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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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Art Studio Volunteer Assistant (22 Jun 2017)
Canadian Mental Health Association Kelowna & District Branch
Experience the sense of community that exists in the Wellness Development Centre at the Canadian Mental Health Association and contribute to the arts while helping others! We are looking for an Art Studio Assistant to help once a week in the Wellness Development Centre’s Artworks Art Studio from 1-3 pm, either on a Wednesday or Thursday. The role includes organizing art supplies, giving helpful hints to participants (ie: how much paint to put on the palette to avoid waste) and assisting the art teacher whenever a class is going on during the scheduled volunteer time.  
 
Founded in 1956, the Canadian Mental Health Association Kelowna and District (CMHA Kelowna) is part of Canada’s oldest national charity that helps maintain and improve mental health for all Canadians. As the nation-wide leader and champion for mental health, CMHA helps people access the community resources they need to build resilience and support recovery from mental illness. 
 
At CMHA Kelowna, we are dedicated to Mental Health in our community. No matter how old or how young, we provide support for families and individuals through programs that promote positive mental health and support recovery, while championing the elimination of barriers that can prevent people from thriving. We are a dynamic, innovative and visionary organization. We are seeking individuals who share our vision of a mentally healthy Kelowna and are passionate about making a difference in our community by bringing their particular expertise to our organization. Our success stories are countless, but there is still work to do. This is where you come in…
Volunteer Writer (22 Jun 2017)
Canadian Red Cross, BC Southern Interior Office
Are you looking to become a published writer but need to build your skills and experience first?  
 
Do you want to expand your writing portfolio into feature writing?  
 
If you have a desire to be a writer or already are and have you been thinking about how you can contribute to your community please consider becoming a Volunteer Writer for the Canadian Red Cross. 
 
The Canadian Red Cross are seeking Writers to build relationships with and our volunteers throughout B.C. and Yukon and write stories on them to be featured in local publications. The purpose of this role is to thank our volunteers as well as promote volunteering for the Red Cross in communities.  
We are looking for writers with strong communication, organizational and interpersonal skills as well as the ability to work with little or no supervision. 
 
For more information about this and other volunteer roles with the Canadian Red Cross please visit www.redcross.ca/volunteer/who-is-needed
Garden Volunteer (22 Jun 2017)
The Start Fresh Project
Volunteers will be responsible for helping the Start Fresh team by weeding, planting, and helping with general farm clean up.
Host, Volunteer Registration, Runner (20 Jun 2017)
Festivals Kelowna
Celebrate Canada Day - Kelowna" is our annual, free community festival held in Waterfront Park, Jim Stuart Park and Kerry Park, as well as Prospera Place for residents and visitors to celebrate our nation's birthday. There are over 50+ activities and performances that are multi-generational and family-friendly, sure to entertain festival goers all day long. Over 60,000 people have attended these celebrations each year. This year watch for some special NEW activities in honour of Canada's Sesquicentennial year! 
 
Position Descriptions 
Hosts 
Love to show off your city? Come join us on Canada Day 2017. Your job is to be the first friendly face that residents and visitors see when they walk into the park. You’ll greet them with a smile and make sure they’re stocked up on free Canada Day swag. This job is perfect for seasoned volunteers and newcomers looking to break into the volunteer world! 
Shifts are 3-4 hours long on July 1, 2017.  
Positions Needed: 20 
 
Kid’s Zone – Curler Extraordinaire 
Do you love kids? Have you ever tried curling? Then this position may be for you. We need a few volunteers to help man a portable curling game in the Kid’s Zone on Canada Day. Guaranteed to be a rockin’ time. 
Shifts are 2-3 hours long on July 1, 2017. 
Positions Needed: 3 
 
Runners 
This job is exactly what it sounds like. You’re full of energy, an expert communicator, and you work well in fast-paced environment. We’ll need you to be our eyes and ears on the ground and be the link between the information booths and the volunteer tent  
Shifts are 3-4 hours long on July 1, 2017.  
Positions Needed: 3  
 
Volunteer Registration 
You’re a super organized, friendly volunteer who prefers a relaxed volunteer experience. Your job will be to greet your volunteer peers with a smile and check them in as they arrive during the day.  
Shifts are 3-4 hours long on July 1, 2017. 
Positions Needed: 6
LoveCan Kelowna Event Volunteer (20 Jun 2017)
World Vision Canada
World Vision Canada is looking for volunteers to help at our special event in Kelowna on Saturday, July 8. We are running a 6km fun run/walk event in the morning to raise funds for water projects in developing countries and then a celebration concert featuring Dean Brody that afternoon. 
 
We will have a variety of role from registration, course marshaling, event hosts and more! Shifts available from 8 am - 5 pm. Lunch and a LoveCan Kelowna t-shirt will be provided.

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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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