer (laptop) and Excel savvy. 250-372-7323

St. John's Ambulance
Branch Executive Committee Members - Kamloops Branch Executive Committee is responsible to the Provincial Council for promoting and coordinating the affairs of St. John's Ambulance in this community. This includes the volunteer services of the Brigade Division, the Therapy Dog Program and other programs. All members attend regularly scheduled meetings (approx. 10/year) to provide guidance and input; participate as a member of a committee as requested; other community engagement and representation of SJA. 18+ to volunteer. 250-372-3853

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

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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