Category Archives: Volunteering

Make a Difference: Volunteers Needed

Get Involved: Volunteering Central Okanagan Style 2014

Looking for more information on volunteering in the Central Okanagan? Check out the latest Volunteering Central Okanagan Style magazine newly released at the 2014 Okanagan Volunteer Opportunities Fair. To learn more about volunteering opportunities in the Central Okanagan, check out the Volunteer Opportunities Database.

Okanagan Volunteer Opportunities Fair – September 20th

Saturday, September 20th, 2014 10:00am – 3:00pm Parkinson Recreation Centre, 1800 Parkinson Way, Kelowna This annual event — now in its 17th year — draws 75+ local non-profit organizations who need volunteers to support the programs and services that make our community a better place to live. They are looking forward to meeting and talking more »

Volunteer Centre Column: VOLUNTEER

During the next 14 weeks this column will have a slightly different flavour. A variety of volunteer managers will be sharing with you about the impact of getting involved with their agencies. Learn more about their mission and vision for our community. Look for a fit with your skills and experience. Make some new connections more »

Volunteer Centre Column: Volunteer on a Board, or Contribute Another Way

Here are some of the newest volunteer opportunities for you to consider. The Society of Hope is looking for two new directors for their board. This Christian, faith-based organization has become the largest non-profit housing charity in the Interior of BC with an annual operating budget in excess of $5 million dollars. The society is more »

2014 Okanagan Volunteer Opportunities Fair

Registration is Now Open   Saturday, September 20th, 2014 10:00am – 3:00pm Parkinson Recreation Centre 1800 Parkinson Way, Kelowna   This annual event — now in its 17th year — draws 75+ local non-profit organizations who need volunteers to support the programs and services that make our community a better place to live. They are more »

Workshop: Overview of Volunteer Management 2014

October 27, 2014 – November 4, 2014 120-1735 Dolphin Ave Map and Directions | Register Description: This 4-day workshop will help you attract and retain volunteers. Content is based on Canadian research, best practices and the Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement. Read more about the 8 modules Cost: $199 Includes materials and light refreshments Up to 4 more »

National Volunteer Week: Recognizing Volunteer Impact

So what are you doing to celebrate National Volunteer Week? Here are some events to consider. If you are working with groups of volunteers, why not attend the free workshop to become certified in using Volunteer Canada’s new volunteer experience recognition program. The PREB website will help you identify skills and tasks accomplished using human more »

Crisis Lines Answer the Call: Will YOU?

What if you could change a life, or even save one, just by answering the phone? Would You? Your Interior Crisis Line Network (ICLN) is hoping you’ll say ‘Yes’. Every 20 minutes someone calls the ICLN and is supported by trained staff and volunteers and the number of calls are steadily increasing. Calls range from more »

Volunteer Centre Column: PLAN Okanagan’s Trivia Night Fundraiser Needs You

Trivia Night is PLAN Okanagan’s major fundraiser of the year and we are looking for competitors and volunteers to make our 10th annual event successful. Trivia Night is a fun evening for those 19 and older to test their trivia knowledge while having a great time. This year’s theme is “Good Sport”. Bring your friends more »