These volunteer opportunities have been archived based on an expiry date set by the originator (i.e. nonprofit organization). Please note that these opportunities are only presented for interest – to give volunteers and site visitors an opportunity to see the types of positions offered by organizations.
Category: Social and Community Service
Description: The Okanagan Fruit Tree Project is a non-profit organization that aims to reduce hunger by turning backyard fruit trees into a source of healthy food for the community. Fruit is harvested by a team of energetic volunteers and shared with local organizations like the Food Banks, Boys and Girls Club, women’s shelter, and many more. Volunteers are the heart and soul of the project and truly contribute to its success. Become a Harvest Leader to help reduce hunger in our community! What is a Harvest Leader? “Harvest Leaders” are specially-trained volunteers that go the extra mile to help get the fruit from the tree to the charity! Each fruit harvest involves: • Picking up equipment from our downtown storage location • Greeting volunteers and leading a safe and fun fruit pick! • Bringing the fruit and equipment back to home-base and possibly helping with deliveries. • Fill out a short post-pick report. Easy! Why become a Harvest Leader? It doesn’t get more “hands on” than this! Help contribute to food security and make a difference in your community. This position is the backbone of the Fruit Tree Project, without Harvest Leaders we simply couldn’t do it. Help divert fruit from going to waste and reallocate the harvest to those most in need. What you get: • A steady supply of fruit and your chance to pick it throughout the season (think cherries, apricots, plums, apples, and nuts… yum!) • Volunteer opportunities scheduled according to your availability • A chance to build community, meet new people, and help the environment • An opportunity to gain valuable work experience and develop leadership skills and other work-related skills (time-management, multi-tasking, coordination, teamwork, engaging and building confidence in volunteers, organization, and communication). We are happy to provide reference letters for employment, volunteer hours, etc. What is expected of me? Harvest Leaders are asked to commit to leading 6-8 picks (approx. 2-3 hours each pick) throughout the harvesting season. Our season runs from July-October. How does it work? You will receive emails from the coordinator with details about upcoming fruit picks that are in need of a Harvest Leader. Simply email back when you can lead a pick, so you can make it suit your schedule. New to picking fruit? No problem! All Harvest Leaders will attend a training session to be scheduled at a later date. Email email@example.com or call our Coordinator, Ailsa, directly at 778.214.5664 to sign up as a Harvest Leader!
Category: Other Positions
Description: We are looking for volunteers to contact existing Heart Month Campaign volunteers to confirm their help this February 2015 for our door to door campaign. This annual campaign is a core Heart and Stroke Fundraiser, particularly in the Okanagan and Kootenay regions. Your involvement will assist the foundation in creating more survivors as the money raised goes directly towards prevention of, protection from and recovery promotion for heart disease and stroke. Together we will make it happen. Skills required would include excellent verbal communication, good organization and record keeping skills. The duration for this volunteer position will last into October with varying hours between weekdays, evenings and possibly weekend (flexibility depending on your schedule). This opportunity is located at our Kelowna area office with flexibility to make calls from home. If you are interested or would like more information please contact Aleah Zylyk @ 778-313-8090 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Category: Administration / Clerical / Office
Description: HOURS: Flexible JOB STATEMENT: Membership coordinators will be tasked with keeping ARTSCO member files up-to date and accurate, as well as sending out various membership forms, cards, and information. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1) Update memberships through the use of various programs including but not limited to Excel and Word processor 2) Organise member files and forms both on paper as well as electronically 3) Send out membership cards through mail/e-mail 4) Provide both current and potential members with correct information regarding membership options, policies and prices. 5) Possibility of taking on more functions and responsibilities over time if willing. JOB SPECIFICATIONS: • Minimum High School education • Skill in utilising Excel and Word programs • High organisational capabilities • Responsibility in working with personal information • Willingness to learn • Knowledge of or willingness to learn MailChimp e-mail marketing software • Previous experience an asset but not necessary as training is provided. To apply for this job posting, please e-mail email@example.com with the name of the job title and a resume attached or call Elke @ (250) 861-4123 for more info.
Category: Boards / Committee / Leadership
Description: HOURS: Flexible JOB STATEMENT: The Communications/Venue Coordinator will perform all of the tasks and duties needed to maintain communications between the artists and venue contacts and the Artscape committee members. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1) Responsible for communication with selected artists and venues 2) Knowledge of Artscape programs and policies (training and information provided) 3) Maintain update information of venues/businesses 4) Maintain updated maps of layouts (provided) 5) Assist artists with hanging when needed 6) Ensure supplies are purchased and receipts reimbursed JOB SPECIFICATIONS: • Minimum High School education • Good interpersonal communication • Willingness to learn • Proper use of phone, e-mail, as well as basic knowledge of Microsoft Office programs. • Knowledge of hanging or displaying art • Post secondary education and previous experience an asset but not necessary as training is provided. To apply for this job posting, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of the job title and a resume attached or call Elke @ (250) 861-4123 for more info.
Category: Communications / Marketing / Media
Description: HOURS: Flexible JOB STATEMENT: Marketing and Media coordinator is assigned with promoting ARTSCO and its various events through a multitude of resources including, but not limited to, social medias, websites, and media correspondents. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1) Updating and maintenance of official ARTSCO website with event and news information 2) Sending press releases to the office and the director managing social media accounts 3) Putting Call-outs to artists twice a year (deadlines are Oct. 31st and Mar. 31st) 4) Providing the public with information regarding various ARTSCO events, mission, and principles JOB SPECIFICATIONS: • Minimum High School education • Excellent interpersonal communication • Willingness to learn • Knowledge in utilising Excel and Word programs as well as Wordpress and various social media software. • Post secondary education and previous experience an asset but not necessary as training is provided. To apply for this job posting, please e-mail email@example.com with the name of the job title and a resume attached or call Elke @ (250) 861-4123 for more info.
Category: Special Events / Festivals
Description: HOURS: Flexible JOB STATEMENT: Special Events Team Members will be required to perform a multitude of essential tasks involved in the setup and functioning of several ARTSCO events throughout the year. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS*: 1) Setup and takedown of event venue and materials 2) Door greeting/ customer service 3) Ticket sales and monitoring 4) Gallery sitting 5) Bartending (Serving it Right certificate is mandatory to perform this task) *Please note, not every team member will be tasked with all of the aforementioned functions. Duties will vary according to the skill and experience of the member as well as the requirements of the event. JOB SPECIFICATIONS: • A willingness to learn • Good work ethic • Available to get into contact in short time • Reliable and responsible in attendance of event shifts • Serving It Right certification an asset but not necessary to apply To apply for this job posting, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of the job title and a resume attached or call Elke @ (250) 861-4123 for more info.
Category: Communications / Marketing / Media
Description: HOURS: Flexible. JOB STATEMENT: The Website and Social Media Manager will be responsible for keeping the ARTSCO website, Facebook, and other electronic media updated and functioning. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1) Maintain and update ARTSCO website as needed 2) Ensure all links are working and accurate 3) Update all sites with relevant information on ARTSCO events, programs, policies and information JOB SPECIFICATIONS: • Minimum high school education • Must have good knowledge of Wordpress software use • Knowledge of various social media software use, including Facebook • Willingness to learn • Previous experience an asset but not necessary To apply for this job posting, please e-mail email@example.com with the name of the job title and a resume attached or call Elke @ (250) 861-4123 for more info.