Okanagan College has partnered with Kelowna-based company Do Some Good (formerly Volinspire) to help students connect with organizations seeking volunteers.
About Do Some Good
Do Some Good is a Community Engagement platform that brings volunteers, charitable organizations and businesses together to build stronger and more connected communities. Visit Do Some Good's website for more information.
Have a question? Contact Allan Coyle.
How does it work?
By logging on to Do Some Good through Okanagan College you can access a world of volunteer opportunities and track your efforts over time. Already a volunteer? Find new opportunities that match your interests and skills and highlight your current efforts. For students, it provides a chance to enhance your resume as you make meaningful contributions to organizations you care about.
Receive recognition for the efforts you invest. Through testimonials, spotlights, stories and more, Do Some Good presents the chance to have every hour count for more. Get featured by displaying your skills, while engaging with the causes you care about. Be empowered and inspire others.
Create a free online profile and start connecting with organizations in your community.
Student Volunteer - Sam Yeo
Tell us a little about yourself
My name is Sam, I'm in the Associate of Science degree program at OC and I'm originally from Penticton.
What organizations in the community do you volunteer with?
I volunteer at the Rutland Hospital Auxiliary Thrift shop and I've volunteered at events for the Terry Fox Foundation, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Inspire Health Supportive Cancer Care, Kelowna Santas in the past.
Why it important to you to volunteer while being a student? How does it enrich your life/education, etc.?
Volunteering often makes your applications, resume etc. stand out over other similar ones. It also helps with applying for many scholarships that look for community service as an asset. In addition to this it's great to know you are making a difference in someone's life and it's a great way to meet people with similar interests.
Student Volunteer - Karlyn Hanna-Blish
Meet Karlyn. She is working with Okanagan College and Do Some Good to promote volunteerism for OC students.
Karlyn has a history of helping non-profits such as creating a youth summer program for the Salvation Army and helping kids learn about money management through Money Mentors.