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December 17, 2015 - 2:01 PM

Canadian Cancer Society
Gift Wrapping Volunteers – This December the local Kamloops Unit of the Canadian Cancer Society will be providing Gift Wrap by Donation at Aberdeen Mall for the entire month. As you can imagine, it takes hundreds of volunteers to make this program successful. We need your help! Donations of time are just as valuable as donations of money, and we would be so grateful for a gift of your time for a four-hour shift. 16+ to volunteer, and family volunteering friendly. Address: Aberdeen Mall, 1320 West Trans-Canada Highway. 250-374-9188

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

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

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 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

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

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

Therapeutic Riding Association
Riding Program Support Volunteers - The volunteers will help with preparing horses for lessons, and interact with students who have physical and/or mental disabilities. In lesson volunteers - side walkers, and horse leaders. Other volunteer opportunities include office work, special events, facility maintenance/yard work parties, and barn work. 14+ to volunteer, and all training is provided. Please note that this is seasonal, so volunteer opportunities are limited between December and March. 250-554-3811

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

Salvation Army - Thrift Store
Thrift Store Volunteers - Volunteers are needed for sorting, pricing, setting up displays, hanging clothes, organizing clothing racks, greeting customers and helping with their purchases. Schedules are set up in a way that works best for the volunteer and the agency. 16+ to volunteer. 250-376-1110

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

Interior Community Services
Outdoor Maintenance Volunteers - The volunteers will assist with minor outdoor maintenance of residential and program properties such as painting, weeding, and maintenance of fences, sheds, and yards. 18+ to volunteer. 250-554-3134

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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