VOLUNTEERS: NRGH auxiliary, Habitat need delivery drivers

The following are opportunities at Volunteer Nanaimo. For more information, please call 250-758-7121 or go online to Volunteer Nanaimo is located at Unit 3-2350 Labieux Rd.

Auxiliary to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital – A volunteer with a pickup truck is needed at the auxiliary’s thrift store. The position involves lifting, so the volunteer must be in good physical health.  The commitment requires two hours each week, ongoing for three to six months. Orientation and service training is provided. Please contact Lynne Tourond at 250-755-7637, or e-mail

Habitat for Humanity – A volunteer with a forklift ticket is needed to help a student achieve forklift certification. A commitment of Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. is required. Habitat also needs volunteers to deliver and pick up furniture between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Thursdays. Experience is an asset. For any of the positions, please contact Colleen Suther at 250-758-8078 or drop by the Habitat ReStore at 1-4128 Mostar Rd., between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Pacific Rim Whale Society – Volunteers are required for the Tofino Whale Festival, March 19-25, to celebrate the return of 20,000 grey whales to Canada’s West Coast. Jobs include greeting festival participants, set up and take down of events, pre-festival organization, and more. Please register at

Heart and Stroke Foundation – Three positions are required in preparation for February’s Heart Month campaign. Positions include volunteer leaders, volunteer recruiters and Heart Month canvassers. Please go to for details.

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