Volunteer Opportunities

Kamloops Daily News
April 23, 2012 01:00 AM

Volunteer Kamloops is a non-profit charity supporting community volunteering.

BIG Little Science Centre:Volunteer Greeter and Room Supervisor - Volunteers will have a friendly inviting personality greeting visitors at the door, explain the big little Science Centre layout, visitor services and take fees. In addition hands on Room supervision and essentially having fun with all our visitors whether individuals, families, classroom visits or tourists visiting for the first time. More possibilities can be discussed. Training provided.

Boys and Girls Club of Kamloops:Race for Kids, Saturday, June 2. Volunteers needed for a variety of positions: registration, volunteer headquarters crew, baggage check attendants, committee support/setup/tear down crew, Photographers, finish line ambassadors, station leaders, Support staff, timers, food & drink station attendants, photo zone ambassador, entertainment/support crew. Orientation June 1.

Ridgeview Lodge:Volunteers needed for several positions. Happy Hour Volunteers and General Volunteers. Volunteers must be able to push a wheelchair, and take direction from the staff.

Simply The Best Thrift Store:Thrift Store Volunteers needed for a variety of positions: Electrical Technician, Customer Service Representatives (ex. Shoes, toys and cashiers), Merchandise Cleaner, Collectables/ Antique Researcher. Their will be hands on orientation and training available to all volunteers.

People in Motion:Volunteers needed for two programs: Volunteer Walkers for the walking program called Walk & Roll and Office Support Assistant.

Bear Aware Program:Bear Aware program volunteer to alert neighbourhoods where bears are a problem (possible door-to-door campaigns) - also preparation of educational displays, participating in displays at community events, and possible presentations to community groups.

Interior Health RIH:Royal Inland Hospital has a variety of positions available. School Tour Guide, Emergency Department (ED), Diagnostic Imaging Reception, Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Cancer Clinic, Friendly Visitor and Information Desk.

Kamloops Immigrant Services:ESL Tutors needed to help with newcomer/immigrant in Canada learn/improve basic English skills (speaking, reading, writing, etc). Mentors: help a newcomer/immigrant settle in Canada through a friendship/buddy program. Provide guidance and information about different areas of employment, interest, etc.

Restorative Justice Facilitator:Facilitator will oversee each of the caseworkers on a file and ensure the case stays on track from beginning to end. They will also contact victim, offender, conduct interviews, and ensure participants are willing to participate in the program. As well as arrange a community conference and oversee any agreement. Volunteers must attend a three-day training course, observe, co-facilitate, and facilitate five conferences to obtain certificate.

For more information on these and many other volunteer opportunities visit www.volunteerkamloops.org

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