Volunteer

JCI Penticton is looking for volunteers to help them clean-up the River Channel on Oct. 23. (Mike Biden photo)

Volunteers needed for Penticton River Channel Clean-Up

JCI Penticton is bringing back its annual volunteer clean-up

 

Bob McAtamney has been recognized by the RDOS as the volunteer of the month for July. (Photo- RDOS)

‘Spirited volunteer’ from Similkameen recognized for 15 years of community work

Bob McAtamney was instrumental in the creation of the disc golf course in Keremeos

 

Brenda Lennax (right), a volunteer with BC Airlift Emergency Response Operations, delivered cards and books to students at Stein Valley Nlakapamux School in Lytton, B.C.

Students across B.C. send Lytton students artwork, books and cards

The gifts were part of a special project by Qualicum Beach artist, Diane Moran

 

The Okanagan Gleaners, pictured here at work in 2017 putting together food for deliver, is one of several charities being recognized and highlighted by the Oliver Tourism Association in their newest campaign. (Submitted)

Oliver campaign highlights local charities and businesses

The tourism association is hoping to bring awareness and support for the community

The Okanagan Gleaners, pictured here at work in 2017 putting together food for deliver, is one of several charities being recognized and highlighted by the Oliver Tourism Association in their newest campaign. (Submitted)
Board members of the South Okanagan-Similkameen Volunteer Centre at Penticton’s Gyro Park on Saturday, April 30. From left to right: Michael Magnusson, Mike Potgieter, Laura Turnbull, Jo Charnock, Subrina Monteith. (Logan Lockhart, Western News)

Volunteers across South Okanagan recognized with pancake breakfast in downtown Penticton

Over 200 people registered for the Saturday, April 30, event to celebrate National Volunteer Week

Board members of the South Okanagan-Similkameen Volunteer Centre at Penticton’s Gyro Park on Saturday, April 30. From left to right: Michael Magnusson, Mike Potgieter, Laura Turnbull, Jo Charnock, Subrina Monteith. (Logan Lockhart, Western News)
The South Okanagan Similkameen Volunteer Centre’s new logo. (Submitted)

South Okanagan Similkameen Volunteer Centre ending membership fee

The centre hopes to encourage more organizations to reach out for volunteers

The South Okanagan Similkameen Volunteer Centre’s new logo. (Submitted)
Penticton resident Roni Keeley (right) received an official Canadian honour on Wednesday (Feb. 23), as she was awarded the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers. Program coordinator at the Trinity Care Centre, Andrea Naylor and MP Richards Cannings presented the award to Keeley on the city’s Lakeshore Drive. (Logan Lockhart, Western News)

Penticton resident receives official Canadian honour for volunteerism

Roni Keeley has dedicated her time to the community for 34 years

Penticton resident Roni Keeley (right) received an official Canadian honour on Wednesday (Feb. 23), as she was awarded the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers. Program coordinator at the Trinity Care Centre, Andrea Naylor and MP Richards Cannings presented the award to Keeley on the city’s Lakeshore Drive. (Logan Lockhart, Western News)
The Osoyoos Lake Water Quality Society (OLWQS) is in need of a safe and secure location for its 19-foot research boat. Boat captain Iain Fraser is fully trained at collecting water samples at four distinct spots on the Canadian side of Osoyoos lake for the BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change. (Photo: Neil Bousquet)

Osoyoos-based organization ‘scrambling’ to find location for research boat

The Osoyoos Lake Water Quality Society needs to find a safe and secure moorage from May to October

The Osoyoos Lake Water Quality Society (OLWQS) is in need of a safe and secure location for its 19-foot research boat. Boat captain Iain Fraser is fully trained at collecting water samples at four distinct spots on the Canadian side of Osoyoos lake for the BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change. (Photo: Neil Bousquet)
Pete Wise (left) receives the 2021 District of Coldstream Community Achievement Award from Mayor Jim Garlick Monday, Nov. 22. Wise has devoted more than 57 years to search and rescue and helping domestic and wild animals in the region. (District of Coldstream photo)

Wise choice for Coldstream achievement honour

District pays tribute to longtime search and rescue, animal volunteer Pete Wise with annual award

Pete Wise (left) receives the 2021 District of Coldstream Community Achievement Award from Mayor Jim Garlick Monday, Nov. 22. Wise has devoted more than 57 years to search and rescue and helping domestic and wild animals in the region. (District of Coldstream photo)
Non-profits such as the Shuswap Family Resource and Referral Society have struggled to find and keep volunteers since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. (Shuswap Family Centre image)

Vanishing volunteers: Shuswap non-profits struggle to find help since pandemic hit

Local volunteer coordinator worried she will have to close essential programs

Non-profits such as the Shuswap Family Resource and Referral Society have struggled to find and keep volunteers since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. (Shuswap Family Centre image)
The Vernon Pickleball Association spotlights member Don Friesen ahead of National Volunteer Week (April 18-24, 2021). (Vernon Pickleball Association)

Volunteer praised by Vernon pickleballers

Marshall Field pickleball complex wouldn’t be possible without dedicated volunteer hours: VPA

The Vernon Pickleball Association spotlights member Don Friesen ahead of National Volunteer Week (April 18-24, 2021). (Vernon Pickleball Association)
Kerri and Kevin Black are highlighted for their volunteer work with the Carr's Landing Community and Recreation Association. (Contributed)

Okanagan couple’s passion to make a difference

Spotlight on Carr’s Landing Community and Recreation Association volunteers

Kerri and Kevin Black are highlighted for their volunteer work with the Carr's Landing Community and Recreation Association. (Contributed)
When his owner had knee surgery, Kevin, 2, was able to continue to go for walks thanks to volunteers from Elder Dog Canada. (Contributed photo)

B.C. woman has nothing but praise for Elder Dog Canada

National organization has a fleet of volunteer walkers ready, but needs more clients to serve

When his owner had knee surgery, Kevin, 2, was able to continue to go for walks thanks to volunteers from Elder Dog Canada. (Contributed photo)
Paula Marfleet from Kaleden is the RDOS' volunteer of the month. (Submitted)

Meet the RDOS’s Volunteer of the Month

Paula Marfleet of Kaleden is this month’s volunteer

Paula Marfleet from Kaleden is the RDOS' volunteer of the month. (Submitted)
The South Okanagan Similkameen Volunteer Centre's new logo, from Graphically Hip in Penticton. (Submitted)

SOS Volunteer Centre debuts new logo

Penticton’s Graphically Hip created the redesigned brand

The South Okanagan Similkameen Volunteer Centre's new logo, from Graphically Hip in Penticton. (Submitted)
Volunteers at the Summerland Health Care Auxiliary Thrift Store are some of the many in the South Okanagan and Similkameen who give of their time to help the community and the region. (Black Press file photo)

Efforts recognized during National Volunteer Week

South Okanagan Similkameen Volunteer Centre applauds generosity in region

Volunteers at the Summerland Health Care Auxiliary Thrift Store are some of the many in the South Okanagan and Similkameen who give of their time to help the community and the region. (Black Press file photo)
Although there’s a pandemic, Theresa Hamilton said coming to chat with Merr Olsen keeps a sense of normality through the crisis. “It’s routine,” she said. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)

Not alone: Volunteers play tic-tac-toe on seniors’ windows

‘Hopefully this will go beyond COVID-19’

Although there’s a pandemic, Theresa Hamilton said coming to chat with Merr Olsen keeps a sense of normality through the crisis. “It’s routine,” she said. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)
PARAMEDIC                                Since 1985, Kim Schroyen has worked as a paramedic in Summerland. On March 12, he worked his last shift. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
PARAMEDIC                                Since 1985, Kim Schroyen has worked as a paramedic in Summerland. On March 12, he worked his last shift. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)