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For Volunteers

If you’re interested in looking for volunteering opportunities within our organization, or in the Central Okanagan, here is the place to start! We have an extensive database of volunteer organizations and volunteering positions available for you to search.

Find the opportunity that’s the right fit for your interests and your lifestyle.

Volunteer in the Central Okanagan

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Crisis Line Volunteer (15 Aug 2017)
Kelowna Community Resources (KCR), Crisis Line
To listen and support callers in distress. Support includes a listening, compassionate ear, crisis intervention and referrals to resources when appropriate.  
 
Training takes place 3 times a year and consists of 6 hours of home study, approximately 18 classroom hours, and 4 shifts auditing with experienced volunteers. Next training will start January, 2018.
Walk Committee Chair or Co-Chair (15 Aug 2017)
Alzheimer Society of BC, North & Central Okanagan
Responsible for leading and motivating a volunteer committee which in turn is responsible for the successful staging of the Investors Group Walk for Alzheimer’s fundraising event in May 2018 in your community.
Board Member (02 Aug 2017)
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), Central Okanagan Chapter
We currently have openings for Board Members to join our Chapter Board of Directors. The board members attend monthly meetings and work towards positively promoting MADD in the community.  
The MADD Central Okanagan Chapter is a local grassroots not-for-profit organisation and is currently recruiting board members to join our Chapter board.  
 
Our mission is to stop impaired driving and to support victims of this violent crime.  
Board Member Required:  
1. no experience necessary - all training provided  
2. attend monthly board meetings  
3. assist (as necessary) chapter community events  
4. provide input and ideas to continue to grow and support the chapter  
5. min. commitment of 1 - 2 years
Various positions - photographer, cheering squad, breakfast tent, purchase tent, rest stop, route signage, tour leader, volunteer check in (02 Aug 2017)
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society of Canada, Okanagan Chapter
Various positions are available if you are interested in being a part of something exciting. From taking pictures of the activity to following behind to assist, there is a position available that will appeal to anyone. Everyone gets to be a part of the cheering squad .
Logistics Captain (02 Aug 2017)
Crohn's and Colitis Canada, Kelowna Chapter
Gutsy Walk is the signature national fundraising event for Crohn’s and Colitis Canada, with almost 60 communities across Canada coming together on one day in June to raise money to advance medical research on these devastating chronic diseases that touch 1 in 150 Canadians. Together, we will make Crohn’s and colitis stop. For life.  
 
As the Gutsy Walk Logistics Captain, you will ensure Walk day is a positive and safe experience for all, including: 
* Work closely with committee members to identify event requirements (number of tables, venue limitations, etc.) 
* Develop a comprehensive logistics schedule (delivery pick-ups/drop-offs, set up/tear down)Create a master venue layout with key elements (power sources, washrooms, food, tents, signage) 
* Become the on-site expert for logistical elements (on-site electricity, Parks officials) including emergency procedures in case of severe weather 
* Be an active participant in all committee meetings, meet timelines and adhere to Crohn’s and Colitis Canada policies and procedures

Not sure what you want to do? A few resources to help…

Try some of our checklists. They can help you think differently about what you are looking for, and, what you have to offer. Using the lists will give you a sense of how your skills and abilities can be of great value to non-profit organizations. You can also learn more about yourself!

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Volunteer with Kelowna Community Resources

KCR has a variety of volunteer opportunities within our programs. Check out the program areas below that work with volunteers and call us today!

The Family Friend Program

This program matches trained volunteers with single parent families to provide support, companionship and connection to community resources.

Contact: Lisa Ford 250.763.8008 ext 136 or ac.rcknull@dneirfylimaf

The Crisis Line

The crisis line provides a confidential telephone service with trained volunteers available to provide support, a listening ear, assisting the caller to fully explore their feelings and concerns, explore options, alternatives and referrals to and information on available community resources.

Contact: Michelle Nelmes at 250.763.8008 ext 233 or ac.rcknull@enilsisirc

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