Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Mainstage Volunteers

MAINSTAGE is the Annual Provincial Theatre Festival for community theatre groups throughout BC. It is one of the longest-running theatre traditions in Canada. MAINSTAGE will be in Vernon June 30 – July 8, 2017. Volunteers are needed to take workshop registrations onsite, ensure rooms are setup, and be available to monitor and support the event where it is needed. Volunteers who are able to work 4+ hours will receive free tickets to the shows!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Canada Day in Armstrong - Setup Volunteers

Related imageArmstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Centre is looking for six volunteers to help with venue setup for Canada Day 2017 celebrations. Volunteers are needed to unload and set up tables, chairs, tents, the stage, and games and activity stations.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Tuition Adjustment Committee Member

Girls on Desk Looking at NotebookThe Bridge Educational Society is looking for a Volunteer Tuition Adjustment Committee Member. Responsibilities in this position include meeting with parents, working with the committee to secure financial information, and planning and preparing for the adjusted tuition process. Must be sensitive and able to maintain confidentiality, independent of the school and community, and willing to train and learn the committee procedures. The volunteer would be needed to perform 7-12 tuition adjustments per year.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Raptor Flying Parking Attendants

Allan Brooks Nature Centre is looking for 10 volunteer Parking Attendants for their raptor flying events this summer. Raptor flying demonstrations will take place weekly July 18th-August 20th. Parking Attendants are needed to assist patrons with parking. 

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Creekside Landing needs volunteers

Do you enjoy interacting with seniors?  Creekside Landing is looking for the following volunteers: 
Activity Assistant (1) to assist staff with activities such as bingo and bowling, and assist seniors to and from activities;
Bus Outing Assistant (1) to accompany and assist seniors on and off the bus. May need to push wheelchairs;
Manicurist (1) to assist residents with nail care including filing and applying nail polish, and providing companionship;
Visitation Volunteers (10) to visit seniors in their rooms, play cards, games or read with residents, and walk with residents around the facility.
Schedule is flexible as per the volunteer's availability.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Thrift Store Volunteers

Kindale Thrift Store in Vernon is searching for:

5 Thrift Store Assistants to sort, price, organize, and put new donated items into the store.
2 Cashiers to greet and assist customers, handle cash, and count back change. Must enjoy dealing with the public.
2 Electronic Testers to test donated electronic items.

Volunteers are needed six days a week (Monday to Saturday) 9:30 am-4:30 pm. Training provided.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Friendly visitors needed for seniors

Image result for better at homeNexusBC is looking for Friendly Visitors to spend one-to-one time with seniors in the Lumby/Cherryville area through the Better at Home program. This is an opportunity to spend time with someone that is perhaps feeling isolated.  Activities can include playing cards, board games, going out for coffee, or just talking. Volunteers must have the ability to work with a senior that has a cognitive impairment. Flexible scheduling available according to your availability. 

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Sitting Exercise Assistant

Courtyard 2 Ladies at patio table.JPGHeaton Place Retirement Residence in Armstrong is looking for Volunteer Sitting Exercise Assistants to lead seated exercises, stretches, and serve water afterwards. Volunteers are needed 9:45-10:30 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Fridays in August.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Board Members at Abbeyfield House

Image result for tulips in vaseAbbeyfield is a non-profit housing option for seniors. The Vernon Society is looking for two volunteer board members. Must be able to attend a board meeting once per month.

One board position is available as a Staff Coordinator. Knowledge of human resources tasks and employment standards would be helpful. In this position you would be responsible for managing the work schedules for approximately 5 staff, arranging meetings, maintaining personnel files, authorizing time sheets for payroll, and reporting to the board on staff performance. Schedule is flexible but would require approximately 3-5 hours per week.

The second position available is for a Resident Coordinator. Responsibilities include screening applicants, managing the wait list, welcoming new residents, and completing resident reviews. Approximately 2 hours per week.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Paddling Partner

PictureThe Dynamic Opportunities Dragon Boat Program is focused on having fun paddling on Swan Lake. The program includes adults and youth living with intellectual disabilities.  Absolutely no experience is needed and all equipment is supplied. Volunteer Paddling Partners are needed to join the team and paddle on the boats with the program participants.

The program is taking place July 11-August 15th 5:30-7:00 pm.

Monday, June 5, 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:

Roadies (4) are needed for setting up and moving sets. Heavy lifting and pushing equipment is required. Shifts are 8:00-20:00.

Spot Light Operators (2) are needed. Experience in performance lighting would be an asset but training can be provided.

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 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!

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.