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Where to volunteer in Kamloops this week

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June 05, 2016 - 3:35 PM

Weekly Volunteer Highlights for June 2 until June 9, 2016

The Hamlets at Westsyde
Grand Parent Program Volunteers - The Hamlets at Westsyde is looking for volunteers to help support their Grand Parent Program – a cross-generational music and craft program with a local daycare group.  This program runs every 2nd Thursday in the morning. 16+ to volunteer. 250-579-9061

Kamloops Arts Council
Art in the Park Volunteers - The Kamloops Arts Council is looking for outgoing, energetic, and cheerful volunteers to help prepare for Art in the Park from June 30 to July 1 at Riverside Park. Many different positions: set-up/pack-up, prep, fundraisers, and "Ask Me"/Greeters. 14+ to volunteer and family volunteering friendly. Fundraising volunteers must be 19+ to volunteer. If you volunteer more than a total 4 hours for Art in the Park we’ll provide lunch for our onsite volunteers. 250-372-7323

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

Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation
Logistics Run Director - The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation is looking for a passionate and enthusiastic individual to lead our CIBC Run for the Cure committee on Oct 2 with a focus on logistics. This means managing other people and also coordinating logistics for the Kamloops site. Experience with project management, leadership (managing a team), contract negotiations, event management are all an asset. 18+ to volunteer. 1-844-302-2223 Ext: 111

Therapeutic Riding Association
Board Members - The Kamloops Therapeutic Riding Association ("KTRA") is inviting applications from enthusiastic individuals to serve as volunteer board members. We are in particular need of people with backgrounds in accounting. If you are interested in helping out in this way or could even just help us get the word out we would really appreciate it! 18+ to volunteer. 250-554-3811 kbouchard@gmail.com

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

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 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

BC Wildlife Park
Gardening Assistants - The volunteers will be responsible to keep the park beautiful by helping to maintain our many gardens. The volunteers will be pulling weeds, planting, and raking, etc. The volunteers must be physically fit. 14+ to volunteer and family volunteering friendly (Ages 11 – 13 can volunteer with a parent). 250-573-3242 Ext: 226

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

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

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. 19+ to volunteer. 250-372-8313

YMCA/YWCA
Grounds Maintenance - Volunteers will assist the staff with yard and lawn maintenance, weeding, mowing, pruning, and touch up painting, etc. The areas include 400 Battle Street and the adjoining program houses and parking areas. Volunteers should be in good health, enjoy working outdoors. 16+ to volunteer. 250-372-7725

New Life Community Kamloops
Hairdresser/Barber - Our hair salon also offers haircuts and services to men, women and children. We're looking for 2 volunteers who have hairdressing or barber experience. Additionally, we're looking for Assistants to the hairdresser and barber. It is open every Thursday from 10:30am to 1pm. 18+ to volunteer. 250-434-9898

Ridgeview Lodge
Laundry Folding Volunteers - The volunteers will assist our Laundry Staff with folding towels for about 2 hours a week. 18+ to volunteer. Address: 920 Desmond Street. 250-376-3131 Ext: 224 or 250-572-5621

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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