Volunteer Opportunities

 

Administration
Animals
Arts & Crafts
Beautician
Boards/Committees
Children
Computers
Corrections/Court Work
Counseling & Guidance
Cultural
Daycare
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Education
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Environmental
Fundraising
Gardening
Health
Kitchen
Law Enforcement
Maintenance/Handyman
Multicultural/Languages
Mental Health
Office Work
Outdoors
Retail
Safety
Service to Seniors
Social
Special Events
Special Needs
Sports/Recreation
Work with Youth

Volunteer Application Form (Document)

Volunteer Application Form (PDF)

 We welcome suggestions for improvement: send HERE.

For more contact information on the agencies, please visit our Members page.

VOLUNTEER KAMLOOPS IS TAKING REGISTRATION TO SUPPORT THE KAMLOOPS EMERGENCY SUPPORT SERVICES TEAM (ESS) AND OTHER AGENCIES. PLEASE REGISTER AT:

http://www.helpinbc.ca

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Administration

 
Adaptive Sports at Sun Peaks

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Bookkeeping System Support Volunteer - We're looking for a volunteer to help set up the software for a bookkeeping system that our Treasurer can maintain once it is setup. The volunteers must have experience setting up and maintaining bookkeeping systems. 19+ to volunteer. For more information, please contact the President Pat McKimmon or call 250-572-0616 Fax: 1-888-298-4193. Website
Adaptive Sports at Sun Peaks

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Grant Writing Volunteer - We’re in need of a volunteer to write applications for fundraising grants. Experience in submitting applications for grants from a number of sources to support non-profit groups is essential. This position can be performed from home. 19+ to volunteer. For more information, please contact the President Pat McKimmon or call 250-572-0616 Fax: 1-888-298-4193. Website
BIG Little Science Centre

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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 contact Gord Stewart or call 250-554-2572. Website

Canadian Mental Health Association

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We are seeking a Purchasing Assistant Volunteer!!

This position is located at the Emerald Center Shelter, Please click on link below for full details of this position.

Please contact Dora MacKay by email

Call: 250-374-0440 ext 203

See Volunteer Job Description

Canadian Red Cross

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Canadian Red Cross Seeking a Volunteer Client Services Coordinator

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Satisfactory Canadian Criminal Record check
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Dependable with strong computer skills
  • Able to lift and carry 50 lbs
  • Must have Standard First Aid with CPR C or equivalent or be willing to take the training

Location:  943 Victoria Street

For more information contact: Jennifer Saunders, Coordinator 250-491-8443, Ext. 210

Email

Website

CFBX-FM

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CFBX Spring Volunteer Drive!!

In special need of volunteers for the Morning Show!!

Multicultural / Language Radio Volunteers -CFBX is an entirely volunteer run and programmed radio station and is always looking for energetic and creative volunteers to help out on air and off air. The volunteers do not need to be TRU students to get involved. CFBX programs a wide variety of music and spoken word programming with a non-commercial focus. Music programming includes folk, roots, classical, jazz, funk, blues, punk, metal, hip-hop and electronic.

Skills:

  • Programming in a language other than English
  • Audio editing
  • Interviewing, writing
  • Organizational skills, computer skills
  • Morning Show

Spoken word programming ranges from social and political issues to sports and entertainment

Please Contact the Programming Coordinator Steve Marlow or call 250-377-3988, or drop by the station at House 8 behind the Campus Activity Centre on the TRU campus. Website

CFBX-FM

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On Air / Off Air Radio Volunteers:

CFBX is an entirely volunteer run and programmed radio station and is always looking for energetic and creative volunteers to help out on sir and off air. The volunteers do not need to be attending TRU to volunteer.

Here are our positions:

  • Reception
  • Database Management
  • Programming music/spoken word
  • On air hosting, audio editing, interviewing, writing

Please Contact the Programming Coordinator Steve Marlow or call 250-377-3988, or drop by the station at House 8 behind the Campus Activity Centre on the TRU campus. Website

JUMP KAMLOOPS

Jump Kamloops is seeking many volunteers for their 6 day a week programs!!

Seeking people with empathy and open minds to socialize with people living with poverty and homelessness. Volunteers that are interested and love cooking, gardening, and socialization, bookkeeping, social media, fundraising, marketing, website support are needed. 

Volunteer position- Bookkeeping Assistant

  • Must have knowledge of booking systems
  • Be organized and flexible
  • Assist with all areas relating to bookkeeping

Please contact by email: Glenn Hilke - Volunteer Coordinator or Call Brian Fox at 250-320-4335

Or call: 250-879-0465

 

Overlander Residential Care

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Auxiliary Member

Member will:

  • Attend 10 meetings a year
  • Membership fee is $6.00 for the year
  • Meetings are 2nd Tuesday of the month from September - June
  • Participate in fundraising events
  • May assist with Tuesday morning weekly craft group
  • May assist with craft shop
  • You are reliable, responsible, enjoy spending time with seniors
  • Like working with a team, interested in supporting fundraising that benefit the residence of Overlander
  • Family members of ORC are most welcome

For more information contact Donna Lofstrom-Bell or call 250-554-5569 or Fax: 250-554-5557.

Overlander Residential Care

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Volunteers are needed for the Volunteer Office. Some of the duties are tabulating hours, photocopying, assist with orientation preparation, distribute and take down posters on site for special events (Christmas, Easter) assist with Volunteer Appreciation, mail outs, filing, etc. Volunteer must be reliable, responsible, attention to detail, previous office or bookkeeping experience preferred, organized and patient. Shifts: morning at 9:00am - 11:30am or afternoon at 1:00pm - 4:00pm. The available shifts at the moment are Thursday & Fridays in 9:00am - 11:30am. 19+ to volunteer. For more information contact Donna Lofstrom-Bell or call 250-554-5569 or Fax: 250-554-5557.

 

Overlander Residential Care

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Auxiliary Gift Shop Volunteers - Volunteers are needed to sell items, stock shelves, and assist residents with purchases. The volunteers should be reliable, responsible, enjoy spending time with seniors, comfortable giving change, and able to multitask. Shifts are 10:30-1:00pm and 1:00pm-3:30pm, Monday to Friday, closed Stat. Holidays. 19+ to volunteer. For more information contact Donna Lofstrom-Bell or call 250-554-5569 or Fax: 250-554-5557.

White Buffalo Aboriginal & Metis Health Society

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Front Reception

We are seeking a skilled front desk receptionist!

  • Must be able to answer phones in a polite and professional manner
  • Great clients and assist in the ARCH applications
  • Be familiar with all office equipment
  • Be flexible and willing to assist different days of the week depending on work load
  • Good people skills, compassionate, conflict resolution skills would be helpful

Please email your resume to Marie Ashton, Office Manager

 

Volunteer Kamloops

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Volunteer Office Administrative Assistants 

We are currently not excepting applications at this time as we have a full volunteer support team, thank you!

You can gain experience in your field in a supportive environment. A minimum requirement of 2-6 hours per week is required and preference will be given to applicants willing to put in a 6 month or longer time commitment.

  • Seeking a friendly and approachable individual to volunteer at the front counter in our downtown office
  • Must be able to work with MS Office Suite
  • Good telephone manner and willing to learn a database system
  • Willing to take direction and support the team at VK
  • Written and verbal English proficiency is required.
  • 19+ to volunteer
  • Other duties may include: cleaning general office area, vacuum, sweeping etc.
  • Please send your resume to Reception or call 250-372-8313 to set-up your interview today!

YMCA/YWCA

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Child Care Resource and Referral Volunteers - Volunteers are needed at our Interactive Play and Learn Centre for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their primary caregivers to help with maintaining a safe environment as well as tidying and sanitizing toys. Assistance is also needed checking inventory in the toy lending library, with administrative tasks in the office, and with special events. 16+ to volunteer. For more information please contact Janis Arner or call 250-376-4771 Fax: 250-376-6499. Location: John Tod Centre YMCA, 150 Wood Street, on the North Shore. Website

YMCA/YWCA

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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 Catherine Cooper with Member Services Downtown at 250-372-7725 Fax: 250-372-3023 or Trina Pilon with Member Services North Shore at 250-554-9622 Fax: 250-554-1753. Website
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Animals

 
Overlander Residential Care

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Fish Tank Volunteer Assistants - Overlander Residential Care is in need of volunteers to assist our expert fish tank keeper with maintaining our fish tank. The volunteers must be physically able to lift large pails of water to fill the empty tank, take directions well, enjoy spending time with seniors, and like fish. 16+ to volunteer. For more information contact Donna Lofstrom-Bell or call 250-554-5569 or Fax: 250-554-5557.
Therapeutic Riding Association

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SEASONAL - April - November!

Riding Program Support Volunteers - The volunteers will help with preparing horses for lessons, and interact with students who have physical and/or mental disabilities. In lesson volunteers - side walkers, and horse leaders. Other volunteer opportunities include office work, special events, facility maintenance/yard work parties, and barn work. 14+ to volunteer, and all training is provided. Please note that this is seasonal, so volunteer opportunities are limited between December and March. For more information, please contact Ashley Sudds - call 250-554-3811

Volunteers 18+ require a PIC to volunteer. Please go to our website for your Police Information Check Letter and Volunteer Application Website

Please print the PIC letter on our website and take it to the RCMP

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Arts & Crafts

 

Arnica Artist Run Centre

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Furniture Building Volunteers - Arnica is in need of volunteers to plan, and build some stools and benches for our art gallery. The volunteers will use their own woodworking tools & equipment in their own workshop. The volunteers will have to confirm their woodworking skills, and be able to collaborate on the project. 18+ to volunteer. Please note that the materials will be paid for by Arnica. For more information please contact the Gallery Coordinator Christine Beaton. Website

Arnica Artist Run Centre

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Gallery Attendant - Working in shifts and usually working alone, volunteers greet visitors to the exhibits and provide security to the artists' work. The space is bright and has room for you to work on your own projects, read, or use the computer. 18+ to volunteer. For more information contact Christine Beaton. Website

Canadian Mental Health

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Volunteer Sewing Instructor Required

  • The Volunteer Sewing Instructor will co-facilitate a sewing class
  • Support new and existing members of the CMHA Quilting program
  • The volunteer will be able to teach members basic sewing skills, operate a sewing machines, and develop quality products
  • Must possess strong communication skills and facilitation skills
  • Be able to work with a diverse population
  • Must be 19+

Time commitment: Every Tuesday from 9:00-3:00pm

Contact: Sheena Thompson

Phone: 250-374-0440 ext 106

Website

 

Kamloops Arts Council

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 Children's Art Festival

Friday, September 15th and Saturday September 16th

Volunteers Needed for Wednesday Sept 13th, Friday Sept 15th, and Sat Sept 16th

  • Bag Stuffer (4-8 volunteers)
  • Decorating (2 volunteers)
  • Setup (8 volunteers)
  • Greeters / Fundraising (6-8 volunteers)
  • Workshop  (4-6 volunteers)
  • Movie Booth  (1-2 volunteers)
  • Photographer Assistant (1-2 volunteers)
  • Take Down (8 volunteers)

Please contact Tracey at Volunteer Kamloops for a more detailed job description for each position (dates, times, duties)

If you are interested in volunteering for any of these positions please contact Jenn mailto:admin@kamloopsarts.ca

Call 250-372-7323

Kamloops Arts Council

   

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Art Instructor Assistant - The Kamloops Arts council is looking for people to help with art workshops in local social service agencies.

Duties will include:

Passing out supplies, monitoring participants, and helping the instructor as needed.

Contact Marcy Keehn or call 250-572-3982 for more info. 19+ to volunteer, website.

Kamloops Seniors Village

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Recreation Volunteers Needed!

Kamloops Senior Village is looking for volunteers to help with various recreation programs including:

  • Games (Bingo, cards, Yahtzee, puzzles, etc.), Crafts
  • Bowling, Bus Outings, Pub Night, Afternoon Socials, 1:1 Visits, Spa / Manicures, Church Services and more! 
  • We are also looking for volunteers with musical talents to  entertain our residents!
16+ to volunteer. For more information, contact the Recreation Manager  Erica Buckingham or call 250-571-2958. Fax: 250-571-1799. Address: 1220 Hugh Allan Drive, Kamloops BC V1S 2B3. Website

 Pine Grove Care Centre

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Pine Grove Care Centre is seeking volunteers in various areas of recreation and leisure programs.

Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Reading companion, one-one visits, playing games, assisting with bingo, appointment assistance with HandyDart (a 2-3 hour commitment). Volunteer must be speak English, friendly, respectful, dedicated, willing to learn, someone who has compassion for seniors.

Hours are 7 days a week and evenings: Monday-Friday 10:30-8:00pm, Saturday-Sunday, 10:00-4:00pm

For more information please contact Wendy Romanowski, Recreation Manager/Volunteer Manager at 250-376-5701 Ext. 505

Website

Salvation Army

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Family Fun Night Volunteers - The Salvation Army is in need of enthusiastic volunteers to help out with meals, games, and activities for our Friday evening Family Fun Nights from 5pm-7pm. Duties: food prep, set-up/take down, games, crafts and other engaging activities with the families. A police information check including the vulnerable sector check is required. 19+ to volunteer. Address: 344 Poplar St. Kamloops, BC, V2B 4B8. For more information contact Volunteer Coordinator Christine Kirby or call 250-554-1611 or 250-819-0017 Fax: 250-554-1689. Website
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Beautician

 

Canadian Mental Health Association - Kamloops

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Hairdressing Volunteers - The volunteers will be cutting hair for individuals with long term mental illnesses. This is part of a program for building self-esteem. One volunteer needed during the day and one needed for the evening at the CMHA Clubhouse, 857 Seymour Street. 19+ to volunteer. Day program contact Sheena Christian. Evening program (Youth Orientated) contact Amanda Carnovale or call 250-374-0440 Fax: 250-374-8718. Website

Kamloops Seniors Village

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Recreation Volunteers Needed!

Kamloops Senior Village is looking for volunteers to help with various recreation programs including:

  • Games (Bingo, cards, Yahtzee, puzzles, etc.), Crafts
  • Bowling, Bus Outings, Pub Night, Afternoon Socials, 1:1 Visits, Spa / Manicures, Church Services and more! 
  • We are also looking for volunteers with musical talents to  entertain our residents!

16+ to volunteer. For more information, contact the Recreation Manager  Erica Buckingham or call 250-571-2958. Fax: 250-571-1799. Address: 1220 Hugh Allan Drive, Kamloops BC V1S 2B3. Website

New Life Community Kamloops

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Hairdresser/Barber - Our hair salon also offers haircuts and services to men, women and children. We're looking for 2 volunteers who have hairdressing or barber experience. Additionally, we're looking for Assistants to the hairdresser and barber. It is open every Thursday from 10:30am to 1pm. 18+ to volunteer. For more information contact Reception or call 250-434-9898 Fax: 250-434-1373. Website

Overlander Residential Care

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Beauty Parlour Porter and Barber Porter - Volunteers will assist with portering residents to the Beauty Salon or the Barber Shop. Must be able to physically push a wheelchair or assist residents with walking to the beauty parlour or barber shop. Volunteer must be reliable, responsible, enjoy spending time with seniors. Safety awareness, team work. Monday mornings Barber Portering (9am - 12pm); Tuesday mornings (9am - 12pm) for the beauty parlour. 19+ to volunteer. For more information contact Donna Lofstrom-Bell, or call 250-554-5569 or Fax: 250-554-5557.
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Boards/Committees

 

Alzheimer Society of BC

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We are seeking a Walk Committee Chair or Co-Chair

Volunteer will be:

  • Responsible for leading and motivating a volunteer committee which in turn is responsible for the successful staging of the Investors Group Walk for Alzheimer's fundraising event in May 2018.
  • Mobilize and inspire existing committee volunteers
  • Recruit and support new committee members
  • Divide up the work
  • Ensure your team is successful at securing sponsorship, participants and pledges
  • Work Closely with Alzheimer Society of BC, staff to create an amazing event

If you are interested in this position, please contact:

Vineeta Minhas - Special Events Officer

Phone 604-742-4915

Email

Website

BIG Little Science Centre

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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, contact Gord Stewart or call 250-554-2572. Website

Canadian Cancer Society

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 Canadian Cancer Society is seeking a Run Director for the "CIBC Run for the Cure"

Meetings begin mid May and Event Date Is October 1, 2017

Volunteer Run Director:

  • A passionate and enthusiastic individual to lead our CIBC Run for the Cure Committee
  • Experience with project management, leadership (managing a team), and event management are all an asset

We provide training for Run Directors, details TBD upon successful candidate

Please contact Kim Hodge, Manager, Volunteer Programs:

Call:  1-800-663-2524

Email

 

 

Canadian Mental Health Association

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2 or 3 Board of Directors Needed:

The CMHA is the nation-wide leader and champion for mental health. CMHA - Kamloops facilitates access resources  for people who require to maintain and improve mental health and community integration, build resilience, and support recovery from mental illness. The board is in particular need of community members who have the following skills:

  • expertise in human resources
  • fundraising
  • Aboriginal mental health services
  • able to commit for 2 years

 Meetings are held every 2 months and directors are asked to commit to an additional committee and event participation. If you are interested please contact Jane Barley

Phone: Jane at 250-828-0355

Canadian Mental Health Association

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Client and Family Advisory (CFA)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
  • Term: Minimum of a two years and a maximum of four year
  • Responsibilities: Attend committee meetings (twice a year), read and is 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.

Email:  Sheena Thompson, Activity Coordinator

Call: 250-374-0440

Website

 

Kamloops Heritage Society

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Board Members - The Kamloops Heritage Society is looking for board members who have a sincere interest in helping to preserve St. Andrews on the Square for future generations. The board members will be actively involved in fundraising, helping to make business decisions, and helping to cultivate relationships with the community to create cultural and educational opportunities. 19+ to volunteer. For more information, please contact the Executive Director Melody Formanski or call 250-377-4232 Website
Kamloops Special Olympics

Kamloops Special Olympics are looking for 3 coordinators.

A Program coordinator, to coordinate all sport programs, to act as the key liaison for all coaches and represents the voice of all coaches to the local committee. This role is preferably shared between two volunteers.

Special events coordinator, this person is responsible for organising any special event as requested and approved by the local committee.

Equipment coordinator, this person is responsible for the correct storage maintenance and distribution of all sports equipment. The equipment coordinator will need to ensure the equipment is available each week for the sport.

18+ to volunteer, looking for 1 year commitment.

Email: Kim Echhorn

Call: 250-571-9820

Oncore Seniors Society

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Board Members - Board members must have a sincere interest in citizens 55 and over, a willingness to attend regular monthly meetings (July and August excluded), as well as the Annual General Meeting and serve on committees as required. 18+ to volunteer. Contact Garry Limpright or call 250-828-0600. Website

Overlander Residential Care

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Auxiliary Member

Member will:

  • Attend 10 meetings a year
  • Membership fee is $6.00 for the year
  • Meetings are 2nd Tuesday of the month from September - June
  • Participate in fundraising events
  • May assist with Tuesday morning weekly craft group
  • May assist with craft shop
  • You are reliable, responsible, enjoy spending time with seniors
  • Like working with a team, interested in supporting fundraising that benefit the residence of Overlander
  • Family members of ORC are most welcome

For more information contact Donna Lofstrom-Bell or call 250-554-5569 or Fax: 250-554-5557.

Therapeutic Riding Association

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Board Members - to work with a board of 9 (max) to support this therapeutic riding program for adults and children. Seeking individuals from all walks of life with a strong interest in improving the lives of less able individuals; and willingness to contribute time and energy for the board meetings and related activities. 18+ to volunteer. Contact Masami Herman, or call 250-554-3811 Website
Special Olympics - Kamloops

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Assistant Fundraising Volunteers - The volunteers will work with the fundraising coordinator to plan, develop, and organize a variety of fundraising initiatives to fund the many programs of SOBC Kamloops. 18+ to volunteer. For more information contact Marilyn McLean or call 250-573-1206 or 250-879-0589. Website
Volunteer Kamloops

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Board Members - This is new opportunity for a spirited and innovative person to contribute to a non-profit that is part of the backbone of this community. Skills needed: Communication/People Skills, Business Aptitude, Organizational Experience, and Public Relations. 18+ to volunteer. For more information, please contact the President Debbie Smith or call 250-819-7885

Fax: 250-372-8314.

Website

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Children

 
  

Big Brothers Big Sisters - Kamloops

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School Based Mentors - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kamloops & Region is recruiting volunteers who are able to be a role model and a friend to an elementary-aged youth. Volunteers spend 1 hour, once a week for the duration of the school year visiting a child at their school. Time together is based on fun, non-academic activities like playing games, sports or doing crafts. Volunteers can be high school aged grade 10-12 or 18+, must be able to complete the screening process that includes a criminal background check, able to commit for 1 hour (during school day) once a week for the duration of the school year visiting a child at their school.

Please email:  kamloops.info@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca

Or call 250-374-6134

Website

Big Brothers Big Sisters - Kamloops

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Group Mentors - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kamloops & Region is recruiting volunteers who are able to be a role model and a friend to children/youth aged 6-16 in a group based setting. Volunteers must be 18+, able to complete the screening process that includes a criminal background check, able to commit for 2 hours every second week for at least a six month term. Group based mentors meet with other mentors and youth bi-weekly to enjoy fun activities together. Activities include; playing games at a local school, sports, swimming and lots of other fun recreational activities. Mentors with a variety of activity levels are encouraged to apply. All activities and outings are planned by BBBS staff.

 Please Email:  kamloops.info@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca

Or call 250-374-6134

 Website

BIG Little Science Centre

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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, contact Gord Stewart or call 250-554-2572. Website

EUReKA! Science Program

EUReKA Science Program Seeking Volunteers!!

July 4th - August 25th

Position: Volunteer Instructor

  • Responsible for volunteer classroom support for the EUReKA and science program summer camps
  • Assist instructors in the classroom and work directly with the children, ages 7-13
  • Volunteer must be enthusiastic about learning (science in particular).
  • They should have some experience working with youth or at least be very interested in working with children and should be able to take direction well.
  • Volunteer position is at TRU
  • 16+ to volunteer
  • Volunteer interview and training session will be set up

Please contact Kathryn by calling 250-371-5534

Email

Website

 
Interior Community Services

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Childminding Volunteers The volunteers will help watch children while their parents are in learning sessions Tuesday and/or Thursday mornings 10am – noon. The volunteers will assist the staff in the children’s area to watch the children, and be an extra set of eyes and ears. Experience with large groups of children, and first aid are assets. 19+ to volunteer. Address: 396 Tranquille Road. For more information please contact the HR Manager Sarah Bijl or call 250-376-3660 or 250-554-3134 Fax: 250-376-3040. Website

Kamloops Arts Council

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 Children's Art Festival

Friday, September 15th and Saturday September 16th

Volunteers Needed for Wednesday Sept 13th, Friday Sept 15th, and Sat Sept 16th

  • Bag Stuffer (4-8 volunteers)
  • Decorating (2 volunteers)
  • Setup (8 volunteers)
  • Greeters / Fundraising (6-8 volunteers)
  • Workshop  (4-6 volunteers)
  • Movie Booth  (1-2 volunteers)
  • Photographer Assistant (1-2 volunteers)
  • Take Down (8 volunteers)

Please contact Tracey at Volunteer Kamloops for a more detailed job description for each position (dates, times, duties)

If you are interested in volunteering for any of these positions please contact Jenn mailto:admin@kamloopsarts.ca

Call 250-372-7323

 

Literacy in Kamloops/One-to-One Children's Literacy Program

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Volunteer Tutors - Volunteers will read one-to-one with two or three elementary aged children who are not confident readers at local elementary schools. Starting the middle of Oct. - Jan. and also Feb. - Apr. (10 weeks, one day a week). There will be two recruiting orientations per year in Jan. and in Sept. at the Henry Grube Education Centre, 245 Kitchener Crescent. 16+ to volunteer. For more information contact the Literacy Outreach Coordinator Cami Klohn or call 250-573-1785 Website

River City Squash

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River City Squash is seeking 1-5 volunteer coaches / supervisor / tutors. The following skills are required:

  • Assist supervising children (grades 4-8) and teens (age 13-14)
  • Coaching in physical activity (primarily squash)
  • Help with homework: counseling, riding with group to and from facility.
  • Coach C Level squash players, some basic level of physical fitness would be an asset
  • Tutoring / homework help
  • Knowledge of grade school math and sciences
  • Must be patient person and a desire to help
  • Must be available to assist in afternoons during the week

For more information please contact Dave Clutton

Call at 250-314-9600

Website

Salvation Army

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Family Fun Night Volunteers - The Salvation Army is in need of enthusiastic volunteers to help out with meals, games, and activities for our Friday evening Family Fun Nights from 5pm-7pm. Duties: food prep, set-up/take down, games, crafts and other engaging activities with the families. A police information check including the vulnerable sector check is required. 19+ to volunteer. Address: 344 Poplar St. Kamloops, BC, V2B 4B8. For more information contact Volunteer Coordinator Christine Kirby or call 250-554-1611 or 250-819-0017 Fax: 250-554-1689. Website

YMCA/YWCA

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After School Care - To assist the staff with running the After School Program for children 6-12 years olds by planning and implementing crafts, games and activities while maintaining a safe environment for the children. Volunteers must be patient and caring and have a positive attitude, and experience working with children is an asset. 16+ to volunteer. For more information contact After School Care Supervisor Lourine Babcock or call 250-376-4771 Fax: 250-376-6499. Website
YMCA/YWCA

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Child Care Resource and Referral Volunteers - Volunteers are needed at our Interactive Play and Learn Centre for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their primary caregivers to help with maintaining a safe environment as well as tidying and sanitizing toys. Assistance is also needed checking inventory in the toy lending library, with administrative tasks in the office, and with special events. 16+ to volunteer. For more information please contact Janis Arner or call 250-376-4771 Fax: 250-376-6499. Location: John Tod Centre YMCA, 150 Wood Street, on the North Shore. Website

YMCA/YWCA

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Playcare Volunteer - To assist staff with caring for young children from birth to preschool age. Assistance is also needed in cleaning and tidying the toys and play space. Volunteers must be in good health and enjoy working with children. Experience is an asset. Playcare is open Monday to Saturdays with some evenings. The Playcare coordinator will consult with volunteers on availability and schedule accordingly. 16+ to volunteer. Contact the Playcare Coordinator. Playcare is located at both Y locations: 400 Battle Street, Phone: 250-372-7725 Fax: 250-372-3023 and the Northshore location in the John Tod Centre, 150 Wood Street, Phone: 250-554-9622 Fax: 250-554-1753. Applications forms available on the Website
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Computers

 
Adaptive Sports at Sun Peaks

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Bookkeeping System Support Volunteer - We're looking for a volunteer to help set up the software for a bookkeeping system that our Treasurer can maintain once it is setup. The volunteers must have experience setting up and maintaining bookkeeping systems. 19+ to volunteer. For more information, please contact the President Pat McKimmon or call 250-572-0616 Fax: 1-888-298-4193. Website

JUMP KAMLOOPS

Jump Kamloops is seeking many volunteers for their 6 day a week – Monday – Saturday programs!!

Seeking people with empathy and open minds to socialize with people living with poverty and homelessness. Volunteers that are interested and love cooking, gardening, and socialization, bookkeeping, social media, fundraising, marketing, website support are needed. 

Volunteer position - Media Person

  • Facebook, twitter, website, marketing, fundraising
  • Must have a great knowledge of posting media releases and assist with marketing/fundraising

Please contact by email: Glenn Hilke - Volunteer Coordinator

Call Brian Fox at 250-320-4335

Or call: 250-879-0465

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Corrections/Court Work

 

Elizabeth Fry Society

911

Volunteer Court Workers - Volunteers assist clients in need of legal counsel, and to gain knowledge of community resources. This position requires the volunteers to commit to working with a wide variety of people in emotional circumstances. The volunteers must be mature, nonjudgemental, flexible, able to work under pressure, and have a good command of English language, both speaking and writing. 19+ to volunteer. For more information please contact the Court Work Coordinator Dawn or call 250-851-1388 or Fax: 250-374-5768. Website
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Counseling & Guidance

 
Alzheimer Society of B.C.

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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. Please see the PDF attachment for a more complete description. For more information, please contact the Support and Education Coordinator Tara Hildebrand or call 250-377-8200 or 1-800-886-6946 Fax: 250-377-8484. PDF ; Website
Kamloops Emergency Support Services

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ESS Team Volunteers – Volunteers will be required in the event of any disaster, i.e. fires, floods, avalanches, industrial accidents, police actions, and earthquakes. Volunteers will be asked to complete an orientation and other courses may follow. Minimum age to volunteer without parents or guardians consent is 19+. For more information contact Lyn at 250-319-1425. Website

Kamloops RCMP Victim Services Unit

1027

 

Victim Support Worker - Volunteers provide front line services to victims of crime. Services may include provision of emotional support, crisis intervention, referrals, information regarding the police investigation and court process, court orientation and accompaniment, and assistance completing applications for compensation, restitution and victim impact statements. Must hold a clean and valid BC drivers license, be willing to go through a comprehensive police security screening and be willing to commit to the Unit for a period of one year post training. We are looking for volunteers who are mature, reliable, and flexible, have excellent interpersonal/communication skills and have a vested interest in helping victims of crime. Must be 19+ to volunteer. For more information contact the Program Manager Lisa Gammel or call 250-828-3069, or 250-828-3222, Fax: 250-828-3210.

Overlander Residential Care

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 Trinity Care Volunteer - Trinity Care, Overlander

The Volunteer Will:

  • Assist in short stay 4 bed area community Hospice
  • 1-1 visiting, reading to patients, preparing coffee/light refreshments
  • Supplying books, magazines, puzzles
  • Supporting families as needed
  • Complete assignment description will be provided
  • Mature, life experience, previous experience preferred, comfortable with sensitive situations, reliable and responsible
  • Work as a team, some medical or social work background would be helpful
  • Willing and able to take hospice training ( 30+ hours ) which will be offered in the Fall 2017 - no charge

Please call Donna Lofstrom-Bell at 250-554-5569

Email

Royal Inland Hospital

694

 

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 contact Gayle Weiss or call 250-314-2313 or Fax: 250-314-2795. Volunteer Application Form. Website
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Cultural

 

Arnica Artist Run Centre

1197

 

Furniture Building Volunteers - Arnica is in need of volunteers to plan, and build some stools and benches for our art gallery. The volunteers will use their own woodworking tools & equipment in their own workshop. The volunteers will have to confirm their woodworking skills, and be able to collaborate on the project. 18+ to volunteer. Please note that the materials will be paid for by Arnica. For more information please contact the Gallery Coordinator Christine Beaton. Website

Arnica Artist Run Centre

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Gallery Attendant - Working in shifts and usually working alone, volunteers greet visitors to the exhibits and provide security to the artists' work. The space is bright and has room for you to work on your own projects, read, or use the computer. 18+ to volunteer. For more information contact Christine Beaton. Website
Kamloops Heritage Railway

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Onboard Attendants - The Kamloops Heritage Railway (Steam Locomotive 2141) is looking for onboard attendants for upcoming fall and winter special events. Duties: passenger safety and relations, helping passengers to board the train & seating them, watching for ongoing safety infractions, interacting and taking photos with the passengers, and serving drinks & snacks. 19+ to volunteer, must be physically fit, and proficient in English; shifts are Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays. For more information, please contact the Manager of Railtour Operations Rosanne Nelson. Website
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Daycare

 
Interior Community Services

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Childminding Volunteers The volunteers will help watch children while their parents are in learning sessions Tuesday and/or Thursday mornings 10am – noon. The volunteers will assist the staff in the children’s area to watch the children, and be an extra set of eyes and ears. Experience with large groups of children, and first aid are assets. 19+ to volunteer. Address: 396 Tranquille Road. For more information please contact the HR Manager Sarah Bijl or call 250-376-3660 or 250-554-3134 Fax: 250-376-3040. Website

YMCA/YWCA

947

 

After School Care - To assist the staff with running the After School Program for children 6-12 years olds by planning and implementing crafts, games and activities while maintaining a safe environment for the children. Volunteers must be patient and caring and have a positive attitude, and experience working with children is an asset. 16+ to volunteer. For more information contact After School Care Supervisor Lourine Babcock or call 250-376-4771 Fax: 250-376-6499. Website

YMCA/YWCA

944

 

Playcare Volunteer - To assist staff with caring for young children from birth to preschool age. Assistance is also needed in cleaning and tidying the toys and play space. Volunteers must be in good health and enjoy working with children. Experience is an asset. Playcare is open Monday to Saturdays with some evenings. The Playcare coordinator will consult with volunteers on availability and schedule accordingly. 16+ to volunteer. Contact the Playcare Coordinator. Playcare is located at both Y locations: 400 Battle Street, Phone: 250-372-7725 Fax: 250-372-3023 and the Northshore location in the John Tod Centre, 150 Wood Street, Phone: 250-554-9622 Fax: 250-554-1753. Applications forms available on the Website
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Driving

 
Canadian Mental Health Association - Kamloops

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Donation Pick-up Volunteers - The volunteers will be transporting donations to the Clubhouse. Volunteer duties include: loading, unloading, and transporting donations. The drivers must be available to pick up community donations once a week, have a truck, and a valid BC driver’s license; pick-up times are flexible. Mileage is paid at 0.52 cents/km. 19+ to volunteer. For more information contact Sheena Christian, or call 250-374-0440 Ext: 107 Fax: 250-374-8718. Website

Canadian Mental Health Association

1307

We are seeking a Purchasing Assistant Volunteer!!

This position is located at the Emerald Center Shelter, Please click on link below for full details of this position.

Please contact Dora MacKay by email

Call: 250-374-0440 ext 203

See Volunteer Job Description

 

Interior Community Services

1153

 

Meals On Wheels Drivers - We're looking for volunteers to pick up meals at the Royal Inland Hospital (RIH) and deliver them to clients' homes (Southshore and Northshore) between 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Tues. & Thurs. The drivers brighten the day for many people in our community that are home bound by showing concern, checking in, and having a friendly short chat. The volunteers will use their own vehicles and gas. A tax receipt will be issued at the end of the year for mileage driven. 18+ to volunteer. For more information please contact the HR Manager Sarah Bijl or call 250-554-3134 Fax: 250-376-3040. Website
Interior Community Services

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Volunteer Mover – Volunteers will assist in moving, and transporting items to/from our facilities within the Kamloops area. Volunteers must have their own truck, be able to physically lift heavy items, have a valid driver’s license, and a clear driver’s abstract. A tax receipt will be issued for kilometers travelled. 19+ to volunteer. Contact the HR Manager Sarah Bijl or call 250-376-3660 or 250-554-3134 Fax: 250-376-3040. Website
Kamloops Community Safety & Enforcement

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Speed Watch - Volunteer will work in partnership with ICBC and RCMP Traffic Section to monitor speed zones. This is an educational program aimed at reducing incidents of speeding. Volunteers monitor speeds in high visibility and high traffic areas, utilizing specialized speed reader equipment. 19+ to volunteer. For more information contact Kevin Beeton call 250-828-3264 Fax: 250-828-3578. Website

Oncore Seniors Society

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Food Hamper Delivery Volunteers - The Oncore Seniors Society is looking for volunteers to deliver food hampers, using their own vehicle, from the food bank once a month to homebound seniors in Kamloops. 17+ to volunteer. For more information contact the Volunteer Coordinator or call 250-828-0600 Fax: 250-828-7171. Website

Salvation Army

996

Community Response Unit (CRU) Driver - Needed Tuesdays and Thursdays to pick up food at the Church, transfer it to the mobile kitchen at the Mission Flats Storage Unit, and then transport the food and the mobile unit to 4th & St. Paul Street downtown for service, and finally to clean up and return the unit to the Mission Flats Yard and complete the required procedures. 18+ to volunteer. For more information contact Volunteer Coordinator Christine Kirby or call 250-554-1611 Fax: 250-554-1689. Website
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Education

 

 

 

 

Big Brothers Big Sisters - Kamloops

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School - Based Mentors - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kamloops & Region is recruiting volunteers who are able to be a role model and a friend to an elementary-aged youth. Volunteers spend 1 hour, once a week for the duration of the school year visiting a child at their school. Time together is based on fun, non-academic activities like playing games, sports or doing crafts. Volunteers can be high school aged grade 10-12 or 18+, must be able to complete the screening process that includes a criminal background check, able to commit for 1 hour (during school day) once a week for the duration of the school year visiting a child at their school.

Please contact: kamloops.info@bigbrothersbigsister.ca

Please call 250-374-6134

Big Brothers Big Sisters - Kamloops

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Group Mentors - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kamloops & Region is recruiting volunteers who are able to be a role model and a friend to children/youth aged 6-16 in a group based setting. Volunteers must be 18+, able to complete the screening process that includes a criminal background check, able to commit for 2 hours every second week for at least a six month term. Group based mentors meet with other mentors and youth bi-weekly to enjoy fun activities together. Activities include; playing games at a local school, sports, swimming and lots of other fun recreational activities. Mentors with a variety of activity levels are encouraged to apply. All activities and outings are planned by BBBS staff.

 Please Email:  kamloops.info@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca

Or call 250-374-6134

 Website

BIG Little Science Centre

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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, contact Gord Stewart or call 250-554-2572. Website

Canadian Mental Health

1251

 

Volunteer Sewing Instructor Required

  • The Volunteer Sewing Instructor will co-facilitate a sewing class
  • Support new and existing members of the CMHA Quilting program
  • The volunteer will be able to teach members basic sewing skills, operate a sewing machines, and develop quality products
  • Must possess strong communication skills and facilitation skills
  • Be able to work with a diverse population
  • Must be 19+

Time commitment: Every Tuesday from 9:00-3:00pm

Contact: Sheena Thompson

Phone: 250-374-0440 ext 106

Website

EUReKA! Science Program

 

EUReKA Science Program Seeking Volunteers!!

July 4th - August 25th

Position: Volunteer Instructor

  • Responsible for volunteer classroom support for the EUReKA and science program summer camps
  • Assist instructors in the classroom and work directly with the children, ages 7-13
  • Volunteer must be enthusiastic about learning (science in particular).
  • They should have some experience working with youth or at least be very interested in working with children and should be able to take direction well.
  • Volunteer position is at TRU
  • 16+ to volunteer
  • Volunteer interview and training session will be set up

Please contact Kathryn by calling 250-371-5534

Email

Website

Literacy in Kamloops/One-to-One Children's Literacy Program

978

 

Volunteer Tutors - Volunteers will read one-to-one with two or three elementary aged children who are not confident readers at local elementary schools. Starting the middle of Oct. - Jan. and also Feb. - Apr. (10 weeks, one day a week). There will be two recruiting orientations per year in Jan. and in Sept. at the Henry Grube Education Centre, 245 Kitchener Crescent. 16+ to volunteer. For more information contact the Literacy Outreach Coordinator Cami Klohn or call 250-573-1785. Website

Literacy in Kamloops - Kamloops Partner Assisted Learning (KPAL) Program

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Volunteer Tutors - Tutors needed for a free one-to-one adult tutoring program. Tutors are paired with learners who would like to improve their literacy and numeracy skills. A tutor training program is provided for all tutors. 19+ to volunteer. For more information contact the Kamloops Partner Assisted Learning (KPAL)program Coordinator Liz Critchley or call 778-257-9223. Website

River City Squash

River City Squash is seeking 1-5 volunteer coaches / supervisor / tutors. The following skills are required:

  • Assist supervising children (grades 4-8) and teens (age 13-14)
  • Coaching in physical activity (primarily squash)
  • Help with homework: counseling, riding with group to and from facility.
  • Coach C Level squash players, some basic level of physical fitness would be an asset
  • Tutoring / homework help
  • Knowledge of grade school math and sciences
  • Must be patient person and a desire to help
  • Must be available to assist in afternoons during the week

For more information please contact Dave Clutton

Call at 250-314-9600

Website

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Entertainment

 
CFBX-FM

1214

Multicultural / Language Radio Volunteers -CFBX is an entirely volunteer run and programmed radio station and is always looking for energetic and creative volunteers to help out on air and off air. The volunteers do not need to be TRU students to get involved.

Skills:

  • Programming in a language other than english
  • Audio editing
  • Writing
  • Organizational skills, computer skills
  • Morning Show
  • Spoken word programming ranges from social and political issues to sports and entertainment

Please Contact the Programming Coordinator Steve Marlow or call 250-377-3988, or drop by the station at House 8 behind the Campus Activity Centre on the TRU campus. Website

Kamloops Blazers Hockey Club

1073

SEASONAL:  SEPTEMBER - MAY

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 contact Howard or Freda Brown or call 250-374-1957 or Fax: 250-828-7822. Website

  
Kamloops Heritage Railway

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Onboard Attendants - The Kamloops Heritage Railway (Steam Locomotive 2141) is looking for onboard attendants for our fall and winter special events. Duties: passenger safety and relations, helping passengers to board the train & seating them, watching for ongoing safety infractions, interacting and taking photos with the passengers, and serving drinks & snacks. 19+ to volunteer, must be physically fit, and proficient in English; shifts are Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays. For more information, please contact the Manager of Railtour Operations Rosanne Nelson. Website
Kamloops Seniors Village

1101

Recreation Volunteers Needed!

Kamloops Senior Village is looking for volunteers to help with various recreation programs including:

  • Games (Bingo, cards, Yahtzee, puzzles, etc.), Crafts
  • Bowling, Bus Outings, Pub Night, Afternoon Socials, 1:1 Visits, Spa / Manicures, Church Services and more! 
  • We are also looking for volunteers with musical talents to  entertain our residents!

16+ to volunteer. For more information, contact the Recreation Manager  Erica Buckingham or call 250-571-2958. Fax: 250-571-1799. Address: 1220 Hugh Allan Drive, Kamloops BC V1S 2B3. Website

Overlander Residential Care

643

 

Day/Weekend Programs - Volunteers are needed to assist in day and weekend recreational programs for seniors. Activities include card games, board games, Wii, one-to-one visits, attending church services (at Overlander Residential Care). 16+ to volunteer. For more information contact Donna Lofstrom-Bell, or call 250-554-5569 or Fax: 250-554-5557.
Ridgeview Lodge

907
Recreation Volunteers - Volunteers are needed to help during the day - Monday - Friday and some weekend programs. A variety of recreational programs including: Crib, Board Games, Bingo, Sing-a-longs, Dancing, Crafts, Outdoor Walks, Special Events or 1-to-1 visits. Volunteers will also assist in transporting the residents in wheelchairs to the programs, and assist the staff with serving refreshments, and with the programs. Volunteers are especially needed to help with Bingo on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1-3 pm, and on Fridays for their Happy Hour from 2-4 pm. The Volunteers will be reliable, responsible, have good communications skills, be punctual, and be able to physically push a wheelchair. The location is 920 Desmond Street. 17+ to volunteer. For more information contact Marian Russell or call 250-376-3131 ext. 224 or 250-572-5621 Fax: 250-376-3151. Website
Salvation Army

1190
Family Fun Night Volunteers - The Salvation Army is in need of enthusiastic volunteers to help out with meals, games, and activities for our Friday evening Family Fun Nights from 5pm-7pm. Duties: food prep, set-up/take down, games, crafts and other engaging activities with the families. A police information check including the vulnerable sector check is required. 19+ to volunteer. Address: 344 Poplar St. Kamloops, BC, V2B 4B8. For more information contact Volunteer Coordinator Christine Kirby or call 250-554-1611 or 250-819-0017 Fax: 250-554-1689. Website
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Environmental

 
Interior Community Services

634
Outdoor Maintenance Volunteers - The volunteers will assist with minor outdoor maintenance of residential and program properties such as painting, weeding, and maintenance of fences, sheds, and yards. 18+ to volunteer. For more information contact Sarah Bijl or call 250-554-3134. Website

Kamloops Food Policy Council

1129

 

SEASONAL PROGRAM

The Gleaning Abundance Program is seeking Harvest Leaders and Gleaning Volunteers for June - November ,

7 days a week, 8:00am - 6:00pm

Harvest Leaders:

  • Lead and supervise all gleaning volunteers
  • Harvest Leaders must have experience, therefore may start as a Gleaning Volunteer until they gain the skills and graduate into the Harvest Leader position if suitable ability is displayed
  • Teach the volunteers how to pick and sort the fruit
  • Make sure safety is being taught when using ladders
  • Weighing, sorting, coordinate the split and delivery of produce
  • You are personable, responsible, reliable
  • Must be 18 + to volunteer

Gleaning Volunteers:

  • Gleaning volunteers take direction from the Harvest Leaders
  • Pick and sort fruit
  • Must be reliable, hardworking and take direction well
  • Must be 18+ to volunteer
  • Physically fit is an asset

Please visit our website for more details

Please call Sandra Frangiadakis, Project Coordinator at 250-851-6000

or Email

 

Open Door Group - Garden Gate Program


918

SEASONAL!

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 & produce sales, basic cleaning, janitorial duties, and maintenance of equipment. 16+ to volunteer. For more information contact Rob Wright or call 250-554-9453 Fax: 250-554-9402. Website

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Fundraising

 
Adaptive Sports at Sun Peaks

1126
Grant Writing Volunteer - We’re in need of a volunteer to write applications for fundraising grants. Experience in submitting applications for grants from a number of sources to support non-profit groups is essential. This position can be performed from home. 19+ to volunteer. For more information, please contact the President Pat McKimmon or call 250-572-0616 Fax: 1-888-298-4193. Website

Canadian Cancer Society

1290

 Canadian Cancer Society is seeking a Run Director for the "CIBC Run for the Cure"

Meetings begin mid May and Event Date Is October 1, 2017

Volunteer Run Director:

  • A passionate and enthusiastic individual to lead our CIBC Run for the Cure Committee
  • Experience with project management, leadership (managing a team), and event management are all an asset

We provide training for Run Directors, details TBD upon successful candidate

Please contact Kim Hodge, Manager, Volunteer Programs:

Call:  1-800-663-2524

Email

 

 

Kamloops Arts Council

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 Children's Art Festival

Friday, September 15th and Saturday September 16th

Volunteers Needed for Wednesday Sept 13th, Friday Sept 15th, and Sat Sept 16th

  • Bag Stuffer (4-8 volunteers)
  • Decorating (2 volunteers)
  • Setup (8 volunteers)
  • Greeters / Fundraising (6-8 volunteers)
  • Workshop  (4-6 volunteers)
  • Movie Booth  (1-2 volunteers)
  • Photographer Assistant (1-2 volunteers)
  • Take Down (8 volunteers)

Please contact Tracey at Volunteer Kamloops for a more detailed job description for each position (dates, times, duties)

If you are interested in volunteering for any of these positions please contact Jenn mailto:admin@kamloopsarts.ca

Call 250-372-7323

 

Kamloops Arts Council

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Great Getaways Raffle!!

"The Kamloops Arts Council is looking for friendly, outgoing people who aren't afraid to strike up a conversation! You'll be selling raffle tickets + Events Ambassador for the KAC. Join us, starting July 1st at Art in the Park on Canada Day, throughout the city during the summer months. Sales take place Wednesday mornings and Saturdays. Previous raffle ticket sales an asset but not required. "

Raffle Sellers and Event Ambassadors - Volunteers will:

  • Sell raffle tickets at various events, grocery stores in Kamloops and area.
  • Handout brochures about upcoming events
  • Some days at Sun Peaks
  • Volunteers must be mobile and emotionally able to deal with the public
  • Volunteering is mostly Wednesday mornings and Saturday days

Please contact Jenn Ruemper, Office Coordinator at 250-372-7323

Email

Website

Kamloops Heritage Society

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Board Members - The Kamloops Heritage Society is looking for board members who have a sincere interest in helping to preserve St. Andrews on the Square for future generations. The board members will be actively involved in fundraising, helping to make business decisions, and helping to cultivate relationships with the community to create cultural and educational opportunities. 19+ to volunteer. For more information, please contact the Executive Director Melody Formanski or call 250-377-4232. Website
 Kamloops Special Olympics

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. Preferably the role will be shared with two volunteers.

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.

18+ to Volunteer Must have car and class 5 driver’s license for some of the positions.

Email:  Kim Eichhorn

Call: 250-571-9820

Website

Overlander Residential Care
 

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Volunteers are needed for the Volunteer Office. Some of the duties are tabulating hours, photocopying, assist with orientation preparation, distribute and take down posters on site for special events (Christmas, Easter) assist with Volunteer Appreciation, mail outs, filing, etc. Volunteer must be reliable, responsible, attention to detail, previous office or bookkeeping experience preferred, organized and patient. Shifts: morning at 9:00am - 11:30am or afternoon at 1:00pm - 4:00pm. The available shifts at the moment are Thursday & Fridays in 9:00am - 11:30am. 19+ to volunteer. For more information contact Donna Lofstrom-Bell or call 250-554-5569 or Fax: 250-554-5557.

 

Overlander Residential Care

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Auxiliary Gift Shop Volunteers - Volunteers are needed to sell items, stock shelves, and assist residents with purchases. The volunteers should be reliable, responsible, enjoy spending time with seniors, comfortable giving change, and able to multitask. 19+ to volunteer. For more information contact Donna Lofstrom-Bell or call 250-554-5569 or Fax: 250-554-5557.
Special Olympics - Kamloops

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Assistant Fundraising Volunteers - The volunteers will work with the fundraising coordinator to plan, develop, and organize a variety of fundraising initiatives to fund the many programs of SOBC Kamloops. 18+ to volunteer. For more information contact Marilyn McLean or call 250-573-1206 or 250-879-0589. Website
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Gardening

 
Interior Community Services

634

SEASONAL!

Outdoor Maintenance Volunteers - The volunteers will assist with minor outdoor maintenance of residential and program properties such as painting, weeding, and maintenance of fences, sheds, and yards. 18+ to volunteer. For more information contact Sarah Bijl or call 250-554-3134. Website

Interior Community Services

FAMILY FRIENDLY VOLUNTEERING!

1274

Come dig in the dirt with us for our gardening programs!!

We are seeking Site Garden Leaders From April - November 

  • Assist program staff with regular maintenance of the gardens
  • Weeding, organizing, trimming and general garden activities
  • All ages are welcome to help, youth 12 and under can be accompanied by a parent

Please email Dawn Christie

Call:  236-421-1011

Website

JUMP Kamloops

Jump Kamloops is seeking many volunteers for their 6 day a week programs!!

Seeking people with empathy and open minds to socialize with people living with poverty and homelessness. Volunteers that are interested and love cooking, gardening, and socialization are needed. 

Volunteer position - Urban Garden Farms

  • Must enjoy the outdoors and people
  • Have a general knowledge of gardening
  • Able to do the work with a great attitude and compassion
  • Program runs 6 days per week - Mon - Saturday, 9:00-5:00pm
  • Pick your hours when you can assist.

Please contact by email: Glenn Hilke - Volunteer Coordinator

Call Brian Fox at 250-320-4335

Or call: 250-879-0465

Kamloops Food Policy Council

1129

 

SEASONAL PROGRAM!

The Gleaning Abundance Program is seeking Harvest Leaders and Gleaning Volunteers for June - November ,

7 days a week, 8:00am - 6:00pm

Harvest Leaders:

  • Lead and supervise all gleaning volunteers
  • Harvest Leaders must have experience, therefore may start as a Gleaning Volunteer until they gain the skills and graduate into the Harvest Leader position if suitable ability is displayed
  • Teach the volunteers how to pick and sort the fruit
  • Make sure safety is being taught when using ladders
  • Weighing, sorting, coordinate the split and delivery of produce
  • You are personable, responsible, reliable
  • Must be 18 + to volunteer

Gleaning Volunteers:

  • Gleaning volunteers take direction from the Harvest Leaders
  • Pick and sort fruit
  • Must be reliable, hardworking and take direction well
  • Must be 18+ to volunteer
  • Physically fit is an asset

Please visit our website for more details

Please call Sandra Frangiadakis, Project Coordinator at 250-851-6000

or Email

 

Kamloops Hospice Association

Family Friendly Volunteering

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Hospice seeking Gardening Volunteers for their flower beds from May - October!!

If you have a few hours a week to give, we would love to have you join our garden volunteers. Experience is preferred however if you have time to deadhead and weed we would love to hear from you!

Volunteer will:

  • Remove weeds from all areas of the garden
  • Take the deadheads off the flowers
  • Bring your own gloves, hat and water
  • Other tools are provided
  • Must be in good physical health
  • Family volunteering welcome, choose early mornings or evenings when it is cooler, flexible times available
  • Must be able to work independently, needing volunteers every day of the week, expectations would be a minimum 4 hours a week

Call Pamela Young, Community Program Coordinator, at 250-372-1336

Email

Website

Open Door Group - Garden Gate Program

918

 

SEASONAL!

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 & produce sales, basic cleaning, janitorial duties, and maintenance of equipment. 16+ to volunteer. For more information contact Rob Wright or call 250-554-9453 Fax: 250-554-9402. Website

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Health

 
Alzheimer Society of B.C.

1149
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. Please see the PDF attachment for a more complete description. For more information, please contact the Support and Education Coordinator Tara Hildebrand or call 250-377-8200 or 1-800-886-6946 Fax: 250-377-8484. PDF ; Website

Interior Community Services

1153

 

Meals On Wheels Drivers - We're looking for volunteers to pick up meals at the Royal Inland Hospital (RIH) and deliver them to clients' homes (Southshore and Northshore) between 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Tues. & Thurs. The drivers brighten the day for many people in our community that are home bound by showing concern, checking in, and having a friendly short chat. The volunteers will use their own vehicles and gas. A tax receipt will be issued at the end of the year for mileage driven. 18+ to volunteer. For more information please contact the HR Manager Sarah Bijl or call 250-554-3134 Fax: 250-376-3040. Website
Kamloops Hospice Association

1202
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 our patients, families, and visitors. 19+ to volunteer. The volunteers must possess FoodSafe Level 1. Address: 72 Whiteshield Crescent South, Kamloops BC V2E 2S9. For more information please contact the Community Program Coordinator Pamela Young Phone: 250-372-1336. Website

Overlander Residential Care

1312

 Trinity Care Volunteer - Trinity Care, Overlander

The Volunteer Will:

  • Assist in short stay 4 bed area community Hospice
  • 1-1 visiting, reading to patients, preparing coffee/light refreshments
  • Supplying books, magazines, puzzles
  • Supporting families as needed
  • Complete assignment description will be provided
  • Mature, life experience, previous experience preferred, comfortable with sensitive situations, reliable and responsible
  • Work as a team, some medical or social work background would be helpful
  • Willing and able to take hospice training ( 30+ hours ) which will be offered in the Fall 2017 - no charge

Please call Donna Lofstrom-Bell at 250-554-5569

Email

 

Overlander Residential Care

1262

Volunteers are needed for the Volunteer Office. Some of the duties are tabulating hours, photocopying, assist with orientation preparation, distribute and take down posters on site for special events (Christmas, Easter) assist with Volunteer Appreciation, mail outs, filing, etc. Volunteer must be reliable, responsible, attention to detail, previous office or bookkeeping experience preferred, organized and patient. Shifts: morning at 9:00am - 11:30am or afternoon at 1:00pm - 4:00pm. The available shifts at the moment are Thursday & Fridays in 9:00am - 11:30am. 19+ to volunteer. For more information contact Donna Lofstrom-Bell or call 250-554-5569 or Fax: 250-554-5557.

 

Overlander Residential Care

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Auxiliary Gift Shop Volunteers - Volunteers are needed to sell items, stock shelves, and assist residents with purchases. The volunteers should be reliable, responsible, enjoy spending time with seniors, comfortable giving change, and able to multitask. 19+ to volunteer. For more information contact Donna Lofstrom-Bell or call 250-554-5569 or Fax: 250-554-5557.
Overlander Residential Care

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Beauty Parlour Porter and Barber PorterVolunteers will assist with portering residents to the Beauty Salon or the Barber Shop. Must be able to physically push a wheelchair or assist residents with walking to the beauty parlour or barber shop. Two Monday mornings a month for the Barber Portering (9am – 12pm); Tuesday mornings (9am – 11:45pm) for the beauty parlour. 19+ to volunteer. For more information contact Donna Lofstrom-Bell, or call 250-554-5569 or Fax: 250-554-5557.
Overlander Residential Care

717
Medical Appointment Assistance - This is great experience for those thinking of getting into the medical field. Volunteers will accompany residents on Handidart to various medical appointments, such as doctor, dentist, denturist, optometrist and hospital visits. 18+ to volunteer. For more information contact Donna Lofstrom-Bell or call 250-554-5569 or Fax: 250-554-5557.

Ponderosa Lodge

1131

 

Medical Appointment Volunteers - This is great experience for those thinking of getting into the health care field. The volunteers will accompany residents on the Handidart to medical appointments such as orthopaedic shoe fittings, dentists, doctors, denturists, optometrists, etc. The volunteers must be able to physically push a wheelchair. 18+ to volunteer. For more information, contact the Recreation & Volunteer Coordinator Kristy Porter or call 250-374-5671 Ext: 4410 or Fax: 250-374-8873.

Royal Inland Hospital

694

 

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 contact Gayle Weiss or call 250-314-2313 or Fax: 250-314-2795. Volunteer Application Form. Website
Royal Inland Hospital

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Emergency Department (ED) Volunteers - Looking for volunteers who can physically maneuver patients in wheelchairs, verbally communicate with patients, families, nurses and physicians. ED volunteers will assist staff in areas of patient and family support. An ED volunteer serves as liaison between the patients and their waiting families and will act as an advocate for the patients by checking with staff and dealing with requests of the patients or family members within the volunteers' guideline policy. Must be 18+, confident and mature. For more information contact Gayle Weiss or call 250-314-2313 or Fax: 250-314-2795. Volunteer Application Form. Website
Royal Inland Hospital

1000
Friendly Visitor Volunteers - This program allows volunteers to visit with patients on a one on one basis. If you like to read, talk, play board or card games, or just enjoy spending time with others, then you can make a huge difference in the life of a patient at the RIH. 18+ to volunteer.For more information contact Gayle Weiss or call 250-314-2313 or Fax: 250-314-2795. Volunteer Application Form. Website

Royal Inland Hospital

354

 

Information Desk Volunteers - The volunteers will assist visitors and patients with directions, information, sort papers for patients charts, collect binders from various departments and other assorted tasks. 18+ to volunteer. For more information contact Gayle Weiss or call 250-314-2313 or Fax: 250-314-2795. Volunteer Application Form. Website

Royal Inland Hospital

1004

 

Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Volunteers - The volunteers will improve the quality of the patient/family experience by providing assistance during their stay in the ICU. Physical ability to safely maneuver patients in wheelchairs and verbally communicate with patients, families, nurses and physicians, as well as assist staff in the areas of patient and family support. ICU volunteers serves as a liaison between the patients and their waiting families and will also act as an advocate for the patients by checking with staff and dealing with requests of patients or family members within the volunteers' guidelines policy. 18+ to volunteer. For more information contact Gayle Weiss or call 250-314-2313 or Fax: 250-314-2795. Volunteer Application Form. Website

Royal Inland Hospital

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Laboratory Reception Volunteers - The volunteers will enhance the quality of laboratory visits for patients, families and visitors by providing direction, support and assistance in the reception and waiting area. We're looking for volunteers who are flexible, show good judgment, discretion, and able to work as part of a team with the public and staff. 18+ to volunteer. For more information contact Gayle Weiss or call 250-314-2313 or Fax: 250-314-2795. Volunteer Application Form. Website

St. John Ambulance

787

 

Medical First Responder Volunteer Brigade - The volunteers will participate as first aid providers at community events. Minimum requirements: standard first aid course (or equivalent) with CPR-C, higher first aid knowledge is, of course, also welcomed. The Brigade offers applicable ongoing training to its members at no cost. The volunteers must commit to a minimum of 60 hours a year, and be available for all types of events. 18+ to volunteer. For more information contact Lesley Larsen or call 250-372-3853 Fax: 250-372-2275. Website
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Kitchen

 

Interior Community Services

FAMILY FRIENDLY VOLUNTEERING!!

1275

We are seeking volunteers to assist with our kitchen programs:

  • Assist program coordinator in different cooking programs
  • An interest in cooking is an asset
  • Must be comfortable working with people / groups

Please email: Dawn Christie, Community Resources Manager

Call: 236-421-1011 or 250-376-3660

Location: North Shore, 140-Laburnum Street

Website

Interior Community Services

1153

 

Meals On Wheels Drivers - We're looking for volunteers to pick up meals at the Royal Inland Hospital (RIH) and deliver them to clients' homes (Southshore and Northshore) between 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Tues. & Thurs. The drivers brighten the day for many people in our community that are home bound by showing concern, checking in, and having a friendly short chat. The volunteers will use their own vehicles and gas. A tax receipt will be issued at the end of the year for mileage driven. 18+ to volunteer. For more information please contact the HR Manager Sarah Bijl or call 250-554-3134 Fax: 250-376-3040. Website

JUMP Kamloops

 

Jump Kamloops is seeking many volunteers for their 6 day a week - Monday - Saturday programs!!

Seeking people with empathy and open minds to socialize with people living with poverty and homelessness. Volunteers that are interested and love cooking, gardening, and socialization, bookkeeping, social media, fundraising, marketing, website support are needed. 

Volunteer position -Community Kitchen/Community Meals

  • Someone with food safe would be an asset
  • Enjoys cooking, sharing, socializing, helping other in need
  • Good judgement, friendly, non-judgemental
  • Hardworking, reliable, supportive

Please contact by email: Glenn Hilke - Volunteer Coordinator

Call Brian Fox at 250-320-4335

Or call: 250-879-0465

Kamloops Alano Society

1224

Cook, Concession,Cleaning VolunteersWe are looking for two to four volunteers to assist with concession, cooking, and clean up (sweeping, moping, wiping tables, garbage etc.). Volunteers must have food safe for cooking, WHIMIS would be an asset but not required.  Cooking is on Mondays and Wednesdays only from 8:30-1:15 (breakfast and lunch), regular hours are from Monday to Sunday 8:30-1:30 and Thursday’s from 6:30-11:00pm. For more info contact Kim Sterling at 250-852-1244. Must be 19+ to volunteer. Website
Kamloops Hospice Association

1202
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 our patients, families, and visitors. 19+ to volunteer. The volunteers must possess FoodSafe Level 1. Address: 72 Whiteshield Crescent South, Kamloops BC V2E 2S9. For more information please contact the Community Program Coordinator Pamela Young Phone: 250-372-1336. Website
New Life Community Kamloops

171
Kitchen Helper - Volunteers needed to peel and prepare vegetables, cut up desserts, organize and sort the fridge, sort bread, sweep floors, dish washing and clean up. Janitorial assistance is also needed for light general maintenance of the day room and kitchen, i.e. sweeping and mopping the floors, cleaning the bathroom and mirrors, etc. 16+ to volunteer. For more information contact Reception or call 250-434-9898 Fax: 250-434-1373. Website

Oncore Seniors Society

1196

Food Hamper Delivery Volunteers - The Oncore Seniors Society is looking for volunteers to deliver food hampers, using their own vehicle, from the food bank once a month to homebound seniors in Kamloops. 17+ to volunteer. For more information contact the Volunteer Coordinator or call 250-828-0600 Fax: 250-828-7171. Website
Salvation Army

 
Family Volunteering

1189

Community Services Helpers - The Salvation Army is in need of volunteers to help out in their community services department Tues. through Fri. mornings, and also Wed. evenings. Duties: handing out emergency hampers, serving meals, and also assisting with the upkeep of the department. 16+ to volunteer & family volunteering friendly. Address: 344 Poplar St. Kamloops, BC, V2B 4B8. For more information contact Volunteer Coordinator Christine Kirby or call 250-554-1611 or 250-819-0017 Fax: 250-554-1689. Website
Salvation Army

1190
Family Fun Night Volunteers - The Salvation Army is in need of enthusiastic volunteers to help out with meals, games, and activities for our Friday evening Family Fun Nights from 5pm-7pm. Duties: food prep, set-up/take down, games, crafts and other engaging activities with the families. A police information check including the vulnerable sector check is required. 19+ to volunteer. Address: 344 Poplar St. Kamloops, BC, V2B 4B8. For more information contact Volunteer Coordinator Christine Kirby or call 250-554-1611 or 250-819-0017 Fax: 250-554-1689. Website
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Law Enforcement

 

Kamloops Community Safety & Enforcement

591

 

Auto Crime Prevention - Volunteers deliver crime prevention information specific to vehicle security in parking lots and areas targeted for theft. Volunteers will also promote Lock Out Auto Crime principles and related Crime Prevention information at public displays. 19+ to volunteer. For more information contact Kevin Beeton or call 250-828-3264  Website

Kamloops Community Safety & Enforcement

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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 contact or call Kevin Beeton 250-828-3264  Website

Kamloops Community Safety & Enforcement

113

 

Speed Watch - Work in partnership with ICBC and RCMP Traffic Section to monitor speed zones. This is an educational program aimed at reducing incidents of speeding. Volunteers monitor speeds in high visibility and high traffic areas, utilizing specialized speed reader equipment. 19+ to volunteer. For more information contact

Kevin Beeton or call 250-828-3264. Website

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Maintenance/Handyman

 

Arnica Artist Run Centre

1197

 

Furniture Building Volunteers - Arnica is in need of volunteers to plan, and build some stools and benches for our art gallery. The volunteers will use their own woodworking tools & equipment in their own workshop. The volunteers will have to confirm their woodworking skills, and be able to collaborate on the project. 18+ to volunteer. Please note that the materials will be paid for by Arnica. For more information please contact the Gallery Coordinator Christine Beaton. Website
BC Wildlife Park

1091
 

 

Facilities Assistants - The volunteers will assist our Facilities Department with: regular park maintenance (raking, weeding, etc.), assembling and dismantling special event displays, and building or repairing enclosures. The volunteers must be able to follow directions with limited supervision and be physically fit. 14+ to volunteer. Contact Katelyn Bissat or call 250-573-3242 Ext. 226 Fax: 250-573-2406. Website
Habitat for Humanity ReStore

622
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 contact Sabrina Leduc, Volunteer Coordinator or call 250-314-6783 Fax: 250-374-9370. Website

Interior Community Services

1089

Volunteer Mover – Volunteers will assist in moving, and transporting items to/from our facilities within the Kamloops area. Volunteers must have their own truck, be able to physically lift heavy items, have a valid driver’s license, and a clear driver’s abstract. A tax receipt will be issued for kilometers travelled. 19+ to volunteer. Contact the HR Manager Sarah Bijl or call 250-376-3660 or 250-554-3134 Fax: 250-376-3040. Website
Overlander Residential Care

1171
Fish Tank Volunteer Assistants - Overlander Residential Care is in need of volunteers to assist our expert fish tank keeper with maintaining our fish tank. The volunteers must be physically able to lift large pails of water to fill the empty tank, take directions well, enjoy spending time with seniors, and like fish. 16+ to volunteer. For more information contact Donna Lofstrom-Bell, or call 250-554-5569 or Fax: 250-554-5557.
Salvation Army

 
Family Volunteering

1189

Community Services Helpers - The Salvation Army is in need of volunteers to help out in their community services department Tues. through Fri. mornings, and also Wed. evenings. Duties: handing out emergency hampers, serving meals, and also assisting with the upkeep of the department. 16+ to volunteer & family volunteering friendly. Address: 344 Poplar St. Kamloops, BC, V2B 4B8. For more information contact Volunteer Coordinator Christine Kirby or call 250-554-1611 or 250-819-0017 Fax: 250-554-1689. Website

YMCA/YWCA

945

 

Equipment Maintenance - The volunteers will assist the staff with the maintenance of fitness equipment and the miscellaneous building of equipment. Volunteers should be in good health, and enjoy working with others. The volunteers must be able to work unsupervised, and having a mechanical background or aptitude would be an asset. 2 to 4 hours per week, the day and time to suit your schedule. 16+ to volunteer. Contact the Manager Kim Boyetchko or call 250-372-7725 Fax: 250-372-3023. Website

YMCA/YWCA

880

 

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. Contact the Manager Kim Boyetchko or call 250-372-7725 Fax: 250-372-3023. Website

YMCA/YWCA

881

 

Volunteer Facility Attendant - To assist the staff with maintaining a clean and welcoming facility. Priority areas are the change rooms, lobbies, and fitness areas. Laundry and other duties are also included in this position. Volunteers should be in good health, enjoy working in a fast paced environment, be friendly, outgoing, and be able to work unsupervised. 2 to 4 hours per shift; the day and time to suit your schedule. 16+ to volunteer. Contact the Manager Kim Boyetchko or call 250-372-7725 Fax: 250-372-3023. Website
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Mental Health

 
Alzheimer Society of B.C.

1149
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. Please see the PDF attachment for a more complete description. For more information, please contact the Support and Education Coordinator Tara Hildebrand or call 250-377-8200 or 1-800-886-6946 Fax: 250-377-8484. PDF ; Website

Canadian Mental Health Association - Kamloops

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Certified Volunteer Yoga Instructor

Are you a certified yoga instructor who wants to gain teaching experience and give back to your community?

  • The Clubhouse is looking for an enthusiastic, motivating and fun instructor
  • Commit to teaching a minimum 45 min class 2x a month
  • Schedule is flexible depending on availability
  • Must have proof of certification and amazing social skills
  • Ability to adapt to different class sizes/client needs
  • Complete a PIC is required
  • Onsite orientation

Please email Sheena Thompson

Call 250-374-0440 ext 106

Website

Canadian Mental Health Association - Kamloops

542

 

Clubhouse Volunteers - The volunteers will participate in an array of established psychiatric rehab programs for individuals 18 years and older, whom have been diagnosed with a mental illness. The programs are designed to strengthen an individual's abilities and skills necessary to meet their needs for housing, employment, socialization, personal growth and life skills. The volunteers will interact one-to-one with individuals - computer assistance, teaching crafts, assisting with cooking programs as well as helping with the general up keep of the Clubhouse. 19+ to volunteer. For more information contact Sheena Christian, or call 250-374-0440 Ext: 107 Fax: 250-374-8718. Website
Canadian Mental Health Association - Kamloops

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Donation Pick-up Volunteers - The volunteers will be transporting donations to the Clubhouse. Volunteer duties include: loading, unloading, and transporting donations. The drivers must be available to pick up community donations once a week, have a truck, and a valid BC driver’s license; pick-up times are flexible. Mileage is paid at 0.52 cents/km. 19+ to volunteer. For more information contact Sheena Christian, or call 250-374-0440 Ext: 107 Fax: 250-374-8718. Website

Interior Community Services

1153

 

Meals On Wheels Drivers - We're looking for volunteers to pick up meals at the Royal Inland Hospital (RIH) and deliver them to clients' homes (Southshore and Northshore) between 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Tues. & Thurs. The drivers brighten the day for many people in our community that are home bound by showing concern, checking in, and having a friendly short chat. The volunteers will use their own vehicles and gas. A tax receipt will be issued at the end of the year for mileage driven. 18+ to volunteer. For more information please contact the HR Manager Sarah Bijl or call 250-554-3134 Fax: 250-376-3040. Website
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Multicultural/Languages

 
Kamloops Heritage Railway

1201
Onboard Attendants - The Kamloops Heritage Railway (Steam Locomotive 2141) is looking for onboard attendants for our fall and winter special events. Duties: passenger safety and relations, helping passengers to board the train & seating them, watching for ongoing safety infractions, interacting and taking photos with the passengers, and serving drinks & snacks. 19+ to volunteer, must be physically fit, and proficient in English; shifts are Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays. For more information, please contact the Manager of Railtour Operations Rosanne Nelson. Website

CFBX-FM

1214

Multicultural / Language Radio Volunteers -CFBX is an entirely volunteer run and programmed radio station and is always looking for energetic and creative volunteers to help out on air and off air. The volunteers do not need to be TRU students to get involved.

Skills:

  • Programming in a language other than english
  • Audio editing
  • Writing
  • Organizational skills, computer skills
  • Morning Show
  • Spoken word programming ranges from social and political issues to sports and entertainment

Please Contact the Programming Coordinator Steve Marlow or call 250-377-3988, or drop by the station at House 8 behind the Campus Activity Centre on the TRU campus. Website

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Office Work

 
Adaptive Sports at Sun Peaks

1126
Grant Writing Volunteer - We’re in need of a volunteer to write applications for fundraising grants. Experience in submitting applications for grants from a number of sources to support non-profit groups is essential. This position can be performed from home. 19+ to volunteer. For more information, please contact the President Pat McKimmon or call 250-572-0616 Fax: 1-888-298-4193. Website

 Overlander Residential Care

1262

Volunteers are needed for the Volunteer Office. Some of the duties are tabulating hours, photocopying, assist with orientation preparation, distribute and take down posters on site for special events (Christmas, Easter) assist with Volunteer Appreciation, mail outs, filing, etc. Volunteer must be reliable, responsible, attention to detail, previous office or bookkeeping experience preferred, organized and patient. Shifts: morning at 9:00am - 11:30am or afternoon at 1:00pm - 4:00pm. The available shifts at the moment are Thursday & Fridays in 9:00am - 11:30am. 19+ to volunteer. For more information contact Donna Lofstrom-Bell or call 250-554-5569 or Fax: 250-554-5557.

 

Therapeutic Riding Association

1264

Office Cleaner- Kamloops Therapeutic Riding Association is looking for office volunteers to keep the dust bunnies away. If you love to clean and have an hour to spare every second week please call Ashley Sudds at 250-554-3811 or email

Volunteers 18+ require a PIC to volunteer. Please go to our website for your Police Information Check Letter and Volunteer Application Website

Please print the PIC letter on our website and take it to the RCMP

 

White Buffalo Aboriginal & Metis Health Society

1247

 

Front Reception
We are seeking a skilled front desk receptionist!

  • Must be able to answer phones in a polite and professional manner
  • Great clients and assist in the ARCH applications
  • Be familiar with all office equipment
  • Be flexible and willing to assist different days of the week depending on work load
  • Good people skills, compassionate, conflict resolution skills would be helpful

Please email your resume to Marie Ashton, Office Manager

 

Volunteer Kamloops

1172

Volunteer Office Administrative Assistants 

You can gain experience in your field in a supportive environment. A minimum requirement of 2-6 hours per week is required and preference will be given to applicants willing to put in a 6 month or longer time commitment.

  • Seeking a friendly and approachable individual to volunteer at the front counter in our downtown office
  • Must be able to work with MS Office Suite
  • Good telephone manner and willing to learn a database system
  • Willing to take direction and support the team at VK
  • Written and verbal English proficiency is required.
  • 19+ to volunteer
  • Other duties may include: cleaning general office area, vacuum, sweeping etc.
  • Please send your resume to Reception or call 250-372-8313 to set-up your interview today!

YMCA/YWCA

946

Child Care Resource and Referral Volunteers - Volunteers are needed at our Interactive Play and Learn Centre for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their primary caregivers to help with maintaining a safe environment as well as tidying and sanitizing toys. Assistance is also needed checking inventory in the toy lending library, with administrative tasks in the office, and with special events. 16+ to volunteer. For more information please contact Janis Arner or call 250-376-4771 Fax: 250-376-6499. Location: John Tod Centre YMCA, 150 Wood Street, on the North Shore. Website

YMCA/YWCA

948

 

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 Catherine Cooper with Member Services Downtown at 250-372-7725 Fax: 250-372-3023 or Trina Pilon with Member Services North Shore at 250-554-9622 Fax: 250-554-1753. Website
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Outdoors

 

BC Wildlife Park

1091

Facilities Assistants - The volunteers will assist our Facilities Department with: regular park maintenance (raking, weeding, etc.), assembling and dismantling special event displays, and building or repairing enclosures. The volunteers must be able to follow directions with limited supervision and be physically fit. 14+ to volunteer. Contact Katelyn Bissat or call 250-573-3242 Ext: 226 Fax: 250-573-2406. Website

Interior Community Services

FAMILY FRIENDLY VOLUNTEERING!

1274

 

Come dig in the dirt with us for our gardening programs!!

We are seeking Site Garden Leaders From April - November 

  • Assist program staff with regular maintenance of the gardens
  • Weeding, organizing, trimming and general garden activities
  • All ages are welcome to help, youth 12 and under can be accompanied by a parent

Please email Dawn Christie

Call:  236-421-1011

Website

Interior Community Services

634

SEASONAL!

Outdoor Maintenance Volunteers - The volunteers will assist with minor outdoor maintenance of residential and program properties such as painting, weeding, and maintenance of fences, sheds, and yards. 18+ to volunteer. For more information contact Sarah Bijl or call 250-554-3134. Website

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kamloops Food Policy Council

1129

SEASONAL PROGRAM!

The Gleaning Abundance Program is seeking Harvest Leaders and Gleaning Volunteers for June - November ,

7 days a week, 8:00am - 6:00pm

Harvest Leaders:

  • Lead and supervise all gleaning volunteers
  • Harvest Leaders must have experience, therefore may start as a Gleaning Volunteer until they gain the skills and graduate into the Harvest Leader position if suitable ability is displayed
  • Teach the volunteers how to pick and sort the fruit
  • Make sure safety is being taught when using ladders
  • Weighing, sorting, coordinate the split and delivery of produce
  • You are personable, responsible, reliable
  • Must be 18 + to volunteer

Gleaning Volunteers:

  • Gleaning volunteers take direction from the Harvest Leaders
  • Pick and sort fruit
  • Must be reliable, hardworking and take direction well
  • Must be 18+ to volunteer
  • Physically fit is an asset

Please visit our website for more details

Please call Sandra Frangiadakis, Project Coordinator at 250-851-6000

or Email

 

 

Kamloops Hospice Association

Family Friendly Volunteering

1299

 

Hospice seeking Gardening Volunteers for their flower beds from May - October!!

If you have a few hours a week to give, we would love to have you join our garden volunteers. Experience is preferred however if you have time to deadhead and weed we would love to hear from you!

Volunteer will:

  • Remove weeds from all areas of the garden
  • Take the deadheads off the flowers
  • Bring your own gloves, hat and water
  • Other tools are provided
  • Must be in good physical health
  • Family volunteering welcome, choose early mornings or evenings when it is cooler, flexible times available
  • Must be able to work independently, needing volunteers every day of the week, expectations would be a minimum 4 hours a week

Call Pamela Young, Community Program Coordinator, at 250-372-1336

Email

Website

Open Door Group - Garden Gate Program

918

 

SEASONAL!

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 & produce sales, basic cleaning, janitorial duties, and maintenance of equipment. 16+ to volunteer. For more information contact Rob Wright or call 250-554-9453 Fax: 250-554-9402. Website

Salvation Army

1305

Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) Helper - ONGOING Volunteering

The Salvation Army is in need of 50 volunteers to serve citizens as first responders. Volunteers serve at a variety of events from real disasters to exercise and community events. The Salvation Army EDS offers quality food and hydration to those impacted by disaster through their mobile kitchens (canteens) which are capable of producing 2,000 meals a day.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide food and hydration
  • Spiritual/emotional care to victims of disaster
  • Drive
  • Cook
  • Serve
  • Make phone calls
  • Stock canteens and warehouse
  • Clean and detail equipment

This is an ongoing volunteering opportunity. Volunteers are placed in "On-Call" status and will receive EDS notifications.

Volunteers are background checked and required to attend orientation and EDS specific training (free of charge). In order to stay qualified, volunteers must participate in at least 2 exercises/real world events annually.

19+ to volunteer, Address: 344 Poplar St. Kamloops, BC, V2B 4B8. For more information contact Volunteer Coordinator Christine Kirby or call 250-554-1611 or 250-819-0017 Fax: 250-554-1689. Website

Therapeutic Riding Association

897

SEASONAL!

Riding Program Support Volunteers - The volunteers will help with preparing horses for lessons, and interact with students who have physical and/or mental disabilities. In lesson volunteers - side walkers, and horse leaders. Other volunteer opportunities include office work, special events, facility maintenance/yard work parties, and barn work. 14+ to volunteer, and all training is provided. Please note that this is seasonal, so volunteer opportunities are limited between December and March. For more information, please contact Ashley Sudds - call 250-554-3811

Volunteers 18+ require a PIC to volunteer. Please go to our website for your Police Information Check Letter and Volunteer Application Website

Please print the PIC letter on our website and take it to the RCMP

YMCA/YWCA

880

 

SEASONAL!

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. Contact the Manager Kim Boyetchko or call 250-372-7725 Fax: 250-372-3023. Website

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Retail

 
Elizabeth Fry Society

1117

Lizzy’s Closet - Clothing Organizer/ Assistant - The Elizabeth Fry Society is looking for one or two female volunteers twice a week for approximately 1 to 3 hours to help sort clothing & donations, organize the closet, and assist women in need who attend the closet. 19+ to volunteer. Lizzy's Closet is a women’s clothing program. For more information, please contact the Lizzy’s Closet Coordinator Janelle Borley or call 250-374-2119 Ext: 200 Fax: 250-374-5768. Location: 827 Seymour Street, Kamloops. Website
Habitat for Humanity ReStore

622

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 contact Sabrina Leduc (Volunteer Administrator) or call 250-314-6783 Fax: 250-374-9370. Website

Kamloops Alano Society

1224

Cook, Concession,Cleaning Volunteers We are looking for two to four volunteers to assist with concession, cooking, and clean up (sweeping, moping, wiping tables, garbage etc.). Volunteers must have food safe for cooking, WHIMIS would be an asset but not required.  Cooking is on Mondays and Wednesdays only from 8:30-1:15 (cooking breakfast and lunch), regular hours are from Monday to Sunday 8:30-1:30 and Thursday’s from 6:30-11:00pm. For more info contact Kim Sterling at 250-852-1244. Must be 19+ to volunteer. Website
Overlander Residential Care

1177
Auxiliary Gift Shop Volunteers - Volunteers are needed to sell items, stock shelves, and assist residents with purchases. The volunteers should be reliable, responsible, enjoy spending time with seniors, comfortable giving change, and able to multitask. 19+ to volunteer. For more information contact Donna Lofstrom-Bell or call 250-554-5569 or Fax: 250-554-5557.

Salvation Army - Thrift Store

302

 

Thrift Store Volunteers - Volunteers are needed for sorting, pricing, setting up displays, hanging clothes, organizing clothing racks, greeting customers and helping with their purchases. Schedules are set up in a way that works best for the volunteer and the agency. 16+ to volunteer. For more information contact the Volunteer Coordinator Christine Kirby or call 250-554-1611 Fax: 250-554-1689. Website

Simply the Best Thrift Store

1034

 

Thrift Store Volunteers - A variety of positions are available. Simply the Best is able to provide affordable housing and operate personalized services to benefit individuals in our community:

Sorters and Cashiers :

  • Sort/organize donations, use the cash register, customer service skills
  • Conflict resolution skills would be an asset
  • Maintain retail displays, assist customers and more.
  • Must be physically fit and able to lift heavy boxes, plus move quickly
  • Must be able to keep up with the fast pace that is required

Hours of Volunteering:

Cashier - Monday's AM or PM

Sorter - Wednesday AM - start approx 8:30 am

There will be a hands on orientation and training available to all volunteers. Due to dedicated individuals like you, . 19+ to volunteer. For more information contact Margaret McKay or call 250-377-8335. Website

 

Thrift City - New Life Community

398

Thrift Store Volunteers - Thrift City is a busy non-profit thrift store, and is looking for volunteers for many different positions such as sorting, pricing, stocking, organizing, and displaying products, moving stock, cashier and customer service duties, and light janitorial duties. 16+ to volunteer. For more information contact Reception or call 250-372-2273 Fax: 250-434-1373. Website

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Safety

 
Kamloops Community Safety & Enforcement

591

Auto Crime Prevention - Volunteers deliver crime prevention information specific to vehicle security in parking lots and areas targeted for theft. Volunteers will also promote Lock Out Auto Crime principles and related Crime Prevention information at public displays. 19+ to volunteer.

For more information call 250-828-3264

Email Kevin Beeton

 Website

Kamloops Community Safety & Enforcement

112

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 250-828-3264

Email Kevin Beeton

  Website

Kamloops Community Safety & Enforcement

113

Speed Watch - Work in partnership with ICBC and RCMP Traffic Section to monitor speed zones. This is an educational program aimed at reducing incidents of speeding. Volunteers monitor speeds in high visibility and high traffic areas, utilizing specialized speed reader equipment. 19+ to volunteer.

Email Kevin Beeton

For more information call 250-828-3264  Website

Kamloops Emergency Support Services

292
ESS Team Volunteers Volunteers will be required in the event of any disaster, i.e. fires, floods, avalanches, industrial accidents, police actions, and earthquakes. Volunteers will be asked to complete an orientation and other courses may follow. Minimum age to volunteer without parents or guardians consent is 19+. For more information contact Lyn at 250-319-1425. Website
Kamloops Heritage Railway

1201
Onboard Attendants - The Kamloops Heritage Railway (Steam Locomotive 2141) is looking for onboard attendants for our fall and winter special events. Duties: passenger safety and relations, helping passengers to board the train & seating them, watching for ongoing safety infractions, interacting and taking photos with the passengers, and serving drinks & snacks. 19+ to volunteer, must be physically fit, and proficient in English; shifts are Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays. For more information, please contact the Manager of Railtour Operations Rosanne Nelson. Website
Kamloops RCMP Victim Services Unit

1027
Victim Support Worker - Volunteers provide front line services to victims of crime. Services may include provision of emotional support, crisis intervention, referrals, information regarding the police investigation and court process, court orientation and accompaniment, and assistance completing applications for compensation, restitution and victim impact statements. Must hold a clean and valid BC drivers license, be willing to go through a comprehensive police security screening and be willing to commit to the Unit for a period of one year post training. We are looking for volunteers who are mature, reliable, and flexible, have excellent interpersonal/communication skills and have a vested interest in helping victims of crime. 19+ to volunteer. For more information contact the Program Manager Lisa Gammel or call 250-828-3069, or 250-828-3222, Fax: 250-828-3210.
Salvation Army

 
Family Volunteering

1189

Community Services Helpers - The Salvation Army is in need of volunteers to help out in their community services department Tues. through Fri. mornings, and also Wed. evenings. Duties: handing out emergency hampers, serving meals, and also assisting with the upkeep of the department. 16+ to volunteer & family volunteering friendly. Address: 344 Poplar St. Kamloops, BC, V2B 4B8. For more information contact Volunteer Coordinator Christine Kirby or call 250-554-1611 or 250-819-0017 Fax: 250-554-1689. Website

Salvation Army

1305

Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) Helper - ONGOING Volunteering

The Salvation Army is in need of 50 volunteers to serve citizens as first responders. Volunteers serve at a variety of events from real disasters to exercise and community events. The Salvation Army EDS offers quality food and hydration to those impacted by disaster through their mobile kitchens (canteens) which are capable of producing 2,000 meals a day.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide food and hydration
  • Spiritual/emotional care to victims of disaster
  • Drive
  • Cook
  • Serve
  • Make phone calls
  • Stock canteens and warehouse
  • Clean and detail equipment

This is an ongoing volunteering opportunity. Volunteers are placed in "On-Call" status and will receive EDS notifications.

Volunteers are background checked and required to attend orientation and EDS specific training (free of charge). In order to stay qualified, volunteers must participate in at least 2 exercises/real world events annually.

19+ to volunteer, Address: 344 Poplar St. Kamloops, BC, V2B 4B8. For more information contact Volunteer Coordinator Christine Kirby or call 250-554-1611 or 250-819-0017 Fax: 250-554-1689. Website

St. John Ambulance

787

 

Medical First Responder Volunteer Brigade - The volunteers will participate as first aid providers at community events. Minimum requirements: standard first aid course (or equivalent) with CPR-C, higher first aid knowledge is, of course, also welcomed. The Brigade offers applicable ongoing training to its members at no cost. The volunteers must commit to a minimum of 60 hours a year, and be available for all types of events. 18+ to volunteer. For more information contact Lesley Larsen or call 250-372-3853 Fax: 250-372-2275. Website
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Service to Seniors

 
Brocklehurst Gemstone Care Centre

 
Family Volunteering

1161

Recreational Volunteers - Brocklehurst Gemstone Care Centre is looking for volunteers to help with many different programs including: games (bingo, Jeopardy, board games, crib, and other card games), scrapbooking, music nights, entertainers, 1-to-1 visits, X-BOX, manicures, church services, bocce ball, gardening programs, walking/exercise programs, and intergeneration programs. 16+ to volunteer & family volunteering friendly. For more info please contact Recreation Manager Crystal Clark or call 778-470-2596 Ext: 109. Website

Kamloops Seniors Village

1101

Recreation Volunteers Needed!

Kamloops Senior Village is looking for volunteers to help with various recreation programs including:

  • Games (Bingo, cards, Yahtzee, puzzles, etc.), Crafts
  • Bowling, Bus Outings, Pub Night, Afternoon Socials, 1:1 Visits, Spa / Manicures, Church Services and more! 
  • We are also looking for volunteers with musical talents to  entertain our residents!

16+ to volunteer. For more information, contact the Recreation Manager  Erica Buckingham or call 250-571-2958. Fax: 250-571-1799. Address: 1220 Hugh Allan Drive, Kamloops BC V1S 2B3. Website

Oncore Seniors Society

1196

Food Hamper Delivery Volunteers - The Oncore Seniors Society is looking for volunteers to deliver food hampers, using their own vehicle, from the food bank once a month to homebound seniors in Kamloops. 17+ to volunteer. For more information contact the Volunteer Coordinator or call 250-828-0600 Fax: 250-828-7171. Website

Oncore Seniors Society

917

Friendly Visitor Program - The volunteers visit seniors in their homes on a weekly basis to support inclusion and healthy relationships. The visits are 1 hour a week for a minimum of 6 months. 17+ to volunteer. For more information contact the Volunteer Coordinator or call 250-828-0600 Fax: 250-828-7171. Website

Oncore Seniors Society

270

Good Morning Program Caller - Volunteers will call seniors as a daily check on their well-being and as a friendly call each day from their homes. Volunteers make the calls between 9:00a.m and 11:00a.m., Monday through Friday, according to the client's preferences. If the client is unable to be reached, then an emergency contact person, arranged in advance, or a staff member will be called to check on the well-being of the client, and emergency steps taken if necessary. 17+ to volunteer. For more information contact the Volunteer Coordinator or call 250-828-0600 Fax: 250-828-7171. Website

Oncore Seniors Society

170

Telephone/Personal Shopping Volunteers - The volunteers will go grocery shopping with a senior or take grocery orders over the telephone and then shop for them at the North Kamloops Safeway in the Fortune Shopping Centre or at the Sahali Safeway in the Sahali Centre Mall (Thursday mornings). 17+ to volunteer. For more information contact the Volunteer Coordinator or call 250-828-0600 Fax: 250-828-7171. Website

Overlander Residential Care

1309

 

Summer Teen Volunteer Program July - Sept 2017

Teen Volunteer will:

  • Assist Overlander Residential Care (ORC) recreation and volunteer departments with a variety of programs
  • Assist with social activities - games, dining programs, visiting, nail care, portering
  • Administration tasks - office assignments and displays

There will be a general orientation for new volunteers. It is a 3 hour commitment, time and dates will be determined depending on availability of teen, however orientations are not on weekends.

July 7th, & 13th or 14th are tentative.

Benefits: Meals and snacks when involved with resident programs, token gifts given and recognition party possible if required hours of service completed, certificate of completion

For more information contact Donna Lofstrom-Bell, or call 250-554-5569 or Fax: 250-554-5557

Overlander Residential Care

1312

 Trinity Care Volunteer - Trinity Care, Overlander

The Volunteer Will:

  • Assist in short stay 4 bed area community Hospice
  • 1-1 visiting, reading to patients, preparing coffee/light refreshments
  • Supplying books, magazines, puzzles
  • Supporting families as needed
  • Complete assignment description will be provided
  • Mature, life experience, previous experience preferred, comfortable with sensitive situations, reliable and responsible
  • Work as a team, some medical or social work background would be helpful
  • Willing and able to take hospice training ( 30+ hours ) which will be offered in the Fall 2017 - no charge

Please call Donna Lofstrom-Bell at 250-554-5569

Email

 

Overlander Residential Care

1308

 

Auxiliary Member

Member will:

  • Attend 10 meetings a year
  • Membership fee is $6.00 for the year
  • Meetings are 2nd Tuesday of the month from September - June
  • Participate in fundraising events
  • May assist with Tuesday morning weekly craft group
  • May assist with craft shop
  • You are reliable, responsible, enjoy spending time with seniors
  • Like working with a team, interested in supporting fundraising that benefit the residence of Overlander
  • Family members of ORC are most welcome

For more information contact Donna Lofstrom-Bell or call 250-554-5569 or Fax: 250-554-5557.

 Overlander Residential Care

1222

We are seeking volunteers to assist with our BINGO on most Saturdays, Wednesday afternoons and sometimes during for holidays. The volunteer will assist residents to play Bingo, assist Recreation staff with porting residents to the Bingo activity and setting up materials and supply. Volunteer must be reliable, enthusiastic, patient, know how to play Bingo or willing to learn. Volunteer must be 19+ and willing to commit to at least 6 months. For more information please contact Donna Lofstrom-Bell, Manager of Volunteer Services.

Call Donna at: 250-554-5569

 

Overlander Residential Care

1262

 Volunteers are needed for the Volunteer Office. Some of the duties are tabulating hours, photocopying, assist with orientation preparation, distribute and take down posters on site for special events (Christmas, Easter) assist with Volunteer Appreciation, mail outs, filing, etc. Volunteer must be reliable, responsible, attention to detail, previous office or bookkeeping experience preferred, organized and patient. Shifts: morning at 9:00am - 11:30am or afternoon at 1:00pm - 4:00pm. The available shifts at the moment are Thursday & Fridays in 9:00am - 11:30am. 19+ to volunteer. For more information contact Donna Lofstrom-Bell or call 250-554-5569 or Fax: 250-554-5557.
Overlander Residential Care

853
Assistants to the Barber - The volunteers will accompany residents to the barber shop at Overlander and assist the barber. 16+ to volunteer. For more information contact Donna Lofstrom-Bell, or call 250-554-5569 or Fax: 250-554-5557.
Overlander Residential Care

1177
Auxiliary Gift Shop Volunteers - Volunteers are needed to sell items, stock shelves, and assist residents with purchases. The volunteers should be reliable, responsible, enjoy spending time with seniors, comfortable giving change, and able to multitask. 19+ to volunteer. For more information contact Donna Lofstrom-Bell or call 250-554-5569 or Fax: 250-554-5557.

Overlander Residential Care

1072

Beauty Parlour Porter and Barber Porter Volunteers will assist with portering residents to the Beauty Salon or the Barber Shop. Must be able to physically push a wheelchair or assist residents with walking to the beauty parlour or barber shop. Two Monday mornings a month for the Barber Portering (9am – 12pm); Wednesday and Thursday mornings (9am – 12pm) for the beauty parlour. 19+ to volunteer. For more information contact Donna Lofstrom-Bell, or call 250-554-5569 or Fax: 250-554-5557.

Overlander Residential Care

643

 

Day/Weekend Programs - Volunteers are needed to assist in day and weekend recreational programs for seniors. Activities include card games, board games, Wii, one-to-one visits, attending church services (at Overlander Residential Care). 16+ to volunteer. For more information contact Donna Lofstrom-Bell, or call 250-554-5569 or Fax: 250-554-5557.
Overlander Residential Care

1171
Fish Tank Volunteer Assistants - Overlander Residential Care is in need of volunteers to assist our expert fish tank keeper with maintaining our fish tank. The volunteers must be physically able to lift large pails of water to fill the empty tank, take directions well, enjoy spending time with seniors, and like fish. 16+ to volunteer. For more information contact Donna Lofstrom-Bell, or call 250-554-5569 or Fax: 250-554-5557.
Overlander Residential Care

986
One-to-One Volunteers - Volunteers will visit and socialize with residents in a one to one or small group setting at Overlander. Some of the activities are reading, playing music, writing letters, wheelchair rides and games. Volunteers must be reliable, responsible, enjoy spending time with a variety of seniors. Safety awareness, able to physically push a wheelchair if possible. Life experience would be useful. 19+ to volunteer. For more information contact Donna Lofstrom-Bell, or call 250-554-5569 or Fax: 250-554-5557.

Overlander Residential Care

717

 

Medical Appointment Assistance - This is great experience for those thinking of getting into the medical field. Volunteers will accompany residents on the Handidart to various medical appointments, such as doctor, dentist, denturist, optometrist and hospital visits. 18+ to volunteer. For more information contact Donna Lofstrom-Bell, or call 250-554-5569 or Fax: 250-554-5557.

Overlander Residential Care

716

Shopping Volunteers - Volunteers will accompany residents on shopping/lunch outings to various shopping centers.Transportation is supplied by HandiDart, Recreation staff will be supervising. 18+ to volunteer. For more information contact Donna Lofstrom-Bell, or call 250-554-5569 or Fax: 250-554-5557.

Overlander Residential Care

985

 

Social Outing Volunteers - Volunteers will assist the Recreation Staff by accompanying Residents/Clients on planned social outings in the community. Preferred volunteers will be reliable, responsible, have good communications skills, be punctual, and be able to physically push a wheelchair. 16+ to volunteer. For more information, contact the Manager of Volunteer & Pastoral Services Donna Lofstrom-Bell, or call 250-554-5569 or Fax: 250-554-5557.
Overlander Residential Care

367
Teen Volunteer Program - Volunteers will work in the Dining room helping residents with meals and snacks. They may also read to residents, assist with letter writing, participate in special programs, run errands, or help in the office. 14+ to volunteer. For more information contact Donna Lofstrom-Bell, or call 250-554-5569 or Fax: 250-554-5557.

Pine Grove Care Centre

1223

 

Pine Grove Care Centre is seeking volunteers in various areas of recreation and leisure programs. Volunteer opportunities include: Reading companion, one-one visits, playing games, assisting with bingo, appointment assistance with HandyDart (a 2-3 hour commitment). Volunteer must be speak English, friendly, respectful, dedicated, willing to learn, someone who has compassion for seniors.

Hours are 7 days a week and evenings: Monday-Friday 10:30-8:00pm, Saturday-Sunday, 10:00-4:00pm

For more information please contact Wendy Romanowski, Recreation Manager/Volunteer Manager at 250-376-5701 Ext. 505

Website

Ponderosa Lodge

1131

 

Medical Appointment Volunteers - This is great experience for those thinking of getting into the health care field. The volunteers will accompany residents on the Handidart to medical appointments such as orthopaedic shoe fittings, dentists, doctors, denturists, optometrists, etc. The volunteers must be able to physically push a wheelchair. 18+ to volunteer. For more information, contact the Recreation & Volunteer Coordinator Kristy Porter or call 250-374-5671 Ext: 4410 or Fax: 250-374-8873.
Ponderosa Lodge

1132
Recreation Program Volunteers - The volunteers will assist the staff with social outings, one-to-one, and/or group visits, and other activities such as: Garden Patch TLC helpers, spa treatments, cards, crib, board games, bingo, sing-a-longs, dancing, crafts, special events, shuffle board, teas, refreshments, dinners, shopping, Wii games, and reading, etc. The volunteers need to be reliable, responsible, have good communication skills, be punctual, and be able to physically push a wheelchair. 16+ to volunteer. For more information, contact the Recreation & Volunteer Coordinator Kristy Porter or call 250-374-5671 Ext: 4410 or Fax: 250-374-8873.

Ridgeview Lodge

907

 

Recreation Volunteers - Volunteers are needed to help during the day - Monday - Friday and some weekend programs. Volunteers are needed to help with a variety of recreational programs including: Crib, Board Games, Bingo, Sing-a-longs, Dancing, Crafts, Outdoor Walks, Special Events or 1-to-1 visits. Volunteers will also assist in transporting the residents in wheelchairs to the programs, and assist the staff with serving refreshments, and with the programs. Volunteers are especially needed to help with Bingo on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1-3 pm, and on Fridays for their Happy Hour from 2-4 pm. The Volunteers will be reliable, responsible, have good communications skills, be punctual, and be able to physically push a wheelchair. 17+ to volunteer. Address: 920 Desmond Street. For more information contact Marian Russell or call 250-376-3131 Ext: 224 or 250-572-5621 Fax: 250-376-3151. Website
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Social

 

BIG Little Science Centre

1006

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, contact Gord Stewart or call 250-554-2572. Website

JUMP KAMLOOPS

Jump Kamloops is seeking many volunteers for their 6 day a week – Monday – Saturday programs!!

Seeking people with empathy and open minds to socialize with people living with poverty and homelessness. Volunteers that are interested and love cooking, gardening, and socialization, bookkeeping, social media, fundraising, marketing, website support are needed. 

Volunteer position - Social Activities Assistant

  • An energetic and fun personality
  • Able to organize and assist with activities
  • Manage the social activities with empathy
  • If you have a background in leading social activities that would be an asset

Please contact by email: Glenn Hilke - Volunteer Coordinator

Call Brian Fox at 250-320-4335

Or call: 250-879-0465

Kamloops Arts Council

   

1209                                         

Art Instructor Assistant - The Kamloops Arts council is looking for people to help with art workshops in local social service agencies.

Duties will include:

Passing out supplies, monitoring participants, and helping the instructor as needed.

Contact Marcy Keehn or call 250-572-3982 for more info. 19+ to volunteer, website.

MS Society of Canada

1290

We are seeking volunteers for our Friendly Visitor Program

Friendly Visitor Volunteer:

  • Visiting individuals with MS who are living in community care homes in Kamloops area
  • a minimum 6-month commitment
  • strong sense of responsibility and dependability
  • Caring and friendly demeanor
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Areas are in Kamloops, North Kamloops and Westsyde
  • Volunteer must be willing to commit to 6 months

For more information please contact:

Sherry Wezner, Programs & Services Coordinator

Call: 1-250-762-5850 or 1-800-268-7582 ext 7299

Website

Overlander Residential Care

1222

We are seeking volunteers to assist with our BINGO on most Saturdays, Wednesday afternoons and sometimes during for holidays. The volunteer will assist residents to play Bingo, assist Recreation staff with porting residents to the Bingo activity and setting up materials and supply. Volunteer must be reliable, enthusiastic, patient, know how to play Bingo or willing to learn. Volunteer must be 19+ and willing to commit to at least 6 months. For more information please contact Donna Lofstrom-Bell, Manager of Volunteer Services.

Call Donna at: 250-554-5569

Pine Grove Care Centre

1223

 

 

Pine Grove Care Centre is seeking volunteers in various areas of recreation and leisure programs.

Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Reading companion, one-one visits, playing games, assisting with bingo, appointment assistance with HandyDart (a 2-3 hour commitment).
  • Volunteer must be speak English, friendly, respectful, dedicated, willing to learn, someone who has compassion for seniors.
  • Hours are 7 days a week and evenings: Monday-Friday 10:30-8:00pm, Saturday-Sunday, 10:00-4:00pm

For more information please contact Wendy Romanowski, Recreation Manager/Volunteer Manager at 250-376-5701 Ext. 505

Website

Kamloops Blazers Hockey Club

1073

SEASONAL:  SEPTEMBER - MAY

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 contact Howard or Freda Brown or call 250-374-1957 or Fax: 250-828-7822. Website

Kamloops Heritage Railway

1201

1302

We are seeking a Volunteer Mascot and Popcorn Maker this summer!!

Mascot Volunteer:

  • Must be friendly and outgoing with a positive attitude
  • Must be able to follow instruction
  • 16+ years old is suitable for this position
  • Must enjoy social settings

Popcorn Maker:

  • You either know how to make popcorn or you are keen to learn
  • 16+ years old is suitable for this position
  • Hand out popcorn in a friendly and polite manner
  • Must enjoy social settings and be comfortable with working with the public

Onboard Attendants (Ongoing) - The Kamloops Heritage Railway (Steam Locomotive 2141) is looking for onboard attendants for a variety of special events this fall and winter. Duties: passenger safety and relations, helping passengers to board the train & seating them, watching for ongoing safety infractions, interacting and taking photos with the passengers, and serving drinks & snacks. 19+ to volunteer, must be physically fit, and proficient in English; Times and dates will be announced soon. For more information, please contact the Manager of Railtour Operations Rosanne Nelson. Website

Kamloops Seniors Village

1101

Recreation Volunteers Needed!

Kamloops Senior Village is looking for volunteers to help with various recreation programs including:

  • Games (Bingo, cards, Yahtzee, puzzles, etc.), Crafts
  • Bowling, Bus Outings, Pub Night, Afternoon Socials, 1:1 Visits, Spa / Manicures, Church Services and more! 
  • We are also looking for volunteers with musical talents to  entertain our residents!

16+ to volunteer. For more information, contact the Recreation Manager  Erica Buckingham or call 250-571-2958. Fax: 250-571-1799. Address: 1220 Hugh Allan Drive, Kamloops BC V1S 2B3. Website

Oncore Seniors Society

917

Friendly Visitor Program - The volunteers visit seniors in their homes on a weekly basis to support inclusion and healthy relationships. The visits are 1 hour a week for a minimum of 6 months. 17+ to volunteer. For more information contact the Volunteer Coordinator or call 250-828-0600 Fax: 250-828-7171. Website
Overlander Residential Care

716
Shopping Volunteers - Volunteers will accompany residents on shopping/lunch outings to various shopping centers. 18+ to volunteer. For more information contact Donna Lofstrom-Bell or call 250-554-5569 or Fax: 250-554-5557.

Overlander Residential Care

985

 

Social Outing Volunteers - Volunteers will assist the Recreation Staff with accompanying Residents/Clients on planned social outings in the community. They are looking for volunteers who are reliable, responsible, have good communications skills, punctual, and able to physically push a wheelchair. 16+ to volunteer. For more information, contact the Manager of Volunteer & Pastoral Services Donna Lofstrom-Bell, or call 250-554-5569 or Fax: 250-554-5557.
Ponderosa Lodge

1132
Recreation Program Volunteers - The volunteers will assist the staff with social outings, one-to-one, and/or group visits, and other activities such as: Garden Patch TLC helpers, spa treatments, cards, crib, board games, bingo, sing-a-longs, dancing, crafts, special events, shuffle board, teas, refreshments, dinners, shopping, Wii games, and reading, etc. The volunteers need to be reliable, responsible, have good communication skills, be punctual, and be able to physically push a wheelchair. 16+ to volunteer. For more information, contact the Recreation & Volunteer Coordinator Kristy Porter or call 250-374-5671 Ext: 4410 or Fax: 250-374-8873.

Ridgeview Lodge

907

 

Recreation Volunteers - Volunteers are needed to help with a variety of recreational programs Monday - Friday and weekends. Some activities include: Crib, Board Games, Bingo, Sing-a-longs, Dancing, Crafts, Outdoor Walks, Special Events or 1-to-1 visits. Volunteers will also assist in transporting the residents in wheelchairs to the programs, and assist the staff with serving refreshments, and with the programs. Volunteers are especially needed to help with Bingo on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1-3 pm, and on Fridays for their Happy Hour from 2-4 pm. The Volunteers will be reliable, responsible, have good communications skills, be punctual, and be able to physically push a wheelchair. The location is 920 Desmond Street. 17+ to volunteer. For more information contact Marian Russell or call 250-376-3131 ext. 224 or 250-572-5621 Fax: 250-376-3151. Website

Royal Inland Hospital

1000

 

Friendly Visitor Volunteers - This program allows volunteers to visit with patients on a one on one basis. If you like to read, talk, play board or card games, or just enjoy spending time with others, then you can make a huge difference in the life of a patient at the RIH. 18+ to volunteer.For more information contact Gayle Weiss or call 250-314-2313 or Fax: 250-314-2795. Volunteer Application Form. Website

Salvation Army

1190

Family Fun Night Volunteers - The Salvation Army is in need of enthusiastic volunteers to help out with meals, games, and activities for our Friday evening Family Fun Nights from 5pm-7pm. Duties: food prep, set-up/take down, games, crafts and other engaging activities with the families. A police information check including the vulnerable sector check is required. 19+ to volunteer. Address: 344 Poplar St. Kamloops, BC, V2B 4B8. For more information contact Volunteer Coordinator Christine Kirby or call 250-554-1611 or 250-819-0017 Fax: 250-554-1689. Website

Valleyview Overlanders Lion's Club


1206

Club MembersThe Valleyview Overlanders Lion's Club is looking for volunteers to help make a difference in the community. Through various fundraising initiatives, such as BBQs and raffles, the Lion's Club is able to assist and contribute to multiple community organizations. Opportunities include: event/fundraising volunteers and board membership. For more information contact Dennis Barlett at camelot3@telus.net.
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Special Events

 

Arnica Artist Run Centre

1197

 

Furniture Building Volunteers - Arnica is in need of volunteers to plan, and build some stools and benches for our art gallery. The volunteers will use their own woodworking tools & equipment in their own workshop. The volunteers will have to confirm their woodworking skills, and be able to collaborate on the project. 18+ to volunteer. Please note that the materials will be paid for by Arnica. For more information please contact the Gallery Coordinator Christine Beaton. Website

Chamber Musicians of Kamloops

1260

 Chamber Musicians of Kamloops are seeking some core volunteers to assist with performances throughout the year.

Volunteers will:

  • Set up and take down for special events/performances
  • Be organized and physically fit
  • People friendly and a good attitude
  • Able to operate a video system/camera for the performances
  • 19+ or younger with a responsible adult

Please call Anton at 250-377-8714 or email

Website

Kamloops Arts Council

1313

 Children's Art Festival

Friday, September 15th and Saturday September 16th

Volunteers Needed for Wednesday Sept 13th, Friday Sept 15th, and Sat Sept 16th

  • Bag Stuffer (4-8 volunteers)
  • Decorating (2 volunteers)
  • Setup (8 volunteers)
  • Greeters / Fundraising (6-8 volunteers)
  • Workshop  (4-6 volunteers)
  • Movie Booth  (1-2 volunteers)
  • Photographer Assistant (1-2 volunteers)
  • Take Down (8 volunteers)

Please contact Tracey at volunteer Kamloops for a more detailed job description for each position (dates, times, duties)

If you are interested in volunteering for any of these positions please contact Jenn mailto:admin@kamloopsarts.ca

Call 250-372-7323

 

 


 

Kamloops Arts Council

1298

 

Great Getaways Raffle!!

"The Kamloops Arts Council is looking for friendly, outgoing people who aren't afraid to strike up a conversation! You'll be selling raffle tickets + Events Ambassador for the KAC. Join us, starting July 1st at Art in the Park on Canada Day, throughout the city during the summer months. Sales take place Wednesday mornings and Saturdays. Previous raffle ticket sales an asset but not required. "

Raffle Sellers and Event Ambassadors - Volunteers will:

  • Sell raffle tickets at various events, grocery stores in Kamloops and area.
  • Handout brochures about upcoming events
  • Some days at Sun Peaks
  • Volunteers must be mobile and emotionally able to deal with the public
  • Volunteering is mostly Wednesday mornings and Saturday days

Please contact Jenn Ruemper, Office Coordinator at 250-372-7323

Email

Website

  

Kamloops Heritage Railway

1201

1302

 

We are seeking a Volunteer Mascot, Popcorn Maker and Onboard Attendants this summer!!

Mascot Volunteer:

  • Must be friendly and outgoing with a positive attitude
  • Must be able to follow instruction
  • 16+ years old is suitable for this position
  • Must enjoy social settings

Popcorn Maker:

  • You either know how to make popcorn or you are keen to learn
  • 16+ years old is suitable for this position
  • Hand out popcorn in a friendly and polite manner
  • Must enjoy social settings and be comfortable with working with the public

Onboard Attendants (Ongoing) - The Kamloops Heritage Railway (Steam Locomotive 2141) is looking for onboard attendants for a variety of special events this fall and winter. Duties: passenger safety and relations, helping passengers to board the train & seating them, watching for ongoing safety infractions, interacting and taking photos with the passengers, and serving drinks & snacks. 19+ to volunteer, must be physically fit, and proficient in English; Times and dates will be announced soon. For more information, please contact the Manager of Railtour Operations Rosanne Nelson. Website

Kamloops Special Olympics

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. Preferably the role will be shared with two volunteers.

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.

18+ to Volunteer Must have car and class 5 driver’s license for some of the positions.

Email:  Kim Eichhorn

Call: 250-571-9820

Website

 Overlander Residential Care

1262

 

Volunteers are needed for the Volunteer Office. Some of the duties are tabulating hours, photocopying, assist with orientation preparation, distribute and take down posters on site for special events (Christmas, Easter) assist with Volunteer Appreciation, mail outs, filing, etc. Volunteer must be reliable, responsible, attention to detail, previous office or bookkeeping experience preferred, organized and patient. Shifts: morning at 9:00am - 11:30am or afternoon at 1:00pm - 4:00pm. The available shifts at the moment are Thursday & Fridays in 9:00am - 11:30am. 19+ to volunteer. For more information contact Donna Lofstrom-Bell or call 250-554-5569 or Fax: 250-554-5557.

 

Pine Grove Care Centre

1223

 

Pine Grove Care Centre is seeking volunteers in various areas of recreation and leisure programs.

Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Reading companion, one-one visits, playing games, assisting with bingo, appointment assistance with HandyDart (a 2-3 hour commitment).
  • Volunteer must be speak English, friendly, respectful, dedicated, willing to learn, someone who has compassion for seniors.
  • Hours are 7 days a week and evenings: Monday-Friday 10:30-8:00pm, Saturday-Sunday, 10:00-4:00pm

For more information please contact Wendy Romanowski, Recreation Manager/Volunteer Manager at 250-376-5701 Ext. 505

Website

  
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Special Needs

 

Canadian Mental Health Association - Kamloops

542

 

Clubhouse Volunteers - The volunteers will participate in an array of established psychiatric rehab programs for individuals 18 years and older, whom have been diagnosed with a mental illness. The programs are designed to strengthen an individual's abilities and skills necessary to meet their needs for housing, employment, socialization, personal growth and life skills. The volunteers will interact one-to-one with individuals - computer assistance, teaching crafts, assisting with cooking programs as well as helping with the general up keep of the Clubhouse. 19+ to volunteer. For more information contact Sheena Christian, or call 250-374-0440 Ext: 107 Fax: 250-374-8718. Website
Canadian Mental Health Association - Kamloops

1185
Donation Pick-up Volunteers - The volunteers will be transporting donations to the Clubhouse. Volunteer duties include: loading, unloading, and transporting donations. The drivers must be available to pick up community donations once a week, have a truck, and a valid BC driver’s license; pick-up times are flexible. Mileage is paid at 0.52 cents/km. 19+ to volunteer. For more information contact Sheena Christian, or call 250-374-0440 Ext: 107 Fax: 250-374-8718. Website

Kamloops Special Olympics

 

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. Preferably the role will be shared with two volunteers.

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.

18+ to Volunteer, Must have car and class 5 drivers license for some of the positions.

Email:  Kim Eichhorn

Call: 250-571-9820

Website

People in Motion

1031
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. BowlerTime 5 Pin Bowling Centre is located at 1200 8th Street. 18+ to volunteer. For more information contact Kari Rubel or call 250-376-7878 Fax: 250-376-4689. Website

People in Motion

532

 

Youth Club - Volunteers will be involved in supporting People in Motion in a variety of recreational activities such as going to the movies, Kamloops Blazers games, pizza nights, laser tag etc. 16+ to volunteer. For more information contact Kari Rubel or call 250-376-7878 Fax: 250-376-4689. Website
Simply the Best Thrift Store

1034

Thrift Store Volunteers - A variety of positions are available. Simply the Best is able to provide affordable housing and operate personalized services to benefit individuals in our community

Sorters and Cashiers :

  • Sort/organize donations, use the cash register, customer service skills
  • Conflict resolution skills would be an asset
  • Maintain retail displays, assist customers and more.
  • Must be physically fit and able to lift heavy boxes, plus move quickly
  • Must be able to keep up with the fast pace that is required

Hours of Volunteering:

Cashier - Monday's AM or PM

Sorter - Wednesday AM - start approx 8:30 am

There will be a hands on orientation and training available to all volunteers. Due to dedicated individuals like you, . 19+ to volunteer. For more information contact Margaret McKay or call 250-377-8335. Website

Special Olympics - Kamloops

1205
Assistant Fundraising Volunteers - The volunteers will work with the fundraising coordinator to plan, develop, and organize a variety of fundraising initiatives to fund the many programs of SOBC Kamloops. 18+ to volunteer. For more information contact Marilyn McLean or call 250-573-1206 or 250-879-0589. Website

Special Olympics - Kamloops

1029

 

Bowling Volunteers - The volunteers will help athletes get organized and stay on track during bowling practice, and to help ensure the positive supervision of up to 8 athletes. The volunteers should be good natured, and respectful of differences. Times & Locations: 5 Pin Bowling, Wednesdays from 4:00pm to 6pm at Bowlertime, 1200 8th Street on the North Shore; 10 Pin Bowling, Tuesdays from 4pm to 5:30pm at Falcon Lanes, 2020A Falcon Road in Valleyview. 16+ to volunteer. For more information contact Marilyn McLean or call 250-573-1206 or 250-879-0589. Website

Special Olympics - Kamloops

371

 

Swim Team Volunteers - The volunteers will assist developmentally challenged individuals to develop competitive swimming skills. Time & Location: Tuesdays from 6:15pm to 7:30pm at the YMCA/YWCA 400 Battle Street. 16+ to volunteer. For more information contact Marilyn McLean or call 250-573-1206 or 250-879-0589. Website
Therapeutic Riding Association

897

SEASONAL!

Riding Program Support Volunteers - The volunteers will help with preparing horses for lessons, and interact with students who have physical and/or mental disabilities. In lesson volunteers - side walkers, and horse leaders. Other volunteer opportunities include office work, special events, facility maintenance/yard work parties, and barn work. 14+ to volunteer, and all training is provided. Please note that this is seasonal, so volunteer opportunities are limited between December and March. For more information, please contact Ashley Sudds - call 250-554-3811

Volunteers 18+ require a PIC to volunteer. Please go to our website for your Police Information Check Letter and Volunteer Application Website

Please print the PIC letter on our website and take it to the RCMP

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Sports/Recreation

 

Canadian Mental Health Association - Kamloops

1311

 

Certified Volunteer Yoga Instructor

Are you a certified yoga instructor who wants to gain teaching experience and give back to your community?

  • The Clubhouse is looking for an enthusiastic, motivating and fun instructor
  • Commit to teaching a minimum 45 min class 2x a month
  • Schedule is flexible depending on availability
  • Must have proof of certification and amazing social skills
  • Ability to adapt to different class sizes/client needs
  • Complete a PIC is required
  • Onsite orientation

Please email Sheena Thompson

Call 250-374-0440 ext 106

Website

Kamloops Blazers Hockey Club

1073

SEASONAL:  SEPTEMBER - MAY

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 contact Howard or Freda Brown or call 250-374-1957 or Fax: 250-828-7822. Website

 

 
Kamloops Special Olympics

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. Preferably the role will be shared with two volunteers.

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.

18+ to Volunteer Must have car and class 5 driver’s license for some of the positions.

Email:  Kim Eichhorn

Call: 250-571-9820

Website

Overlander Residential Care

1309

 

Summer Teen Volunteer Program July - Sept 2017

Teen Volunteer will:

  • Assist Overlander Residential Care (ORC) recreation and volunteer departments with a variety of programs
  • Assist with social activities - games, dining programs, visiting, nail care, portering
  • Administration tasks - office assignments and displays

There will be a general orientation for new volunteers. It is a 3 hour commitment, time and dates will be determined depending on availability of teen, however orientations are not on weekends.

July 7th, & 13th or 14th are tentative.

Benefits: Meals and snacks when involved with resident programs, token gifts given and recognition party possible if required hours of service completed, certificate of completion

For more information contact Donna Lofstrom-Bell, or call 250-554-5569 or Fax: 250-554-5557

Overlander Residential Care

1222

 

We are seeking volunteers to assist with our BINGO on most Saturdays (1:00pm-3:00pm), Wednesday afternoons (1:00pm-2:00pm) and sometimes during holidays.

The Volunteer will:

  • Assist residents to play Bingo
  • Assist Recreation staff with porting residents to the Bingo activity and setting up materials and supply.
  • Volunteer must be reliable, enthusiastic, patient, know how to play Bingo or willing to learn.
  • General orientations are regularly offered for volunteers
  • Volunteer must be 19+ and willing to commit to at least 6 months.

For more information please contact:

Donna Lofstrom-Bell, Manager of Volunteer Services.

Call Donna at: 250-554-5569

 

People in Motion

1031
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. BowlerTime 5 Pin Bowling Centre is located at 1200 8th Street. 18+ to volunteer. For more information contact Kari Rubel or call 250-376-7878 Fax: 250-376-4689. Website

People in Motion

532

 

Youth Club - Volunteers will be involved in supporting People in Motion in a variety of recreational activities such as going to the movies, Kamloops Blazers games, pizza nights, laser tag etc. 16+ to volunteer. For more information contact Kari Rubel or call 250-376-7878 Fax: 250-376-4689. Website

Pine Grove Care Centre

1223

Pine Grove Care Centre is seeking volunteers in various areas of recreation and leisure programs.

Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Reading companion, one-one visits, playing games, assisting with bingo, appointment assistance with HandyDart (a 2-3 hour commitment).
  • Volunteer must be speak English, friendly, respectful, dedicated, willing to learn, someone who has compassion for seniors.
  • Hours are 7 days a week and evenings: Monday-Friday 10:30-8:00pm, Saturday-Sunday, 10:00-4:00pm

For more information please contact Wendy Romanowski, Recreation Manager/Volunteer Manager at 250-376-5701 Ext. 505

Website

River City Squash

 

River City Squash is seeking 1-5 volunteer coaches / supervisor / tutors. The following skills are required:

  • Assist supervising children (grades 4-8) and teens (age 13-14)
  • Coaching in physical activity (primarily squash)
  • Help with homework: counseling, riding with group to and from facility.
  • Coach C Level squash players, some basic level of physical fitness would be an asset
  • Tutoring / homework help
  • Knowledge of grade school math and sciences
  • Must be patient person and a desire to help
  • Must be available to assist in afternoons during the week

For more information please contact Dave Clutton

Call at 250-314-9600

Website

Special Olympics - Kamloops

1205
Assistant Fundraising Volunteers - The volunteers will work with the fundraising coordinator to plan, develop, and organize a variety of fundraising initiatives to fund the many programs of SOBC Kamloops. 18+ to volunteer. For more information contact Marilyn McLean or call 250-573-1206 or 250-879-0589. Website

Special Olympics - Kamloops

1029

 

Bowling Volunteers - The volunteers will help athletes get organized and stay on track during bowling practice, and to help ensure the positive supervision of up to 8 athletes. The volunteers should be good natured, and respectful of differences. Times & Locations: 5 Pin Bowling, Wednesdays from 4:00pm to 6pm at Bowlertime, 1200 8th Street on the North Shore; 10 Pin Bowling, Tuesdays from 4pm to 5:30pm at Falcon Lanes, 2020A Falcon Road in Valleyview. 16+ to volunteer. For more information contact Marilyn McLean or call 250-573-1206 or 250-879-0589. Website

Special Olympics - Kamloops

371

 

Swim Team Volunteers - The volunteers will assist developmentally challenged individuals to develop competitive swimming skills. Time & Location: Tuesdays from 6:15pm to 7:30pm at the YMCA/YWCA 400 Battle Street. 16+ to volunteer. For more information contact Marilyn McLean or call 250-573-1206 or 250-879-0589. Website
Therapeutic Riding Association

897

SEASONAL!

Riding Program Support Volunteers - The volunteers will help with preparing horses for lessons, and interact with students who have physical and/or mental disabilities. In lesson volunteers - side walkers, and horse leaders. Other volunteer opportunities include office work, special events, facility maintenance/yard work parties, and barn work. 14+ to volunteer, and all training is provided. Please note that this is seasonal, so volunteer opportunities are limited between December and March. For more information, please contact Ashley Sudds - call 250-554-3811

Volunteers 18+ require a PIC to volunteer. Please go to our website for your Police Information Check Letter and Volunteer Application Website

Please print the PIC letter on our website and take it to the RCMP

YMCA/YWCA

949

 

SEASONAL!

Basketball Referees - To referee the YMCA Youth Basketball League games for players from grades 4 to 7, and to assist the Gym Supervisor on Saturdays. This is seasonal from October to November - January to February for 2 hours per day from 9am to 1pm. 16+ to volunteer. Contact Melanie Glover or call 250-376-4771 or 778-220-6979, Fax: 250-376-6499. Registration at the John Tod Centre 150 Wood Street. Website

YMCA/YWCA

951
Group Fitness Instructors - To lead group fitness classes in the area of your expertise. Volunteers must have a group fitness certificate. 1 class per week. Time varies from 1 to 2 hours per week in exchange for a gym membership. 16+ to volunteer. Contact the Directors of Health and Fitness Carla Young Phone: 250-372-7725 for the Downtown location at: 400 Battle Street, or contact Deb Twemlow Phone: 250-554-9622 for the North shore location at: The John Tod Centre, 150 Wood Street. Website

YMCA/YWCA

950

 

Weight Room Trainers - To orient new members to gym cardio and strength equipment. Volunteers will be available to answer fitness questions and supervise the fitness centre. Other duties include tidying the weight room and wiping down gym equipment. The volunteers must have Fitness Theory and/or Weight Training and/or Personal Training certification. Time varies from 1 to 2 hours per week in exchange for a gym membership. 16+ to volunteer. Contact the Directors of Health and Fitness Carla Young Phone: 250-372-7725 for the Downtown location at: 400 Battle Street, or contact Deb Twemlow Phone: 250-554-9622 for the North shore location at: The John Tod Centre, 150 Wood Street. Website
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Youth

 
  

Big Brothers Sisters of Kamloops

1243

 

School - Based Mentors - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kamloops & Region is recruiting volunteers who are able to be a role model and a friend to an elementary-aged youth. Volunteers spend 1 hour, once a week for the duration of the school year visiting a child at their school. Time together is based on fun, non-academic activities like playing games, sports or doing crafts. Volunteers can be high school aged grade 10-12 or 18+, must be able to complete the screening process that includes a criminal background check, able to commit for 1 hour (during school day) once a week for the duration of the school year visiting a child at their school.

Please contact kamloops.info@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca 

Or call 250-374-6134

Website

Big Brothers Big Sisters - Kamloops

1244

Group Mentors - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kamloops & Region is recruiting volunteers who are able to be a role model and a friend to children/youth aged 6-16 in a group based setting. Volunteers must be 18+, able to complete the screening process that includes a criminal background check, able to commit for 2 hours every second week for at least a six month term. Group based mentors meet with other mentors and youth bi-weekly to enjoy fun activities together. Activities include; playing games at a local school, sports, swimming and lots of other fun recreational activities. Mentors with a variety of activity levels are encouraged to apply. All activities and outings are planned by BBBS staff.

Please contact kamloops.info@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca

Or call 250-374-6134

 Website

BIG Little Science Centre

1006
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, contact Gord Stewart or call 250-554-2572. Website

EUReKA! Science Program

EUReKA Science Program Seeking Volunteers!!

July 4th - August 25th

Position: Volunteer Instructor

  • Responsible for volunteer classroom support for the EUReKA and science program summer camps
  • Assist instructors in the classroom and work directly with the children, ages 7-13
  • Volunteer must be enthusiastic about learning (science in particular).
  • They should have some experience working with youth or at least be very interested in working with children and should be able to take direction well.
  • Volunteer position is at TRU
  • 16+ to volunteer
  • Volunteer interview and training session will be set up

Please contact Kathryn by calling 250-371-5534

Email

Website

Kamloops Heritage Railway

1201

1302

 

We are seeking a Volunteer Mascot, Popcorn Maker and Onboard Attendants this summer!!

Mascot Volunteer:

  • Must be friendly and outgoing with a positive attitude
  • Must be able to follow instruction
  • 16+ years old is suitable for this position
  • Must enjoy social settings

Popcorn Maker:

  • You either know how to make popcorn or you are keen to learn
  • 16+ years old is suitable for this position
  • Hand out popcorn in a friendly and polite manner
  • Must enjoy social settings and be comfortable with working with the public

Onboard Attendants (Ongoing) - The Kamloops Heritage Railway (Steam Locomotive 2141) is looking for onboard attendants for a variety of special events this fall and winter. Duties: passenger safety and relations, helping passengers to board the train & seating them, watching for ongoing safety infractions, interacting and taking photos with the passengers, and serving drinks & snacks. 19+ to volunteer, must be physically fit, and proficient in English; Times and dates will be announced soon. For more information, please contact the Manager of Railtour Operations Rosanne Nelson. Website

Overlander Residential Care

1309

Summer Teen Volunteer Program July - Sept 2017

Teen Volunteer will:

  • Assist Overlander Residential Care (ORC) recreation and volunteer departments with a variety of programs
  • Assist with social activities - games, dining programs, visiting, nail care, portering
  • Administration tasks - office assignments and displays

There will be a general orientation for new volunteers. It is a 3 hour commitment, time and dates will be determined depending on availability of teen, however orientations are not on weekends.

July 7th, & 13th or 14th are tentative.

Benefits: Meals and snacks when involved with resident programs, token gifts given and recognition party possible if required hours of service completed, certificate of completion

For more information contact Donna Lofstrom-Bell, or call 250-554-5569 or Fax: 250-554-5557

Overlander Residential Care

367

Teen Volunteer Program - Volunteers will work in the Dining room helping residents with meals and snacks. They may also read to residents, assist with letter writing, participate in special programs, run errands, or help in the office. 14+ to volunteer. For more information contact Donna Lofstrom-Bell, or call 250-554-5569 or Fax: 250-554-5557.

People in Motion

532

 

Youth Club - Volunteers will be involved in supporting People in Motion in a variety of recreational activities such as going to the movies, Kamloops Blazers games, pizza nights, laser tag etc. 16+ to volunteer. For more information contact Kari Rubel or call 250-376-7878 Fax: 250-376-4689. Website

River City Squash

1248

Seasonal

River City Squash is seeking 1-5 volunteer coaches / supervisor / tutors. The following skills are required:

  • Assist supervising children (grades 4-8) and teens (age 13-14)
  • Coaching in physical activity (primarily squash)
  • Help with homework: counseling, riding with group to and from facility.
  • Coach C Level squash players, some basic level of physical fitness would be an asset
  • Tutoring / homework help
  • Knowledge of grade school math and sciences
  • Must be patient person and a desire to help
  • Must be available to assist in afternoons during the week

For more information please contact Dave Clutton

Call at 250-314-9600

Website

Salvation Army

1190
Family Fun Night Volunteers - The Salvation Army is in need of enthusiastic volunteers to help out with meals, games, and activities for our Friday evening Family Fun Nights from 5pm-7pm. Duties: food prep, set-up/take down, games, crafts and other engaging activities with the families. A police information check including the vulnerable sector check is required. 19+ to volunteer. Address: 344 Poplar St. Kamloops, BC, V2B 4B8. For more information contact Volunteer Coordinator Christine Kirby or call 250-554-1611 or 250-819-0017 Fax: 250-554-1689. Website
Therapeutic Riding Association

897

SEASONAL!

Riding Program Support Volunteers - The volunteers will help with preparing horses for lessons, and interact with students who have physical and/or mental disabilities. In lesson volunteers - side walkers, and horse leaders. Other volunteer opportunities include office work, special events, facility maintenance/yard work parties, and barn work. 14+ to volunteer, and all training is provided. Please note that this is seasonal, so volunteer opportunities are limited between December and March. For more information, please contact Ashley Sudds, or call 250-554-3811

Volunteers 18+ require a PIC to volunteer. Please go to our website for your Police Information Check Letter and Volunteer Application Website

Please print letter and take to the RCMP

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Volunteer Kamloops

705 Seymour Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 2H4

Phone: 250-372-8313 Fax: 250-372-8314 Email: info@volunteerkamloops.org

 

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