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

Treasurer

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.

Administrator

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. 

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Garden and Yard Maintenance

Image result for gardeningThe Vernon Women's Transition House is searching for a couple volunteers to plant and maintain a garden for the house including flowers, herbs, and vegetables. Volunteers would also be required to help with light yard work (no grass mowing or heavy lifting) and help with organizing children's outdoor toys.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Soccer Program Volunteers

Related imageSpecial Olympics is looking for five volunteers to help with the soccer program. Volunteers assist the head coach on the field and support athletes in small groups or one to one.

Practices are held Wednesdays 6-8 pm.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Gateby Care Centre Volunteers

Related imageGateby Care Centre is looking for the following volunteers:

4 volunteers to visit with seniors on the weekends, engage them in safe activities, and take them out into the community.

4 recreation support volunteers to assist residential recreation staff with programs including monthly birthday parties, various outings such as the park and farmers market, and bringing seniors to and from programs.

Special Skills Volunteers are also needed to teach 1 resident how to play piano and another resident how to use her iPad.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Family Resource Centre is looking for Volunteers

Image result for we need volunteersThe Family Resource Centre is looking for the following volunteers:

One to One Client Workers to visit with seniors in their homes on a regular basis, offer ongoing support to seniors experiencing social isolation, depression or dementia, and accompany seniors to and from appointments.  Training: Tues & Thurs April 18-May 9 (7 sessions) 9am-noon.

Busy Bee Assistants to support seniors attending weekly coffee and craft group, support seniors experiencing social isolation, depression or dementia, transport seniors to and from the Busy Bee Group, assist staff with snacks and crafts, and socialize with seniors.  Training: Tues & Thurs April 18-May 9 (7 sessions) 9am-noon.

Wellness Group Assistants to offers support for older adults experiencing social isolation, depression or early dementia.  Training is provided.  Volunteers' roles in the Wellness Group include menu planning, grocery shopping, cooking meals, socializing with the clients during the meal, cleaning up, transporting clients to the group and home again. Training: Tues & Thurs April 18-May 9 (7 sessions) 9am-noon.

Visit www.vernonfrc.ca for more information and to download a volunteer application.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Big Bike Volunteers for Heart & Stroke Event

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Volunteering for the Heart&Stroke Big Bike is almost as much fun as riding the bike itself!

Big Bike Traffic Control Volunteers are needed for setup and take down, lots of cheering, and traffic control for when the bike enters the road way. Registration Table Volunteers are also needed to greet riders, accept pledge forms, and hand out prizes.

The 2017 Big Bike Event will be held in Vernon on May 11 and 12th. For more information please visit www.bigbike.ca.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Track and Field Coach

Vernon Amateur Athletic Association needs 4 volunteers to coach track and field. Sports include sprints, hurdles, high jump, long jump, triple jump, javelin, discus, shot put, middle and long distance running. Athletes are aged 6-8 or 9-11 years old. If you are athletic and enjoy working with children this is a great opportunity for you! Practises are held Monday & Wednesday 5:30-6:30 pm April-June.

The organization is also searching for Level 1 Officials for track and field events. Training will be provided.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Garden Volunteers at the Caetani Heritage Garden

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We are searching for volunteers to tend the garden at the Caetani Cultural Centre. Volunteers are needed for planting, seeding, weeding, watering, and yard cleanup. Organic gardening practices are followed for the heritage garden.

Volunteers are needed annually March-November.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Handyman for Caetani Cultural Centre

The Caetani Cultural Centre is looking for help with handyman duties including wall repairs, painting, staining, heritage restoration, and storage organization.

The Centre is the former home of renowned artist, mentor and teacher Sveva Caetani. It provides quality art facilities that allow artists to experiment, develop new ideas and interact with fellow artists and the community through talks, workshops and exhibitions. 

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Campaign Assistant at Canadian Cancer Society

Image result for canadian cancer society daffodil campaign 2017Campaign Assistants support the Door to Door team in the Daffodil Campaign by engaging returning and new volunteers. You can work from the Cancer Society office or from home calling potential canvassing volunteers. Canvassers AND campaign assistants can win prizes. All help is welcome!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Canvassers for Daffodil Campaign

Image result for daffodil month 2017The Canadian Cancer Society is looking for canvassers to be the face of the Daffodil Campaign!

Daffodil Month, held every April, is a national fundraising campaign of the Canadian Cancer Society. During the month, Society volunteers are involved in numerous activities to raise vital funds for the fight against cancer. April is the month to fight back! The Door to Door campaign has been a staple of the Society's fundraising efforts since 1948. You can make a difference in the fight against cancer. All you need is a great attitude and an interest in fundraising for the cause!