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Weekly Volunteer Highlights for Jan. 21 to 28

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January 21, 2016 - 11:48 AM

 

AIM Foundation
Special Events Coordinators - The volunteers will coordinate special events utilizing the Event Outline and under the direction of the TNC Executive Assistant. This volunteer opportunity will develop and utilize your Public Relations, Business Contacts, Social Media, Volunteer Training, Orientation and Team building skills. 19+ to volunteer. Upcoming Special Events: Richard Wagamese Storytelling Gala Friday February 12, 2016. dawn.AIMfoundation@gmail.com

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. 250-318-0236 or 250-573-3430

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. 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 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

John Howard Society
Workshop Volunteers - The John Howard Society is seeking volunteers who have a particular skill, talent, or specialty that might be of interest to our clientele to facilitate classes. Some examples: cooking, sewing, recreation (sports), traditional art (bead work, leather work), education, travel (slideshows), and health (diabetes training), etc. 19+ to volunteer. No criminal record check is needed. 250-434-1700 Ext: 506

Ridgeview Lodge
Volunteer Bus Drivers - Ridgeview Lodge is in need of volunteer bus drivers to drive their 14 passenger, wheel chair accessible bus for outings for their recreational programs approximately 2 times a month. The volunteers must have a Class 4 Driver’s license, and have a clean drivers abstract. 19+ to volunteer. 250-376-3131 ext. 224 or 250-572-5621

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

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

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

Thrift City
Thrift Store Volunteers - Thrift City is a busy non-profit thrift store, and is looking for volunteers for many different positions such as sorting, pricing, stocking, organizing, and displaying products, moving stock, cashier, customer service duties, and light janitorial duties. 19+ to volunteer. 250-372-2273

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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