Thursday, November 16, 2017

Volunteers Needed For Slopes for Hope

CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY requires volunteers for the upcoming Slopes For Hope at Silver Star Mountain Resort

Promotional Booth Attendants - December 8, 2017  4 pm - 8 pm
Talk to the public about the upcoming event in January.

Day of Event Volunteers - January 27th, 2018  8 am - 3 pm
Assist with registration and participant check-in.

Those interested in volunteering should contact NexusBC Volunteer Services at 250.545.0585 or email volunteers@nexusbc.ca 

Gateby Care Centre Volunteers

Related imageGateby Care Centre is looking for the following volunteers:

CHRISTMAS DECORATORS - If you enjoy decorating for Christmas, Gateby would love some assistance in making their 3 floors festive!
KITCHEN ASSISTANTS - Provide support to the adult program by assisting with lunch and snack service. Commitment is only one day a week (Monday, Tuesday or Friday) from 10:50am - 1:15pm.
READING MATE - Read newspapers, mail or books to residents. This position is flexible to the volunteers availability.
MEN'S ACTIVITY ASSISTANT - Participate in and help facilitate a weekly men's group. Commitment is only 1 hour per week.
ACTIVITY ASSISTANT - Engage with and assist seniors during activities such as woodworking, crafts, flower arranging, games, TV sports, coffee time, etc.
RECREATION SUPPORT -  Assist residential recreation staff with programs including monthly birthday parties, various outings such as the park and farmers market.
SEAMSTRESS VOLUNTEER -  Help with clothing alterations. Discuss with the Director of Care when alterations are needed.
APPOINTMENT ESCORT - Assist residents to their appointments via Handi-Dart

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Christmas Kettle Hosts needed for the Salvation Army



Volunteers Needed:
November 23 to December 23, 2017. 
The Salvation Army is looking for Christmas Kettle Hosts to ring donation kettles at any of the 13 locations in Vernon.
Greet people with a genuine smile and thank donors in a courteous, professional manner. Sign up for a 2 hour shift as partners, teams or family groups! Singing and playing musical instruments are welcomed. Training is provided.

If you can help, please sign up online https://vernonhouseofhope.com/

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Downtown Vernon Light-Up needs your help!

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Saturday, November 25, 2017

The Downtown Vernon Light-Up is looking for the following volunteers on Saturday, November 25, 2017:

Activity / Event Volunteers (6-10) to take care of the activity stations, and help children and families visit with Santa, write letters to Santa and enjoy the bonfire/marshmallow roast.  Training provided.

 Set-Up (6-10) to assist with transporting activity and event supplies, setting up event décor, tents, tables and chairs. Training provided.

 Take-Down (6-10) to assist in packing up activity and event supplies, and removing event décor, stages and vendors.  Training provided.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Bus Driver for the Victorian Seniors Residence

Do you possess a Class 2 or 4 BC Driver's Licence and enjoy spending time with seniors? The Victorian Seniors Residence is looking for a volunteer bus driver to operate their bus which comes equipped with a ramp for wheelchair access.
The bus transports the Victorian Residents around Vernon for shopping, etc. A volunteer driver is needed on Tuesday's from
2 pm - 4 pm.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Armstrong Spallumcheen Trails Society Volunteers

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Armstrong Spallumcheen Trails Society is looking for volunteer board members. The Trails Society is a non-profit organization run by volunteers working together for the development, coordination, linking, preservation and use of trails in the Armstrong Spallumcheen area. Responsibilities of Board Members includes attending regular meetings. Must have an interest in outdoor activities and enjoy being involved in the community. A Board Secretary is also needed to take minutes of meetings, distribute notices, and file annual reports to Society Directorate.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Certified Sign Language Interpreter Volunteer

Image result for sign language interpreter in swimming lessonsThe Vernon Aquatic Centre is searching for a Certified Sign Language Interpreter to help translate for a profoundly deaf man in swimming lessons. The volunteer is needed on Sundays from September 24-December 10 from 10-10:30 am. If you have these skills and are willing to volunteer your time, please give us a call!

Monday, October 2, 2017

Therapy Dog Unit Facilitator Volunteers

Improving lives on a daily basis, the St. John Ambulance therapy dog program brings joy and comfort to the sick, lonely and those who need a friendly visit.

St. John Ambulance is searching for Volunteer Facilitators for the Therapy Dog Unit in Vernon and surrounding area. Volunteer Facilitators would be responsible for coordinating and administering the program. Commitment will vary depending on the time of the year and can be anywhere from 10-20 hours per month. Can work from home, scheduling is very flexible. Other responsibilities include ensuring prospective participants attend an orientation, conducting the orientations, forwarding complete applications to Provincial Headquarters, and on-going monitoring of the program.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Various Positions Need to be Filled at Noric House

Image result for seniors volunteersThe Vernon Noric House 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. They have 85 residential, single bed-accommodation. Noric House is seeking a number of volunteers who enjoy interacting with seniors.

Positions are as follows:

(5) Visiting Volunteers: to visit, go for walks, play cards and puzzles with residents.

(1) Bowling and Games Assistant: to assist with games, keep score, and set up pins for bowling. Volunteer is needed on Thursday 1:15-3 pm.

(5) Entertaining Volunteers: to play music and/or sing for residents and participate in community singalongs. Schedule is flexible for this position.


Thursday, September 21, 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.

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.

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.

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.

Friday, September 1, 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.