Okanagan Volunteer Opportunities Fair

Okanagan Volunteer Opportunities Fair Logo

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

Registration is now closed
To be contacted about 2019’s Fair, sign up to our mailing list.

Note: 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
Preorder Now

Steering Committee

Beryl Itani
Community Volunteer

Stephanie Moore
Project Coordinator, Community Services, KCR Community Resources

Kim Przybyl
Recreation Coordinator, City of Kelowna

Terry Scott
Community Volunteer

Adam Holmes
Community Volunteer

Lucy Benwell
Executive Director, Kelowna Community Music School

Magazine Ads

Please note: an extra fee of $60 will be charged for each change to magazine content and logo once submitted.

The logo space is 2.3125″ wide x 0.75″ high. When sending your logo, the following are acceptable files:
  • a high resolution PDF file (minimum 300dpi images at 100%, fonts embedded or converted to outlines) or;
  • a Vector Artwork file or .eps with all fonts converted to outlines (Illustrator CS3 or lower file) or;
  • a .jpeg or .tiff file at minimum 300dpi.

Remember a GIF file is NOT appropriate for print. Any files pulled off your website will NOT be accepted. Do NOT send us logos done in Publisher, CorelDraw, Word, Powerpoint or WordPerfect.

Contact Information
The correct format for your contact information is:
Street Address
City, Province Postal Code
Phone Number
Email Address

Magazine Write-Up
70 Words – Mention the kind of work your society/organization does, the kinds of volunteers you are looking for and what kind of training you offer to your volunteers. Encourage people to volunteer by letting them know how they can make a difference in their community using their skills and knowledge. Remember not to be too wordy and don’t include the contact information that already is listed at the top of your ad.
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