Search Volunteer Opportunities:The following is a list provided by the North Cariboo Guide to Volunteer opportunities for Youth & Adults
768 Jet Ranger Squadron Air Cadets
Squadron Office ~ Phone: 250-983-6924
Air Cadets provide youth with leadership skills, responsibility, and learning to care for self and others. Air Cadets camps are also a part of the program. Meet Wednesdays 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm.
Volunteer Opportunities: Civilian instructors, pilots for instruction, water safety instructors, canoeing and first aid instructors. Volunteers should like working with young people aged 12 to 19 for these positions.
The Alex Fraser Park
The Alex Fraser Park Society is dedicated to the promotion of Agricultural based activities, and the promotion of our Western Culture and Lifestyle. You may not have been born on a ranch or even raised a calf, BUT if you are interested, please contact us to learn more about how to get involved. Web site: http://www.alexfraserpark.ca/
Amata Transition House Society
The Amata House provides a temporary residence for women and their children in crisis.
Volunteer Opportunities: Limited volunteer opportunities include outside work-seasonal, house keeping, and donation shed. Volunteers must sign a confidentiality waiver, and are required to have a criminal record check.
Wayne Schaefer ~ Phone: 250-992-2196
We are committed to maintaining and supporting a family orientated archery organization. We strive to reach as large an archery population as possible in B.C. We are also committed to attaining the highest level in our involvement in multi-sport games.
Auxiliary to G.R. Baker Memorial Hospital
We believe in helping others less fortunate.
Volunteer Opportunities: Cart, Gift Shop, book cart, all areas. Many times the volunteer is just there to help when needed. Volunteers gain salesmanship and cash register skills.
Volunteers are required to join the auxiliary and will be given an orientation
Ken Edwards ~ Phone: 250-992-9636
Season goes from September 2010 to April 2011 on Wednesday evenings 8:00pm - 10:00pm. Located in the upper gym at Quesnel Junior Secondary School. There are courts for the 'beginners', as well as for the 'seasoned' players. $60.00 for registration at the Recreation Centre. Drop-in is available for $6 and is paid upon arriving at the gym.
Baker Creek Enhancement Society
The Baker Creek Enhancement Society is dedicated to the enhancement of the social, economic, recreation opportunities in Baker Creek in an environmentally sustainable way.
Volunteer Opportunities: Desk top publishing/ article writing, newsletter, and involvement in public events. Opportunities exist on a temporary basis. Any of the following skills would be an asset to our organization: Writing skills/ journalism, access to a computer, self motivation, and environmental interest in common planning. Web site: www.bakercreek.org
Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Quesnel
(PALS) ~ Phone: 250-992-7257
Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Quesnel is dedicated to helping children develope their full potential through friendship and mentoring programs.
Volunteer Opportunities: To become a Special Friend for 3-5 hours per week to a Little brother or Sister in leisure time activities and to become a Board member and become involved in committee work. Volunteer must be 19 years or over, have a driver's license, criminal record check, and references. Become a In-School Mentor for 1 hour per week being matched with a student in elementary school. Become a Teen Mentor for 1 hour per week being matched with a student in elementary school.
Volunteers are screened by a trained case worker for suitability, background skills and interests. Matches are provided with on going support and monitoring by the staff. As a Board member, learn team playing and organizational skills. Also inquire regarding the Big Bunch Friendship Program.
Web site: www.bigbrothersbigsistersofquesnel.ca
Billy Barker Days Society
The Billy Barker Days Society hosts Quesnel Billy Barker Days. Billy Barker Days is held annually the third full weekend of July and includes many events and activities, such as Kids Day and Annual Parade.
Volunteer Opportunities: The Billy Barker Days Society runs all year long, but most volunteer positions arise between mid-March and September. Some positions include: corporate fundraising, public relations, serve seniors at their day in the park, working with various directors to ensure the success of the annual festival, and cleaning, setting-up, and taking down tents, and other leg work during BB Days.
Web site: billybarkerdays.ca
BPSA Scouting Groups
Ric Raynor ~ Phone: 250-747-4334
We operate a year round program with camping trips planned every other month, including winter, and a week long camporee in summer. Our group practises the traditional style of Scouting as originally set out by the Founder of the Scouting Movement, Lord Baden-Powell. Great emphasis is given to the outdoors and self-sufficiency as well as service to the community. Our programs are open to boys and girls aged from 6 to 18 who are willing to challenge themselves to achieve personal growth and contribute to their communities. Adults over the age of 18 for leaders or badge examiners. We also have group auxillary adults that support the leaders but do not work with youth directly.
Volunteer Opportunities: Youth and adults for leaders and adults to act as leaders or badge examiners. Those adults will organize the fund-raising and look after the bank account and the other paperwork.Web site: www.bpsa-bc.org
Canadian Cancer Society- Quesnel Relay for Life
We are a Cancer Resource Center. Providing services such as: support to cancer patients, reference library, wig loan bank, and pamphlets.
Volunteer Opportunities: Office volunteers, education coordinator, financial aid coordinator, presenters for cancer awareness and prevention programs, and other projects.
Qualifications: Volunteers must have a criminal record check and like working with the public.
The Canadian Red Cross Society Medical Equipment Loan Service
The Canadian Red Cross Society focuses on improving the situation of the most vulnerable. Our programs and services help people deal with situations that threaten their survival, safety, security and well being and human dignity- both Canada and around the world.
Volunteer Opportunities: Medical Equipment Loan Services and Special projects. We require volunteers of all ages and capabilities and will do our best to place individuals in an appropriate position.
Chamber of Commerce/ Visitor Info Centre
Quesnel Visitor Centre: 250-992-9716 Chamber of Commerce: 250-992-7262
The Chamber of Commerce mandate is to undertake those policies and programs established annually that will effectively promote Quesnel and district. In a manner improving trade, commerce and the welfare of it's citizens and to create and maintain a cooperative enterprise of the business people helping another.
Volunteer Opportunities: Volunteers can help in the Visitor Information Centre and the Chamber Office. Volunteers should have good knowledge of Quesnel and basic office skills. Full training and orientation is provided. Web site: www.quesnelchamber.com
CHAAPS is a program that uses animals (primarily horses and dogs) to help people with physical, mental, emotional and social challenges; Animal Assisted Therapy. We are committed to improving the quality of life for people these challenges, children, youth, adults and seniors.
Volunteer Opportunities: Volunteers are needed for the Therapeutic Riding program as well as dogs and owners for the General Visiting Program. Web site: www.chaaps.ca
Child Development Centre
The Q&D CDC Association provides a varied number of services annually to over 200 children with special needs and their parents.
Volunteer Opportunities: Volunteer in therapy programs, parent programs, administration, telethon, toy library, and other special projects. All volunteers must have a criminal record check. Web site: www.quesnelcdc.com
Citizens On Patrol (COP)
COP is a program that involves citizens patrolling in their own community, assisting the police in detecting crime. COP members patrol in their own vehicles, with a partner, acting as additional "eyes and ears" for the police. The mandate of the program is to PATROL, OBSERVE and REPORT. Program members have NO contact with offenders.
Community Futures Development Corporation of the North Cariboo
Community Futures supports the development of a sustainable and diversified economy in the North Cariboo Region, and the development of economic sectors where there are increasing opportunities for employment, information resources, support and training for small businesses, market development initiatives for small business, small business financing, and entrepreneurship development.
Volunteer Opportunities: There is an application process to become a Board Member. We are looking for people who have long term interests in Quesnel, and are business or community orientated. Web site: www.cfquesnel.com
Community Policing Access Centre
Keith Hildebrand ~ Phone: 250-992-5743
CPAC was established by the RCMP to provide the community with convenient and informal process to Crime Prevention information through a storefront office. Our goals are to promote crime prevention awareness and education in the community.
Volunteer Opportunities: CPAC office-clerical help, provide information to the public, RCMP/ Community Projects, Blockwatch and Speedwatch Programs. ALL Volunteers must be approved through an interview process and criminal record check. The RCMP also requires a 1 year, 4 hours/ week commitment.
Dunrovin Park Lodge
To provide opportunities for the residents to participate in activities that will meet their physical, mental, and spiritual needs.
Volunteer Opportunities: To assist the resident to maintain the highest level of individual independence possible. They will help with bingo, parties, picnics, walking, gardening, community outings, making posters, doctor's appointments (medical labs, x-rays etc.) Communication is with people who have disabilities, e.g.-hard of hearing, poor eye sight, and dementia related illnesses.
Emergency Social Services
Emergency Social Services provides food, clothing, lodging, and other services to people who are evacuated from their homes in the event of a disaster such as flood or fire.
Volunteer Opportunities: ESS has a vibrant team of dedicated volunteers who are committed to helping others in the community. Volunteers provide a wide range of services including emotional support, resource acquisition, registration and referral, communication, pet services, medical services, volunteer management, childcare, and more. Volunteers have the opportunity to join a dynamic team, to participate in training opportunities, and to be the heart of disaster response.
Friends of Barkerville-Cariboo Gold Fields Historical Society
(seasonal) ~ Phone: 250-994-3360
The Friends OF Barkerville is a not-for-profit society. A membership application is invited from anyone wishing to share our enthusiasm for preserving, presenting and promoting knowledge, events and memorabilia of the original Cariboo Gold Rush and it's hub city, Barkerville. Membership gives the member (i) a voice and a vote at the Annual General Meeting, (ii) opportunities to attend executive meetings, (iii) the right to run for office, (iv) discounts at associated historical attractions and businesses, including Barkerville Historical Town.
Volunteer Opportunities: The Friends will welcome individuals who can paint, pull weeds, mind a store, sell memberships, document artifacts, greet visitors, write stories, stuff envelopes, become a director, pretty much anything you can think of. Web site: www.friendsofbarkerville.ca (all year)
Girl Guides of Canada
Lynne Wright ~ Phone: 250-747-8481
Girl Guide's goal is to help girls and young women become responsible citizens, able to give leadership and service to the community.
Volunteer Opportunities: Working as leaders, advisor positions promoting programs such as music, committee work, and organizing/ fund-raising for special events. Training is offered covering such topics as planning, time management, public speaking, and specialized training in outdoor/ camp skills. There are opportunities for volunteers aged 18 - 30 who have limited time resources, in our Link Program. Quesnel has an active Trefoil Program for those 30 years and older. Volunteers must be 19, female, and have a police record check done.
Go Cart Club
Cam Hadfield ~ Phone: 250-991-9865
Family oriented sport for all ages. We hold and organize races throughout the year. Scheduled practices are provided. In the beginning of each year we host a Try-A-Cart to see if you get a spark for go-carting. Volunteers are always welcome.
Quesnel & District Museum and Archives
The museum will collect, preserve, research, exhibit and interpret a collection of artefacts that portray the human and natural history of the town site if Quesnel and the surrounding area from prehistory to the present day.
Volunteer Opportunities: Greeting visitors, assistant collection manager, assistant photographer, assistant display technician, custodian/ maintenance, and assistant librarian and other opportunities. The volunteer has the opportunity to gain skills in computers, photography, darkroom, public relations, coordinating, organizing, independent work, and exhibits/designing. Web site: www.quesnelmuseum.ca
Quesnel and District Neighbourhood Associations
A neighbourhood Association is a group of people who organize themselves to discuss and act upon issues that are important to the residents of the neighbourhood they live in.
In the spring of 1995 a major effort was put forth to establish neighbourhood associations throughout the Quesnel and district area through the efforts of a group called the Community In Action Initiative. This group believes that the best way to build a healthy and safe community is to encourage decision making and involvement at the local neighbourhood level.
Quesnel & District Palliative Care Association
The association is dedicated to serving the individuals (and their families) who have been diagnosed with a life threatening illness.
Volunteer Opportunities: Individuals are trained to work with individuals who have a life threatening illness and whose disease process is leading them toward death. Volunteers provide a supportive role for individuals and family early on in the precess in the hospital and community. Volunteers must be comfortable talk about issues related to death and dying. Some volunteer opportunities include direct patient care, patient outings, office work, fund raising, and library maintenance.
Quesnel & District S.P.C.A.
The S.P.C.A. goal is the prevention of cruelty to animals, education on humane treatment of animals, establishment of shelters for unwanted animals, and making awards to people and animals that have shown acts of bravery.
Volunteer Opportunities: Gardening, pet grooming, dog walking, fostering animals (especially nursing cats and their kittens, as well as orphaned kittens) caring for animals at shelter, fund-raising events (donations of baking and knitting), handyman (painter, plumber, carpenter, and electrician), and bottle sorters.
All volunteers must have a criminal record check. www.spca.bc.ca/quesnel
Quesnel Art Gallery
The Art Gallery is committed to supporting and promoting artists and the arts as an essential and integral part of the human experience. The Art Gallery hosts a different show each month. The Gallery gift shop offers unique original art work.
Volunteer Opportunities: Gallery wall repair and painting, window displays, clerical, cashier, and monitoring gallery patrons. Volunteers should have office experience and require a criminal record check.
Quesnel Auto Racing Association
Gerry Brown ~ Phone: 250-747-1941
Q.A.R.A. is a nonprofit organization that is run strictly by volunteers. At the present time, the club runs Thunder, Hobby, and Mini Stock classes during regular race meets. Web site: www.qara.ca
Quesnel Bowling Association - Youth Program
Stacey Taylor ~ Phone: 250-249-0069
Quesnel Community Living Association
The Quesnel Community Living Association is an association which includes people with developmental disabilities, advocates, families and caregivers. The Association is committed to support people with developmental disabilities to achieve their fullest possible independence and participation in our society according to their wishes.
Volunteer Opportunities: Board positions, memberships, and committees. Volunteers receive Board Training and orientation. Anyone over the age of 19 may volunteer, but a criminal record search would apply, also an oath of confidentiality.
Quesnel Curling Club
Dave Plant ~ Phone: 250-992-5813
The Quesnel Curling Club is located in the heart of downtown, next to the Twin Arena ice rinks. The Quesnel Curling Club is open for curling from the first week in October through to the first week in March. Web site: www.quesnelcurlingclub.com
Quesnel Environmental Society
The Quesnel Environmental Society is dedicated to research, providing education, and taking action on environmental issues.
Volunteer Opportunities: Building a data base of documents, display board design, and opportunities exist from time to time on organizing and taking part in events/ fund raising act. Any of the following skills would be an asset to our organization: Self Motivation, access to a computer, and interest in the environment.
Quesnel Exhibition & Fair
Judy Easy ~ Phone: 250-747-4315
Our Mission: To promote and educate the public in all aspects of the agricultural industry, within the community and the rural areas. To provide individuals with the opportunity to compare their products against others by the way of judged competitions and displays.
Volunteer Opportunities:Hospitality, office, floaters, livestock area, maintenance, construction, janitorial, litter control, kids world, and the senior's corner. Call for more information if you would like to become a member or volunteer. Web site: www.quesnelfallfair.ca
Quesnel Figure Skating Club
We love to skate and we love to help anyone who is interested in our sport. We offer a relaxed environment that encourages participants to grow and become better. We believe skaters can have fun and learn all at the same time at the Quesnel Figure Skating Club. Web site: www.quesnelfsc.org
Quesnel Flying Club - Planes
Jerry Van Halderen ~ Phone: 250-249-5151
We openly welcome anyone with any interest in aviation to join us on the second Monday of every month at the Quesnel Airport (in the old terminal building) at 7 p.m. Web site: www.quesnelflyingclub.com Quesnel Skyfest Society www.skyfest2010.com
Quesnel Minor Baseball
The goal on Minor Baseball is to give youth (ages 5-18) the opportunity to learn baseball skills and team play. Players learn to play by the rules, and have fun while learning.
Volunteer Opportunities: Coaching, umpiring, field maintenance, and helping in the concession. There is also an umpires and coaches clinic which volunteers can take. All volunteers must have a criminal record check.
Quesnel High School Football
Jeff Morris ~ Phone: 250-983-5700
The goal of Quesnel High School football is to provide the sport of football to Quesnel Youth.
Volunteer Opportunities: Field officials, coaches, assistants, vice president, field marking and layout, and anyone interested in projects such as banquet and fund raisers. Field officiating clinics and coaching clinics are open to volunteers. Working with youth would be an asset to volunteers.
Quesnel Minor Hockey League
Quesnel Minor Hockey exists for players individually and collectively. The Volunteers who make Quesnel Minor Hockey possible are it's foundation.
Quesnel Pony Club
Charlotte Kurta ~ Phone: 250-747-3947
Quesnel Pony Club is an organization that teaches safe horse handling, horseback riding and stable management to youth under 21 years of age. It is affiliated with the Canadian Pony Club organization. The winter months are spend teaching youth about horse care and safe horse handling. The summer months are spent teaching horse riding lessons and preparing for shows and competitions around BC.
Volunteer Opportunities: Volunteers are required to have gone through the Canadian Pony Club up to C level. Volunteers are needed for teaching lectures, assisting with horse handling, and all aspects of horse care. Web site: www.canadianponyclub.org
Quesnel Ringette Association
The Quesnel Ringette Association is within the Northern League of British Columbia Ringette, promoting sportsmanship, fun, competition, physical fitness, friendship, and the teaching and playing the game of Ringette. www.quesnelringette.info
Quesnel Rod & Gun Club
Tony Koett ~ Phone: 250-992-9040
Members associated with BC Wild Life Association, and National Firearms Association. We are always looking for new members. Web site: www.quesnelrodandgun.ca
Quesnel Rodeo Club
The Quesnel Rodeo Club hosts rodeos and the Bull-A-Ramas.
Volunteer Opportunities: Working on concessions, around livestock, providing security, helping with riding events and Barrel Racing Clinics. Training will be given for positions that you are working in. Web site: www.alexfraserpark.com/QRC.html
Quesnel Search and Rescue Society
Bob Zimmerman ~ Phone: 250-747-3544
Quesnel Search and Rescue members are required, when initiated by the RCMP, to go out on searches in emergency situations. Once you have joined Search and Rescue it takes about a year to become a full member. Monthly meetings are the 1st Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm at the Quesnel Search and Rescue Headquarters #14 Johnston Bridge Loop.
Volunteer Opportunities: Work during searches, executive and director memberships. Substantial training will be given in areas needed for search and rescue.
Quesnel Special Olympics
Karen Prosk ~ Phone: 250-992-2741
BC Special Olympics stated purpose is to encourage, promote, and train for personal fitness and sport for people with developmental disabilities. Sports include Swimming, Curling, 5 Pin Bowling, Soccer, Soft Ball, Rhythmic Gymnastics, and Basketball. Each of these sports hold a once a week practice session.
Volunteer Opportunities: Coaches, Assistant Coaches, Organizers, and helpers. Coach training can be provided, with possibilities of certification.
Quesnel Service Clubs
|Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 94
262 Kinchant Street
Quesnel, BC ~ V2J 2R2
Phone: 250-992-6819 Wanda Gibbons
|Ladies Auxiliary to Branch #94 of the
Royal Canadian Legion ~ Box 4011
Quesnel, BC ~ V2J 3J2
Phone: 250-992-2574 Dolores Sollack
|Quesnel Lions Club
Quesnel, BC ~ V2J 3J2
Phone: 250-992-7075 Jean Stimpson
|Quesnel Kiwanis Club
196 Davis Street
Quesnel, BC ~ V2J 2S7
Phone: 250-991-0234 or 250-983-2855
|Quesnel Rotary Club Box 4031
Quesnel, BC ~ V2J 3JR
|Rotary Club of Quesnel
Quesnel, BC ~ V2J 3J2
|Interact Club of Quesnel
Quesnel, BC ~ V2J 3J2
Phone: 250-992-6154 Bev Haluschak
|Knights of Columbus #59
2157 Ryan Road
Quesnel, BC ~ V2J 5M6
Elks Lodge #298
|Quesnel Lodge #69, A.F. & A.M.
Quesnel, BC ~ V2J 3J8
|Cariboo Vasa Lodge
449 Westland Road
Quesnel, BC ~ V2J 3J8
|Exodus 4:10 Toastmaster
Quesnel, BC V2J 3J8
|Masonic Lodge Society
Quesnel, BC ~ V2J 3H8
|Quesnel Royal Purple
P.O. Box 4716
Quesnel, BC ~ V2J 3J8
Quesnel Technics Gymnastics
Our focus us on providing, positive gymnastics experiences and promoting the benefits of gymnastics as a foundation for human movement, sport, health, and enjoyment. Gymnastics is the foundation for all sports. Web site: www.quesnelgymnastics.ca
Quesnel Tillicum Society Native Friendship Centre
We have employment services, alcohol and drug services, referral services, and cultural and recreational activities and events.
Volunteer Opportunities: Helping with programs, workshops,elder teas, Christmas parties, janitorial work and some office assistance. Our volunteer opportunities change throughout the year.
Quesnel Youth Soccer Association
Quesnel Youth Soccer Association is an organization that works hard to create an environment where all children, youth and adults can participate in an organized sport, develop soccer skills, meet new friends and have fun.
Quesnel Women's Resource Centre
The QWRC is a non-profit, non partisan feminist organization that accesses and meets the needs of women in the community.
Volunteer Opportunities: Office administration (typing, computer skills, fax), assisting on various committees, working in the library, and site maintenance. Volunteers must sign a confidentiality form and be over the age of 16.
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 94
Soup Kitchen: Serves soup free Tuesday to Saturday from 11:00am to 12:50pm.
Food Bank Food hampers available for people in need. Distribution is the second and third week of each month (phone to make an appointment). Donations are greatly appreciated.
The Thrift Store is located at 246 St. Laurent Avenue (across the street).
Volunteer Opportunities: Volunteers sort clothing for the Thrift store or help with Soup Kitchen and Food Bank where needed.
Shaw Cable 10
Shaw Cable's goal is to train volunteers in video production to enable them to produce community programming.
Volunteer Opportunities: All areas of video production camera person, editor, audio, director, and producer. Volunteers are needed for help with the CDC Telethon and the Annual Rotary Auction for camera operation and mobile set-up. Training will be given in pre-production, production, and post production.
Seasons House is an emergency shelter and transitional housing development that provides support, information and referral to individuals in our community that are homeless or at risk of homelessness. We are always looking for people will a skill (scrapbooking, music, carving etc) to lead activities with our residents. Do you have a green thumb for our garden or are handy at fixing things or painting?
Volunteer Opportunities: Volunteer activities include general support, activities, cooking etc. Volunteer opportunities could include one time things or continuous times. Ask us if you believe you have something you could offer our residents.
Peggy Corbett ~ Phone: 250-249-5311
The Seventh-day Adventist Church offers a weekly serving of a simple, hot meal for those in need. Soup Kitchen runs Mondays 11:00 - 12:30 pm at the Anglican Church Hall.
Volunteer Opportunities: Prepare food, serve food, and clean up meal afterward
Maeford Place Assisted Living
To provide opportunities for tenants to socialize and engage in activities to enrich their daily lives, in areas of physical, mental, and spiritual.
To assist tenants in a successful and enjoyable experience in social and recreational activities, while encouraging individual independence. Some volunteer jobs include Bingo calling, playing cards and games, crafts, movie nights and assisting with outings.