We accept volunteer applications on an ongoing basis. If you have a few hours to contribute on an occasional or regular basis, we would love to hear from you!
Are you interested in using your knowledge, compassion and leadership skills to build a vibrant and inclusive community? Then we want you!
We seek volunteers with a wide range of skills and experience for a limited number of Board positions. Previous board and governance experience is desirable but not essential. A background in seniors services, advocacy and communication, finance and accounting, fundraising and/or marketing are all necessary skills to support the work of the Board.
has good self-awareness and understanding of cultural safety and cultural humility
is willing to provide one to three hours a month of their time and talents
The Seniors Wellness Society provides support and services to isolated seniors in south Okanagan-Similkameen communities in partnership with One Sky Community Resources through Better at Home for seniors. The Board of Directors provides the vision and direction for these programs, as well as working in the Community to further collaborative actions to create a community where all seniors can feel connected and supported.
We welcome those from all parts of our community and particularly encourage people from our smaller communities, Indigenous communities, and rural areas to apply.
The strategic plan and the Board job description is available on request. The annual report can be found here.
Addition volunteer opportunities
Driving to appointments
Yard work/snow shoveling
Simple home repairs
Opportunities by program
Cooking Up Connections: Brings seniors together to enjoy a meal, meet new people, learn about healthy foods and socialize. Volunteers help with cooking tasks, set-up, clean-up, socializing and assisting with various duties as needed.
Out and About: Offers opportunities for seniors to build friendships while participating as a group in social and recreational activities in the community. Volunteers accompany larger groups for coordination and safety purposes; may assist with walkers.
Better at Home: Helps seniors with simple day-to-day tasks to maintain living independently in their own homes. Services include friendly visiting, transportation, grocery shopping, light housekeeping, light yard work, snow shoveling, and simple home repairs. Volunteers choose the services they wish to provide. Regularly scheduled or one-time tasks are available. Service area spans from Okanagan Falls to Summerland.
How to apply
Our application process includes an interview, reference checks, criminal record check and an orientation. Our application form can be picked up at our office, emailed or downloaded (below) and printed off. Drop off or email completed form and someone from our office will contact you to arrange an interview.