Kamloops Community Volunteer Services is a non-profit charity supporting community volunteering.
Adaptive Sports at Sun Peaks: Volunteer snow sport instructors (on hill) are needed at Sun Peaks Resort. Looking for intermediate skiers and snowboarders to work with students living with a disability (applications being accepted until Dec. 1). Training will be provided, but at an initial cost to the volunteer. With a commitment of 100 hours, a seasonal pass will be provided along with a nationally recognized certification. Contact Sharon Tremblay at 250-572-0616.
Emergency Social Services: ESS team volunteers will be required in the event of any disaster (fires, floods,
avalanches, industrial accidents, earthquakes). Volunteers must complete an orientation (consisting of a manual) of approximately two hours, which can be done at home or at the Provincial Emergency Plan office. Volunteers will then complete the registration course, which will enable them to work in many different areas. Minimum age is 19 and over. Call 250-319-1425 for information.
Interior Community Services: Meals on Wheels delivery drivers needed to deliver meals 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 have a friendly chat. For information, call 250-554-3134.
Kamloops Senior Citizens Railroad Society: Train operators and/or cashiers needed. Train operator will run the mini train (Wildlife Express) at the B.C. Wildlife Park. Cashier will sell tickets for train rides. An interest in small train operations and general upkeep would be an asset. Anyone from aged 15 and over is welcome. For more information, call 250-579-5938 or 250-851-1890.
Kamloops Community Volunteer Services: Volunteer co-ordinator needed to co-ordinate and mentor other volunteers for a Daily News delivery route every Thursday morning. If you are an early riser and have your own vehicle, then you can really make a difference in someone’s life. For more information, please contact FOCUS Program co-ordinator Edith Farrell or call 250-372-8313.
Ridgeview Lodge: Recreation volunteers needed for a variety of programs, including crib, board games, bingo, sing-a-longs, dancing, crafts, outdoor walks, special events or one-on-one visits. Also needed are volunteers to help transport residents in wheelchairs to programs, serve refreshments and help with the programs. Volunteers are especially needed for bingo on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., and Fridays for their Happy Hour, which runs from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 250-376-3131 ext 224 or 250-572-5621.
People in Motion: Bowling leader volunteers assist People in Motion members in a variety of positions, from passing members bowling balls to pushing wheelchairs. Volunteers must be able to transport themselves to the bowling alley, be able to interact with individuals who may have a variety of disabilities and work independently. For information, call 250-376-7878.
Navy League of Canada: Bottle recycling pickup volunteers will drive to Aberdeen Mall and pick up bottles for recycling once a week. (May require two pickups during holidays and busy times). You’ll load them into your own vehicle and take them to General Grant’s for counting. General Grant’s will then apply the money to the Navy League of Canada, Kamloops Branch account. For information, call 250-578-7744 or 250-554-0138.
Kamloops Special Olympics: Many volunteer positions available, including bowling coaches, bowling volunteers, floor hockey volunteers and swim club helpers. Volunteers will help and participate with developmentally challenged individuals. Some of the athletes have even competed nationally. Volunteers should be good natured and respectful of differences. For information, call 250-573-1206 or 250-879-0589.
For these and many other volunteer opportunities and contact information, please call 250-372-8313 or check out our website at www.volunteerkamloops.org. Kamloops Community Volunteer Services acknowledges the support of the province of B.C.