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KCR Employment Opportunity: Family Outreach Worker

The Family Outreach Worker (FOW) provides individual home visits to a caseload of at-risk families who are pregnant or parenting children birth to age 5 years for the first time. The FOW assesses family needs, plans, implements and evaluates care activities for the purpose of supporting healthy pregnancy outcomes, positive parent-child relationships, healthy child growth and development, healthy family functioning, self-efficacy, and connectedness in the community.

Workshops: Board Boot Camp 101 & 201

Workshops: Board Boot Camp 101 & 201

Board Boot Camp 101: Introduction

Date: Tuesday, May 29, 2018, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: KCR Community Resources, #200 – 620 Leon Avenue, Kelowna
Cost: $10/person
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Do you want to make an impact in our community by becoming a member of a board of directors for a charity or not-for-profit?

Board Boot Camp 101 will help you:
  • Understand the not-for-profit sector
  • Prepare questions to ask before saying “Yes”
  • Increase your understanding of a Board member’s role and responsibilities


Board Boot Camp 201: Executive Committee

Date: Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: KCR Community Resources, #200 – 620 Leon Avenue, Kelowna
Cost: $25/person
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Board Boot Camp 201 will give you a quick primer and overview to become the best leader you can be for your not-for-profit organization. Learn effective qualities of leaders and your personal leadership style. Understand the separation between the Board and staff, and between the senior staff and the Chair. Find how to run your meetings timely and effectively – one of the best ways to retain current directors and attract new ones! And, when you think you or your organization might need outside help, explore the circumstances when going outside for expertise is of benefit to your organization.

Celebrate National Volunteer Week – April 15-21, 2018

Join Us in Celebrating National Volunteer Week – April 15 – 21, 2018
National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week (NVW) is a time to celebrate and thank Canada’s 12.7 million volunteers. Join KCR, Volunteer Canada and Investors Group April 15-21, 2018 to recognize the contributions of volunteers in our communities.

KCR will be celebrating local volunteers at a kiosk in Orchard Park Mall on Sunday, April 15, 2018. Visit us at the mall, share your volunteer story and receive a small token of our appreciation for all you do in our community.

We will also be celebrating the contributions of our 300+ volunteers with a Volunteer Appreciation Open House on Monday, April 16, 2018.

This year’s theme is: “Celebrate the Value of Volunteering – building confidence, competence, connections, and community”.

Volunteering is often seen as a selfless act; a person gives their time, skills, experience, and passion to help others, without expecting anything in return. And while volunteering is a form of service, many volunteers will tell you that “you get more than you give”. From opportunities to develop new skills, to find deep and meaningful personal connections, the magic of volunteering is that it creates social and economic value for all.

KCR Volunteer Orientation Sessions

Are you interested in volunteering for KCR, but not sure where to start? Sign up for one of our Volunteer Orientation Sessions to find out more about our organization and the various volunteer opportunities available.

Cost: Free
Location: KCR Community Resources, #200 – 620 Leon Avenue, Kelowna
Dates Available:

Workshop Series: Nourishing Managers of Volunteers

Free Workshop Series: Nourishing Managers of Volunteers – Encourage one another & Expand our knowledge during these lunch hour gatherings held the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Block one hour in your calendar every month and then register for one workshop at a time.

Workshops provided by:
United Way of the Central and South Okanagan/Similkameen - logo

Upcoming Workshops

April: None – Enjoy Celebrating the Value of Volunteers during National Volunteer Week April 15 – 21, 2018.


Working with Volunteers to Manage your Social Media Strategy
Date: Wednesday, May 9, 2018, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Location: KCR Community Resources, #200 – 620 Leon Avenue, Kelowna
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Facilitator: Marianne Dahl, Marketing & Events Manager, United Way Central & South Okanagan Similkameen
Marianne Dahl, Marketing & Events Manager, United Way Central & South Okanagan SimilkameenMarianne Dahl is a marketing and events specialist with a deep history working with marketing agencies, real estate development, and the tech sector. She has been the Marketing and Events Manager at United Way CSO for the last 3+ years where she is very involved in volunteer recruitment and manages digital media events, volunteers, and interns along with the communications strategy. Marianne will share some hands-on findings and best practices while working with non-profit staff, volunteers and social media.


June: No Session

July: No Session

August: No Session

September: No Session


Recognizing Flexibility in Volunteers Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Location: KCR Community Resources, #200 – 620 Leon Avenue, Kelowna

Facilitator: Stephanie Moore, BBA, Project Coordinator, KCR Community Resources
Stephanie Moore, Project Coordinator, KCR Community ResourcesStephanie Moore has worked in the Non-profit sector since 2001. Her career has included project coordination, business development, fitness, recreation, wellness, cultural services, tourism, fundraising, and non-profit development. This path has provided the experience of working alongside volunteers, supervising volunteers and reporting to volunteer boards and committees. Stephanie also enjoys giving back to the community and has volunteered her time to various local boards, committees, and fundraising events. Stephanie believes that matching the right volunteer to the right opportunity creates a positive and energized environment that is mutually beneficial.


Developing a Volunteer Advisory Group Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Location: KCR Community Resources, #200 – 620 Leon Avenue, Kelowna


December: No Session


Past Workshops

Being a Volunteer Tattle Tale
Date: Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Volunteers Impact at Community, Family and Individual Levels
Date: Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The Value of Volunteers in Dollars & Cents
Date: Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Shining a Light on the Past Year
Date: Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Remember Your Calling as a Manager of Volunteers
Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Volunteer Ownership Model: Oh No, They’re Taking Over!
Date: Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

How to Hook New Volunteers: Recruitment as Selling
Date: Thursday, September 7, 2017, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Time Management Tools
Date: Wednesday, June 7, 2017, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Event Planning Made Easier
Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Volunteer Training: What? How? Why?
Date: Wednesday, January 13th, 2016, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The Love Languages of Volunteers: How to Speak Them Fluently
Date: Wednesday, February 10th, 2016, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Volunteers as Agency Ambassadors
Date: Wednesday, March 9th, 2016, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Not Just for Kids
Date: Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

What’s in Your Wallet?
Date: Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Attracting the Volunteers You Need
Date: THURSDAY, September 8, 2016, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Thank-a-thon
Date: Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Having THAT Talk
Date: Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Tis the Season
Date: Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Canada 150 for 150 Volunteer Hour Challenge
Date: Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Marketing and Recruitment – Hand in Glove
Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Focus Attention on Your Volunteers: National Volunteer Week Ideas
Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Unemployed Training & Employment Program

KCR has partnered with the BC Alliance for Manufacturing to offer a no-cost-to-you, 8-week training program to help get you trained and placed in manufacturing jobs. Registration is first-come, first-serve, so be sure to register as soon as possible by calling 250.763.8008.

The first group will run October 16 – December 8, Monday-Friday, from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. For more information, visit our Employment Services page.

In order to be eligible for this program, you must be:
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Not currently working
  • Willing to commit to full-time training and working
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