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Weekly volunteer highlights Aug. 5 to Aug. 12

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August 08, 2016 - 11:24 AM

KAMLOOPS - Weekly Volunteer Highlights for Aug. 5 to Aug. 12, 2016

Therapeutic Riding Association
Kids Camp Volunteers- Kamloops Therapeutic Riding Association are needing assistance for their 4 week summer kids' (5-13 yrs olds) camps that run Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:30am-3:30pm. Dates are: August 9-11 and August 16-18. We are needing volunteers who have horse experience along with those who are comfortable around horses to help out with lessons and stable management. There are also positions in the crafts center. For more information please call 250-554-3811 or email ktravolunteers@gmail.com.

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

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.

BIG Little Science Centre
BLSC Volunteers - The BLSC is dedicated to developing a passion for the sciences in our community for kids of all ages through interactive displays, demos, and science shows. Many positions: visitor services, cashiers, room supervisors, science show demonstrators, display & science show designers/builders, marketing & business planners, and directors. 16+ to volunteer. For more information, call 250-554-2572.

People in Motion
Bowling Leader - Volunteers will assist People in Motion members with bowling. This includes passing the members the bowling balls, pushing their wheelchairs, and assisting the members to get on and off the bus, and interacting with the group. Volunteers should be able to oversee the activity and liaison with the BowlerTime staff and the Program Coordinator and perform other duties as required. The volunteers must be mature, and be able to transport themselves to the bowling alley, and be able to interact with individuals who may have a variety of disabilities and be able to work independently. 18+ to volunteer. For more information call 250-376-7878.

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, assisting customers with items being dropped off and purchased and cashier duties. 14+ to volunteer. For more information, please call 250-314-6783

BC Wildlife Park
Family Farm Assistants - The BC Wildlife Park is in need of volunteers to assist our zookeepers in maintaining a safe environment at our Home Hardware Family Farm. The volunteers will be interacting with the park guests as they interact with our goats! The Volunteers will also be keeping the barn area clean. 16+ to volunteer and family volunteering friendly (Ages 11 - 13 can volunteer with a parent). The volunteers should be physically fit, able to work in the heat, and comfortable around livestock. For more information, please call 250-573-3242 Ext: 226

Open Door Group - Garden Gate Program
General Garden Volunteers - The volunteers can work independently or as part of a group performing all types of seasonal work. Duties may include: composting, crop health, fence line maintenance, weeding, irrigation, watering, harvesting, seeding, transplanting, set up of greenhouse systems, plant sales, basic cleaning, janitorial duties, and maintenance of equipment. 16+ to volunteer. For more information call 250-554-9453.

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.

Grounds Maintenance - Volunteers will assist the staff with yard and lawn maintenance, weeding, mowing, pruning, and touch up painting, etc. The areas include 400 Battle street and the adjoining program houses and parking areas. Volunteers should be in good health, enjoy working outdoors. 16+ to volunteer. Call 250-372-7725.

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

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