Outdoor event volunteering

Through events, we strive to enhance community profile and economic development in sport and event tourism. Volunteers are vital to the success of events and we are committed to supporting organizations by sharing outdoor event volunteer opportunities available in our community.

As an event volunteer, you can develop new skills, contribute to the community, discover new connections and meet fantastic new people while gaining memorable experiences. Volunteers are needed for various special events throughout the year, be sure to check back periodically for updates. 

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities
MapleFest Family Day

Event date: Saturday, April 7

What it is: People can enjoy performances by local singers, dancers, musicians, artisans, theatrical character performers and more. There is a wide variety of artists and types of music to energize and entertain your family. The festival has something for every taste and age. 

Volunteer positions available:

  • People interested in volunteering for this event can contact the event organizer through their website.

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YMCA Healthy Kids Day

Event date: Sunday, April 29

What it is: YMCA Healthy Kids Day brings families together to engage in fun, active play, and learn healthier habits to help them grow and thrive. It is one day where all activity partners, sponsors and volunteers pour their energy into children’s health—building the foundation of a healthy community today and tomorrow. At YMCA Healthy Kids Day, everything from the park and pool activities to snacks is free to everyone.

Volunteer positions available:

  • People interested in volunteering for this event can contact the event organizer through their website.

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Heart & Stroke Big Bike Ride

Event date: May 2 - May 5

What it is: For 20 minutes, 29 riders power one Big Bike. On event day, the team will pedal through the community while supporting critical heart disease and stroke research.

Volunteer positions available:

  • Check-In
  • Prize Distribution
  • Leading a warm-up for participants
  • Sharing my story at the event
  • Set-up/Tear-down
  • Volunteering in the office
  • Social media activation volunteer

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Walk So Kids Can Talk

Event date: Sunday, May 6

What it is: The Walk So Kids Can Talk is a walk to support Kids Help Phone and help youth feel more empowered to take on life’s challenges, big and small.

Volunteer positions available:

  • Set-up/Tear-down
  • Help with checkpoint/start and finish line cheering
  • Support walk site entertainment
  • Assist in other areas as required

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Cherry Blossom Triathlon

Event date: Sunday, May 6

What it is: This is an early season triathlon designed for the all abilities. The event is meant to encourage people to try the sport of triathlon and is great for first timers or the experienced athlete.

Volunteer positions available:

  • Set-up/Tear-down
  • Package pickup
  • Course and transition marshals
  • Aid stations

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Walk for Alzheimers

Event date: Sunday, May 6

What it is: This event is a fun and family-friendly event that brings the community together and raises vital funds for the Alzheimer Society of B.C.

Volunteer positions available:

  • People interested in volunteering for this event can contact the event organizer through their website.

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Great Okanagan Beer Festival

Event date: Saturday, May 12

What it is: Saturday's event will include up to 60 craft breweries coming together to pour over 120 beers and ciders for 3,000+ festival-goers where breweries, food trucks, bands and festival-goers join in a celebration of the love of beer.

Volunteer positions available:

  • People interested in volunteering for this event can contact the event organizer through their website.

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May Days

Event date: May 18 - 20

What it is: Traditional spring festival that includes a parade, amusement rides and activities, live entertainment, the maypole dance, and children's games.

Volunteer positions available:

  • People interested in volunteering for this event can contact the event organizer through their website.

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Knox Mountain Hill Climb

Event date: May 19-20

What it is: The Knox Mountain Hill Climb is an annual event, testing cars and drivers on a paved road course of ten major turns, climbing 800 vertical feet over 2.2 miles.

Volunteer positions available:

  • Turn workers
  • Gate Control
  • Set-up/Tear-down

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MS Walk

Event date: Sunday, May 27

What it is: Fundraising walk that raises money and awareness for MS research and support.

Volunteer positions available:

  • People interested in volunteering for this event can contact the event organizer through their website.

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Cycle for Strong Kids

Event date: Sunday, May 27

What it is: Fundraiser aimed at providing financial assistance for underprivilged children and youth in the Okanagan Area through the YMCA of the Okanagan.

Volunteer positions available:

  • People interested in volunteering for this event can contact the event organizer through their website.

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