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Weekly Volunteer Highlights for 14th October – 21th October 2016

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October 17, 2016 - 1:10 PM

Special Events:

BC Wildlife Park
BOO AT THE ZOO- Volunteers are required for BOO AT THE ZOO on October 28, 29, 30th. Volunteers will be handing out candy to children at an assigned station in the Park. Must be able to work outdoors in the cold and be friendly with a good attitude. The BOO AT THE ZOO is a family friendly event and volunteers can be as young as 11-13 years old with a parent. Must have own vehicle as transit is not available for this area. The hours are 4:30-9:00pm on all three days. For more information, please contact 250-573-3242.

Hearts for Homes Gala
Kamloops Elizabeth Fry Society – Volunteers are needed form the upcoming Hearts for Homes Gala on November 16, 2016. Positions include planning, poster distribution, set up and take down. Volunteers should have experience with design, marketing, and event planning. A criminal record check is required for all volunteers. For more information, call 250-374-2117 ext. 200.

Current Volunteer Opportunities:

Kamloops Arts Council
Art Instructor Assistant- Volunteers will be assisting art instructors with art workshops in local social service agencies by passing out supplies, monitoring participants, and helping the instructor where needed. A criminal record and vulnerable sector check are both required. 19+ to volunteer. For more information, please call 250-572-3982, or email outreach@kamloopsarts.ca .

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.

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. Volunteer must be able to speak clear English, must live in the area where volunteering, must commit to a long term commitment (at least 2 years or more). 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. For more information, please call 250-377-8200.

Member Services - Volunteers will assist the staff with Member Services duties and provide quality service to our members. The front desk volunteer interacts with the public, providing information, assistance, and friendly greetings. Volunteers should be in good health and enjoy working with people, computer friendly, enthusiastic and enjoy working in a fast paced environment. 16+ to volunteer. For more information contact Member Services Downtown at 250-372-7725 or Member Services North Shore at 250-554-9622.

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.

Kamloops Blazers Hockey Club
Event Staff Volunteers - Many Different Positions - registration clerks, room attendants. Duties include: check in personnel, ticket scanning, handing out radios, flashlights, clothing, coordinating food and making coffee as needed. This is for all events, and not just for hockey. Volunteers should be physically fit, and able to walk up and down stairs. Need a good command of English, and good customer service skills. Volunteers must attend 30% of all events. Hours vary based on Events. 19+ to volunteer. For more information, please call 250-374-1957.

Operation Red Nose
Volunteer Drivers, Navigators – Volunteers will be designated drivers by using the client’s vehicle to drive to their chosen destination. The navigator will drive with the designated driver, and give them directions using a map of the area. Escort drivers will drive the team to the client’s location using their own vehicle, and drive them back to headquarters after arriving at the client’s destination. For more information, please call 250-828-3346. Volunteer positions will be posted on the website in October. Drivers must be 21+, have their class 5 licence, and a good driving record.

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 and the Interior Health Authority.

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