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Volunteer Highlights for March 26 to April 2

March 27, 2015 - 1:18 PM

Canadian Cancer Society

Daffodil Month Door-to-Door Canvassers - Canvassers have a great passion for the fight for life, and are able to commit to going door to door 1-3 times during the month of April, for an hour or two each time to ask for donations and raise awareness about the Canadian Cancer Society. 16+ to volunteer, and family volunteering friendly. 250-374-9188 or 1-800-403-8222.

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.

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 Sun., Oct. 5, 2015.) Positions to be filled: Co-Run Director, Fundraising, Co-Run Director, Logistics. 19+ to volunteer. 1-800-561-6111 Ext: 242.

Optimist Club of Kamloops

Board of Directors and Club Members - The Optimist Club helps fund youth (including disabled, sick, underprivileged, or at risk youth) to help them to develop to their full potential. We are now forming our Executive Council Board Members and Regular Club Members. Positions include: Two Vice-Presidents, Secretary, Treasurer, Project and Event Coordinators, Fundraisers, Directors for the Board, and regular members-at-large. Previous board experience is an asset but not necessary. Professionally employed individuals or TRU students are preferred. 20+ to volunteer. 250-572-4653.

Elizabeth Fry Society

Volunteer Coordinator - The volunteers will review volunteer applications and reply to incoming emails regarding position details. Additional duties are to recruit volunteers and arrange for interviews with the applicants and program coordinators. The volunteers must have excellent written and oral communication skills, have computer experience, be able to operate office software, and other office equipment. 18+ to volunteer. 250-374-2119 Ext: 200.

Interior Community Services

Meals On Wheels Drivers - We're looking for volunteers to pick up meals at the Royal Inland Hospital (RIH) and deliver them to clients' homes (Southshore and Northshore) between 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The drivers brighten the day for many people in our community that are home bound by showing concern, checking in, and having a friendly short chat. The volunteers will use their own vehicles and gas. A tax receipt will be issued at the end of the year for mileage driven. 18+ to volunteer. 250-554-3134.

Canadian Cancer Society

Community Office Assistants – The volunteers are responsible for answering the telephone and walk-in inquiries by providing appropriate information and referrals, receiving and processing donations, handling incoming and outgoing mail, distributing promotional materials, assisting with administrative support for projects, and special events. 19+ to volunteer. 250-374-9188 or 1-800-403-8222.

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.

Developing World Connections

Administrative Assistant Volunteers - The volunteers will assist with various administrative tasks including database and spreadsheet entries, updating forms, uploading website content, organizing digital photos, and receptionist duties. The volunteers must have computer experience including a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word/Excel/PowerPoint/Publisher), and have a good command of English. 18+ to volunteer. In exchange of a one year commitment of at least 8 hours per week the volunteer will receive an all expense paid DWC trip. 250-434-2524 Ext: 19.

Canadian Mental Health Association - Kamloops

Hairdressing Volunteers - The volunteers will be cutting hair for individuals with long term mental illnesses. This is part of a program for building self-esteem. One volunteer needed during the day and one needed for the evening at the CMHA Clubhouse, 857 Seymour St. 19+ to volunteer. 250-374-0440.

Oncore Central Services

Board Members - Board members must have a sincere interest in citizens 55 and over, a willingness to attend regular monthly meetings (July and August excluded), as well as the Annual General Meeting and serve on committees as required. 18+ to volunteer. 250-828-0600.

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 kilometres travelled. 19+ to volunteer. 250-376-3660 or 250-554-3134.

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.

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