Publications: Community Services

Resources you’ll find on this page include:

Community Services

Directory of Community Services | Step-by-Step Intro to the Online Database
Street Survival Guide | Media Resources Guide | Public Access Computer Sites
Legal Services Guide | Mental Health Resources for Children & Youth
Brochures: Community Info Database and Community Information & Volunteer Centre

Events

Calendar of Events & Festivals in the Central Okanagan | Holiday Events Guide

For Service Providers

Basic Needs Resource Guide | Children & Youth with Special Needs Resource Guide
Suicide Prevention Handbook | Women’s Resource Guide
Adult Services Guide | Youth Services Guide | Apps for Special Education
Monthly Bulletin | Monthly Bulletin Archives

Volunteerism

Get Involved: Volunteering Central Okanagan Style | Volunteer Centre Column
Weekly eVent Banner AdThe Canadian Code of Volunteer Involvement
National Occupational Standards: For Managers of Volunteer Resources
Skills Plus: Bridging Volunteer Experience and Career Development
Brochure: Overview of Volunteer Management
Brochure: Fund Development Overview
Why Volunteer? | Volunteering Checklist – What Interests You?
What skills do you want to share?

 




Community Services

Directory of Community Services: Central Okanagan

Download: KCR Directory of Community Services

Download: View a SAMPLE of the KCR Directory of Community Services – Winter 2013 here

Provides detailed information on the programs and services in Lake Country, Kelowna, West Kelowna, Westbank and Peachland. This 300+ page directory outlines community, health and social service agencies, as well as federal, provincial and municipal government services. A Winter and Spring edition are published each year. You can purchase one edition of the Directory for $30.00. Click here to order a print Directory.

A database of community information is available online. Click here to search the online directory.

 

 

 

Database Update Instructions

Download: KCR’s Database Update Instructions (PDF)
A handy reference for adding, updating or deleting your Community Information record(s) or Volunteer Opportunities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KCR's Media Resources Guide

Download: KCR’s Media Resources Guide (PDF)
The Media Resources Guide is a quick reference for local newspapers, magazines and online media in the Central Okanagan. KCR provides this FREE service to support your non-profit organization. Please submit your event ideas for Banner Ads and your volunteer recruitment for the Volunteer Centre column.

Download: KCR Street Survival Guide

Download: KCR’s Street Survival Guide (PDF)
The Street Survival Guide is a handy one-page publication with listings on where to find a meal, medical attention, clothing, a hot cup of coffee, or where to find a place to sleep for the night.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Download: Mental Health Resources for Children & Youth

Download: Mental Health Resources for Children & Youth (PDF)
The Mental Health Resources for Children & Youth Guide is a listing of information that will help families support children with mental health issues.

Download: KCR Legal Services Guide

Download: KCR’s Legal Services Guide (PDF)
The Legal Services Guide is a brief listing of legal assistance, advocacy, family law, housing, estates, credit, judicial, and online resources.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KCR CIOC Database of Community Resources Brochure

Download: KCR’s CIOC Database of Community Resources Brochure (PDF)

KCR Community Information and Volunteer Centre Brochure

Download: KCR Community Information and Volunteer Centre Brochure (PDF)

 

 

 

Events

View the KCR Calendar of Community Events

View the KCR Calendar of Community Events for the Central Okanagan

 

 

 

 

 

Download: Holiday Events Guide 2013 (PDF)

Download: Guide
KCR’s 2013 Holiday Events Guide (PDF)

A list of free and low-cost activities during the Christmas season.

Download: Holiday Events Guide 2013 Poster (PDF)

Download: Poster
KCR’s 2013 Holiday Events Guide Poster (PDF) to let your clients know where to download their copy.

 

 

 

 

For Service Providers

Download: KCR Basic Needs Resource Guide (PDF)

Download: KCR’s Basic Needs Resource Guide (PDF)
Services are briefly explained and organized by primary needs such as food, clothing, housing, hygiene, outreach, and employment.

Download: KCR's Children and Youth with Special Needs Resource Guide for Service Providers (PDF)

Download: KCR’s Children & Youth With Special Needs Resource Guide for Service Providers (PDF)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Download: Suicide Prevention Handbook (PDF)

Download: KCR’s Suicide Prevention Handbook (PDF)
Provides information on emergency programs and services in addition to suicide prevention guidelines for professionals.

Download: Women's Resource Guide (PDF)

Download: Women’s Resource Guide (PDF)
A list of organizations providing services directly concerning or related to women.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Download: KCR Adult Services Guide (PDF)

Download: KCR’s Adult Services Guide (PDF)
A comprehensive guide for adults in need of clothing, food, shelter and other services in our community. Updated semi-annually. To print, please select legal paper, 2 sided print, flip on short edge.

KCR Youth Services Guide (PDF)

Download: KCR’s Youth Services Guide (PDF)
A handy guide for youth in need of clothing, food, and other helpful services. Updated semi-annually. To print, please select legal paper, 2 sided print, flip on short edge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Download: Apps for Special Education (PDF)

Download: Apps for Special Education (PDF)
Provides a comprehensive list of iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch apps for (Special) Education on subjects ranging from speech/language, sign language, organization/scheduling, reading/writing/math, music/song, art/photography, games, accessibility, early intervention, fine motor development, app collections, productivity, and remote desktop.

Download: Apps for Special Education (PDF)

Download: Supplementary List of Apps for Special Education (PDF)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Download the Monthly Bulletin (PDF)


Click here to view the Monthly Bulletin in its new web-format on kcr.ca.

Click here to subscribe to the Monthly Bulletin using MailChimp by filling out your name and email.

Archives: Monthly Bulletin

 

 

 

Volunteerism

Get Involved (PDF)

Download Get Involved: Volunteering Central Okanagan Style 2014 (PDF)
Looking for more information on volunteering in the Central Okanagan? Check out the latest Get Involved magazine and visit the Okanagan Volunteer Opportunities Fair info pages. Click here to go to the Okanagan Volunteer Fair Information Page.

Weekly eVent Banner Ad

Every Sunday, the Volunteer Centre banner ad is published in the eVent paper. We invite non-profit organizations to submit event information and partner with KCR in using this banner ad space. Click here to go to the eVent Banner Ad Archives Page, or click here to submit an event

Capital News Logo

Every Thursday, our Volunteer Centre column is published in the Capital News. Click here to go to the Volunteer Centre Column Archives Page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Download the Canadian Code of Volunteer Involvement (PDF)
Volunteer Canada created the Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement to support organizations that engage volunteers. The CCVI is a framework for involving volunteers in all levels of an organization. This includes volunteers working in leadership, direct service and virtual roles.

Download Link: National Occupational Standards – For Managers of Volunteer Resources (PDF)
Produced by the HR Council for the Nonprofit Sector. The National Occupational Standard provides a foundation for the further development of key human resource and career planning tools.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Download: Skills Plus for Volunteers (PDF)
Bridging Volunteer Experience and Career Development

KCR Overview of Volunteer Management Brochure

Download: KCR Overview of Volunteer Management Brochure (PDF)

KCR Overview of Volunteer Management Brochure

Download: KCR Overview of Volunteer Management Brochure (PDF)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why Volunteer

Download: Why Volunteer? (PDF)

Volunteering Checklist - What Interests You?

Download: Volunteering Checklist – What Interests You? (PDF)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Download: What skills do you want to share? (PDF)