The Art of Volunteering

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Published: May 25, 2012

September Kuromi is still buying art — and, when Timeraiser holds its first event in Kamloops on Wednesday, June 20, she’s hoping to have about 17 works up for bids.

This isn’t, however, the usual write-a-cheque-at-the-end-of-the night auction.

Participants bid in hours they commit to volunteering at any of the agencies that are partnering with the project.

Kuromi said Timeraiser, which is based in Toronto and sees events happening throughout the country, is designed to raise awareness of the need for volunteering.

Twenty agencies are involved and will be at Cactus Jack’s Night Club on June 20 to provide information and sign up volunteers.

The agencies include: Kamloops International Summer School of Music (KISSM), Ridgeview Lodge, Kamloops Heritage Railway, Canadian Cancer Society, Kamloops Art Gallery, New Life Mission, BC SPCA Kamloops, Volunteer Kamloops, Big Little Science Centre Society, Overlander, Interior Health, RIH Afternoon Auxiliary, Family Tree Family Resource Centre, Big Brothers and Sisters, Operation Red Nose and the Kamloops Arts Council.

Each work has a maximum 1,200 hours that can be bid; if more than one person submits that commitment, a winner will be drawn from the names.

Once the hours are completed, the winner gets the art.

Works collected so far are by Angela Bandelli, Ann Diehl, Bob Clark, Karen Palmer, Keishia Treber, Leslie Bolin, Lynda Jones and Linda McRae.

Tickets are $20 for the evening and are available online here.

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