Welcome to the South Okanagan Similkameen Volunteer Centre

Volunteers are needed for various roles.

Check out our searchable database under Browse Opportunities.

Register as a volunteer with us to receive updates on where volunteers are needed.

Donate and receive a charitable receipt for income tax purposes.












Volunteering is often seen as a selfless act; a person gives their time, skills, experience, and passion to help others, without expecting anything in return. And while volunteering is a form of service, many volunteers will tell you that “you get more than you give”.

















From opportunities to develop new skills, to finding deep and meaningful personal connections, the magic of volunteering is that it creates social and economic value for all: for individuals, families, organizations, neighbourhoods, and communities. That immense richness is something to be celebrated.












Volunteering benefits everyone. This year during National Volunteer Week from April 15 to 21, 2018, we celebrate the diverse value and far reaching impacts of volunteers and we ask that you take a moment to reflect on the social and economic impact volunteers have on the quality of our lives.











Volunteers who register on-line as a volunteer during NVW will be eligible to win a $100 gift certificate from GardenWorks Penticton. 

On April 25, from 11:30 to 1 pm, everyone is welcome to join “Team Volunteer” project where volunteers meet first, share volunteer experiences, and discuss new opportunities. Light lunch provided. RSVP to the SOS Volunteer Centre.












Consider joining The Volunteer Centre’s Team Volunteering project where new and seasoned volunteers meet the last Wednesday of each month from 11 am to 1 pm.  Location:  102-696 Main Street, Penticton. The Teams’ purpose is to discuss volunteer experiences and opportunities to volunteer together. Volunteer opportunities are made available to the team. Everyone is welcome. Please RSVP to confirm attendance. Lite lunch and refreshments provided.

The SOS Volunteer Centre connects residents with meaningful volunteer work.  Browse Opportunities and register as a volunteer to receive updates at www.volunteercentre.info. For more information or to meet with a staff member e-mail info@volunteercentre.info or call 1-888-576-5661.

What the South Okanagan Similkameen Volunteer Centre does:

Promote Volunteerism: We encourage people to volunteer and raise public awareness about the contributions of volunteers and the value of volunteering.

Build Capacity for Effective Volunteering: We help community leaders to do a better job of recruiting, managing, retaining and appreciating volunteers. We assist social service, educational, and environmental Charities and Non-profits to effectively engage today’s volunteers

Provide Leadership: We collaborate with governments, community leaders and organizations and speak on behalf of volunteers and volunteering.

Help Develop Community: We provide easy access to opportunities that allow people to connect to their community through volunteering.

Help attract volunteers to events and activities undertaken by community organizations Attract all potential volunteers and especially target potential volunteer groups and encourage, educate and support them to volunteer in the community. Groups include Youth, Corporate Employees, Families, Baby Boomers, New Canadians, and those that are differently-abled.

Register here to receive updates on volunteer opportunities.


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