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December 09, 2016 - 11:07 AM

Weekly Volunteer Highlights for December 9th, 2016 – December 16th, 2016

Special Events & Seasonal Programs:

The Salvation Army in Kamloops urgently needs more volunteers for their annual Christmas Kettle Campaign running from November 16th – December 24th. The money raised at kettles is used to provide clothing, shelter, food, toys, financial assistance and counselling year-round. We do our best to ensure that no family goes without food, not child is without presents under the tree, and that Christmas is a time of hope and healing. Kettle shifts are often very flexible, and we can work around your schedule.

To sign up please call Kettle Coordinators Christine/Leann at 250-819-0017.

Please connect with Volunteer Kamloops if you are volunteering for the campaign.

Canadian Cancer Society urgently needs Gift Wrappers for their annual Gift Wrap Campaign at Aberdeen Mall. 

Starting December 2nd – 24th – Every day!! Shifts are 4 hours, during mall hours and duties include in-take presents from shoppers, wrapping presents, and returning presents to shoppers and collecting cash and debit-card donations.

Must be able to stand long periods and move or lift larger items. Smiling face, happy feet, quick fingers and a love for gift wrapping are some of the requirements. Volunteers must be 16+ of age and older, or volunteering as a family member or a group with a guardian present.

Please call Jennifer at 250-374-9188 to sign up!!

BC Wildlife Park 19th Annual Wildlights Festival, running from December 9th to January 2nd 2017, needs volunteers to assist with zookeepers in maintaining a safe environment at our Home Hardware Family Farm. Volunteers will be interacting with Park guests as they interact with goats. Volunteers will also be keeping the barn area clean. 

Must be physically fit, able to work in the cold and comfortable around livestock.

Please give Katelyn a call if you are interested at 250-573-3242 Ext: 226.

Current Volunteer Opportunities:

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.

Canadian Mental Health Association
We are seeking Volunteer Sewing Instructor to co-facilitate / support new and existing members of the CMHA Quilting Program. The volunteer should have the ability to teach members basic sewing skills, operate sewing machines, and develop quality products. He or she should possess strong communication skills and facilitation skills, be able to work effectively with a diverse population, and be at least 19 years of age.
Time commitment is every Tuesday from 9:00am – 3:00pm. For more information please contact Sheena at 250-374-0440 ext 106.

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.

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

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.

Canadian Mental Health Association
Board Member- The CMHA is the nation-wide leader and champion for mental health. CMHA-Kamloops facilitates access to the resources people require to maintain and improve mental health and community integration, build resilience, and support recovery from mental illness. We are accepting applications for new directors of the Board and are particularly in need of people with expertise in human resources, fundraising and Aboriginal mental health services. Board meetings are held every two months and directors are asked to commit to additional committee and event participation. Please contact Jane Barley at 250-828-0355

Please be advised that Volunteer Kamloops is closed the week of December 26th-30th. We will re-open on Tuesday, January 3rd at 9:00am.

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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