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August 19, 2016 - 1:22 PM

KAMLOOPS - Weekly Volunteer Highlights for Aug. 19 to Aug. 26, 2016

Kamloops Blazers Hockey Club
Event Staff Volunteers - Many Different Positions - Usher's, Door Personal, Ticket Takers. This is for all events, and not just for hockey. Volunteers should be able-bodied with a good command of English, outgoing, and people friendly. Volunteers must attend 25% of all events. Hours vary based on Events. 19+ to volunteer. For more information, please call 250-374-1957

Basketball Referees - To referee the YMCA Youth Basketball League games for players from grades 4 to 7, and to assist the Gym Supervisor on Saturdays. This is seasonal from October to November - January to February for 2 hours per day from 9am to 1pm. 16+ to volunteer. Call 250-376-4771

The Gleaning Abundance Program
Harvest Volunteers - The Gleaning Abundance Program is looking for individual & group volunteers to help harvest excess fruit from residential trees. The volunteers will share in the harvest with the other shares going to the homeowners and various non-profits. 18+ to volunteer, and family volunteering friendly. Harvest Season is June to November, 7 Days a week, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call 250-851-6111.

Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation
CIBC Run for the Cure Organizing Committee – Interested in being part of team, raising much needed funds for breast cancer research? Join us on the Kamloops Run Committee and have fun putting your skills to work. It takes a community to put on an event from helping out on Run Day to project managing the committee. Positions: Co-Run Director, Fundraising; Co-Run Director, Logistics; Registration Coordinator; Route Coordinator; Volunteer Coordinator. 19+ to volunteer. Co-Run Directors will lead a committee of new and returning coordinators who meet monthly, and then bi-weekly in Sept. The event takes place at the Rotary Bandshell at Riverside Park on Sunday Oct. 2, 2016. 1-800-561-6111 Ext: 242

Kamloops Immigrant Services
After School Club Mentor - We support children's academic, social, and emotional needs as they transition into Canadian Society. The After School club Mentors will meet weekly on Thursdays to improve reading or mathematics skills and also using games, art, stories, and sports to help children make new friends, practice their English and learn about Canadian culture to help improve their self-confidence and academic performance. 16+ to volunteer. For more information call 778-470-6101.

Salvation Army
Community Services Helpers - The Salvation Army is in need of volunteers to help out in their community services department Tues. through Fri. mornings, and also Wed. evenings. Duties: handing out emergency hampers, serving meals, and also assisting with the upkeep of the department. 16+ to volunteer & family volunteering friendly. For more information, call 250-554-1611.

Habitat for Humanity ReStore
Restore Volunteers - The Habitat for Humanity ReStore is looking for volunteers to help in our retail outlet, organizing, stocking shelves, cleaning, and assisting customers with items being dropped off and purchased and cashier duties. 14+ to volunteer. For more information, please call 250-314-6783

Big Brothers Big Sisters
In-School Mentoring - 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. Contact 250-374-6134.

Literacy in Kamloops/One-to-One Children's Literacy Program
Volunteer Tutors - Volunteers will read one-to-one with two or three elementary aged children who are not confident readers at local elementary schools. Starting the middle of Oct. - Jan. and also Feb. - Apr. (10 weeks, one day a week). There will be two recruiting orientations per year in Jan. and in Sept. at the Henry Grube Education Centre. 16+ to volunteer. For more information call 250-372-9373 or 250-319-9653.

Kamloops Community Safety & Enforcement
Citizens on Patrol - Assist the police by providing extra eyes and ears in monitoring criminal activity. Volunteers are paired with a partner. Equipment and training are provided. Volunteers report crime, locate stolen vehicles, and assist in patrols of areas of interest to help make our community a safe place to live. Great experience for those interested in pursuing a career in policing. 19+ to volunteer. For more information call 250-828-3818.

Royal Inland Hospital
Cancer Clinic Support Volunteers - Looking for volunteers to support cancer patients by greeting them before treatments, provide refreshments, snacks, warm blankets, and converse with them. They are looking for the volunteers to be able to commit to at least a 4 hour shift. 18+ to volunteer. For more information call 250-314-2313.

For these and many other volunteer opportunities please call 250-372-8313 or check out the Volunteer Kamloops 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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