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These volunteer opportunities have been archived based on an expiry date set by the originator (i.e. nonprofit organization).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

Role of Commissioner for the Central Okanagan Area.

Organization: Central Okanagan Scouts - Scouts Canada
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 centralokanaganscouts@gmail.com Deadline for applications August 3rd, 2017.

Provide English tutoring support to individuals who are new to Canada to ensure their success.

Organization: Project Literacy Kelowna
Category: Education / Training / Teaching
Description: Description: Type of Work: Helping newcomers to Canada learn reading writing through one-to-oneinstruction Place of Work: PLKS office or public place such as the library Duties and Responsibilities:  Successfully complete tutor training program/orientation  Tutor immigrants in reading and writing  Adapt lessons to learner’s personal goals, needs and interests  Confer with PLKS staff about materials and learner progress on a monthly basis  Notify PLKS prior to any necessary absence  Attend appropriate in-service training workshop as announced  Keep records of lesson plans as requested Time requirements: A 6-month commitment of 1 hour per week Qualifications:  Pursuing degree, TESL certificate, degree or appropriate professional work related experience  Dependability and promptness  Adaptability to accept and work with people of various racial, social, religious and economicbackgrounds  Enthusiasm, patience, flexibility and open-mindedness, and a sense of humour  Willingness to try new and creative ways of teaching  Respect for confidentiality  Membership with Project Literacy  Criminal record check  3 references – combination of character and professional  Over 19 years old Benefits:  New friends  Communication skills and knowledge  Training and experience in adult education  Satisfaction of being directly involved in a worthwhile community project

Companion Sailor, help with fundraiser events, coach/safety boat driver

Organization: Disabled Sailing Kelowna
Category: Sports and Recreation
Description: Be a companion sailor. Come out and sail or coach a person sailing with a disability. It's an amazing feeling to help others enjoy the beauty and the ability to enjoy the lake. Or help us out with our fundraising effort. August 16, 17 and 18th we will be hosting a silent auction at the Kelowna Yacht Club

Volunteer meet and Greet/Orientation evening

Organization: Disabled Sailing Associiation Kelowna
Category: Sports and Recreation
Description: Thursday April 19th at 6:30 pm in the Spinnaker Room at the Kelowna Yacht Club there will be a volunteer orientation night. Come out and learn about the volunteer opportunities for Disabled Sailing Kelowna. Come and see how you can have a wonderful and rewarding experience with the Disabled Sailing Kelowna Association.

Kelowna Vegan Festival Event Volunteers

Organization: Kelowna Vegan Festival
Category: Special Events / Festivals
Description: We are looking for volunteers to help run the Kelowna Vegan Festival coming up on May 26th and 27th. We need Entrance Greeters, help with setup and take down, volunteers to help with the Event Speakers, Vendors and Musicians, etc. Please email pjmurkin@gmail.com for more details and shift times available. Thank you so much for your support to this great cause!

MS Society MS Walk Event Day Volunteers

Organization: MS Society of Canada
Category: Social and Community Service
Description: The MS Society of Canada needs volunteers for the MS Walk on Sunday, May 27th at Stuart Park! Volunteers are at the heart of our success and crucial to our amazing fundraising events. Join us in our fight to #endMS and make a difference! Canada has the highest rates of MS in the world; 12,000 British Columbians live with MS and upwards of 100,000 in Canada. Our mission is to be a leader in finding a cure for Multiple Sclerosis and enabling people affected by MS to enhance their quality of life. The funds raised by the Walk change the lives of all people impacted by MS. Sign up to volunteer today and help us to fulfill our mission! There are a variety of volunteer opportunities to suit everyone, including but not limited to: Check-In / Registration Assistant Food Tent Host Photographer Route Marshal Cheering Squad Skills, Attitudes, Knowledge Required: Customer service experience and clear communication skills Reliable, organized, positive and enjoys working with a team Able to stand for long periods of time (depending on role) Role specific training/orientation will be provided on the event day Time Commitment: Start & finish times will vary for each position but generally last between 4-6 hours on Saturday (day before event) or on Sunday (event day). Volunteer Benefits: Snacks will be provided Volunteer t-shirt Letter with hours volunteered Contribute to a great cause!

Studio Assistant

Organization: Cool Arts Society
Category: Other Positions
Description: Candidate will help with a variety of tasks in the Cool Arts studio, including, but not limited to: studio and supply maintenance, art inventory, administrative tasks, and general cleaning. Hours for studio assistants are flexible within open studio hours.

CARE Walk In Her Shoes Committee Member

Organization: CARE Canada
Category: Special Events / Festivals
Description: CARE’s Walk In Her Shoes volunteer organizing committee is seeking highly motivated professionals for skill-based volunteer positions to help in the planning and execution of our annual flagship event - Walk In Her Shoes - taking place in across the world and Canada in the week of International Women's Day (March 8 annually) The 4th annual Okanagan event will be taking place at Mission Creek Park in Kelowna on Saturday March 9, 2019. The committee is seeking volunteers with expertise in marketing, communications, business development, graphic design, volunteer management, or event planning. Planning for the 2019 event begins in November 2018. CARE is a leading international humanitarian organization, founded in 1945, fighting global poverty. CARE works with the poorest communities in 94 countries and places a special focus on working alongside women and girls living in poverty. Equipped with the proper resources, women and girls have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty. Walk In Her Shoes is a global campaign that takes place in celebration of International Women’s Day (Annually on March 8). Participants collect pledges while committing to walk 10,000 steps simulate what women and girls in the developing world experience on a daily basis. The amount of time women and girls spend walking for basic necessities like water, firewood, and healthcare is a barrier to them pursuing paid work and education. This event takes place around the world and across the Canada annually. The  event has “adopted” CARE’s Healthy Moms, Healthy Babies project which addresses the root causes of malnutrition, with every dollar raised  going directly to the project’s work in Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique. This allows the volunteers and participants the opportunity to truly see the direct impact of their work, and each dollar raised through this event is leveraged by Government of Canada funding at an amazing rate of $10:$1 – making your impact truly inspiring. Each walk has their individual local flavour but include a pre-marked walk, fun activities including a basket walking challenge, informative games for all ages, photo booth, prizes and more – a family friendly event for all. The committee meets monthly until January, and then every other week until the walk. These can be attended in person or remotely. Each volunteer will have a portfolio that they manage, and if requested, a team of fellow volunteers to work with. There is a CARE regional staff person that the committee with work with. Through this inspiring volunteer role, you have the opportunity to help grow this event and make it a not to be missed event. Specific roles and expertise include: Communications (creating and executing marketing and communications plans, media relations, social media); Corporate and Community Engagement (inviting, encouraging and supporting companies and community groups to put in teams for this event); Sponsorship (solicit and confirm event sponsors at various levels); Event logistics (managing day-of implementation, soliciting prizes and silent auction donations); Volunteer Engagement (for the committee and required “day-of” volunteers); This is A great opportunity to work with like-minded individuals to make a real difference in the lives of women and girls in the developing world. Opportunities to learn about international development and disaster relief through education activities like speakers/lunch & learns and more from CARE Canada.

You nourish your soul by fulfilling your destiny, by developing the potential that the soul represents. When you fulfill your soul’s destiny, you will feel “right.” Conversely, when you ignore your soul’s destiny, when you get caught up in your own self-interests and forget to care for others, you will not feel “right.” Instead, you will feel empty and unfulfilled. During these times, you are neglecting your soul–you are depriving it of nourishment. When I talk to people who feel this emptiness and lack of fulfillment, I recommend they find a source of balance in their lives. I suggest they find a way to “give back” to the world in order to feel a sense of completeness.