Volunteer Kamloops is a non-profit agency providing recruitment, screening and referral services to local societies, organizations and the community of Kamloops. The following volunteer opportunities are currently available:
The Kamloops Rattlers Jr. B Lacrosse Club is hosting the national championships this year and are looking for volunteers for this event. Many positions from security to beer garden personnel, ticket takers, etc. are needed. This is a five-day event being held at McArthur Island Sports Centre Aug. 22 to Aug. 26. It’s a great way to be outdoors and enjoy the weather.
Program leaders will be in the classroom assisting seven- to 14-year-olds with program activities such as lego camps, dissection, chemistry and biology experiments. The program runs to Aug. 20, Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A commitment of one full week block is preferred, minimum age 15 (turning 16 within 2007), maximum age 25.
The society is recruiting volunteers to assist seniors with weekly grocery shopping. Positions available are for either telephone work and/or one-on one assistance with senior shoppers, one morning a week. Excellent way to gain work experience with a team of dedicated volunteers, meet new people and gain satisfaction from helping others. Training will be provided. Candidates must attend an interview with Seniors Outreach Society and consent to a criminal records check.
Volunteers such as labourers, painting and construction are needed as the mission is in the early stages of renovating a new thrift store on the North Shore and would greatly appreciate any assistance. An understanding and willingness to learn basic construction operations is essential. There is staff there always and meals will be provided.
Saturn Turtle River Race Ticket Sales Team Volunteers are required to go to community locations and events to promote the Saturn Turtle River Race and the Boys and Girls Club of Kamloops by selling Turtle Race Tickets.Locations vary throughout the community and will sell on Sundays and Tuesdays and special event dates.
For more information on these volunteer opportunities and many
others, contact Volunteer Kamloops at 372-8313 to schedule an appointment with the appropriate volunteer co-ordinator.