Friendly visitors needed for seniors

NexusBC Community Resource Centre (Better At Home Program) is looking for Friendly Visitors to spend one-to-one time with a senior for approximately one hour per week.  This is an opportunity to spend time with someone that is perhaps feeling isolated.  Activities can include playing cards, board games, go out for coffee, or just talk.  Fuel reimbursement is provided.

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

Dental Clinic seeks board directors

The Community Dental Access Centre is looking for two board directors to attend board meetings, represent CDAC at fundraising events, advise the board in your areas of expertise.  Accounting, public speaking and grant writing are all assets.  For more information, please contact NexusBC Volunteer Services at 250.545.0585 or email volunteers@nexusbc.ca

Volunteer Opportunities at Allan Brook Nature Centre

March 30, April 4 & 5, 2016
Learn about all the volunteer opportunities at the Allan Brooks Nature Centre at a one hour information session on the dates above.  For details, contact NexusBC Volunteer Services at 250.545.0585 or volunteers@nexusbc.ca

Emergency Support Responders needed

The North Okanagan Emergency Support Services in several communities (Coldstream, Lumby, Armstrong-Spallumcheen, and Enderby) is looking for ESS Responders (15 in each area) to be able to respond at any time to assist evacuees during local disasters.  Must have own transportation, good communication skills, enjoy working with the public, able to assist victims under stress, be positive and be a strong team worker.

For more information, contact NexusBC Volunteer Services at 250.545.0585 (Monday to Thursday).

Calling All Clowns!

April 23-24, 2016
Are you compassionate and like to make people laugh?  Do you want to give back to the community?  If so, Caring Klowns might be just the thing for you! 

The Caring Klowns were formed to bring laughter and lightness to those who may have to stay in the hospital, or in a nursing home.  They also give their joy freely to a variety of fundraisers, such as the Hike for Hospice and the Alzheimer’s Walk For Memories, as well as participating in the Winter Carnival Parade, IPE, Sunshine Festival and many more events. Attend the Basic Therapeutic Training on April 23-24, 2016 from 9am to 4pm. 

To learn more, contact NexusBC Volunteer Services at 250.545.0585 or email volunteers@nexusbc.ca

Art Gallery looking for Gallery Attendants

Do you have general knowledge of the arts, have basic computer skills and like interacting with the public?  If so, the Vernon Public Art Gallery would love to have you as a volunteer!  The position includes greeting and helping visitors, making gift shop transactions, setting up displays, and helping customers.  Volunteers are needed a minimum once per week from 10am to 1pm.  Phone NexusBC at 250.545.0585 if you can help.  Training is provided

Art Gallery looking for Reception Volunteers

The Vernon Public Art Gallery is looking for friendly, helpful gallery reception volunteers to work a minimum of once per week from 10am to 1pm. Duties include answering email and phone call inquiries, greeting guests, promoting current exhibits, taking registrations for events and workshops. Computer skills an asset.

Art Gallery looking for Gift Shop Attendants

The Vernon Public Art Gallery is looking for friendly, helpful gift shop attendant volunteers to greet visitor and provide general gallery information, answer phones, emails and general inquiries.  General computer use and till operations is required for the sale of gift shop merchandise and video rentals.  You will also assist gallery staff with various office assisgnments and help promote the gallery, exhibits, events and fundraising activities. 

Outreach Drivers needed for the Science Centre

Okanagan Science Centre is looking for Outreach Drivers on an ongoing basis to drive staff and equipment to and from outreach bookings.  Your own vehicle is required and mileage will be reimbursed.  Dates and times will vary depending on bookings.  Destinations in the past have included Kelowna, Peachland, Salmon Arm and Celista. If this is something you would be interested in learning more about, contact NexusBC Volunteer Services at 250.545.0585 or email volunteers@nexusbc.ca

Special Olympics needs two Swim Coaches

Special Olympics is looking for 2 Swim Team Coaches to supervise and coach young people and adults with cognitive challenges who love to swim.  You must have swimming experience and background, as well as patience and good people skills. Volunteers are needed on Sundays until April 3, 2016 from 10am-11am or 11am to noon.  Coaches training is available at no cost, if wanted.  For more information, please contact NexusBC Volunteer Services at 250.545.0585 or email volunteers@nexusbc.ca

Special Olympics Vernon looking for a Public Relations and Fundraising Coordinator

Special Olympics Vernon provides sports opportunities for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. At present, they are looking for a Public Relations Coordinator and a Fundraising Coordinator.  The Public Relations Coordinator will feature stories, advertisements for meetings and events, news releases, organize local promotional events.  You will need to become familiar with the Special Olympics brand guidelines and properly utilize the style guide.  You are also asked to attend monthly executive meetings and operate local social media accounts.  Fundraising Coordinator job description available upon request.

If you are interested in either of these positions, please contact NexusBC Volunteer Services at 250.545.0585 or email volunteers@nexusbc.ca

Walk So Kids Can Talk 5K Fundraiser needs volunteers

May 1, 2016
The Kids Help Phone is looking for volunteers for this 5K Walk.

Prior to the event, the following volunteers are needed for the organizing committee:

Co-Chair to provide overall direction, lead committee meetings, prepare agenda and take minutes, liaise with the Kids Help Phone staff, ensure quality records are kept for sponsorships, registration and safety, understand overall event planning (time lines, budget, sponsorships, financial goals, etc...).  The Co-Chair is needed at 2 committee meetings per month and all day at the Walk.

Fundraiser Lead to develop a fundraising plan, approach companies to enter corporate teams in the Walk and raise funds, and approach/follow up with sponsors. The Fundraiser Lead is needed at 2 committee meetings per month

Logistics Lead to draft site plan and tour map, determine needs for permits, police and other support, research venue, equipment rental, transportation, purchasing, act as the site lead on the day of the event, organize schedules for equipment and supply deliveries, first aid, and work with volunteer lead to ensure volunteers are available to support logistic coordination. The Logistics Lead is needed at 2 committee meetings per month and all day at the Walk.

Volunteer Lead to determine volunteers needed for pre-event and event day, recruit volunteers, ensure they are trained, develop communications and reminders, task lists, schedules and manage volunteers at the event.  The Volunteer Lead is needed at 2 committee meetings per month and all day at the Walk.

On the event day, the following volunteers are needed:
Community Zone Support (3-6)
Food and Beverage Support (3-6)
Kids Zone Support (3-6)
Walk Route Guides (6-10)
Set Up and Take Down (15-20)

There will be a one hour orientation session and volunteers are needed roughly 3-4 hours on event day.