Monday, October 16, 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.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Harvest Pumpkin Festival Family Day

Image result for pumpkin harvest festivalArmstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Harvest Pumpkin Festival Family Day on Saturday October 7, 2017. Volunteers are needed at the Welcome Table to provide directions to various activities during the festival, provide information, and encourage people to enter the prize draw and candy guess. Must be enthusiastic about our community and what we have to offer. A knowledge of some Armstrong businesses and events would be great but not mandatory.
Volunteers are needed 9-11 am, 11-1 pm, and 1-3 pm.

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.


Monday, September 25, 2017

Volunteers for Family Daze in the Corn Maze @ Historic O'Keefe Ranch

O'Keefe Ranch is looking for volunteers for Family Daze in the Corn Maze on the weekends in October. A brand new maze will be open and it's guaranteed to entertain with plenty of twists and turns and spooky scenes around every corner.

The following volunteer positions are currently available:

Parking Attendant Volunteers to direct traffic.
Barista Volunteers to make and serve beverages.
Pony Side Walkers to assist kids with fitting helmets, getting on and off horses, and to walk with the horses.

Volunteer Maze Spotters are also needed from 6-10 pm for the Field of Screams to offer assistance to guests and staff as needed. The Field of Screams is taking place Oct 13-14, 18-21, and 24-28.


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.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Community Support Volunteer

The Family Resource Centre is looking to train 6-8 Community Support Volunteers. On successful completion of an extensive, in depth training program, volunteers provide support for individuals managing life issues such as transitions, isolation, relationships, loss and grief or unemployment. 

100+ hours of training taking place October 3, 2017 through April 24, 2018 Tuesday evenings 6-9 pm AND 2nd Thursday of every month 6- 9 pm. Applicants are interviewed before training. Volunteers receive clinical mentorship, as well as ongoing education and support.  Full description available here.

Saturday, August 12, 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) Visitation 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. 

Volunteers needed at Creekside Landing

Creekside Landing is looking for volunteers!

1 Activity Assistant to help staff with various activities and help seniors to and from events.
1 Bus Outing Assistant to accompany seniors onto and off of bus. May need to push wheelchairs. Must enjoy interacting with seniors.
1 manicurist to assist residents with nail care (filing nails, removing polish, applying new nail polish and lotion) and provide companionship while attending residents.
10 Visitation Volunteers to visit with seniors in their rooms. Can include playing cards, games, or reading with residents and visiting with seniors who are unable to participate in group activities.