Kamloops Volunteer Highlights for March 7 to March 14, 2017 - InfoNews

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Kamloops Volunteer Highlights for March 7 to March 14, 2017

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March 07, 2017 - 11:58 AM

Special Events / Fundraising & Seasonal Programs:

Friends of Walhachin Society Fundraiser!!
Walhaschindig – Volunteers are needed on Saturday, May 13th from 10-6pm to support the Friends of Walhachin Society fundraiser. This event is the main fundraiser for the Walhachin Soldiers Memorial Hall and the soldier’s museum. Please contact Assu Nydam at 250-318-6100 if you are interested in volunteering.

Canadian Mental Health Fundraiser!!
Run Don’t Hide – Ending the Stigma Around Mental Illness – Volunteers who have a good work ethic, integrity, and the ability to work independently or with others are wanted for the Ride Don’t Hide event, held on Sunday, June 25th. People from the community that see the value of speaking up around mental illness and help break the stigma while raising important dollars for community education programing at the CMHA Clubhouse are wanted. Each position requires something different. Please call 250-374-0440 ext. 101 if you think you would be a good fit.

Volunteer Kamloops - Dinner Fundraiser!!
Volunteer Kamloops is undertaking fundraising to continue to fund its operations in the community. On April 23, 2017 the Board of Directors are hosting a dinner from 5:00-9:00pm at “On the Rocks Pub and Grill.” We have three delicious dinner options; steak, butter chicken or vegetarian. We would be truly pleased if your business would be able to give a monetary donation or provide a prize for our Silent Auction, 50/50, etc. at the event. Tickets are $15.00 each and are available at Volunteer Kamloops 705 Seymour Street, Tuesday to Friday 9:00 – 4:00.

Current Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities:

Crohn’s and Colitis Canada
Throughout the year Crohn’s and Colitis Canada need your volunteer support in many areas. Their promise is to cure Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and improve the lives of children and adults affected by these chronic diseases. Please contact Susan for more information on how you can become a volunteer / and get involved at 1-800-513-8202

BC Wildlife Park
Facilities Assistants - The volunteers will assist our Facilities Department with: regular park maintenance (raking, weeding, etc.), assembling and dismantling special event displays, and building or repairing enclosures. The volunteers must be able to follow directions with limited supervision and be physically fit. 14+ to volunteer. Contact Katelyn Bissat or call 250-573-3242 Ext: 226.

Kamloops Therapeutic Riding Association
Office Cleaner – Kamloops Therapeutic Riding Association is looking for office volunteers to keep the dust bunnies away. If you love to clean and have an hour to spare every second week please call 250-554-3811.

Salvation Army
Family Fun Night Volunteers - The Salvation Army is in need of enthusiastic volunteers to help out with meals, games, and activities for our Friday evening Family Fun Nights from 5pm-7pm. Duties: food prep, set-up/take down, games, crafts and other engaging activities with the families. A police information check including the vulnerable sector check is required. 19+ to volunteer. For more information contact 250-554-1611 or 250-819-0017.

Canadian Mental Health
Client and Family Advisory (CFA) Committee Member - The aim is to represent views of families and clients in the Kamloops and Merritt communities on the following: Responsibilities: Attend committee meetings (twice a year), read and is 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. Contact: Sheena Thompson 250-374-0440.

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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