KCR’s Community Volunteer Income Tax Clinic

KCR’s Community Volunteer Income Tax clinic is open and ready for appointments! Those with appointments are prioritized but Walk-ins are welcome depending on availability. The clinic will be open Fridays from 9:15 am – 10:30 am.

The Community Volunteer Income Tax clinic helps eligible taxpayers who have a modest income and a simple tax situation. Please read the full page to know if you qualify and what you will need to bring to your appointment.

A modest income is defined as:
  • Single person/up to $30,000
  • Couple/up to $40,000 (add $2,500 for each dependent)
  • One adult with one child/up to $35,000 (add $2,500 for each additional dependent)

A simple tax situation:
  • No Income or
  • Income from these sources:
    • employment
    • pension
    • benefits such as CPP, disability, CCB, EI, social assistance
    • RRSP
    • support payments
    • scholarships, fellowships, bursaries or grants
    • interest (under $1,000)

Your tax situation is not simple if you:
  • are self-employed or have employment expenses
  • have businesses or rental income and expenses
  • have capital gains or losses
  • file for bankruptcy
  • are completing a tax return for a deceased person

Please bring to your appointment:
  • Valid, government issued, photo id – Essential
  • 2017 Tax Slips – Essential
  • Receipts – Essential
  • Tax Forms
  • Copy of last year’s Income Tax Return
  • 2017 Tax Assessment

For more information or to book an appointment:
250.763.8008 ext. 221

2nd Annual Rockin’ the Beach – Kelowna

2nd Annual Rockin' the Beach - Kelowna

Date: Saturday, July 14, 2018, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Location: Waterfront Park, 1200 Water Street, Kelowna
Cost: $35 Advance / $40 at the Gate
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Welcome to 2nd annual Rockin the Beach – Kelowna. A Rock Tribute extravaganza that will raise funds for KCR Community Resources.

The event will include a set by I’m on Fire (Bruce Springsteen Tribute) and a closing set by Breakdown (Tom Petty Tribute). But what makes it unique, is that during the concert there are 6 individual musicians each performing 4 songs by their favourite rock artist. So you get to see 8 unique musical performances all with live music backing and all in one concert. It is truly a rock music extravaganza.

Hit songs from the musical icons listed below will be performed by the extremely talented performers as noted. All performances will be backed by the amazing musicians from Breakdown. The line-up is as follows:
  • Sarah McLachlan/The Cranberries – Niki Martinus
  • Pat Benatar – Vicky Nish
  • The Doors – Peter Glockner
  • Bruce Springsteen – (I’m On Fire) – Mike Brown, Breakdown Band
  • Neil Young – Kevin Foley
  • Heart – Cristy MacDonald
  • Billy Joel – James Elser
  • Tom Petty – (Breakdown) – Dave Mihal, Martyn Jones, Gary Smyth, Cam Ward, James Elser

Networking for Non-profits – Unique Partnerships

Date: Thursday, June 28, 2018, 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Location: Kelowna Curling Club, 551 Recreation Avenue, Kelowna
Cost: $7 Advance Ticket / $10 at the Door
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Join us June 28, 2018, for Non-profit Networking featuring Unique Partnerships. Learn about interesting ways that local non-profits are working together to serve our communities.

This is the first of a series of networking events to be held throughout the year. Each event will include a theme to help inspire discussion and networking.

Doors open at 4:30 with presentations beginning at 5:00 pm. Stay for the refreshments and the chance to mingle and connect with others in our sector.

Emergency Operations – Looking for Volunteers

Central Okanagan residents wishing to help with flood protection measures can contact KCR – Community Resources by phone at 250.763.8008 ext. 221, Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, or by email to ac.rcknull@reetnulov, to sign up as a volunteer.

The Central Okanagan Emergency Operations Centre has contracted KCR – Community Resources to match volunteers with property owners looking for help with flood protection, such as sandbagging.

For emergency information, please refer to

Register Now: Okanagan Volunteer Opportunities Fair

Date: Saturday, September 15, 2018, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: Parkinson Recreation Centre, 1800 Parkinson Way, Kelowna

This trade show style of event brings together about 70 nonprofit organizations recruiting volunteers with hundreds of people looking for a place to volunteer. It is a time to have face-to-face conversations about causes, services, and opportunities. There are lots of choices about where to get involved and how to make the greatest impact.


Full Participation Cost (Fair & Magazine): $65
Magazine Ad Only: $150
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Registration Deadline: Friday, August 10, 2018

Notes: All registrations received after July 31, 2018, will not be featured in the magazine. Refunds will not be issued after the registration deadline.

Lunch & Learn

Be Pitch Perfect: How to Engage Interest in Your Organization in 30 Seconds or Less
Date: September 6, 2018, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Location: Parkinson Recreation Centre, 1800 Parkinson Way, Kelowna
Cost: Free, Lunch is on us with the generous support of our sponsors!

Description: This session is open to staff and volunteers of organizations registered for the Okanagan Volunteer Opportunities Fair. We will work together to help you develop and practise your ‘pitch’ and follow up the conversation with prospective volunteers. In addition, we’ll fill you in on what you can expect when you arrive at the fair and throughout the event. Plus there will be an opportunity to answer any additional questions you may have.


Preorder Lunch

Preorder lunch for the people staffing your display at the Okanagan Volunteer Opportunities Fair. It is a wonderful way of recognizing them.

Full Meal Deal: Slice of pizza (hawaiian/pepperoni/veggie), water/juice, apple & a cookie
Cost: $5
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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

Your Best Volunteers – How to Keep them Happy & Coming Back
Date: Wednesday, June 13, 2018, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Location: KCR Community Resources, #200 – 620 Leon Avenue, Kelowna
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We all know the time and energy it takes to find volunteers. So, when we find great volunteers, we want to ensure we keep them. At this workshop, you will learn some tips and techniques for engaging, supporting and encouraging your volunteers.

Workshop Take-Aways:
  • Twelve Questions to measure volunteer satisfaction
  • Six Questions you can ask to keep your volunteers loyal and happy
  • Recognizing and Rewarding our Volunteers – come prepared to share the methods you currently use and hear what others have found to work and not work.

Facilitator: Faye Wales, BA, CHRL (certified human resources leader)
Faye is a human resources, training and communications professional with over 25 years’ experience in the corporate environment and as a consultant. She is currently the owner of People Time, a consultancy firm which provides a broad range of human resources services to small-medium sized businesses as well as the design, development and facilitation of employee training programs in the areas of management, leadership and customer relations.

Faye has recently moved to Kelowna from Burlington, Ontario and is enjoying life in BC. Faye worked as a volunteer for a number of not-for-profit organizations in Ontario and is now considering some volunteer opportunities in Kelowna.

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
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