When Canadians volunteer, everyone benefits. That is the magic of volunteering; it creates value for all. From opportunities to develop new skills, to finding deep and meaningful personal connections, volunteering positively impacts all involved.
CMHA Kelowna is a volunteer-driven organization that depends on people like you to help us to develop our vision and provide services to our community. We provide a place for people to contribute to something meaningful, follow their passion, build skills and friendships.
Our Help, Housing & Hope initiatives were supported by 420 of volunteers who gave almost 8,000 hours this last year. That’s the equivalent of over 4 full time employees.
Whether serving as board members, knowledge philanthropists, event planners, group facilitators, or fundraising in the community at events, volunteers are the life-blood of our organization and they make it possible for us to be sustainable and relevant in our community.
Hear from some of our volunteers on their experience supporting CMHA Kelowna
“By volunteering with CMHA I have
learned a lot about mental illness and
met some inspiring people. My life is
richer for being a part of it.”
|Wyatt’s Story “I’ve helped raise funds that will
support programming directed at
helping individuals struggling
with mental health issues.”
“What makes this experience a
meaningful use of my time is
witnessing the impact this organization
has on our community.”
“I wanted to help close and
remove the systemic gaps
and barriers in mental health.
I knew this would be possible
as a volunteer for CMHA”
|Nathalie’s Story “CMHA did a presentation
at my workplace on employees’
mental health. It was so
inspiring to me, I decided to
join the CMHA team.
“Having the ability though
my own lived experience to
offer support to those struggling
is what motivated me to
get involved with CMHA.
|Aaryn and Mars’ Story“Dogs can be very sensitive to how we feel, so I think Mars knows when someone he’s visiting is feeling happier or more relaxed.”
Volunteer Kitchen Helper – Seniors Wellness Group Program
Do you enjoy cooking and meeting new people? The Seniors Wellness group requires an enthusiastic kitchen helper on Monday mornings to prepare or assist in preparing and serving a snack to 10-15 seniors and assist in cleaning up. Experience cooking and Food Safe preferred.
View the full job description here
Share your skills
Volunteer Computer Teacher
Do you love computers and technology? Enjoy teaching people new skills? We are looking for a patient person to meet individually with program participants to teach computer skills in the Wellness Development Centre at CMHA. The volunteer will help participants set up e-mail accounts, navigate social media, assist with resumes and learn general computer skills. See the full job description here.
Special Event Volunteers help make our events and mental health promotion activities a reality.
- Supporting signature events, such as the Shoppers Drug Mart Run for Women – May 19th, Ride Don’t Hide – June 24 and the Mentally Health Workplace Awards Breakfast in November
- Helping out at other community fundraisers, such as golf tournaments and hockey games
Join our Board
Join our Board CMHA recruits new board members annually just prior to the AGM held in June. We welcome applications from individuals with skills in:
- Property management
- Community development