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.

















 Make a difference someone’s life (50+)

Become a Peer Support Volunteer

We work with you to design a volunteer experience that fits your schedule and uses your skills and strengths. The ideal candidate is integrated into the community and is living in an older adult living situation with a common room that can host educational sessions.

Volunteering with the OASIS program is easy, training is provided, and you will meet new people while learning about important issues for local seniors.

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The South Okanagan Performing Arts Centre Society is looking for Board members with interests in helping out with their website and social media, communications and publicity, fundraising and pledge support.  This is a great opportunity to help out with a state-of- the-art performing arts centre for the region.

Please e-mail info@volunteercentre.info with your interest.

















Volunteers wanted to  co-lead  a  group  program  that  gives  participants  the  knowledge,  skills  and  confidence  to manage their health conditions. Training provided.  As well as helping participants, volunteers also learn from participants, since many of our leaders have a chronic condition themselves or know someone who does.   Volunteers meet new people and and learn skills such as leading and facilitating groups. Anyone over age 19- Seniors, Physically challenged persons are welcome to volunteer.  LEARN MORE HERE



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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