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November 04, 2016 - 10:42 AM

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Kamloops Heritage Railway

3D Filming- The Kamloops Heritage Railways urgently need volunteers to help with the 3D filming, on November 4 and 5, 2016. Volunteers may be required just to sit by a stand that anchors a large screen that protects the photographers and the train from changes in sun intensity or rain. They may be required to move the stand every 2 hours. Volunteers should be able to sit or stand for lengths of time, and some lifting of the apparatus may be required. They should be mature and responsible. To volunteer, please contact 250-374-2141 or email kmkarcioglu@gmail.com.

Hearts for Homes Gala

Kamloops Elizabeth Fry Society – Volunteers are needed form the upcoming Hearts for Homes Gala on November 16, 2016. Positions include planning, poster distribution, set up and take down. Volunteers should have experience with design, marketing, and event planning. A criminal record check is required for all volunteers. For more information, call 250-374-2117 ext. 200.

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BC Youth Advisory Committee- The RCMP is looking for youth ages 14-18 who are in school to join their youth advisory committee. These volunteers will talk about community youth issues and solutions, gain insight on how to deliver effective youth strategies and initiatives. They will represent the youth voice within the RCMP. Applications are due on November 7th, 2016. Please call 778-290-4021 or email yacbc@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

Canadian Mental Health Association

Client and Family Advisory Committee Member- The aim is to represent views of families and clients in the Kamloops and Merritt communities on the following: quality and appropriateness of the services offered, opportunities for service improvements, education partnering opportunities to decrease the stigma and improve quality of life. The term is a minimum of a two years and a maximum of four years. Responsibilities include: attending committee meetings (twice a year), read and be familiar with the CFA committee Terms of Reference, keep confidential matters confidential, attend and actively participate in all committee meetings in person or by conference call, provide input and new ideas to the committee, assist in summarizing feedback, suggestions and concerns. For more information, call 250-374-0440 or email Kamloops@cmha.bc.ca.

White Buffalo Aboriginal And Metis Health Society

Volunteer Receptionist- A volunteer receptionist is needed on Wednesdays from 10-2pm. They must be 19+ to volunteer, be responsible, reliable, friendly, flexible, a people person, and have good phone manners. Detailed message recording skills are necessary. The volunteer will track calls, do services on excel, call agencies to determine the correct contact info, photo copy, and process applications. They must be able to handle possible conflict and resolution. For more information call 250-554-1176, or email administration@whitebuffalosociety.net.

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 patients, families, and visitors. 19+ to volunteer. The volunteers must possess FoodSafe Level 1. For more information, please contact 250-372-1336.

River City Squash

Volunteer Coaches- Volunteers who are C level squash players are needed to help supervise children in grades 4-8 and 13 year old teens while they are learning the sport. Other volunteer positions include helping with homework, counselling, and riding with the group to and from the facility. Volunteers should have some basic knowledge of physical fitness, know grade school math and sciences, and be very patient. For more information, please call 250-314-9600 or email dclutton@telus.net.

Volunteer Kamloops

General Grants Recycling- Volunteer Kamloops has an account at all General Grants Recycling Facilities. When you return your empties at either the 611 Fortune Drive North Shore location or at the 963 Camosun Crescent location behind TRU, request that the refundable amount go directly to Volunteer Kamloops. In return, we support the volunteers and non-profit agencies in our community.

Oncore Seniors Society

Snow Angels Volunteers- Oncore Seniors Society needs volunteers in all areas of our community to shovel snow for seniors registered through our program. Each time a Snow Angel shovels they will receive a coupon from Dominos for a free pizza.  Volunteers have a 24 hour window to shovel only the driveway and front sidewalk. Must be reliable and hardworking. For more details please contact their office at 250-828-0600.

Operation Red Nose

Volunteer Drivers, Navigators – Volunteers will be designated drivers by using the client’s vehicle to drive to their chosen destination. The navigator will drive with the designated driver, and give them directions using a map of the area. Escort drivers will drive the team to the client’s location using their own vehicle, and drive them back to headquarters after arriving at the client’s destination. For more information, please call 250-828-3346. Volunteer positions will be posted on the website in October. Drivers must be 21+, have their class 5 licence, and a good driving record.

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 and the Interior Health Authority.

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