Volunteer: Scrapbook, spin, train or serve

There are many volunteer options for you to consider giving your time.

I just spoke with a woman who read last week’s column about Canada Day activities, picked up the phone and volunteered with Festivals Kelowna. It was her first volunteer experience in many, many years and she had fun.

So, here are some other options for you to consider.

Do you love to scrapbook? Why not help create a life history album for a child who is in foster care?

You would be working with adoption workers who know the child, to create this valuable keepsake. It is also a tool to preserve their life history as they grow and develop and transition to a new adoptive family.

The cost of the supplies will be covered and space will be provided to allow for the work to take place. We need your time and talent. If you are interested, call 250-763-8002 and ask for Jennifer.

Cool Arts is looking for spinners and weavers who can illustrate or assist with drop spindle spinning or spinning on a wheel. Contact Rena Warren at info@coolarts.ca.

Museum volunteers are wanted in Lake Country to assist as project leads and trainers in exhibits, care of artifacts and archival records, giving tours, conducting interviews and assisting with public programs and events.

Volunteers receive training on equipment and software such as operating scanners, cameras, video cameras, using Adobe PhotoShop, MS Office and the our PastPerfect database. Contact Shannon at 250-766-0111 or info@lakecountrymuseum.com.

Silver Tsunami Society of BC operates a Bistro & Store in the Brandt’s Creek Mews long term care facility in north Glenmore.

Volunteers are being recruited to serve coffee and treats, sell items in the store, and transport seniors from their rooms to the hair salon. Contact Jennifer at 778-478-8800 orsilvertsunamiofbc@gmail.com.

See these descriptions and more at www.kcr.ca under Volunteer Opportunities Search Central Okanagan.

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