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Volunteer Highlights for Feb. 26 to March 5

March 02, 2015 - 11:48 AM

Elizabeth Fry Society

Resource Development Committee Member - The volunteers will work with the Executive Director and the Fund Developer to develop and implement the Society’s fund development plans. This will include assisting in the planning of the 3rd Annual Hearts for Homes Gala in November. All the members will need to attend the regularly scheduled meetings once a month. Having fundraising & event planning experience, high energy, and passion for the Society’s mission are assets. 19+ to volunteer. 250-374-2119 Ext: 209.

Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation

CIBC Run for the Cure Organizing Committee - Be part of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure organizing committee and a dynamic team raising funds towards breast cancer research in your local community from March to November 2015 (Event takes place on Sunday, Oct. 5, 2015). Positions to be filled: Co-Run Director, Fundraising, Co-Run Director, Logistics. 19+ to volunteer. 1-800-561-6111 Ext: 242.

Habitat for Humanity Kamloops

Special Event Coordinators - Are you in need of event planning experience, or just enjoy planning events? We are looking for people to help us organize, plan, and hold our Key Ceremony, and Groundbreaking Ceremony for our Habitat for Humanity Kamloops 2014 - 2015 Builds. 18+ to volunteer. People with Event planning experience are preferable. The events will be for the last week of March, and the first week of May. 250-828-7867 or 250-314-6783.

Alzheimer Society of B.C.

Support Group Facilitators (Chase, Ashcroft, & Merritt) - Are you interested in making a real and profound difference in the lives of people caring for a family member with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia? The support group facilitators organize caregiver meetings, communicating with the Alzheimer Society of B.C. staff, maintain group attendance records and use Alzheimer Society materials to provide information to the groups. The objective of our groups is to strengthen the coping abilities of caregivers and reduce the impact of dementia on the community. *Please note that we're looking for facilitators in Chase, Ashcroft, and Merritt at this time. Extensive training is provided. 19+ to volunteer. 250-377-8200 or 1-800-886-6946.

People In Motion

Volunteer Tax Preparer - People In Motion is participating in the Community Volunteer Income Tax Clinic (CVITP), and are looking for volunteers to complete simple tax returns for people with disabilities and low incomes. The volunteers will pick up the tax returns, and they can be completed either at their home or in our office, they will e-file the returns for the clients, and mileage is paid. 19+ to volunteer. 250-376-7878.

B.C. Wildlife Park

50th Anniversary Gala Planning Committee - The B.C. Wildlife Park is celebrating their 50th Anniversary with a gala dinner event. We're looking for volunteers to join a planning committee to help plan our grand celebration for next year. 18+ to volunteer. 250-572-4653.

Interior Community Services

Volunteer Mover - Volunteers will assist in moving, and transporting items to/from our facilities within the Kamloops area. Volunteers must have their own truck, be able to physically lift heavy items, have a valid driver’s license, and a clear driver’s abstract. A tax receipt will be issued for kilometers travelled. 19+ to volunteer. 250-376-3660 or 250-554-3134.

Big Brothers Sisters of Kamloops

Mentors - Now recruiting to link caring and capable adult volunteer mentors with 100 youth, 6-15 years old, on a waiting list. Enjoy the activities you're interested in and share them with a young person. Men in particular are needed for the many boys unmatched! 18+ to volunteer. 250-374-6134.

Simply the Best Thrift Store

Collectables/Antiques Research Volunteers - Volunteers are needed to research collectables/antiques. 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.

TRU Writing Centre

Writing Centre Volunteer Tutor - Volunteers will provide 1-to-1 tutoring to a variety of students with diverse English levels. Volunteers will answer the phone, take appointments, and when tutoring they will identify gaps or problems in students' writing, and instruct and advise the students on how to solve the problems, but remembering not to edit the students' work. A writing sample will be needed demonstrating excellent composition skills as well as your resume. Additionally, there will be a tutorial training session. Minimum age to volunteer is 19+. 250-371-5689 or 250-852-7673.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kamloops

Sports Mentor - The Sports Mentorship Program is aimed at sports enthusiasts interested in mentoring a child or youth who shares a mutual passion for sport. The pair will meet once every two weeks and participate in activities focused around sports, whether it be playing, practicing or watching. This is a great opportunity to make a real difference in the life of a child in your community! 18+ to volunteer. 250-374-6134 or 1-877-222-8099.

Overlander Residential Care

Day/Weekend Programs - Volunteers are needed to assist in day and weekend recreational programs for seniors. Activities include card games, board games, Wii, one-to-one visits, attending church services (at Overlander Residential Care). 16+ to volunteer. 250-554-5569.

Royal Inland Hospital

Friendly Visitor Volunteers - This program allows volunteers to visit with patients on a one on one basis. If you like to read, talk, play board or card games, or just enjoy spending time with others, then you can make a huge difference in the life of a RIH patient. 18+ to volunteer. 250-314-2313.

Kamloops Immigrant Services

Community Connections Mentors - The volunteers will spend approximately two hours per week helping a newcomer adjust to life in Kamloops by teaching them about Canadian culture, lifestyle, community resources, how to connect with local people, and how to improve their English. You will be matched with a newcomer based on shared interests and many matches turn into lasting friendships. 18+ to volunteer. 778-470-6101.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kamloops

In-School Mentoring (Big Buddy) - The volunteers will be a positive role model and have a desire to make a difference in the life of a child. Volunteers will spend one hour a week with a child (Your Little Buddy) in their elementary school, playing games, making arts and crafts, and just being friends for the duration of the school year. 15+ to volunteer. 250-374-6134

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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