Volunteer Opportunities for Community Connections Programs
1. Workshops and Events Volunteer Photographer
We are seeking individuals who are passionate about photography who can commit weekly or monthly and help us tell newcomer’s story in pictures. Photographers use their own equipment. Previous experience is preferred but not required
2. Volunteer cooking instructors
Are you an experienced cook with expertise in cuisine from your culture? We are looking for volunteer cooking instructors who could help give instruction in a community cooking class! Your roles would be: 1) provide a recipe 2) show people how to make it! There will be several opportunities available throughout the year
3. Kids Activities and program Volunteers
Work with newcomer’s children and explore fun kids activities in Kamloops! Help with games, crafts, English practice, and more…
4. Gardening workshop Instructors
We are looking for experienced gardeners who can share their knowledge and skills with newcomers about soil, compost, seed, water, weed control, food storage, food process, seed saving, pot plants, etc.
5. Recipe Editor
We are looking for someone who can help us edit multicultural recipes. The recipes come from immigrants who want to share their ethnic recipes in our community.
6. Conversation Circle volunteers
Help newcomers practice their English. Previous teaching experience is preferred.
7. Yoga Instructors for Adults and families.
We have been running a weekly yoga program for newcomers to Canada and Kamloops. The program is well attended by 8 – 14 participants each week. We run it on Mondays from 12:15 – 1:15, rotating weekly through local yoga teachers who volunteer their time to share their practice with the community. Please join us if you would like to help.
Many newcomers to Canada are disadvantaged economically and have trouble finding employment while they are learning English and settling into society. As this can be a difficult time, we are grateful that we are able to bring meditation, yoga, and a sense of community to their lives in a familiar space.
We are also running monthly Family Yoga on Thursdays for newcomers and their families. Family Yoga can benefit parents’ and children’s mental, physical health and relationships. This is a well-loved program for families. We are hoping to expand to twice a month. Please let us know if you are interested.
8. Computer Mentoring Volunteers
We are looking for people who are skilled with computers to help newcomers learn basic computer skills. (MS Word, and other MS Office programs, e-mail, internet use, social media, typing and using a mouse, etc.)
9. Indoor and outdoor Event Assistants
Looking for people who are passionate about organizing and assisting with events. For example, Monthly Multicultural Potlucks, hiking in summer and fall and community events like Diversity Walk, Overlanders Day, Pride Parade, Canada Day, etc.
10. Mentorship Volunteers
The Mentorship Program matches newcomers to Canada with a volunteer who is familiar with Kamloops to meet once per week. This is a fun, friendship based program, and is very rewarding for both participants and volunteers. You are welcome to share skills, knowledge and time with newcomers.
11. Workshop instructor/Guest Speaker:
We are always looking for experts who can share their professional knowledge and skills with newcomers to live a healthy lifestyle through workshops and presentations. For example: law, medical, therapy, dental and nutrition workshop.
Please contact Community Connections Coordinator Yenny Yao at 778-470-6101 or at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in any volunteer position listed above.
Thank you very much for your support!