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Weekly volunteer highlights in Kamloops

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March 29, 2017 - 11:04 AM

Special Events / Fundraising & Seasonal Programs:

Canadian Cancer Society Daffodil Campaign!!
The Canadian Cancer Society is looking for volunteers for their daffodil campaign for the month of April.
Pin Distribution Volunteers - If you have a car and can make once a week stops during April into a few retail outlets near your work, school or home, a pin distribution volunteer could be a good position for you. These volunteers should have access to a vehicle, be mature, and have good communication skills.
Canvasser Volunteers – Volunteers will donate a few hours of their time to canvass their neighbourhood, workplace, friends and family or online in support of the Daffodil Month Campaign. These shifts are very flexible, as you pick the day and time of your shift.
Daffodil Pin Table Sales – If you like working indoors and talking to public is easy for you, the daffodil pin table sales volunteer position could be a good fit. Located at the Aberdeen Mall, volunteers will work 4 hour shifts on April 8th or 9th. Volunteers should be reliable, trustworthy and friendly.
For more information for all of the volunteer positions, please contact Lori Pierson at 1-800-403-822 or at 250-762-6381.

Volunteer Kamloops Dinner Fundraiser!!
Volunteer Kamloops is undertaking fundraising to continue to fund its operations in the community. On April 23, 2017 the Board of Directors are hosting a dinner from 5:00-9:00pm at “On the Rocks Pub and Grill.” We have three delicious dinner options; steak, butter chicken or vegetarian. We would be truly pleased if your business would be able to give a monetary donation or provide a prize for our Silent Auction, 50/50, etc. at the event. Tickets are $15.00 each and are available at Volunteer Kamloops 705 Seymour Street, Tuesday to Friday 9:00 – 4:00.

Friends of Walhachin Society Fundraiser!!
Walhaschindig – Volunteers are needed on Saturday, May 13th from 10-6pm to support the Friends of Walhachin Society fundraiser. This event is the main fundraiser for the Walhachin Soldiers Memorial Hall and the soldier’s museum. Please contact Assu Nydam at 250-318-6100 if you are interested in volunteering.

Canadian Mental Health Fundraiser!!
Run Don’t Hide – Ending the Stigma Around Mental Illness – Volunteers who have a good work ethic, integrity, and the ability to work independently or with others are wanted for the Ride Don’t Hide event, held on Sunday, June 25th. People from the community that see the value of speaking up around mental illness and help break the stigma while raising important dollars for community education programing at the CMHA Clubhouse are wanted. Each position requires something different. Please call 250-374-0440 ext. 101 if you think you would be a good fit.

Special Olympics Kamloops Volunteer Positions!!
Kamloops Special Olympics are looking for volunteers in the following areas:
Program Coordinators: This position co-ordinates all aspects of sport programs offered by SOBC Kamloops. The Program Coordinator acts as the key liaison for all coaches and represents the voice of the coaches to the Local Committee. 
Special Events Coordinator: This position is responsible for organizing any special events as requested and approved by the local committee.
Equipment Coordinator: This position is responsible for the correct storage, distribution and maintenance of all sport equipment. The equipment coordinator will need to ensure equipment is available each week for the sport.
Bocce Helpers: 3-4 volunteers are needed on Wednesdays from 4-5pm on April 19th-June 21st at McArthur Island.
Golf Coaches: Coaches will work with beginner/intermediate golfers, and don’t require any credentials, just patience. Golfing will take place at Mt. Paul Golf Course on Tuesdays, from April 18th – June 27th.
Volunteers must be 18+, some positions require a car and class 5 driver’s license. For more information, please call 250-571-9820.

Current Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities:

Interior Community Services
Kitchen Program Volunteers – Interior Community Services is looking for volunteers to assist the program coordinator in different cooking programs. Volunteers should enjoy working with people, and have an interest in cooking. To require without a parent or guardian, volunteers must be 18+. For more information, please contact 236-421-1011 or email dchristie@interiorcommunityservices.bc.ca.

Simply the Best Thrift Store
Thrift Store Volunteers – Volunteers are needed to sort/organize donations, use the cash register, maintain retail displays, and assist the customers. Customer service and conflict resolution skills would be an asset. Volunteers must be 19+, physically fit and able to lift heavy boxes, move quickly, and keep up with the fast pace that is required. Positions currently available are: Cashiers on Monday AM or PM, or sorters on Wednesday at 8:30am. For more information, contact Margaret McKay at 250-377-8335.

Interior Community Services
Garden Site Leaders – Volunteer garden site leaders are needed from April – November. They will assist the program staff with the regular maintenance of the gardens, helping with activities such as weeding, organizing, trimming, and general garden activities. All ages are welcome to help, youth 12 and under can be accompanied by a parent. For more information, please contact 236-421-1011.

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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