Agencies We Work With

The following is a list of agencies that we recruit volunteers for:

Abbeyfield House Society
Abbeyfield Vernon is located within walking distance of downtown Vernon, the Schubert Center and Vernon Restholm. Situated on a large lot with beautiful trees and a small creek, up to ten single seniors call Abbeyfield home.

Bishop Bird Sanctuary
Four-and-a-half acres of natural area with paths & benches to enjoy watching the many birds that make their home there. 12408 Coldstream Creek Road on beautiful Kalamalka Lake.

Brain Injury Society
A comprehensive range of services to survivors of an Acquired Brain Injury, their family and friends, crucial to regaining a productive life.

Caetani Cultural Centre
Residences and studios for working artists in the house and grounds of the Caetani House in Vernon, where art fairs and art marts, theatre and music performances, tours and workshops are held throughout the year for adults and children.

Canadian Cancer Society
The nation-wide centre for information about cancer, its prevention, and research.

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)
A nation-wide, volunteer organization that promotes the mental health of all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness.

Canadian Nation Instite for the Blind (CNIB)
Providing community-based support to help blind or partially sighted Canadians achieve their goals and increase their independence.

Canadian Red Cross
News and information about fundraising, volunteering and relief programs as well as job listings.

Community Dental Access Centre
A non-profit dental health centre for North Okanagan residents experiencing financial and other barriers to dental health care.

Creekside Landing
Full service retirement residence with 24 assisted living suites and 70 complex care rooms.

Downtown Vernon Association
An energetic business organization representing over 700 members working to promote Downtown Vernon as a unique and dynamic destination.

Family Resource Centre
A not-for-profit counselling agency providing services for children, youth, adult individuals, couples and families.

First Nations Friendship Centre
Providing counselling, prenatal care, early childhood development, youth mentorship, housing and employment services to Aboriginal People who reside off reserve in the North Okanagan area, as well as social, recreational and cultural activities.

Gateby
3000 Gateby Pl, Vernon, BC V1T8V8 - Includes Gateby Daybreak program, elderly assessment and treatment program, and complex care (24-hour care) residential services.

Good Food Box
A volunteer non-profit, bulk produce buying initiative to help families include more low-cost fresh fruits and vegetables in their meals.

Good Samaritan Society
Provides continuing care and specialized health-focused community services for the elderly and the physically and mentally challenged through grace, hope and belief.

Greater Vernon Museum
From its humble beginnings, the Vernon Museum now occupies over 12,000 square feet of space and attracts thousands of visitors each year.

Heart and Stroke Foundation
A volunteer-based organization committed to eliminating heart disease and stroke and reducing their impact through research and the promotion of healthy living.

Heritage Square
Assisted Living and Complex Care together at one location, under one roof, as one community.

Hospice Society
North Okanagan Hospice Society supports quality of life to the very end of life with respect, comfort and compassion.

Junction Literacy
Coordinates a number of literacy programs for children and youth; and accesses funds to develop, maintain and expand literacy programs.

Kidney Foundation
Committed to patient services, public education, organ donation awareness, peer and community support and communications.

Kindale Developmental Association
A non-profit society that provides a wide range of services to people with developmental and other disabilities throughout the North Okanagan.

Mackie Lake House
Preserves and presents the building, grounds, furnishings and related history of Mackie Lake House for the enjoyment and education of the public.

MS Society of Canada (BC/Yukon)
Supports research into multiple sclerosis and makes services and programs available to help enhance the lives of those living with MS.

Navy League of Canada
A community-based, volunteer-led organization dedicated to developing the resourcefulness, vitality and leadership potential of young Canadians.

Noric House
85 residential, single bed-accommodation rooms funded by Interior Health: ensuite bathroom in all rooms

North Okanagan Therapeutic Riding Association
Provides horse riding lessons for disabled children and adults in the communities surrounding Vernon.

North Okanagan Valley Gleaners
Dehydrates vegetables and fruits grown in the North Okanagan with the express purpose of sourcing, processing and distributing food for the hungry.

O'Keefe Ranch
A historic site which tells the story of early BC ranching and endeavours to preserve the history and culture of the early ranching era for future generations.

Okanagan Human Society
Assists financially in the spaying and neutering of cats and dogs (pets and strays), and assists in pet adoption.

Okanagan Science Centre
A non-profit, charitable organization whose mission is to "inspire scientific inquiry through dynamic and interactive learning experiences; to encourage all ages to appreciate the relevance and universality of science, and its application in our region."

P.I.N. Crisis Line
Provides 24-hour confidential support, information and education to people in need.
1-888-353-CARE (353-2273) or 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)

Polson
Extended care facility with 97 residential beds: single, double and four bed accommodation: ensuite bathroom in all rooms.

Powerhouse Theatre
250-seat theatre providing a wide variety of live theatre.

RCMP Citizens on Patrol
Community based volunteer group that patrols streets, business areas, hotels and parks and observes, records and reports suspicious activities to the RCMP.

Road Home Rescue Society
Assists the North Okanagan Emergency Support Services and surrounding area residents with the safekeeping of companion animals due to emergency circumstances.

Salmon Arm Roots and Blues
The largest and most diverse music festival in the Interior of British Columbia.

Senior Information Resource Bureau
A non-profit organization providing a central resource centre to assist seniors, their families, caregivers and the community to access services which will enable seniors to maintain an independent life style.

Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BC - SPCA)
Not-for-profit organization that protects the life of domestic, farm and wild animals.

Salvation Army (BC)
An international Christian church that endeavours to meet human needs and be a transforming influence in world communities.

Scouts Canada
A not-for-profit organization, this is the nation’s premier youth-serving organization.

Special Olympics BC - Vernon
Provides people with intellectual disabilities opportunities to enrich their lives and celebrate achievement through positive sports achievements.

St. John Ambulance
Providing first aid and emergency response support, as well as improving the quality of life for people confined to a health care facility

Upper Room Mission
Provides meals and clothes for the homeless as well as spiritual guidance, comfort and counselling.

Venture Training
A non-profit, community based organization, serving persons with developmental disabilities in Vernon and the surrounding communities.

Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre
750-seat road house theatre that presents live music, theatre, dance and travelling shows.

Vernon Elk's Lodge #45
A fraternal organization serving the community through charitable projects.

Vernon Jubilee Hospital

Westridge Care Residence
16-room residential care home accommodates complex care patients with physical challenges.

Whitevalley Community Resource
Lumby and District community based, non-profit organization that supports and promotes the health and well-being of their community.

Women's Transition House
A shelter for women and children experiencing domestic abuse.