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.