Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Sunshine Festival Volunteers

Image result for sunshine festival vernonThe Downtown Vernon Association is looking for volunteers for the annual Sunshine Festival taking place on June 17, 2017.

Activity Volunteers to lead activity booths such as the climbing wall, bouncy house, pony rides, & craft/gardening activities (shifts are available 9am-1pm or 1-5pm)

Entertainment Stage MCs to introduce the different acts and groups on stage, mentioning the sponsors, and general announcements (9am-5pm)

Setup Assistants to move tables and chairs, set up tents/signs/garbage bins. Will include heavy lifting (6-9am)

Tear Down Assistants to clean up activities, stages and vendors, move supplies in and out of trucks. Will include heavy lifting (5-7pm)

Garbage & Recycling pick up: emptying garbage and recycling during the event (honorarium available).

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Website Content Administrator

Image result for cat rescuePawprints Animal Rescue Foundation is looking for a volunteer Website Content Administrator. In this position the volunteer will use creativity and writing skills to help develop new content for the website. No experience is required. If you like to write and have ideas to add to the website, this is the position for you!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Volunteers needed for the Okanagan Military Tattoo

The Okanagan Military Tattoo takes place July 26-30, 2017 and volunteers are needed for a variety of positions:

Drivers (5) are needed to pick up and deliver costumes, documents, and other small items. Require your own vehicle and be willing to drive anywhere around Vernon and Silver Star.

Parking Attendants & Traffic Control (20) are needed to direct vehicles to appropriate parking areas.  Must be able to push a wheel chair and have good people skills. (Needed Sat July 29 & Sun July 30 only).

Security (30) needed at Kal Tire Place and Silver Star. Will be monitoring entrances and exits. Will be on your feet for 3-4 hours.

Food Servers (20) needed at Kal Place to prepare and serve food.  Having FoodSafe is an asset.

Performer Hosts (30) to be assigned to a performing group and will be their liaison.  Must be available to the group 24/7 via cell phone.  Must have own car and be willing to drive up and down to Silver Star and around Vernon.  Must be able to think on your feet and be familiar with Vernon are and various facilities.

Director Food Services (1) to lead and organize all food services for the event.  Must have FoodSafe and catering experience.  Must attend Monday Directors meetings and will be managing the food services volunteers. Dates needed: March 1 to July 26

Reception Desk & Ticket Takers (20) to answer questions, handle performers and volunteer check-ins. Ticket Takers will take tickets as people enter the building. Must have great people skills.

Setup/Take Down (6) volunteers needed to setup and take down at Kal Tire Place. Requires lifting and moving heavy objects. Must have safe work shoes and gloves.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Volunteer Coordinator

Related imageHistoric O'Keefe Ranch needs a Volunteer Coordinator to coordinate the schedules for volunteers in various positions, recruit volunteers for special events, maintain the volunteer database, create job descriptions, and provide regular correspondence with volunteers and the community. This position is primarily seasonal May-October.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Playground Attendant

The North Okanagan Optimist Club is looking for playground attendant volunteers. Playground boxes in 4 different parks are filled with balls, hoops, pylons, racquets, skipping ropes and much more and the equipment is free for families to use. Volunteers are needed to check the playground boxes to ensure the equipment has been put back and locked up each evening.

Playground boxes are located in the following parks:
-Girouard Park (4115 20th Street)
-Alexis Park (3951 Alexis Park Drive)
-43rd Street Park (2300 43rd Street)
-Sawicki Park (996 Middleton Way)

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Light Yard Work

NexusBC Community Resource Centre (Better At Home Program) is looking for volunteers to provide light yard work to help seniors remain in their homes longer. Examples of work include hedge trimming, grass cutting and raking leaves. Criminal record check required at no cost.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Volunteer Drivers

Couple Riding Red Ford Thunderbird during DaytimeNexusBC Community Resource Centre is looking for drivers to transport seniors to and from appointments in Vernon, Lumby and Cherryville.

Must have a reliable vehicle, BC class 5 drivers license, minimum 5 years driving experience, good drivers abstract, minimum $2 million vehicle liability insurance coverage. Fuel reimbursement is provided. Drivers are needed for 2 or more hours per month but this is flexible based on your availability. 

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Advisory Committee for the RDNO Solid Waste Management Plan Update

Image result for regional district of north okanaganThe Regional District of North Okanagan is looking for volunteers to sit on an Advisory Committee for the RDNO Solid Waste Management Plan Update, a 1 year project. Volunteers should be from a variety of sectors: commercial, institutional, industrial, and residential. Members will be appointed by the RDNO Board of Directors. The committee will meet once every 2 months for one year to consider technical options for solid waste management. Applications are available here.
Contact Nicole at 250-550-3741 for more information.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Yard Maintenance

garden, gardening, growthA Yard Maintenance Volunteer is needed at Abbeyfield House in Vernon to join a small team. Volunteers will assist with tending of the flower garden and raking the lawn. This position is for once a week for about 2 hours. Wednesdays preferred. Volunteers will be offered lunch.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Garden Hand

daisies, flowers, gardenThe Noric House, located in Vernon, has a resident-centered philosophy designed to support residents’ choices, help people function at their highest level, and provide the best quality of life possible.

A Garden Hand is needed to assist residents with vegetable and flower gardens, daily watering, and work one to one or in small groups to plant and maintain the residents gardens.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Therapy Dog Assistant

Image result for seniors and dogsThe Victorian Retirement Residence is looking for dog owners who would like to regularly bring by their friendly dogs to visit with the residents. Dogs must enjoy people and have a gentle nature. Dog visits would take place once per month.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017


2016-race-team-picture-resizedSilver Star Adaptive Snow Sports (SSASS) is looking for a volunteer Treasurer to sit on the board of directors and complete general bookkeeping duties. This is an elected position by members of SSASS at the AGM. Some experience in bookkeeping is essential and experience in general accounting is desirable. The current treasurer will be available to help during a handover period until January 2018. The board of directors meets once per month.


A volunteer administrator is needed to help with registration of Silver Star Adaptive Snow Sports (SSASS) students and instructors using the website. Other duties include responding to public inquiries, assisting the president with the training schedule, maintaining the operations and procedures manual, and coordinating with the committee. General experience with computers is required.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Pet Therapy Volunteers

Image result for happy dogHearthstone Manor is searching for Animal Visiting Pet Therapy participants to visit seniors with your friendly pet. Must enjoy socializing and interacting with seniors. Pet must enjoy people and have a gentle nature. Volunteers are needed once per month depending on volunteer availability.

Activity Assistants & Entertainers

Image result for seniors volunteerHearthstone Manor is looking for an Activity Assistant to organize activities and help residents with board games, cards, and crafts. 

Entertainers are also needed to play musical instruments or sing for the residents. 

Must enjoy interacting with seniors and have an outgoing personality. Dementia experience is an asset.