Thursday, September 21, 2017

Volunteers for Family Daze in the Corn Maze @ Historic O'Keefe Ranch

O'Keefe Ranch is looking for volunteers for Family Daze in the Corn Maze on the weekends in October. A brand new maze will be open and it's guaranteed to entertain with plenty of twists and turns and spooky scenes around every corner.

The following volunteer positions are currently available:

Parking Attendant Volunteers to direct traffic.
Barista Volunteers to make and serve beverages.
Pony Side Walkers to assist kids with fitting helmets, getting on and off horses, and to walk with the horses.

Volunteer Maze Spotters are also needed from 6-10 pm for the Field of Screams to offer assistance to guests and staff as needed. The Field of Screams is taking place Oct 13-14, 18-21, and 24-28.


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Volunteer Drivers

Home to the End logo for websiteThe Home to the End Society is looking for Volunteer Drivers to pickup elderly clients and drive them to and from the Time Out Adult Day Program every Wednesday. The program runs 1-4 pm at the People Place. Most clients live in a residence (Vernon or Coldstream) and will need to be escorted to the vehicle. Mileage is paid.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

RespectFEST Volunteers


The RespectFEST Multicultural Celebration needs 12 more volunteers on Saturday September 23, 2017 to assist with vendor setup, hand out food tokens, and assist in clean-up and vendor tear down. There are 3 different shifts available (8:30-11:30 am, 11-2 pm, and 1:30-4:30 pm). If you're able to help please email respect@downtownvernon.com. 


Civic Plaza and Spirit Square will come alive with delicious food, upbeat music, cultural performances, art and history activities and educational opportunities for all ages during this Multicultural Celebration. This festival is totally free for our community! 

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Bingo Caller

Pioneer Square in Armstrong is looking for a Bingo Caller on Monday or Wednesdays 1-2 pm or 6-7 pm each week.

For more information, please contact NexusBC Volunteer Services at 250.545.0585 or email volunteers@nexusbc.ca

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Thrift Store Volunteers

The Salvation Army Thrift Store is looking for thrift store volunteers to assist in sorting and organizing clothing and other household donations, then hang up clothing donations and organize displays. The thrift store is open Monday-Saturday 9am-4pm.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Vernon Public Art Gallery Volunteers

Do you have general knowledge of the arts and like interacting with the public?  If so, the Vernon Public Art Gallery would love to have you as a volunteer!

Gallery Attendant Volunteers (3) are needed to greet and help visitors, make gift shop transactions, and set up displays.  Volunteers are needed a minimum once per week from 10 am to 1 pm.

Special Events Assistant Volunteers (4) are needed to assist with exhibition openings (duties include: serving wine, working the till, or helping setup) and assisting with special events such as Midsummer's Eve of the Arts, Art After Dark, and Riot on the Roof.

Gift Shop Attendant Volunteers (3) are needed to provide general gallery information, answer the phone and respond to emails, work the till, assist customers in the gift shop, video rental, and art rental programs, assist gallery staff with miscellaneous tasks, help promote the gallery and events and be available overall to provide friendly service to guests. Volunteers are needed a minimum once per week from 10 am to 1 pm.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Educational Volunteer

Image result for allan brooks nature centreAllan Brooks Nature Centre is looking for 5 Educational Volunteers to attend a training session and learn about all the programs offered. To sign up for one of the sessions, please contact Chantelle at education@abnc.ca or call 250-260-4227.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Community Support Volunteer

The Family Resource Centre is looking to train 6-8 Community Support Volunteers. On successful completion of an extensive, in depth training program, volunteers provide support for individuals managing life issues such as transitions, isolation, relationships, loss and grief or unemployment. 

100+ hours of training taking place October 3, 2017 through April 24, 2018 Tuesday evenings 6-9 pm AND 2nd Thursday of every month 6- 9 pm. Applicants are interviewed before training. Volunteers receive clinical mentorship, as well as ongoing education and support.  Full description available here.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Heritage Square Volunteers

Heritage Square offers a safe home-like environment and round-the-clock nursing care for seniors who are no longer able to live independently. Volunteers are needed for various positions: 

(1) Bus Outing Assistant to accompany seniors onto and off the bus. Assist Seniors to and from activities; may need to push wheelchairs; must enjoy interacting with seniors. 

(10) Visitation Volunteers needed to visit with seniors who are unable to participate in group activities. Can include playing cards, games, walking, or reading with residents. Schedule is flexible as per volunteer availability. 

(3) Special Unit Assistants to visit residents who have cognitive impairment or memory loss. Initiate activities such as games, puzzles, walk etc. Porter residents to and from group activities. Schedule is flexible as per volunteer availability. 

Volunteers needed at Creekside Landing

Creekside Landing is looking for volunteers!

1 Activity Assistant to help staff with various activities and help seniors to and from events.
1 Bus Outing Assistant to accompany seniors onto and off of bus. May need to push wheelchairs. Must enjoy interacting with seniors.
1 manicurist to assist residents with nail care (filing nails, removing polish, applying new nail polish and lotion) and provide companionship while attending residents.
10 Visitation Volunteers to visit with seniors in their rooms. Can include playing cards, games, or reading with residents and visiting with seniors who are unable to participate in group activities.

Gateby Care Centre Volunteers

Related imageGateby Care Centre is looking for the following volunteers:

4 volunteers to visit with seniors on the weekends, engage them in safe activities, and take them out into the community.

4 recreation support volunteers to assist residential recreation staff with programs including monthly birthday parties, various outings such as the park and farmers market, and bringing seniors to and from programs.

1 Seamstress Volunteer to help with clothing alterations. Discuss with the Director of Care when alterations are needed.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Crisis Line Volunteer

calling, cold call, communicationThe Crisis Line is a free 24-hour, 7 day a week phone support and referral service, and they are looking for volunteers to provide empathetic, non-judgmental short term emotional support to callers. Volunteers are needed 24/7 and shifts vary but most are 4 hours.

Training takes place 4-8 pm Sept 18-Oct 23, 10-3 pm Sat Oct 14, 4-8 pm Thurs Oct 19.  Registration is required.  For full training details please visit www.peopleinneed.ca.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Polson Residential Care Volunteers

Polson Residential Care is looking for volunteers* as follows:

Musical Entertainers to play guitar, piano, flute, or other instruments for small or large groups. Accompany sing along for the residents.

Gardening Assistants to assist with yard cleanup, pruning trees and bushes, plant and weed flower beds and/or vegetable garden.

Bowling Assistant to assist residents in bowling activity and keep score.

Bingo Assistant to assist residents playing Bingo including setting up games. 

Outings Escort to assist residents on outings and special events. Will include pushing wheelchairs and visiting with residents. Must have good listening skills.

Visiting Mate to visit with residents on a one to one basis. Assist residents with puzzles or other activities, share a cup of tea or coffee with residents. Must have good listening skills. 

Manicurists to assist residents with nail care, filing nails and removing polish, applying new polish and hand lotion.  This service provides companionship while attending to the residents. Volunteers needed Monday to Saturday, 1-2 hours per visit.

Group Activities Supporter to help with socializing and directing guests. May include leading games and trivia and assisting staff and management with various duties.

Crib or Card Player to play crib or cards with seniors and assist with keeping score.

*Must enjoy interacting with seniors.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Volunteer Opportunities at Carrington Place

Chartwell Carrington Place Retirement Residence is a senior's community in Vernon and staff are looking for volunteers for various positions:

(5) Special Events Support Volunteers to assist staff and management with various tasks to do with set up, decorating, socializing, and directing guests during special events.

(5) Visitation Volunteers to visit seniors in their rooms. Can include playing cards, games, reading, or walking with residents around the facility. Visiting with seniors who are unable to participate in group activities.

(5) Bus Outing Volunteers to accompany seniors onto and off the bus and assist to and from activities. May need to push wheelchairs. Must enjoy interacting with seniors.

(5) Bingo Caller Volunteers to call Bingo using a loud clear voice. Can include visiting with seniors and assisting with clean up.




Thursday, July 20, 2017

Special Olympics BC Vernon - Registration Coordinator

Looking for a meaningful and highly impactful volunteer opportunity? Help individuals with intellectual disabilities experience empowerment and the positive impact of sport with Special Olympics BC!

The Registration Coordinator is responsible for ensuring all athletes complete the correct registration forms for the year, running the annual fall registration day for Special Olympics BC - Vernon in September, and coordinating with sport coaches to ensure they have their program's registration information. This position is a member of the Local Executive Committee, so attends the monthly meetings. Our ideal Registration Coordinator is very organized, is a team player and has high attention to detail. This position is for the 2017-2018 sport year, starting in August/September 2017.