Volunteer on an intergenerational boards

The Okanagan chapter of CARP has 1,800 members from Osoyoos to Sicamous.

CARP—A New Vision of Aging for Canada is a national organization devoted to seniors’ advocacy, benefits and community.

CARP has chapters scattered across Canada, including seven chapters in British Columbia. The Okanagan chapter, with 1,800 members from Osoyoos to Sicamous, hosts a number of public events for its members each year.

This year, for example, we will sponsor events on financial abuse and encourage all Okanagan mayors to issue proclamations in honour of Oct. 1, International Day of Older Persons.

CARP Okanagan joins the national effort to address issues such as poverty, pensions, housing, caregiving, and supports for healthy aging—including tax credits and services.

The Board of Directors currently has three vacancies, including secretary, and membership coordinator to assist with this year’s membership events and outreach.

The current board of CARP Okanagan donates their time out of concern for the lack of a clear seniors’ voice on important issues, especially where those who are more vulnerable are concerned.

We believe in community, collective efforts and using our creative and innovative talents to make a difference for others in this world.

We have one of the few intergenerational boards in the country because we believe that these issues are, or will be, everyones.

If you wish to make a difference at both the civic and national levels, and work with a diverse, committed board, please contact us at carpokanagan@hotmail.com or 250-469-0008 if you are interested.

You can find other ways to volunteer by going to www.kcr.ca and clicking on Volunteer Opportunities Search Central Okanagan.

You can also create a volunteer profile that brings volunteer openings directly to your email inbox. These notices are confidential. Bring the world of volunteering to your virtual door.



Just Posted

RCMP hunt for suspect in West Kelowna bank robbery

Suspect used a note and fled bank Saturday with an undisclosed amount of cash

Community Leader Awards: Shelley Pacholok

The Kelowna Capital News honours those who give back in the community

International Arts Festival returns to Kelowna

Living Things is a month-long festival with live performances by artists from around the world

Legion bell prank hits sour note

Anger erupts after Summerland Legion member removes bell from Peachland Legion

Kelowna Art Gallery members’ exhibition offers variety of media

Encounters will be held from Dec. 2 to Feb. 3

B.C. wine industry fights for interprovincial trade in Supreme Court

Gerard Comeau likely never thought he would end up in the Supreme… Continue reading

Site C decision coming Monday morning

Premier John Horgan to announce fate of dam project at B.C. legislature

PIGS bring Pink Floyd sound to Kelowna

Victoria band pays tribute to iconic British band on Feb. 10 at Mary Irwin Theatre

Letter: Another flagger dies; when will you slow down?

You have all seen our signs, trucks and my favorite our cones. Why don’t you slow down?

Kelowna-developed technology to be unveiled at Summerhill

Kelowna winery and tech company introduces new technology for phone or tablet

California couple name daughter after Revelstoke

Revy Elle Atashroo was born on Nov. 27. Her name honours the town her parents loved exploring.

VIDEO: Vancouver Whitecaps acquire star striker Kei Kamara

Kamara has 103 goals and 39 assists in 298 appearances over 11 Major League Soccer seasons

Warriors drop both weekend games

West Kelowna falls twice in BCHL action to Penticton and Trail

Most Read