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, and build skills and friendships.
CMHA Kelowna couldn’t be sustainable and as deeply embedded in our community without our passionate and dedicated volunteers. We are grateful for the commitment of 161 volunteers who provided 4,386 hours of service in 2018 – that’s the equivalent of 2.5 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.
If you are interested in Volunteering with us, or interested in becoming a board member click here to go to our Volunteer vacancies!
Hear from some of our wonderful and dedicated 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.”