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Weekly volunteer opportunities in Kamloops

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May 07, 2016 - 12:00 PM

 

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

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 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

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. manager@kamrail.com

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. 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. 16+ to volunteer and family volunteering friendly (Ages 11 - 13 can volunteer with a parent). The volunteers should be physically fit, able to work in the heat, and comfortable around livestock. 250-573-3242 Ext: 22

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. manager@kamrail.com

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. arnicaarc@gmail.com

Simply the Best Thrift Store
Thrift Store Volunteers - A variety of positions are available: sort/organize donations, cashiers, maintain retail displays, assist customers and more. There will be a hands on orientation and training available to all volunteers. Due to dedicated individuals like you, Simply the Best is able to provide affordable housing and operate personalized services to benefit individuals in our community. 18+ to volunteer. 250-377-8335

Kamloops Seniors Village
Recreation Volunteers - Volunteers are needed to help with many different programs including: cards, arts & crafts, board games, bingo, puzzles, church services, special events, pub nights, garden walks, social outings, adaptive bowling, bus outings, and teas. Help is needed for 1-to-1 visits, a men's social group, our intergenerational program, and portering our residents to and from the different activities. We are also looking for musicians to entertain our residents, and volunteers to assist with our beauty cart (nails, & make-up, etc.). 16+ to volunteer. Address: 1220 Hugh Allan Drive, Kamloops BC V1S 2B3. 250-571-1806 or 250-571-1800

Oncore Seniors Society
Food Hamper Delivery Volunteers - The Oncore Seniors Society is looking for volunteers to deliver food hampers, using their own vehicle, from the food bank once a month to homebound seniors in Kamloops. 17+ to volunteer. 250-828-0600

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. arnicaarc@gmail.com

Kamloops Heritage Society
St. Andrews Volunteers - The Kamloops Heritage Society is looking for volunteers at St. Andrews on the Square for various events & duties. Duties might include: event planning & participation, set-up/take down, building maintenance (inside/outside), signage, janitorial, and kitchen duties. 19+ to volunteer. 250-372-0468 or 250-377-4232

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

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 and the Interior Health Authority.

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