Outdoor event volunteering

Through outdoor events, we strive to enhance community profile and economic development in sport and event tourism. Volunteers are vital to the success of outdoor events and we are committed to providing fun and valuable opportunities while strengthening our volunteer community. 

Volunteers, don't forget to log your hours for the 150 for 150 Volunteer Challenge in 2017 to celebrate Canada's 150th Birthday!

July outdoor events
ParksAlive!

Event date: ongoing in July & August 2017

What it is: Parks Alive! produces 47 concert events each year, primarily in the summer months, at various Kelowna parks and public spaces. Entertainment is family-friendly and suitable for people of all ages.

Volunteer positions available:

  • Information booth staff
  • Staff to assist with children's activities (i.e. face-painting, balloon filling)
  • Load in/out staff (helping performers load their equipment in and out of the park)

SIGN UP 

Interior Savings Across the Lake Swim

Event date: July 15, 2017

What it is: The Interior Savings Across the Lake Swim is the largest and longest running open water swim event in Canada.

Volunteer positions available:

  • Finish area set-up staff
  • Start area staff
  • Gear Corral
  • Beach and finish line staff
  • Parking lot attendants
  • Tear down and cleanup staff

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Okanagan Caribbean Festival

Event date: July 15, 2017

What it is: Okanagan Caribbean Festival is a family event in City Park that celebrates island flavours, music and culture. 

Volunteer positions available:

  • Event set-up staff
  • Event takedown staff

*Sign up in person at the House of Caribbean (557 Bernard Ave) or call 778-484-5520.

Tri Kids

Event date: July 16, 2017

What it is: The SunRype TRi KiDS Triathlon Series offers races for children and youth ages 3 to 15. 

Volunteer positions available:

  • Race kit pick up day staff
  • Pool deck marshals
  • Transition area staff
  • Bike and run course marshals
  • Water station
  • Finish line staff
  • Post race food tent staff

SIGN UP

Downtown Kelowna Block Party

Event date: July 22, 2017

What it is: Bernard Avenue will close to vehicle traffic for the Downtown Kelowna Block Party featuring food, children's activities and more. 

Volunteer positions available:

  • Event set-up & takedown staff
  • Cleaning staff
  • Event Ambassador
  • Green Team staff
  • Hospitality support

SIGN UP

Fresh Coast Championship

Event date: July 22, 2017

What it is: This year the Fresh Coast Championship will take place downtown at the Jubilee Grandstands in City Park. There will be vendors, food trucks, artists, and more.

Volunteer positions available:

  • Booth operators
  • Eco crew
  • Photographers
  • First-aid help
  • Event co-host
  • Event coordinators

SIGN UP

Center of Gravity

Event date: July 28 - 30, 2017

What it is: Center of Gravity is the Okanagan's largest sports & music festival.

Volunteer positions available:

  • Venue set-up/tear-down staff
  • Beverage Gardens staff
  • Beach volleyball staff (ball person/score keeper)
  • Front gate ticket agent
  • After parties staff
  • Hoop Zone score keeper
  • Venue/ Miscellaneous labour

SIGN UP

August outdoor events
ParksAlive!

Event date: ongoing in July & August 2017

What it is: Parks Alive! produces 47 concert events each year, primarily in the summer months, at various Kelowna parks and public spaces. Entertainment is family-friendly and suitable for people of all ages.

Volunteer positions available:

  • Information booth staff
  • Staff to assist with children's activities (i.e. face-painting, balloon filling)
  • Load in/out staff (helping performers load their equipment in and out of the park)

SIGN UP 

Homelessness is No Picnic

Event date: August 5, 2017

What it is: The Gospel Mission is hosting a picnic to raise awareness about homelessness. The event features food, games, music and inflatables.

To volunteer, contact Sonja for more information at 250-763-3737 ext. 204  or email sonja@kelownagospelmission.ca.

Volunteer positions available:

  • Event set-up staff
  • Event takedown staff
Okanagan Dream Rally

Event date: August 6, 2017

What it is: The Okanagan Dream Rally provides special children and their families with the experience of being in the hot seat of a dream car for a day.

Volunteer positions available:

  • Event set-up staff
  • Event takedown staff

SIGN UP

Variety Boat for Hope

Event date: August 12, 2017

What it is: Children with special needs and their families get to experience a day of pirate adventure on the lake at Boat for Hope, a fundraiser in support of Variety - the Children's Charity.

Volunteer positions available:

  • Event set-up staff
  • Event takedown staff

SIGN UP

Okanagan Pride March & Festival in the Park

Event date: August 19, 2017

What it is:  Following the Pride March, there is an afternoon event in City Park featuring a volleyball tournament and vendors.

Volunteer positions available:

  • Set up/tear down staff
  • Green Team beer garden staff
  • Hospitality booth staff
  • Photographer
  • Helpers to hand out pride flags

SIGN UP

Knox Mountain Soapbox Festival

Event date: August 27, 2017

What it is: The 1st Knox Mountain Soapbox Festival will take place at Knox Mountain Park. All proceeds raised will go to the YMCA of the Okanagan. The festival will consist of soapbox races followed by a BBQ and benefit concert.

Volunteer positions available:

  • Race course attendant
  • Raffle attendant
  • First Aid staff
  • Food Service staff
  • Assistant Vendor Coordinator

SIGN UP