City of Kamloops Calls for Community Volunteers

Release date: 
May 10, 2019

The City of Kamloops is seeking applications from Kamloops residents who are interested in serving on a volunteer basis for the following engagement groups, which support the work of various Council committees.

Most engagement groups meet at least four times per year. They are working/advisory groups that consist of City staff and representatives from the public. The City is looking for community members with the following experience and attributes:

  • experience in the particular Engagement Group’s related fields or sectors
  • experience working with City staff on plans, projects, and initiatives
  • demonstrated independent and innovative thinkers
  • proven collaborators who offer constructive ideas in group dialogue
  • demonstrated track record of commitment to the community

DEVELOPMENT COST CHARGES ENGAGEMENT GROUP
Current openings for 2 community members for a one-year term (at least 6 meetings per year)
This engagement group supports the work of the Development and Sustainability Council Committee, which is chaired by Councillor Singh. To apply, please email Emily Nelson at enelson@kamloops.ca and include the information listed below.

HERITAGE ENGAGEMENT GROUP
Current opening for 1 community member for a one-year term (at least 4 meetings per year)
This engagement group supports the work of the Community Services Council Committee, which is chaired by Mayor Christian. To apply, please email Crystal Gelineau at cgelineau@kamloops.ca and include the information listed below.

PARKS ENGAGEMENT GROUP
Current openings for 3 community members for a two-year term (at least 4 meetings per year)
This engagement group supports the work of the Civic Operations Council Committee, which is chaired by Councillor Dudy. To apply, please email Modesta Luca at mluca@kamloops.ca and include the information listed below.

UJI ENGAGEMENT GROUP
Current opening for 1 community member for a two-year term
This engagement group supports the work of the Community Relations Council Committee, which is chaired by Councillor Sinclair. To apply, please email Jody Lewis at jlewis@kamloops.ca and include the information listed below.

HOW TO APPLY:
Send an email to the staff liaison listed above by 4:00 pm, Friday, May 24, 2019, with the following information:

  • email subject line: “______ Engagement Group Application” (make sure to add the name of the
  • engagement group)
  • include a cover letter indicating the engagement group you are applying for and detailing how
  • your experience and/or attributes meet the needs of the group
  • attach a brief resumé detailing your experience

See Kamloops.ca/Volunteer for other volunteer opportunities.