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Weekly Volunteer Highlights for Nov. 12 to 19

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November 13, 2015 - 1:26 PM

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: Youth-Mentor Business Dinner November 19, 2015

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

bFamily 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 their 18th Annual Wildlights Festival from Dec. 11, 2015 to Jan. 03, 2016. The volunteers will be interacting with park guests as they interact with our goats! Volunteers will also be keeping the barn area clean. Hours: 4:30 pm - 9 pm. 16+ to volunteer. 250-573-3242 Ext: 226

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
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

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

Operation Red Nose
ORN Volunteers - Operation Red Nose is a designated driving service where volunteers drive clients and their vehicles home during the holidays. Volunteer positions include: drivers (21+ to volunteer), escort drivers, navigators (19+ to volunteer); office volunteers: dispatch, phone operators, greeters (16+ to volunteer). Times: 9 p.m. - 3 a.m. Dates are: Fri., Nov. 27 – Sat., Nov. 28; Fri., Dec. 4 – Sat., Dec. 5; Fri., Dec. 11 – Sat., Dec. 12; Fri., Dec. 18 – Sat., Dec. 19; Sat., Dec. 26; Thurs., Dec. 31. 250-320-0650

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 Drivers 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 approximately twice a month. Duties: loading, unloading and transporting donations. The volunteer drivers must have a truck and valid BC driver’s license, and a flexible schedule is required. Mileage is paid at 0.52 cents/km. 19+ to volunteer. 250-374-0440 Ext: 107

Hamlets at Westsyde
Recreation Volunteer - The Hamlets provides assisted living and complex care services for seniors and young adults with acquired brain injuries. Volunteers are needed for one-to-one visits, special events, program support, walk and roll visits, helping staff with outings, and the buddy program. 16+ to volunteer. Address: 3255 Overlander Drive, Kamloops, BC V2B 0A5. 250-579-9061

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

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. 250-372-8313

Overlander Residential Care
Auxiliary Gift Shop Volunteers - Volunteers are needed to sell items, stock shelves, and assist residents with purchases. The volunteers should be reliable, responsible, enjoy spending time with seniors, comfortable giving change, and able to multitask. 19+ to volunteer. 250-554-5569

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.

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