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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.

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Emergency Disaster Services (27 Apr 2017)
The Salvation Army Central Okanagan, Kelowna Community Church
EDS mobilizes during a fire or similar crisis in the community. The specific task of the CCRU (Community Crisis Response Unit - mobile truck and kitchen), is to provide food and water for firemen and other emergency personnel on site. 
 
Volunteer team members serve as: 
 
EDS CCRU Driver 
EDS On Location with CCRU Cook and Server 
EDS CCRU and CCRU Garage Cleaning Crew 
EDS Emotional and Spiritual Care Team 
 
If you wish to be a candidate for EDS service please indicate this category as a volunteer interest. Please call our Volunteer Coordinator, Tamara, for more information and further questions you may have at 250-860-2329 ext. 333.
Administrative Assistant (27 Apr 2017)
The Salvation Army Central Okanagan, Kelowna Community Church
Our volunteer Front Desk Assistants support our team by greeting people and answering the phone. We are currently building our team of friendly volunteer assistants to help provide daily support to this Kelowna Church Office desk. Shifts would be once or twice a week, during the business week, based on your availability. 
 
Please call our Volunteer Coordinator, Tamara, for more information and further questions you may have at 250-860-2329 ext. 333 or email her at ac.asleknull@reetnulov.
Building, Yard and Fleet Maintenance (27 Apr 2017)
The Salvation Army Central Okanagan, Kelowna Community Church
Would you like to be a part of our building maintenance team and/or yard maintenance team? 
 
The building maintenance team members will be on call (based on their availability) to help perform minor repairs including painting in our buildings. 
 
The yard maintenance team members will be scheduled (based on their availability) to help maintain our grounds including flower bed planting in the spring, flower bed maintenance during the growing season, and flower bed winterizing. Other activities will include tree pruning and hedge trimming. 
 
We welcome volunteer applications for building/yard maintenance on a year round basis. There is always work to do no matter what the season! 
 
Please call our Volunteer Coordinator, Tamara, for more information and further questions you may have at 250-860-2329 ext. 333 or email her at ac.asleknull@reetnulov.
Community Donation Centre - Warehouse Assistance (27 Apr 2017)
The Salvation Army Central Okanagan, Kelowna Community Church
At 2330 Hunter Road, The Salvation Army Kelowna operates a Community Donation Drop Off Centre where new or gently used clothing, household items, and furniture for the Salvation Army Thrift Store can be dropped off. 
 
After sorting, items are distributed to the three Thrift Stores in Kelowna and West Kelowna. 
 
The sales revenue of these goods are used to support life-changing transformations throughout our community. 
 
Current volunteer opportunities: 
 
- Quick sort housewares and clothing items 
We are seeking a team of volunteers to each take a 4 hour shift or two per week to keep the sorting of our housewares current. We need 2 volunteers per day throughout the business week, Monday to Friday. 
 
Please call our Volunteer Coordinator, Tamara, for more information and further questions you may have at 250-860-2329 ext. 333 or email her at ac.asleknull@reetnulov.
Community Life Centre Volunteers (27 Apr 2017)
The Salvation Army Central Okanagan, Kelowna Community Church
Our Community Life Centre is a place that offers hope by assisting those that are in transition towards a brighter future, and also houses an emergency food bank. Appointments with our Caseworker are made for assistance, including food. The CLC Kitchen also supports our EDS Ministry as well as third party ministries for example, we are one of the community partners that provide meals for Inn From The Cold. 
 
Current volunteer vacancies: 
 
Our CLC is positioned to help an ever increasing number of guests in need each day. We are seeking teams of volunteers within each of the noted roles to help support the vital daily work at the Centre. All roles are accomplished during a Monday to Friday business week.  
 
URGENT NEED: 
CLC Administrative Assistants 
The volunteer administrative assistant supports the CLC staff by performing regular clerical duties, primarily reception and booking appointments. We are seeking a team of assistants to share the front desk coverage over the business week. 
 
OTHER CURRENT NEEDS: 
 
CLC Giving Gardeners Pickup 
- This volunteer will pick up the produce and bring it back to the CLC. *** must be able to lift sometimes heavy bins, can use our vehicle or their own truck (needs good size box) 
 
CLC Giving Gardeners vegetable cleaning 
- this volunteer would help with sorting, cleaning and bagging produce for CLC distribution to foodbank.  
 
CLC Bread Run 
- this volunteer would pick up bread pick up from Gospel Mission & Food Bank. 
 
CLC Fleet maintenance and General Custodial 
- this volunteer would help with general building maintenance, some potential cleaning ie. garbage, cleaning kitchen floors, vehicle washing, fueling (for both EDS and CLC vehicle), light changing, organization and storage in some areas. 
 
CLC Kitchen Support/Cooks 
- this volunteer team helps to prep. food for our outreach ministries. Food Safe Certification is an asset. The volunteer team is led by a fully food safe certified, Kitchen Lead. 
 
CLC Hamper Builder/Stocker/Runners 
- this volunteer team helps to stock our emergency food bank and prepare food hampers for our guests in need. Food Safe Certification is an asset. The volunteer team is led by a fully food safe certified, Coordinator. 
 
CLC Warehouse Worker/Receiver Crew 
- this volunteer team helps to receive regular food donations from our community and community and corporate partners. The ability to lift up to 50 pounds is important. This volunteer team is directed by a fully food safe certified, Coordinator. 
 
CLC Warehouse On Call Crew for occasional, very large donations 
- this volunteer team helps to receive large food donations from our community and community and corporate partners. The ability to lift up to 20, 40, and 50 pounds is important. This volunteer team is directed by a fully food safe certified, Coordinator. 
 
Please call our Volunteer Coordinator, Tamara, for more information and further questions you may have at 250-860-2329 ext. 333 or email her at ac.asleknull@reetnulov.
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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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