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Saturday, September 20, 2014
10:00am – 3:00pm
Parkinson Recreation Centre
1800 Parkinson Way, Kelowna

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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 with new volunteers face-to-face and providing all the information they need to find their volunteering ‘home’. For volunteers, this event represents a one-of-a-kind opportunity to learn about each organization, and how their personal involvement can make a difference in our community. One stop, with all the answers they need to make their choice (Or choices!) on where they will give of their time. At the Fair, we all come together to help make Kelowna a great place to live!



Register Now
Early Bird Registrants have the chance to win a $100 Staples gift card: Deadline June 30th

Fair Registration Deadline – July 25th



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Magazine Ads

Submit your ad online with your registration (preferred), or email your information to: ac.rcknull@ofni. If emailing, please enter your organization’s name in the subject line, followed by “Write up”.  Submission guidelines are as follows.
Please note: an extra fee of $60 will be charged for each change to magazine content and logo once submitted.

The logo space is 2.3125″ wide x 0.75″ high. When sending your logo, the following are acceptable files:

  • a high resolution PDF file (minimum 300dpi images at 100%, fonts embedded or converted to outlines) or;
  • a Vector Artwork file or .eps with all fonts converted to outlines (Illustrator CS3 or lower file) or;
  • a .jpeg or .tiff file at minimum 300dpi.

Remember a GIF file is NOT appropriate for print.  Any files pulled off your website will NOT be accepted. Do NOT send us logos done in Publisher, CorelDraw, Word, Powerpoint or WordPerfect.

Contact Information
The correct format for your contact information is:

Street Address
City, Province Postal Code
Phone Number
Email Address

Magazine Write-Up
70 Words Mention the kind of work your society/organization does, the kinds of volunteers you are looking for and what kind of training you offer to your volunteers. Encourage people to volunteer by letting them know how they can make a difference in their community using their skills and knowledge. Remember not to be too wordy and don’t include the contact information that already is listed at the top of your ad.


Lunch & Learn

Date: August 28th, 2014, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Location: KCR, #120 – 1735 Dolphin Avenue, Kelowna
Theme: The Golden Circle
Facilitator: Geri Grainger, Community Ministries Manager, The Salvation Army, Kelowna
Geri Grainger has worked at the Kelowna Salvation Army since March of 2010. She currently holds the position of Community Ministries and Media Relations Manager.

Geri started her career in Toronto as a Telecommunications professional specializing in project management and new phone system implementations. She worked for Wood Gundy, Reuters, AT&T Canada, TELUS, Nova Scotia Power and Grainger Consulting over a 20 year period. Geri relocated to Kelowna 8 years ago and began working in the non-profit sector.

Geri has been married for 32 years, has 2 adult children in their 20’s. Geri has a passion for helping others through the sharing of knowledge and connecting people to bring out the best in them. Geri seeks to maintain the trust of the community she serves in, through effective communication.


Steering Committee

Dawn Wilkinson
Manager, KCR Community Services

Laurel D’Andrea
Executive Director, Uptown Rutland Business Association

Pam Brooks
Community Recreation Coordinator, City of Kelowna

Myra Majeran & Beryl Itani
Volunteers, Kelowna Community Resources
c/o ac.rcknull@anwolekmrofni

Phil Bond
Manager, UBC Community Service Learning Program

Wendy Robertson
Executive Director, Kelowna Community Music School



View the ads for the Okanagan Volunteer Opportunities Fair on our Media Coverage page.



Click on one of the galleries from past volunteer fairs to open the photo archive page.

Volunteer Fair 2010

Pictures from the 2010 Okanagan Volunteer Opportunities Fair

49 Photos

Volunteer Fair 2009

Pictures from the 2009 Okanagan Volunteer Opportunities Fair

28 Photos

Volunteer Fair 2011

Pictures from the 2011 Okanagan Volunteer Opportunities Fair

38 Photos

Volunteer Fair 2012

Pictures from the 2012 Okanagan Volunteer Opportunities Fair

28 Photos

Volunteer Fair 2013 - Lunch & Learn

Photos from the Okanagan Volunteer Opportunities Fair 2013 Lunch & Learn, held at KCR on August 29th.

17 Photos

Volunteer Fair 2013

49 Photos


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