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Weekly Volunteer Highlights for Sept. 17 to 24

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September 17, 2015 - 5:00 PM

AIMFoundation
Event Volunteers - The AIMFoundation is looking for volunteers to help out with the Walk/Run Career Mentorship event on Sept. 27.  Volunteer positions: registration/info table, race crew, first aid station, and post-race volunteers. The volunteers should be friendly, enthusiastic and helpful. 19+ to volunteer. dawn.AIMfoundation@gmail.com

Communities In Bloom
Symposium Volunteers - Communities In Bloom is looking for volunteers to help out for their C.I.B. Symposium and Awards event from Sept. 30 to Oct. 3. Positions: registration/hospitality desk, delegate bags assembly, events set-up/tear down, greeters/information hosts, silent auction bids, merchandise sales, security patrol, hotel and bus hosts. 14+ to volunteer. 250-828-3582 or 250-377-8849

Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation
CIBC Run for the Cure Organizing Committee - Be part of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure organizing committee and a dynamic team raising funds towards breast cancer research in your local community from Mar. to Nov. 2015 (Event takes place on Sun. Oct. 5, 2015). Positions to be filled: co-run director, fundraising, co-run director, logistics. 19+ to volunteer. 1-800-561-6111 Ext: 242 or 1-604-683-2873

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

John Howard Society
Story Book Program Volunteers - The John Howard Society is looking for volunteers to help out with their Story Book Program at the Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre (KRCC). This program is to promote family communication between the inmates and their families by having the inmates narrate a story book where the child will be able to listen and view the book at the same time. The volunteers record story books that are read by an inmate for a child member of their family. The volunteers will then send the CD with the story book to the intended recipient. We are looking for a one hour a week commitment. A Corrections Canada Clearance, as well as a Criminal Record Check are required. 19+ to Volunteer. 250-434-1700 Ext: 510

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

Kamloops Players Society
General Maintenance Volunteers - The Kamloops Players Society are looking for volunteers to carry out the general maintenance of the theatre. Duties: light carpentry, painting, set building, and renovations. Retired trades people are especially welcomed. 19+ to volunteer. Address: The Stage House, 422 Tranquille Road. 250-554-2388

Oncore Seniors Society
Telephone/Personal Shopping Volunteers - The volunteers will go grocery shopping with a senior or take grocery orders over the telephone and then shop for them at the North Kamloops Safeway in the Fortune Shopping Centre or at the Sahali Safeway in the Sahali Centre Mall (Thursday mornings). 17+ to volunteer. 250-828-0600

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

CFBX-FM
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

Overlander Residential Care
Fish Tank Volunteer Assistants - Overlander Residential Care is in need of volunteers to assist our expert fish tank keeper with maintaining our fish tank. The volunteers must be physically able to lift large pails of water to fill the empty tank, take directions well, enjoy spending time with seniors, and like fish. 16+ to volunteer. 250-554-5569

Elizabeth Fry Society
Lizzy’s Closet - Clothing Organizer/ Assistant - The Elizabeth Fry Society is looking for one or two female volunteers twice a week for approximately 1 to 3 hours to help sort clothing & donations, organize the closet, and assist women in need who attend the closet. 19+ to volunteer. Lizzy's Closet is a women’s clothing program. 250-374-2119 Ext: 204

YMCA/YWCA
YMCA Youth Basketball League Team Coaches - The volunteers will coach kids aged 7-12 in weekly practices, and help to supervise Sunday games at different locations throughout the city. This is a non-competitive league that is meant to foster growth through sport. The coaches should be patient, understanding, and be a positive role model for all the participants. 16+ to volunteer. 250-376-4771

Overlander Ski Club
Various Positions - Groomers: Must hold a valid BC's driver’s license and be flexible with hours to operate machinery according to weather conditions. Trail Maintenance: Must be in good physical condition. May need to know chain saw operation or be able to pull seedlings, trim shrubs and brush from trails. Loppet Volunteers: Aid Station Attendants, Parking Attendants and Refreshment Assistants. 16+ to volunteer. 250-578-7925

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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