Category Archives: Volunteering

National Volunteer Week: Recognizing Volunteer Impact

Written on April 8, 2014 at 8:31 am, by

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?

Written on March 17, 2014 at 9:41 am, by

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

Written on March 7, 2014 at 12:48 pm, by

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 »

Volunteer Centre Column: Volunteers Opportunities are Available Around the Clock

Written on February 7, 2014 at 11:56 am, by

Inn from the Cold Kelowna is looking for volunteers to join our winter shelter team.  Gain training and experience, meet new friends and give back to your community! There are many types of ways you can volunteer. Food Shifts: Love to cook? This shift goes from 6 pm until 9 pm and involves purchasing, preparing more »

Peer HR Capacity Building Roundtable (HR Roundtable)

Written on January 10, 2014 at 1:13 pm, by

February 13, 2014 – February 13, 2014 #120-1735 Dolphin Avenue Map and Directions | Register Description: Date: Thursday, February 13, 2014 Place: #120-1735 Dolphin Avenue, KCR, Training Room Time: 12noon – 2:00pm Cost: Free – Lunch included Vantage Point will be offering an opportunity for senior not-for-profit leaders with HR responsibilities to attend a free roundtable more »

Volunteer Centre Column: Regional Training Workshops and Community Conversations

Written on January 10, 2014 at 11:38 am, by

It is time to learn something new, so sign up for regional workshops. Provincial organizations are coming to our community on January 28th and February 13th to offer regional training and to engage us in community conversations. On January 28th, the morning session will feature a facilitator from AVRBC, the Administrators of Volunteer Resources BC. more »

Volunteer Centre Column: What Type of Change-Maker are you?

Written on January 9, 2014 at 9:09 am, by

How are your New Year’s resolutions holding up? If you have been thinking about volunteering more, consider your potential to make a difference. The 2013 Social Change Impact Report prepared by Walden University identified six different types of people who create change. On average, 92% of more than 9,000 adults surveyed in eight countries including more »

Workshops: Lunch & Lead – Volunteer Management Series

Written on January 9, 2014 at 2:00 am, by

Lunch & Lead: Volunteer Management Series FREE. Bring your lunch and KCR will provide beverage and a sweet treat. Learn something new to take back and share with your organization and volunteers. 12 noon – 1:00pm, at KCR Training Room, 120 -1735 Dolphin Avenue, Kelowna   TOPICS: 1. Writing Volunteer Descriptions that Actually Work: May 7, more »

Volunteer Centre Column: Holiday Events for Fun Memory Making

Written on November 29, 2013 at 10:05 am, by

It is less than one month until Christmas. I confess that our tree is up, our house is decorated and our extended family is coming for turkey dinner on Saturday. I heard you groan . . . but wait a minute. The 2013 Holiday Events Guide makes it easy to find ways to have fun, more »

Volunteer Centre Column: Volunteers who Help us Remember

Written on November 8, 2013 at 9:43 am, by

I went to get my hair cut on Saturday. The hair stylist and I were chatting about Halloween being over and Christmas on its way. Tanya startled me by saying, “We should wait until after Remembrance Day to decorate for Christmas.” Wow. The importance of respect, of honour, of remembrance . . . On my more »