Volunteer: Here’s how to have fun and raise funds for Camp Winfield

The Okanagan Easter Seals 24 Hour Relay is a fun, fitness and fundraising event taking place at the Kelowna Apple Bowl, June 9 to 10.

The Okanagan Easter Seals 24 Hour Relay is a fun, fitness and fundraising event taking place at the Kelowna Apple Bowl, June 9 to 10.

The funds raised will help provide free overnight summer camping experiences at Camp Winfield for children and teens with physical and/or mental disabilities.

Campers enjoy a fully accessible swimming pool, climbing wall, inground trampoline, arts and crafts space, large playing field and costume room.

Currently there are spots for energetic individuals on the 24 Hour Relay event committee and many other volunteer positions. Which one appeals to you?

All event committee positions meet once a month until May. There are three roles: Apple Bowl coordinator, volunteer coordinator and kids zone coordinator.

The Apple Bowl coordinator works with teams to determine camping areas and tent rentals and works with the equipment coordinator in regards to location of equipment.

The volunteer coordinator recruits other volunteers, determines volunteer needs from other committee members, and organizes the schedule.

The kids zone coordinator plans the activities and supplies needed, determines volunteers needed and enforces policies.

There are a variety of volunteer positions available during the 24 Hour Relay on Saturday and Sunday June 9 and 10.

You could be involved in the poker tournament, kids zone, lap counting, recreation activities, set up, clean up and entertainment.

If you would like more information please contact the event manager, Jamie Taverner at 250-717-6767 or Jamie@24hourrelay.com.

To learn more about camp, view the YouTube video “I love camp!’ or sign up for the BC Easter Seals camp newsletter through www.kcr.ca, ‘community info search’ and type in Easter Seals.

Dawn Wilkinson is the coordinator for the Community Information and Volunteer Centre. Go to www.kcr.ca to create your volunteer profile and find out about other volunteer opportunities in the Central Okanagan.

250-763-8008, ext 24

informkelowna@kcr.ca