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Weekly volunteer highlights in Kamloops

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May 17, 2017 - 11:09 AM

Weekly Volunteer Highlights for May 17, 2017 to May 24, 2017

Special Events / Fundraising:

MS Society of Canada: Sunday May 28, 2017. Volunteers for Event Setup and Route Marshals. Assisting with event setup (tents, tables and chairs), Standing at designated stops along the route cheering on participants. Please call 250-314-0773.  

Crohn’s and Colitis Canada seeking EVENT VOLUNTEERS for GUTSY WALK ON JUNE 4TH, 2017. Gutsy Walk is the signature national fundraising event for Crohn’s and Colitis Canada. Over 60 communities across Canada come together to raise money in support of advancing research on these chronic diseases. We need greeters, registration, kid’s area, walk route, entertainment, and food station. The event is at MacArthur Island Park, volunteers need to be there at 8:00am. Contact Susan at 1-800-513-8202 or 1-604-314-1151

Crohn’s and Colitis Canada seeking a VOLUNTEER CAPTAIN for GUTSY WALK ON JUNE 4TH, 2017. Start now as a Volunteer Captain!!
As a volunteer Captain you will lead the recruitment and coordination of event volunteers. Some duties include: determine volunteer needs, ensure applicants complete applications, act as a key point person, organize committee meetings, etc. Contact Susan at 1-800-513-8202 or 1-604-314-1151

Canadian Mental Health Fundraiser!!: Ride 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.

The Kamloops Arts Council is seeking friendly and outgoing people who are not afraid to strike up a conversation! You will be selling raffle tickets + Event Ambassador for the KAC. Join us, starting July 1st at Art in the Park on Canada Day. Sales take place Wednesday mornings and Saturdays. Previous raffle ticket sales an asset but not required. You will be selling at various events, grocery stores in Kamloops area July 1st – Sep 16th. Please call Jenn at 250-372-7323

The Salvation Army is seeking volunteers for HUNGER HEROES FUNDRAISING CONCERT ON JULY 15TH. We need a Mobile Kitchen Helper to assist in serving food (by donation) to guests of our fundraising concert. Volunteer will be kitchen-oriented, Food Safe preferred but not necessary. The event is at Riverside Park – 9:00am – 5:30pm. Please contact Christine at 250-554-1611 ext 205.

Volunteers are needed in Beer Gardens, Family Fun Zone, Table Clearing, Rib Running, and Corn. All welcome, preferences for those with Serving it Right and Food Safe. Please contact Ellice at 250-828-3822

Current Volunteer Positions:

Kamloops Hospice Association seeking Volunteer Gardeners: If you have a few hours a week to give, we would love to have you join our garden volunteers at Hospice. If you have time to deadhead and weed we would love to hear from you. Volunteers should be in good physical health. . Need to supply your own gloves, all other tools provided. Some knowledge of gardening would be an asset. Please call Pamela at 250-372-1336

Canadian Cancer Society: CIBC Run for the Cure:  Run Director Needed. We are looking for a passionate and enthusiastic individual to lead our CIBC Run for the Cure committee. Experience with Project Management, leadership, and event management. Please Call. 1-1800-663-7317.

Phoenix Centre: Clipboard Conversation Canvasser – Canvassers will work in teams of 2 and collect information from community members by having one-on-one conversations. Canvassers will ask questions about people’s experience of their quality of life and record the answers. For more information, please contact 250-374-4634 ext. 203.

MS Society of Canada : Friendly Visitor Program: volunteers needed for Friendly Visitor. Visiting individuals with MS who are living in community care facilities in the Kamloops area. A minimum 6 month commitment, a strong sense of responsibility and dependability. Caring and friendly demeanor. Please call. 250-762-5850.

Overlander Residential Care: Overlander 40th Anniversary: Special Event Volunteer Needed. Assisting with commemorative display, decorating, creating displays to celebrate 40th Anniversary. Volunteer Requirements are Reliable. Responsible. Please call. 250-554-5569.

Canadian Red Cross: Client Services Coordinator: Reporting to the Team lead this position provides direct support to in-person and telephone inquiries from the public with a primary responsibility to provide loans and accept returns of health equipment. Call. 250-491-8443. Ext.210

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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