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.


Special Olympics BC Vernon - Youth Program Leader

We are seeking two Youth Program Leaders to bring physical literacy and fundamental movement skill development to our youth athletes in Vernon! The Program Leaders are responsible for following the 12 week youth program guide and running the weekly program for children ages 2-6 or 7-11 (depending on the program). All equipment and resources are provided, and youth specific training is provided prior to the start of the program. The youth programs run in the early evening for 1 hour/week for 12 weeks. The programs are set to start in October/November 2017.

Special Olympics BC Vernon - Sport Program Volunteers

Special Olympics BC's mission is to provide individuals with intellectual disabilities opportunities to enrich their lives and celebrate personal achievement through positive sport experiences. Our Sport Program volunteers play a highly important role in helping deliver fun, inclusive and high-quality sport programs in the Vernon community. As Assistant Coaches or Program Volunteers, they support head coaches in running weekly practices and competition training. We are looking for volunteers for a variety of sport programs: Basketball, Fitness Club, Floor Hockey, Curling, Cross-Country Skiing, Alpine Skiing). Prior sport or coaching experience is not required for Program Volunteers, but is strongly preferred for Assistant Coaches. Programs generally run in the evenings for 1-1.5 hours for approximately 12-15 weeks (depending on the program). Contact us for more information on the program schedule!

Special Olympics BC Vernon - Fundraising Coordinator

This essential role in Special Olympics BC is responsible for raising funds to support the sport programs for people with intellectual disabilities in the Vernon community. The Fundraising Coordinator develops the yearly fundraising plan for the local and liaises with existing National and Provincial partner campaigns. Helps schedule volunteers and athletes for the annual fundraising events. This position is a member of the Local Executive Committee, so attends the monthly meetings (can be a sub-committee position as well). No prior experience is required (training will be provided), we welcome diverse perspectives and experiences! This position is for the 2017-2018 sport year, starting in August/September 2017

Special Olympics BC Vernon - Local Coordinator

Image may contain: 2 people, people smiling, people standing, sunglasses, sky and outdoorLooking for a volunteer role where you feel inspired each day and can see the powerful impact of your volunteer work? This Local Coordinator helps Special Olympics BC - Vernon provide meaningful sport experiences. This person serves as the key point of communication, managing information to and from SOBC - Vernon. Chairs monthly meetings and helps create the yearly plan and budget with the other members of the committee. Our ideal Local Coordinator has great organizational skills, leadership, and is a true team player.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Special Unit Assistants at Creekside Landing

Creekside Landing is looking for Special Unit Assistant volunteers!
Responsibilities include:
-Visit with residents in special unit who have cognitive impairment/memory loss
-Initiate activities such as games, puzzles. walks, etc. with the residents in special unit.
-Porter residents to and from group activities.
Schedule is flexible as per volunteer availability. 


Monday, July 17, 2017

Terry Fox Run Volunteers

Image result for terry fox run2017 Vernon Terry Fox Run 

The 37th Annual Terry Fox Run takes place Sunday, September 17, 2017 and organizers are looking for lots of volunteers!

(1) Marketing Coordinator and a team of 10 volunteers to promote the event. Includes working with promotion lead to distribute pledge forms, posters, hang run banners, and place and remove lawn signage. Volunteers are needed on various pre-event days, on the run day, and post event.

(1) Route Coordinator and a team of 10 volunteers to supervise the route during the event. Responsibilities include placing and removing route markers and maintaining the route until the last participant completes the run. Must be a team player. Volunteers are needed Sept 17, 8:00 am - 12:30 pm.

(2) Merchandise Sales Volunteers to sell Terry Fox gear on site. Cash handling experience required. Volunteers are needed Sept 17, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm.

(6) Food Table Coordinators. Responsibilities include contacting food donors for items for run day, organizing the pick-up and holding of food, following strict health unit guidelines, set-up and teardown of food station on run day, and recording and provide names of food donors for thank-you notes. Volunteers are needed various pre-event days and on run day.

(4) Registration Assistant Volunteers. Must be able to attend pre-run training session, be available for set-up and take down of the registration table, and ensure registration documents and media release are completed by all participants.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Thrift Shop Attendants at Schubert Centre

Related imageThe Schubert Centre is looking for 2 volunteer Thrift Shop Attendants. Must enjoy working with the public and be able to lift and carry donations and use the stairs. Duties include sorting and washing clothes and using a cash register. Shifts are available Monday and Tuesday 12 - 3 pm.

Saturday, July 15, 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.

Monday, July 10, 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) 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. 

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Armstrong Volunteer Services Assistant

NexusBC Volunteer Services is searching for a Volunteer Services Assistant to expand our program to Armstrong! Responsibilities will include contacting non-profit agencies in Armstrong, answering phones and email messages, receiving requests for volunteers, and emailing information to the Volunteer Services Manager.
A volunteer is needed one afternoon per week for 2 hours. 

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Parking Attendant Volunteers

ConcertMackie Lake House is looking for Parking Attendant Volunteers to greet and direct visitors (vehicle and foot traffic), identify parking locations and keep the fire lane clear during special events. 2 Volunteers are needed on July 21 and August 25th 4:30-6:30 pm.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Carpenter Helpers

Image result for hammering a nailThe Halina Senior Centre is looking for four Volunteer Carpenter Helpers to remodel the kitchen. Must be physically fit to bend and hold materials, have some knowledge of carpentry, and be able to work with others. Volunteers are needed August 21-29th, 2017 for the full day.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Bookstore Assistant

Labeled Books on Book Organizer on StreetThe Book Warehouse in the Alpine Centre is searching for 5 Volunteer Bookstore Assistants to help with shelving and sorting books and assisting customers with sales. Must be comfortable with alphabetization and enjoy working in a team environment. The Book Warehouse is a charity bookstore for Special Olympics Vernon and other local charities. Volunteers are needed Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Good Morning Program Callers

Image result for senior on phoneThe Canadian Mental Health Association is searching for four Volunteer Callers for the Good Morning Program. This program provides free phone calls to seniors or people with high health risks that live alone or feel isolated in the community. Each call is a non-intrusive, non-judgmental, empathetic safety check. We listen, provide support, and offer referrals when needed. Cheerful disposition would be beneficial in this position. Volunteers are needed for shifts 7 days a week 8 am - 11 am.