Saturday, September 7, 2013
10am – 3pm
Parkinson Recreation Centre
1800 Parkinson Way, Kelowna
This annual event — now in its 16th year — draws about 80 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!
Organizations can click here to register for the 2013 Okanagan Volunteer Opportunities Fair online. Cost is $50 for full participation in the event or $125 if you are not attending the event but want to place a magazine ad (1/6 of a page with a 50 word description).
We will be hosting a Lunch & Learn for participating organizations before the fair as well:
Date: Thursday, August 29, 2013
Location: KCR Training Room, #120-1735 Dolphin Avenue, Kelowna
Topic: Setting Yourself Up For Success
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. You can also download the guidelines (PDF). 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.
The correct format for your contact information is:
City, Province, Postal Code
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.
Dawn Wilkinson - Manager
KCR Community Services
Laurel D’Andrea - Publisher
Pam Brooks - Community Recreation Coordinator
City of Kelowna
Jennifer Smith - Journalist
Kelowna Capital News
Myra Majeran & Beryl Itani - Volunteers
Kelowna Community Resources
Phil Bond - Manager
UBC Community Service Learning Program
Wendy Robertson - Executive Director
Kelowna Community Music School
Jin Park - Knowledge Management Specialist
Click on one of the galleries from past volunteer fairs to open the photo archive page.