Decorators needed for Santa trolley

NANAIMO – The following are opportunities at Volunteer Nanaimo.

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.

SANTA’S TROLLEY DECORATOR – Downtown Business Improvement Association needs volunteers with decorating abilities needed to help decorate Santa’s trolley at the Cruise Ship terminal in the air hangar on Nov. 21. Snacks and hot chocolate will be provided. Commitment of five hours is required. Please call Sabrina Biservic at 250-754-8141 or e-mail

VOLUNTEER NANAIMO CHRISTMAS ANGELS – Bring joy to a family or person in need. Last year, the organization matched 70 families with Angels. Please e-mail or call Rita 250-758-7121.

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF BRITISH COLUMBIA – Facilitator needed to work with young children/teenagers, and help them understand financial literacy. Flexible and creative with a sense of humour, volunteers are comfortable sharing their own business/career experiences and able to work well in a team setting. Skills needed include: good understanding of career planning or business management concepts; comfortable speaking in front of a group of students; able to creatively engage/involve teenagers; able to co-facilitate with a volunteer partner (if necessary); lead class discussions and involve students in activities. Criminal record check required. Please contact  or phone 1–250-510-7671.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY – Photographer for their Volunteer Christmas party.  This event is Dec. 11 from 6-9 p.m.  They would like photos of all volunteers as they arrive and also random shots during the party. Please contact Holly at 250-758-8743 or e-mail

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY – Restore cashiers on Mostar Road. Shifts available for two hours but four-hour shifts preferred. You will be greeting customers, working with cash and customer service.  Please contact Holly at 250-758-8743 or by e-mail

CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY – Advocacy outreach volunteer needed with strong communication skills and ability to inspire support, well organized and detail oriented, creative thinker, problem solving skills, comfortable with community outreach. This ongoing position will require between four to eight hours a month, working from home or through local community office, and attending meetings as needed.

Daffodil campaign – Pin distribution leaders manage a team of volunteers to distribute and collect retail pin boxes in the community.

Street Team Leader – This position for a manager of a team of volunteers to encourage the public to buy pins and flowers in part by identifying opportunities and high traffic areas in our community.

School Liaison – Strong communication skills and good people skills needed to take the initiative to contact schools and track school events, maintain school fundraising records and enjoy meeting people.

Volunteer Coordinator – Working with the volunteer engagement coordinator and support team during the campaign to make sure communities have enough volunteers, update contact information, sending Proof of Volunteering letters post-campaign.

Access to a vehicle and a telephone essential. Positions run December to May. For any of the above positions, please contact Carolyn Cade at 1-800-663-7892 ext 226 or e-mail or

CANADIAN MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION MID ISLAND – Event assistants to help with set up/take down, as event hosts, taking tickets and giving out information at upcoming events. Training/supervision provided. Fundraising volunteer sought to join the ongoing fundraising committee. For either position, please contact Gwen Vonarx, program/event coordinator, at 250-244-4042 ext. 2 or e-mail her at