Volunteers! Weekly Highlights for July 12th to July 19th, 2017

Weekly Volunteer Highlights for July 12th - July 19th, 2017
URGENT NEED:
VOLUNTEER KAMLOOPS IS TAKING REGISTRATION TO SUPPORT THE KAMLOOPS EMERGENCY SUPPORT SERVICES TEAM (ESS) The ESS Team require volunteers who have:
• Office experience, registration skills, assist with forms
• Show patience and compassion toward the people
• Attention to detail and not easily distracted
• Must be a good listener with interview/intake skills
• Good customer service ability
• Be able to multi task in a stressful environment
• Be flexible and have a positive attitude. Please call Tracey at Volunteer Kamloops to register at 250-372-8313. Email [email protected] We need your name, phone # and days you are available, training session is required before volunteering.
Boat Loader / Registration - Kamloops Dragon Boat Festival is seeking 35 volunteers to hold boats while paddlers get in them, help with registration, posting results. The festival will take place in Riverside Park on Saturday August 12th, 2017 and there will be two shifts for the volunteers: 07:30 am - 12:30 pm & 12:00 pm & 05:00 pm. Training will be provided through online webinars, handbook and phone support. Please Contact Volunteer Coordinator Dana or call 250-377-5813

Special Events / Fundraising:
The Salvation Army is seeking volunteers for HUNGER HEROES FUNDRAISING CONCERT ON JULY 15TH. We need a Mobile Kitchen Helper to assist in serving food (by donation) to guests of our fundraising concert. Volunteer will be kitchen-oriented, Food Safe preferred but not necessary. The event is at Riverside Park – 9:00am – 5:30pm. Please contact Christine at 250-554-1611 ext 205.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kamloops are seeking event volunteers for their upcoming “Interior Savings Moonlight Movie”
The event volunteer will assist with activities, engage the attendees to get involved, be present and help at booth, sell glow sticks. Event is at Riverside Park on July 25th from 6:30-9:00pm. Please call Jesanne at 250-374-6134 ext 223 Must be 14+ to volunteer

EUReKA SCIENCE PROGRAM NEEDS VOLUNTEERS FOR JULY 4TH-AUGUST 25TH. The volunteer instructor is responsible for classroom support for the EUReKA SCIENCE PROGRAM summer camps. They help the instructors in the classroom and work directly with children, ages 7-13. Volunteers must be enthusiastic about learning science, should have some experience working with youth or at least be very interested in working with children and take direction well. Program is at TRU. Please call Kathryn at 250-371-5534

RIBFEST, ROTARY CLUB OF KAMLOOPS DAYBREAK IS SEEKING VOLUNTEERS FOR AUG 11TH – AUG 13TH
Volunteers are needed in Beer Gardens, Family Fun Zone, Table Clearing, Rib Running, and Corn. All welcome, preferences for those with Serving it Right and FOODSAFE. Please contact Ellice at 250-828-3822

Current Volunteer Positions:
Overlander Residential Care, Interior Health- Summer Teen Volunteer Program is seeking Teens 14 to 18 to assist ORC Recreation & Volunteer Departments with a variety of programs; mostly social and recreation activities; Games, dining programs, visiting, nail care, portering, office assignments, displays etc. Please contact Donna Lofstrom-Bell, Manager of Volunteer & Pastoral Resources 250-554-5569

Overlander Residential Care – Auxiliary seeking Auxiliary Members to join the Auxiliary to Overlander (cost $6.00/year) to attend 10 meetings a year, 2nd Tuesday September to June. Participate in Fundraising Events and may assist with Tuesday morning weekly Craft Group (supplies provided) and may assist with Gift Shop. Please contact Donna Lofstrom-Bell, Manager of Volunteer & Pastoral Resources 250-554-5569

The Gleaning Abundance Program is looking for Harvest Leaders to help ensure the success of each and every pick. The Harvest Leaders make sure all gleaning volunteers know how to pick and sort the fruit and use a ladder safely. They weigh the harvest, coordinate the split and delivery. Must be personable, responsible, reliable people 18+. Harvest season June to November 7 days a week, 8am – 6pm.Contact Sandra Frangiadakis, Project Coordinator – 250-851-6111.

Salvation Army: is seeking Emergency Disaster Services Helpers. This is on-going volunteer positions that requires volunteers to be ready as it is on-call as needed. Volunteer will provide food, hydration, and/or spiritual/emotional care to victims of disaster. Duties include driving, cooking, serving, making phone calls, stocking canteens and warehouse, cleaning and detailing equipment. Training will be provided, in order to stay qualified volunteers must participate in at least 2 exercises/real world events annually. Volunteers must be older than 19 years old. Please call Christine 250-554-1611.
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For these and many other volunteer opportunities please call 250-372-8313 or check out our website: www.volunteerkamloops.org
We are a non-profit charity supporting community volunteering.
Volunteer Kamloops acknowledges the support of the Province of British Columbia and the Interior Health Authority.

Volunteer Kamloops
705 Seymour Street
Kamloops, BC V2C 2H4