Volunteers have big impact
Imagine what Kelowna would be like without volunteers? Limited after school teams, no Scouts or Girl Guides, no help for seniors errands, no distribution of food at the Food Bank, limited meals and dental service at the Gospel Mission, no Apple Triathlon, no Okanagan Marathon!
Not a fun place to live at all. We are all beneficiaries of those who volunteer.
Kelowna’s Gospel Mission would like to acknowledge all the hard working and caring volunteers who share their time with us and with those in need. The Gospel Mission is very proud of the City of Kelowna Civic Award nomination for Volunteer Organization of the Year. The Gospel Mission has a team of over to 150 volunteers, of all ages, who help in a variety of positions throughout the Mission each week.
Currently the Gospel Mission is looking for barbers and hairdressers who can help in the barber shop. They are also in need of fashion minded people with a sense of fun and style to help in the Mission’s Thrift Store. If you’d like to become part of a great group of volunteers, and are interested in helping at the Gospel Mission, please contact Sonja Nelson at 250-763-3737, extension 204.
“I volunteer at the Mission because of the laughs and the company, and because I help in the kitchen I now cook better at home,” said volunteer Doug.
Kelowna’s Gospel Mission is also preparing for its annual Easter Dinner—turkey, ham, all the fixin’s and dessert will be served. The dinner is on Saturday, April 23, from noon to 5 p.m. at the Gospel Mission on Leon Avenue. Anyone in need is welcome to come out for this celebration.
For these and other volunteer opportunities do a search on the Kelowna Community Resources web site: www.kcr.ca. Create your own volunteer profile by selecting areas that interest you. The computer will send you email notices when volunteering opportunities match your interests.
Dawn Wilkinson is the coordinator for the Community Information and Volunteer Centre.
250-763-8008, ext 24