Get Involved off campus

Getting involved off campus allows you not only to explore a larger variety of opportunities, it allows you to explore more specific opportunities as well.  Join community programs to learn more about yourself, more about who is in your community, and what sparks your passion.

Volunteer Opportunities

Kelowna Community Resources

Kelowna Community Resources is a community agency created to provide information about events and activities in the Okanagan as well as bring together not for profit agencies with the volunteers that would best match them.  Check out their online volunteer opportunities database!


Volinspire is a Community Engagement platform that brings volunteers, charitable organizations and businesses together to build stronger and more connected communities. Visit the website to learn how you can make a collective impact:

Kelowna General Hospital

Be involved in making the hospital a comfortable welcoming place for patients, visitors and staff! Check out this Site for volunteer information!

The Heart and Stroke Foundation

The Heart and Stroke Foundation looks for students for a variety of different events throughout the year! Positions include: School Program Assistant, Big Bike Assistant, Heart Month Blitz Teams and more! To find out more about this organization, visit their homepage 

Kelowna's Gospel Mission

Kelowna’s Gospel Mission has volunteer opportunities working with homeless people and people in need.  As well as our 90 bed emergency shelter we have 3 meals and 3 snacks per day, showers, free clothing,  laundry,  haircuts, dental, chiropractors, caseworkers and outreach workers.  If you would like to help people in need check out our web site at

The Gospel Mission Thrift Store

Monday to Saturday, any time periods that will suit your schedule. Just a few hours of your time can help feed, clothe, and shelter the homeless as all proceeds of the Gospel Mission Thrift Store go to the local Gospel Mission downtown. No special skills required. Very friendly environment. Free lunch. There are many different opportunities waiting for you!  We will find one that you like to do: 

  • Sorting and pricing of donations.
  • Organizing and tidying shelves.
  • Setting up displays.

If interested please contact Randy at 

Kelowna Community Food Bank

Kelowna Community Food Bank is a great way to give back to the Kelowna community. Opportunities are available during office hours (Mon-Fri, 8am-4pm) and range from hamper packaging to food distribution to general office tasks. There is something for everyone! To volunteer, fill out a volunteer application form and bring it to the orientation at the office, which takes place every Thursday at 3pm! For more information, contact

Project Literacy Kelowna

Help adults learn basic reading, writing and math skills through one-to-one instruction with Project Literacy Kelowna. For more information, click here

Inn From the Cold

Get involved at Inn From the Cold, an emergency shelter for the homeless in Kelowna from November to April, the coldest months of the year. Duties include: Food Volunteers, Receptions Volunteers, Overnight Volunteers or Fundraising. Scheduling for volunteering occurs online - easy! For more information, click here

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters is looking for program volunteers! This includes mentoring children one on one or in a group setting during school hours for 1 hour per week. For more information on this opportunity, please email Helen Brownrigg at

This organization also looks for volunteers for their Renew Crew with jobs such as Used Clothing and Houseware drives, Administrative Volunteers and Driver Helpers! Email us for more information!

The BC Cancer Agency, Sindi, Ahuwalia Hawkins Center for the Southern Interior

The BCCA,SAHCSI, provides all volunteers with a one and half day orientation, and quarterly town halls – education and information sessions and ongoing support and recognition.  Contact if interested. 

Westside Health Network Society

Westside Health Network Society is a Non-Profit organization that provides a variety of services to Seniors in the West Kelowna and Peachland area.  We also offer flexible schedules to suit your needs.  Whether it be once a week, or once a month...we want to talk to you!  Call Sandy at 250-768-3305, Monday to Thursday 9 a.m. to1:00 p.m. to learn more about this fun opportunity!

Kelowna Art Gallery

Help with programs, events, tours! This is a great way to lend a hand to the artists of Kelowna! Check out this for volunteer information

Hands In Service - Love.Gives.Back

Hands In Service provides individuals, groups, businesses, and churches an opportunity to transform the life of someone in our community. Whether it’s delivering a food hamper, preparing a meal, or vacuuming the carpet, volunteering is easy. It’s flexible and requires little time commitment. Yet, even the simplest tasks can provide a life (with) dignity that was otherwise destined for anonymity and insignificance. A life can be moved from despair and pain, to one of hope with a fulfilling future. We often don’t realize how much even a brief moment together means to someone who is isolated, hurting and alone. 

Volunteering with HIS is perfect for any student: we require only a few hours per month, and we are very flexible about scheduling! Please contact Pam Watland at or call us at 250-861-5465 and visit our website at We look forward to meeting you!

Canucks Autism Network

The Canucks Autism Network provides year-round and adaptive sports, recreational, social and arts programs for individuals and families living with autism throughout BC! Different programs include weekly soccer, basketball, swim and skating which all run during the school year. Volunteers work alongside support workers in our programs to provide individualized sports-instruction to children and teens living with autism. Check out:

MS Society of Canada

The MS soceity of Canada is here to ensure that no one faces MS alone. You can be part of the dynamic group of Canadians by getting involved in the fight to end MS by volunteering volunteering for the Okanagan Chapter. We have an ongoing need for volunteers with our Friendly Visitor Program, where volunteers will visit indidivuals with MS who are living in care facilities, to help reduce social isolation they may be feeling. Contact the MS society office by phone: 250-807-5850 or email for more information. 

Canadian Cancer Society

If you are ready to take action and make a difference, the Canadian Cancer Society has the meaningful volunteer experience you’re looking for. Make a choice from many roles based on your interests, passions and availability. Bring your enthusiasm and determination and help the Canadian Cancer Society creating a world where no Canadian fears cancer.

For more information contact click here or contact Philip Jansen:







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