Golden Day of Service List of Approved Projects

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Assist shop teachers with promotion of Trades careers and training options to a group of grade 10 students.
SD23 - Mount Boucherie Senior Secondary

I will be working along side one of the shop teachers and one student teacher to deliver a lecture on the demographics and opportunities in trade related careers. We will be discussing the upcoming skills shortages, career choices and the different training options available...including Dual Credit.

West Kelowna 3 hrs

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Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser
Upper Room Mission, Vernon

Miscellaneous activities to help coordinate this worth-while event that takes place Feb. 22, 2014.

Vernon 2 hrs

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School assistant
Rose Valley Elementary School

Help the teachers and students with the morning activities around the school

West Kelowna 3 hrs

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Literacy Outreach
SD19

Visit local school and promoting literacy though activites with students

Revelstoke 1 hrs

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Elementary Literacy
School District #19

2 staff are going into 2 different Elementary schools to read to a class and give a literacy related gift. (Pencils, erasers etc....) Staff will also talk about literacy and introduce the College while talking about the Golden Day of Service. Outcomes: 1. Introduce OC and the Golden day of Service to Elementary Schools in Revelstoke. 2. Support literacy in School District 19.

Revelstoke 2 hrs

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2014 Business Forum
Salmon Arm Economic Devlopment Society

Our group will be helping the EDS prepare for their community forum being held on Feb 19. We will be organizing list, making name tags, preparing shedules, making folders and other event planning activities. This is a huge benefit to the Salmon Arm Ecnomic Development Society since their resources are limited as well as community businesses attending the function.

Salmon Arm 4 hrs

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General Help... Activities.
Shannon Lake Elementary School

Assist in Classroom activities... Valentines Day projects. Students and staff benefit by having additional help in the classroom.

West Kelowna 4 hrs

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Debrief on Feb.6-8 event in Kelowna
Canadian Culinary Championships

Review activities of the past weekend with an eye to improvement for 2015 and five years beyond

Kelowna 2 hrs

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Library Cataloguing Blitz
Kelowna & District Genealogical Society

Due to a recent generous donation and the purchase of some new books, the cataloguing for our library is very behind. Our library is located on designated shelves at the Kelowna downtown branch of the Okanagan Regional Library. They are available for the use of our society members and the general public to advance their genealogical research.

Kelowna 6 hrs

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Cigarette Butt Count
Canadian Cancer Society

The Butt Count will have volunteers beautifying the Okanagan College campus by picking up tobacco litter and then counting the number of cigarette butts they pick up in order to provide a strong visual demonstration of the impact of tobacco smoking on campus.

Kelowna 2 hrs

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Waterfront Clean-up
Okanagan College

Cleanup of waterfront parks and walkways along the street. Beautifies the community and area. 10 Okanagan College international education employees will be joined by 60 students to clean up the waterfront!

Kelowna 1 hrs

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International Children's Games Legacy Committee - media relations
City of Kelowna - International Children's Games Legacy Committee

The ICG is an IOC sanctioned sporting and cultural event for athletes between the ages of 12-15. The city of Kelowna hosted the games in 2011 and has a 10 member Legacy Committee to send athletes to future games. We need help telling the ICG story and writing up the stories of our alumni and marketing materials. The athletes, legacy committee and city of Kelowna will benefit from this project.

Kelowna 4 hrs

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Hope Has An Address
Metro Community

Metro Community provides social services and builds relationships with those who call the streets of downtown home. They are having a special games tournament day they’d like extra hands for, and they also need assistance in developing its children's program.

Kelowna 5 hrs

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Spring Clean Up
Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs

Spring clean up in and out of Downtown Youth Centre: May include : disinfecting surfaces, washing windows, cleaning floors, sorting items, disposing unwanted items, litter clean up outside of club. This benefits staff and youth. We have limited staff who must juggle all roles in the youth centre.

Kelowna 3 hrs

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Continuing Studies Group Volunteer Project
SPCA

The CS Kelowna office is offering our time to the SPCA from 9-12 on Friday Feb 14th to do whatever they need us to do that day. participating are: Jill Panton Helena Jordo Tim Ashcroft Melissa Clift Chrissy Rombs Corrine Pearson Marni Esson Karen Hojnocki Verna Simpson Dawn Govan

Kelowna 3 hrs

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Day Away Volunteer
Senior's Resource Centre

The Day Away program for isolated seniors offers fun activities, companionship and lunch. The volunteer will assist with set up and tear down and help with activities.

Salmon Arm 5 hrs

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Death by Chocolate Volunteer
5th Avenue Senior's Centre

Assist with set up and tear down for Death by Chocolate - a fundraiser to support the ongoing transportation of the Kamloops Symphony to Salmon Arm.

Salmon Arm 4 hrs

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Spring cleaning, baking, and painting
Okanagan Boys and Girls Club - West Kelowna Location (Glenrosa)

Cleaning, organizing. cleaning and painting some areas of the Club. Staff are client or kid focused in programs and there isn't a lot of time to do these tasks. We have relied on volunteers over the years. Members of the Club, community groups, parenting classes, and all other programs benefit. We could have volunteers bake muffins for family resource parent and tot programs.

West Kelowna 4 hrs

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Organizing Forum for June 11, 12 2014
BC Student Outcomes Forum

Putting ideas together for Forum theme, guest speakers, etc. The BC Student Outcomes Forum is the one meeting of provincial post-secondary institutions to plan and decide for the year's activities for provincial outcomes surveys.

Kelowna 5 hrs

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Helping the Kelowna Museums for a Day
Kelowna Heritage Museum

Professor Howard Hisdal will be manning the front desk of the Kelowna Heritage Museum from 10:00 am to 1 pm. The general public will benefit and the museum staff will be able to do other things.

Kelowna 3 hrs

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Paint for CMHA
Canadian Mental Health Association

OC volunteers will paint an office for the CMHA

Salmon Arm 6 hrs

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Global day Honoring Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women
Okanagan College Aboriginal Access Department

A global day of honoring missing and murdered indigenous women. We will invite the Ki-Low-Na Friendship Centre, the Metis’ Nation, The Elizabeth Fry Society, and the Central Okanagan Women’s Resource Centre. The event will build awareness and enhance relations between aboriginal and non-aboriginal people as we build stronger social ties and develop a support system for women.

Kelowna 3 hrs

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Yard Clean-up
The South Okanagan Rehabilitation Centre for Owls

We will be moving and sorting wood debris to place in a burn pile or to save for use as bird perches. This is a much needed step in our efforts to have our property to be a fire safe zone. Afterwards a small tour will be given to the volunteers on the work that SORCO does. We would like it if volunteers can come from between the hours of 10am to1pm.

Oliver 2 hrs

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Blood donation the week of Feb 10-14th at Interior Clinics
Canadian Blood Services Blood Donor Clinics

Blood Donor Clinic Kelowna: February 10th, 11th & 13th from 11-7 pm Location: 1865 Dilworth Drive (across from Sears) Vernon on February 13th & 14th from 12:30-5:30 pm Location: Trinity United Church at 3300 Alexis Park Way

Kelowna 1 hrs

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Food Bank Quality Control - Date-checking donations for safe distribution
The Salvation Army Vernon - Food Bank

We currently have 25 pallets of banana boxes full of sorted food. Next: Check the Best Before dates on each food item Food hamper recipients would benefit. Ideal: 12 pp 9-12p & 12 (ideally the same) 1-4:30. Do need some with muscles to periodically move full boxes.

Vernon 6 hrs

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Art Rental Assistance
Vernon Public Art Gallery

VPAG works with local artists to promote rental of their artwork through the Art Rental Program – an affordable way for people to enjoy original art at home. This program needs enthusiastic help to spread the word, connecting art appreciators with great artwork. Proceeds support the local artist & VPAG, which seeks to provide education & encourage appreciation & participation in the visual arts.

Vernon 4 hrs

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New Art Gallery awareness project
Vernon Public Art Gallery

Utilizing the 'old' Vernon Flower Shop location, create displays for the windows promoting the 'New" Public Art Gallery facility project. The community will benefit from this project along with the Vernon Public Art Gallery as these displays will provide information and the vision for the new gallery facility.

Vernon 6 hrs

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Computer Literacy
Vernon Public Art Gallery

The Vernon Public Art Gallery is in need of some computer training. It is difficult for us to attend regular offsite training due to our small staff contingent. Someone available to come in to the Gallery and train us on Outlook 2013 and Windows 8 would assist us greatly in creating a more efficient workplace and aid us in fully utilizing the capabilities of this software.

Vernon 6 hrs

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SOSBIS Website Refresh
South Okanagan Similkameen Brain Injury Society

South Okanagan Similkameen Brain Injury Society is a non-profit organization that serves brain injured people. Upcoming events and programs are announced on our Facebook page and website. They are important tools to share information with our members and interested community members. We would like to refresh our SOSBIS website with current information. Program used is Word Press.

Penticton 6 hrs

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Shatford Centre 2014 Grounds Renewal Project
Shatford Centre - Okanagan School of the Arts

With volunteers during the golden day of service, we can make a good start into getting the grounds ready, and plan for the rest of the grounds renewal project to continue over the spring season. This project will benefit the Shatford Centre, and the various community organizations and individuals who use our spaces and facilities.

Penticton 4 hrs

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Transition House Deep Clean
South Okanagan Women in Need Society

Volunteers will clean the Transition House: sweeping, vacuuming, etc. The Transition House provides safe, confidential shelter for women who are at immediate risk of abuse, or are experiencing abuse, and their children. We provide a range of services including onsite crisis counseling, parental, child and family support, referral and advocacy to other community services.

Penticton 4 hrs

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Deck for SOWINS' Transition House
South Okanagan Women in Need Society

SOWINS is looking for assistance in replacing/refurbishing the deck at our Transition House. You provide the labor, we provide the materials. The Transition House provides safe, confidential shelter for women who are at immediate risk of abuse, or are experiencing abuse, and their children. We provide a range of services including onsite crisis counseling, parental, child and family support.

Penticton 6 hrs

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Help SOWINS give thanks
South Okanagan Women in Need Society

We provide the roses, you provide the Thank You cards (or vice versa) with shared logos on them. Volunteers deliver the cards & roses to thank local business who have supported SOWINS in 2013. We provide services for women and their children who have experienced, or who are at risk of experiencing, violence or abuse in the South Okanagan.

Penticton 4 hrs

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Coaching - Western Canadian Championships
Larch Hills Junior Ski Team

The Larch Hills Junior Ski Team is a nordic ski team based in Salmon Arm and includes 78 kids aged 8 to 18. Roughly 10 athletes will be attending the Western Canadian Championships from Feb 13-16. The volunteer activity involves coaching these athletes at their competition (wax testing, applying wax to skis, pre-race coaching, race support during the races, etc.).

Salmon Arm 10 hrs

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I Heart Animals Banquet
Critteraid

banquet fundraiser includes a Silent Auction, Mystery Bags. Decorations need to be put on tables, silent auction needs to be set up. Benefits: - New roof - Fencing for new paddocks and pastures - CDART Response December – 10 feral cats

Penticton 4 hrs

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Map making, website design, and event promotion!
OC4 Cyclosportif

Various organisational tasks (webdesign/update, map updates, sponsorship letter writing, poster distribution, etc) are desperately required to support this exciting community fundraising event. Funds raised go to OC nursing program student bursaries, and participants get to enjoy a fantasic recreational cycling event that highlights the Okanagan and Shuswap (June 13-15).

Kelowna 4 hrs

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SPrKL-Kal Beach, Lagoon, and Lookout Clean-up plus Hot Chili
Society for the Protection of Kalamalka Lake (SPrKL)

Cleanup of small debris @Kal Beach, Lagoon (Look-out Hwy 97 time permitting) Who benefits: Kalamalka Lake, major source of Coldstream H2O supply; community residents; future generations; volunteers. Mission is to preserve &protect the quality & health of Kalamalka Lake Watershed for all future generations so that the lake may be enjoyed by all user groups in an environmentally sustainable manner.

Coldstream 4 hrs

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A Sewing Bee extravaganza for a good cause….We need volunteers to assist us in making sustainable feminine hygiene kits for women in Uganda and Haiti.
Days for Girls….Okanagan Chapter

Days for Girls and ISEE solutions empower young women to attend school while menstruating. We need volunteers to assist us in making sustainable feminine hygiene kits. Come and sew or cut fabric. We are accepting donations of colorful print cotton and flannel for theses kits and cash donations. Fabricland provides discounts for this cause….with Days for Girls

Kelowna 4 hrs

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Heart Day for Heart Month OC Campus Blitz!
Heart and Stroke Foundation

Heart Day 4 Heart Month OC Campus Blitz! FEB.IS HEART MONTH! HSF set-up a table for GDS @ OC. Then OC volunteers can blitz w/ Red Paper Hearts–students or faculty who donate receive a heart to show they are helping fight heart disease & stroke. Easy to organize, open to everyone; everyone benefits by working together for healthy lives free of heart disease & stroke. Thank you for the invitation.

Kelowna 1 hrs

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Alumni Mail out
British Columbia 4-H Council and Foundation

We are doing a mail out to 1000 B.C. 4-H Alumni to reconnect for our 100th anniversary. The project will involved folding and stuffing envelopes and applying postage. A positive outcome would be increased donations to our not for profit to support programming for B.C. youth.

Vernon 4 hrs

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Oyama Hall & Community Garden Clean-up
Oyama Community Club

As the Oyama Community Club (O.C.C.) approaches it's 100th Anniversary we are working on various projects to prepare for celebrations. We are working to refurbish our Memorial Hall to include a museum, to prepare for this some work needs to be done in the hall.

Oyama 5 hrs

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