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These volunteer opportunities have been archived based on an expiry date set by the originator (i.e. nonprofit organization).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

Adminstrative and Shop Assistant Volutneer

Organization: CNIB Foundation
Category: Administration / Clerical / Office
Description: The CNIB Foundation is a non-profit organization driven to change what it is to be blind today. We deliver innovative programs and powerful advocacy that empower people impacted by blindness to live their dreams and tear down barriers to inclusion. Our work as a blind foundation is powered by a network of volunteers, donors and partners from coast to coast to coast. We are currently seeking volunteers to help in our Kelowna office with various clerical and administrative tasks. This is great opportunity to use and develop your clerical skills in a client and health services charity. Responsibilities & Tasks: Photocopying, filing, assisting with mailouts and/or faxing, record keeping & data entry, making or receiving phone calls , processing sales in the shop and assisting with product demonstration when needed. Come and join our passionate team and friendly guide dogs in our Kelowna office! To apply contact Rebekah McCallum, Volunteer Coordinator at 250 763-1191 ext. 6180, or email rebekah.mccallum@cnib.ca

CIBC Run for the Cure Committee

Organization: Canadian Cancer Society
Category: Boards / Committee / Leadership
Description: The CIBC Run for the Cure  is a walk/run event held in nearly communities across Canada. The purpose of this event is to bring together people who support those affected by breast cancer, and to raise funds for breast cancer research and patient support programs. Sign up for this activity to register your interest in joining the organizing committee for the CIBC Run for the Cure in 2019! Volunteers must be 19 years of age for Committee positions

Heart and Stroke Foundation Seeking Volunteers

Organization: Heart and Stroke Foundation
Category: Health / Medical
Description: Overview: Our Area Offices deliver a number of our national Community Engagement programs, including Jump Rope for Heart, Big Bike, Person to Person Canvassing, Special Events, and My Own Fundraisers. As an Area Office Reception and Administration Volunteer, you will help with a variety of administrative and customer service duties in person and on the phone. Location: 4-1551 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna BC V1Y 9M9 Commitment: Monday – Friday Office Hours: 9:00am – 4:00pm   * Volunteer shifts are assigned according to individual availability. You may choose to volunteer on a weekly, biweekly, monthly or “as needed” basis. * Primary responsibilities: Data Entry into our CRM database Answering the telephone on a multi-line switchboard in a courteous and helpful manner. Helping to provide a positive experience for visitors to the office. Take donations and issue tax receipts in person and on the phone. Become familiar with our databases and fundraising platforms to assist with online support. Tax Receipt Issuing and Data Management Reconciling donations and receipts. Preparation of materials for revenue tracking and banking documentation. Carry out general clerical duties (such as photocopying, faxing, mailing, producing letters, etc.) Assist with other office tasks that might arise. Qualities you’ll need for this role: Punctual and reliable once schedule is set. Completion of secondary school, age 18+ Ability to type 40wpm with few mistakes Detail oriented, organized, and focused. Comfortable working with the public in person and making telephone calls. Ability to be productive as part of a team as well as individually. Enjoy working with other people in a professional setting. Comfortable on the computer (PC Environment): familiar with MS Excel, MS Word, the Internet, and data management. Willingness to learn about heart disease and stroke. Able to follow written and spoken English instructions accurately. Experience in reception, customer service, or administration in an office setting is an asset. Volunteer benefits: Develop or sharpen your transferable professional skills with a leading non-profit organization. An orientation to Heart & Stroke and our role in the community. A chance to meet new people, and network with a group of inspiring volunteers and staff members. One-on-one training (where necessary) with a staff supervisor to ensure fit and success in your role. Opportunities for cross-training in other available volunteer roles. Ongoing training and mentorship.

General Volunteer Opportunities

Organization: YMCA of Okanagan
Category: Sports and Recreation
Description: The Y is more than a gym and swim, join our Family and help us continue to build stronger communities! The YMCA of Okanagan was established over 35 years ago as a cause-driven charity with a mission dedicated to building healthy individuals and communities. We provide a wide range of programs and services with a focus on inclusiveness and accessibility, serving people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities through all stages of life. Our services and volunteer opportunities span across the Okanagan Valley within the following facilities: Kelowna Family Y H2O Adventure + Fitness Centre Downtown YMCA Pandosy Street YMCA Penticton Work BC Employment Services Centre Summerland Work BC Employment Services Centre Various Child Care Centres Before and after school programs within Elementary Schools Whether you have found your passion already or are looking to try something new, we have a wide variety of full-time and part-time opportunities to suit your schedule! Aquatics Association Services Child Care Community Services (Children, Youth and Family Development) Employment Services Facilities Health and Fitness Special Events Support And more... Follow the latest YMCA volunteer postings on our website, or if you have skills that do not match our current opportunities, apply here to keep your resume on file! Employment applications for any of the above listed departments can be submitted via "General Volunteer Applications". We look forward to exploring options with you to join our fun and effective teams!   The YMCA of Okanagan is is an equity employer and encourages applications from all individuals who may contribute to the diversity of our workplace. This includes persons with diverse abilities, all persons of color including Black and Indigenous (First Nations, Metis, and Inuit), and people of all sexual orientations and genders

Treasurer to help Army Cadets

Organization: Our fundraiser raffle will raise up to $5000 for our cadet corps to provide opportunities to youth
Category: Administration / Clerical / Office
Description: We are the Support Society for the 903 Army Cadets. We are looking for someone with financial experience to help keep us organized and our finances well tracked. This would be a great opportunity for a student in business or a related field. The cadet program helps to provide sport, leadership and citizenship activities and training for youth 12-18. We meet monthly on Tuesday nights, but in the COVID era, we will meet virtually as needed. Please consider joinging us!!!

Kelowna Stroke Recovery Program Assistant - Volunteer

Organization: Stroke Recovery Association of B.C.
Category: Social and Community Service
Description: Kelowna Stroke Recovery Program Assistant – Volunteer Location: Parkinson Recreation Centre, Kelowna Days/Times: Tuesdays 2:30 – 4:30 (January 5, 2121 – March 30, 2121) with the option to volunteer again during the Spring session Our Stroke Recovery Programs, (sometimes called branches) offer a community-based program designed to improve the quality of life of stroke survivors through their recovery journey. In January 2021, the Stroke Recovery Association of B.C, in partnership with Parkinson Recreation Centre, will be delivering a new, exciting program for stroke survivors in the community. Led by a certified exercise instructor, this interactive and supportive program will provide stroke survivors an opportunity to connect with fellow peers while engaging in an enriched exercise and educational program targeted to support their physical health and overall well-being. We are currently recruiting to fill our volunteer position located at Parkinson Recreation Centre. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing a warm, welcoming, supportive, and safe environment for participants attending the program. Tasks: • Room set up • Greet participants and ensure adherence to COVID safety policies and practices • Maintain an up to date attendance list for each session • Build positive, encouraging relationships with participants • Ensure participants safety and overall health and well-being during the exercise component • Provide support where needed during guest speaker sessions • Distribute flyers and brochures to program participants as directed by the Program Coordinator • Report to the Program Coordinator once per week Qualities and Skills: • A friendly, warm, compassionate, and genuine personality • Good communication skills: including patience and willingness to learn • Optimistic, upbeat attitude • Conscientious and reliable • Ability to follow the direction of the Program Coordinator and willingness to learn new skills Benefits and Additional Information: • Make a difference in the lives of stroke survivors in your community • Excellent opportunity to gain experience in a healthcare and social service-related role • Gain knowledge in understanding the needs of those impacted by the effects of a stroke • Regularly scheduled weekly shift Candidates must complete a police records check with a vulnerable sector screen We would love to hear from you! To apply for this position, please contact Robyn Angelucci at: 250- 572-4302 or email: kelownastrokerecovery@gmail.com

Summer Arts Blast Camp Volunteer

Organization: Rotary Centre for the Arts
Category: Children & Youth
Description: The RCA is looking for volunteers ages 16 – 20 to assist with Summer Arts Blast Camps! As a volunteer, you will get to collaborate in a fun environment to help our Arts Blast team deliver quality programming in visual art, dance, music, and theatre to youth ages 5 – 12. As a volunteer, you can expect to: Assist instructors in delivering art lessons – this will involve working with hands-on projects with kids, helping with group work, and serving as a positive role model- Give focused attention to campers who need extra assistance - Help during transitions between classes and take campers on bathroom breaks - Maintain positive relationships with all campers, parents, and RCA staff. This is a great opportunity to: Gain experience working with children - Learn about arts programming - Develop interpersonal skills - Serve as a role model - Fulfill volunteering requirements for school. To apply, kindly fill out this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdaEvLa36JHiwmMzC2v4UBUIyW0jFkjlS_W1wPJT3FdOUxGNg/viewform  

PARKINSON's SUPPORT GROUP FACILITATOR (Kelowna)

Organization: Parkinson Society of British Columbia
Category: Social and Community Service
Description: Established in 1969, Parkinson Society British Columbia’s (PSBC’s) mission is to empower the Parkinson’s community in British Columbia through providing resources and services, such as support groups, to enable self-management, self-reliance, and self-advocacy. Over 15,000 British Columbians and 100,000 Canadians have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, and due to the increase in the aging population, the number of Canadians over 40 living with Parkinson’s is expected to rise 65 percent by 2031. Parkinson’s disease not only affects those with the disease, it also affects family members and caregivers. Support groups offer many positive benefits to people affected by Parkinson’s such as compassion, learning, improving social skills, and gaining hope.   Volunteer Description: A support group facilitator works to create an environment that is safe and respectful, and where participants feel comfortable sharing their experiences, insight and knowledge with others. A support group facilitator will also assist with the delivery of PSBC approved information, education, and resources for people with Parkinson’s and their caregivers/families. Currently, the facilitator will be coordinating online meetings until further notice. We are seeking a facilitator who will be able to conduct online meetings and be available to facilitate in-person meetings when they resume. The time commitment for this position is 2-3 hours This volunteer must reside in the Kelowna, BC area. The facilitator is responsible for and works with the support group to: Establish their role as a collaborator: the facilitator is not an expert. Conduct group meetings in a caring, respectful, and compassionate manner Promote the value of empowerment, encouraging individuals to be involved in making decisions about their own car Presides as MC/Chairperson for Meetings When in-door meetings return, liaises with the venue manager (church or other venue if needed) Opens, closes, and secures the Support Group meeting venue (when return to in person). Establish, with input from group participants, a list of ground rules and goals and review the list with the group on a regular basis. Foster an opportunity for people to interact with others dealing with similar health concerns; facilitate sharing of experiences living with Parkinson’s. Liaise with PSBC staff on behalf of the gr Communicate and provide PSBC approved resources, events, webinars, and information Develop and maintain a list of participants’ addresses, phone numbers, and emails. Develop a facilitation committee of two or three people sharing responsibilities; ask for help with group communications, health guidelines, photocopying, room setup, etc. Introduce newcomers, explain group guidelines such as confidentiality, and help them connect with group The group facilitator works with Parkinson Society British Columbia (PSBC) to: Support the goals of PSBC in local communities with an emphasis on providing information, support and fellowship for people with Parkinson’s and their families. Provide PSBC with updated group lists, including addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses on an annual Encourage group participants to participate in PSBC educational events/webinars Coordinate group meetings details with PSBC Follow PSBC Support Group Health Guidelines Be guided by the suggestions and decisions of PSBC staff. Attend training/education provided by PSBC about Parkinson’s disease and enhancing facilitator’s skills, including quarterly facilitator teleconferences. Group Interaction and Communication Ensure group participants understand and adhere to the confidentiality policy. Moderate the discussions in the group to ensure that those who are talkative do not monopolize the discussion. Gently redirect attention to less vocal participants. Encourage discussions of problem areas to take on a constructive tone although there will be times when participants need to freely express their feelings even if their tone seems negative. Remind the group that the symptoms, treatment and progression of Parkinson’s are unique so others’ experiences may be different from one’s own. Present information and encourage discussion that is honest, while at the same time promotes a feeling of optimism. Remind participants to adopt a ‘consumers beware’ approach to non-PSBC approved information shared in the group and to do their own research before acting. Email a copy of GroupLink to each participant and photocopy (black and white is just fine) 2 or 3 copies to bring to the meetings for those without email. For more information about this position, please contact Liz Janze at ljanze@parkinson.bc.ca or 604-662-3240 ext. 228

What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us. What we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.

Albert Pine