Kamloops Community Volunteer Services is a non-profit charity supporting community volunteering.
Interior Community Services: Meals on Wheels delivery drivers are needed between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Volunteers use their own vehicles and gas. A tax receipt for mileage is issued every November. Drivers brighten the day for many people in our community showing concern, making sure all is well and having a friendly chat.
Ridgeview Lodge: Recreation volunteers needed to help with a variety of recreational programs, including crib, board games, bingo, sing-alongs, dancing, crafts, outdoor walks, special events or one-on-one visits. Volunteers will also assist in transporting residents in wheelchairs to the programs and assist the staff with serving refreshments. Volunteers are especially needed to help with bingo on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., and on Fridays for their Happy Hour from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The volunteers will be reliable, responsible, have good communications skills, be punctual, and be able to push a wheelchair.
People in Motion: Volunteers will assist People in Motion members with bowling. This includes passing the members the bowling balls, pushing wheelchairs and helping members get on and off the bus. Volunteers should be able to oversee the activity and liaison with Bowler Time staff and the program co-ordinator and perform other duties as required. The volunteers must be mature, be able to transport themselves to the bowling alley and be able to interact with individuals who may have a variety of disabilities.
Emergency Social Services: Volunteers will be required in the event of any disaster. Volunteers must complete an orientation (consisting of a manual) of approximately two hours. It can be done at home or at the PEP office. Volunteers will then complete the registration course, which will enable them to work in many different areas. Minimum age is 19 and over.
Volunteer Kamloops: Co-ordinator needed for a delivery route for The Daily News. Would you like to make a difference in someone’s life? We have a great opportunity to mentor individuals to deliver newspapers every Thursday morning. If you are an early riser and have your own vehicle and are up for the challenge, please contact FOCUS Program co-ordinator Edith Farrell or call 250-372-8313.
Simply the Best Thrift Store: A variety of positions are available, including electrical technician, customer-service representatives, merchandise cleaner and antique researcher. There will be a hands-on orientation and training available to all volunteers.
Navy League of Canada: Volunteers will drive to Aberdeen Mall and pick up bottles for recycling once a week. (May require two pickups during holidays/busy times). You’ll load them into your own vehicle and take them to General Grant’s for counting.