Archived Opportunities

These volunteer opportunities have been archived based on an expiry date set by the originator (i.e. nonprofit organization).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.

Volunteers Needed for Walk Now For Autism Speaks Canada Sept 21

Organization: Autism Speaks Canada
Category: Special Events / Festivals
Description: We need volunteers to assist us with registration, food, walk route and so much more. Captains needed too! Please help us make our inaugural walk a successful one! Check us out at

Paddle with InspireHealth Event Day Volunteers - September 6th

Organization: InspireHealth
Category: Special Events / Festivals
Description: Support local cancer care! We are eagerly seeking volunteers to help out at our annual fundraising event, Paddle with InspireHealth. Paddlers will SUP board, kayak, or canoe in Peachland on September 6th to raise funds to maintain the services we provide to patients. We need YOUR help on September 6th to... • Register participants • Help with serving lunch • Be a ‘beach marshal’ during the event • Set up and take down the registration and picnic area Volunteers will receive: • Paddle with InspireHealth t-shirts • A delicious BBQ lunch • Raffle tickets for an exciting volunteer prize draw • Paddle with InspireHealth goodie bags Come join us for what is sure to be a great day at Trepanier Bay Beach! Thank you for your support!

Gala Administration Support Volunteer

Organization: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Category: Fundraising & Sponsorship
Description: Position Summary: We are seeking Gala Administration Volunteers to provide administrative support and assistance to the Manager of Fundraising and Development. JDRF’s annual Starlight Gala helps raise crucial funding for type 1 diabetes research. By being a part of the administrative support team, you’ll be directly contributing to finding a cure for TID. If you are passionate about helping others, looking to do something meaningful that can make a difference, and carry a positive work attitude, come join JDRF’s volunteer team! Duties include, but not limited to: • Calls to past guests and vendors as needed for follow up of details • Register Gala guests • Send emails confirmations to guests • Thank each contact for their donation via email or thank you note Minimum Commitment: 4 hours/week during the weekday. Must be able to commit until the gala is over on October22. Location: Position is through our Kelowna Chapter. Accountability: • You are accountable to all JDRF staff, donors, and volunteers. • You must maintain strict privacy and confidentiality of all personal information belonging to donors, volunteers, and staff that you encounter during your volunteer experience. • Please arrive for your volunteer shift on time. Qualifications: • Excellent communication and organizational skills • Excellent Customer service skills and phone etiquette • Fluent in English • Must be comfortable with active solicitation of donations from potential donors for items and submission of donation forms by required deadlines. • Education Level: university, university/college degree or higher Desired Candidate Traits: • An interest in the not-for-profit sector • Experience volunteering in other non-profit organizations’ office • Administrative or office experience Training Provided: Training is provided by a task or project basis from the coordinator or manager asking for support. Benefits: • Gain professional work experience in a non-profit environment • Put your skills to great use in meaningful projects • Support a worthy cause, help find a cure for type 1 diabetes, and make a difference • Have JDRF as a reference after the candidate has volunteered an adequate amount of time into his/her role Application Process: If you are interested in volunteering for this position, please submit your resume to Lisa Mitchell at or by fax: 604 320 1938 (attention: Lisa), by Monday September 19, 2016.

Communications Specialist Volunteer, Special Events

Organization: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Category: Fundraising & Sponsorship
Description: Position Summary: The Communications Specialist will play a key role in the development and implementation of the integrated communications strategy for signature fundraising events for JDRF-Kelowna, such as the annual Gala and Walk. Duties: • Prepares and coordinates communication, social media and marketing materials to promote programs and recruit fundraising participants and partners. • Recognizes key sponsors and donors through appropriate social media channels. • Write and edit content for, website and social media accounts (Facebook and Twitter, etc.) • On event day, take on the Social Media Coordinator role and post live tweets, photos, and updates. Minimum Commitment: 3-5 months Schedule: 2-5 hours per week Location: This position works closely with JDRF Fundraising and Development Manager. Applicants who prefer to work from home office are welcome. Qualifications: • Post-Secondary education in related subject or equivalent combination of education and technical training and experience. • 1 - 2 years of experience in entry level communications. • Professional written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills. • Experience with Hootsuite, Facebook, and Twitter is an asset. Ideal Candidate Traits: • Excellent implementer of communications strategy with desire to collaborate on long- term fundraising communications strategy for signature fundraising events. • Strong written communication (content development and editing) skills – in particular, writing for fundraising programs. • Knowledge of Not For Profit foundation fund-raising communications strategy. • Demonstrated ability to work both in a team environment as well as independently. Training Provided: Training will be provided by the Fundraising and Development Manager. Benefits: • Gain professional work experience in a non-profit environment • Put your skills to great use in meaningful projects • Support a worthy cause, help find a cure for type 1 diabetes, and make a difference • Have JDRF as a reference after the candidate has volunteered an adequate amount of time into his/her role. Application Process: Please submit your cover letter and resume to Lisa Mitchell, Volunteer Program Coordinator at by Monday, September 19, 2016.

Minds in Motion Assistant

Organization: Alzheimer Society of BC
Category: Social and Community Service
Description: “The instructors and volunteers are friendly and we can tell they truly care how we are feeling. They make this program inclusive and fun. We love the camaraderie and great people.” Minds in Motion® participant   Minds in Motion® Assistant role: Minds in Motion® is a gentle fitness program followed by socializing and activities designed to stimulate thinking, play, laughter and conversation. Minds in Motion® Assistants: Provide assistance to participants during the fitness program Assist with set-up and clean-up of refreshments, games and activities Help ensure everyone has the opportunity to be included, has an enjoyable experience, and is able to participate in activities and socializing   Commitment: Minimum 3 month commitment 3 to 4 hours per week Some flexibility re: school schedules, traveling, etc.   Benefits: Increased knowledge about dementia and family caregiving Opportunity to support people with dementia and those caring for them Position may count towards training and experience for direct support volunteer positions, including workshop or support group facilitator roles References/reference letters may be provided to volunteers who have successfully completed 6 or more months in their position   Requirements: Enjoys being with people, and is comfortable reaching out and including others Is patient, friendly and fun; comfortable in a non-competitive, inclusive environment Is sensitive to boundaries in working with vulnerable adults Is physically able to participate in the fitness part of the program Is able to lift light weights (supplies) Experience working with older adults and/or people with dementia would be helpful   Training: Orientation to Society programs, services and information resources Access to Alzheimer Society dementia education programs

Maker Education Educator (Applied Design, Skills, Technology)

Organization: Foundation for Advancement of Education in Myanmar
Category: Education / Training / Teaching
Description: Volunteer Assignment We live in a global society. You wish to find your role as a global citizen. We, Foundation for Advancement of Education in Myanmar, are a grassroots charitable foundation, registered in the province of Alberta, Canada, to implement complementary education programs to help achieve desired educational outcomes for all school children from non-government, underserved, under-resourced community schools in most needy communities in Myanmar. We are seeking a mature and reliable volunteer with relevant experience in setting up a Maker Space by designing a space to accommodate a wide range of creative, playful, engineering design-relevant learning activities of maker projects in collaboration, networking with Global Maker communities. The educator is to facilitate a School-based Professional Development Program for teachers at PDO campus in Mandalay, Myanmar. Position Title:                        Creativity Incubator Program Facilitator Project Title:                          Inclusive Access to Quality Education Duration:                                4 weeks - 8 weeks (Flexible) Location, the Country:         Mandalay, Myanmar Expected Staring Date:        July 2017 (Flexible) Host Partner:                         Phaung Daw Oo Monastic Education Inclusive High School Background and Contextual Information Phaung Daw Oo Monastic Education High School is a registered charity (non-government) inclusive high school under Ministry of Religious Affairs in Mandalay, the second commercial capital of Myanmar. The school provides quality accredited education free to over 9,000 students from Kindergarten to High School, and room and board free for over 1000 students of them on campus. The students are from less fortunate families and includes orphans, the abused, the neglected, the abandoned and the vulnerable children of diverse indigenous ethnic groups from all around Myanmar. The Goals of the Assignment Realizing childhood as one of the most creative periods of our lives, creating a dedicated space for students to instill a maker mindset and thus nourish and develop their creativity is a key to help them learn how to extend and refine their creative abilities, and sustain it throughout life and ultimately, constantly inventing new possibilities for themselves and their communities. Expectations and Responsibilities The Educator shall assist in setting up a maker space, and innovatively developing educational contexts for a curriculum designed to develop cross-curricular competencies related to complex real world tasks and performance, and to produce life-long learners, student-centered focusing on the student’s interest, input and ideas, encouraging independence, open-ended promoting risk-taking, higher level thinking, creative thinking, group-interaction, freedom of choice, incorporating real life problems, real audiences through self-evaluation and real world audience evaluation. The educator shall provide a School-based Professional Development Program to the teachers and work with students (Standard 5 to Standard 8). The educator is expected to work up to 6 hours a day and 5 days a week. Travel and Accommodation Arrangement The host-partner, PDO will provide a decent accommodation with breakfast and lunch at PDO campus. FAE-Myanmar will provide a round trip air ticket the most direct and the most cost-effective route to and from Myanmar, Travel Accident Insurance and pay Visa fee and one time a walk-around money of MMK- 100,000 (C$ 108.00). There will be a pre-departure orientation session. FAE-Myanmar adopts Canadian Codes for Volunteer Involvement and will adhere to Screening Process developed by Volunteer Canada. Contact Information Maung MT Tun 403 474 9455                                                                                                                                              E-Mail:

Start Fresh Project Garden Volunteer

Organization: The Start Fresh Project
Category: Social and Community Service
Description: Come on out to a Start Fresh farm day and soak up the sun, connect with the earth, and your community while doing some good! Volunteers will be weeding, planting, and helping with general farm clean up and snacks will be provided! Our volunteer farm days run every second Saturday from 10am - 2pm all summer: June 24th, July 8th, July 22nd, August 5th, August 19th If you are interested please contact our volunteer coordinator!

Role of Commissioner for the Central Okanagan Area.

Organization: Scouts Canada - Central Okanagan Scouts
Category: Other Positions
Description: Would you enjoy supporting and motivating a team of individuals focused on developing young people into the leaders of tomorrow? Do you have skills in developing relationships, effective planning and time management? Scouts Canada, the nation’s premier youth-serving organization, is seeking a person to oversee and direct the work of a group of like-minded volunteers to achieve membership, program, training and safety efforts in the role of Commissioner for the Central Okanagan Area. This volunteer role offers growth, life skill development, personal fulfillment and challenge. Working together as part of the Area Key 3 (Area Commissioner, Area Support Manager[staff] & Area Youth Commissioner) directing the efforts of the area team to support the eight scout groups and nearly 100 volunteers within the Central Okanagan. The role is an annual appointment which may extend to a maximum of three years. All Volunteers accepting a role in Scouts Canada must commit to the active expression of the Principles of Scouting, and to helping achieve the Mission. Mandatory screening, training and uniform shirt provided. Interested persons please submit resume and cover letter to: Barbara Chin, Nominating Committee Chair at Deadline for applications August 3rd, 2017.

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