Foundation requires help for Heart Month

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 www.volunteernanaimo.ca. Volunteer Nanaimo is located at Unit 3-2350 Labieux Rd.

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 www.heartandstroke.ca/help for full details. For all positions, please visit Sarah Ward, community development coordinator, at 401-495 Dunsmuir St. or call Marica Benvin at 250-754-5274.

Community Winter Project – Volunteers are needed until Febrary to help distribute clothing and blankets to those in need. Must be able to volunteer flexible hours at various locations. Please apply by e-mailing tori.mcindoe@hotmail.com.

Nanaimo Centre Stage – Nanaimo Centre Stage is looking for volunteers for front of house/concession shifts for the 2011-12 fall and spring seasons. This is a great opportunity to contribute and get involved in the performing arts community and also see some amazing shows. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please send an e-mail to manager@centrefor-theartsnanaimo.org with the subject line ‘volunteer’.

Salvation Army – Friendly, outgoing volunteer drivers are needed for approximately one hour to deliver Christmas dinner (in their own vehicle) on Christmas Eve to seniors who live alone. A criminal record check is required. If you would like to take part in this worthwhile cause, please call Kim Maandag at 250-754-2621, ext. 224.

Volunteer Nanaimo – Would you like to be a Christmas angel and bring joy to a family in need this holiday season? If you would like to ‘adopt’ a family, please contact Volunteer Nanaimo at 250-758-7121 or e-mail vn.admin@shaw.ca.

Global Village – Store volunteers are needed at 4 Commercial St. until the end of December.  Please contact Kris Stratton at 250-591-1135 or e-mail gvnanaimo@gmail.com.

Vancouver Island Children’s Book Festival – Volunteers are needed for the annual BookFest event celebrating childrens’ literature May 5 in downtown Nanaimo.  More information may be found at www.bookfest.ca.

MS Society – Volunteers are required for various duties. Hours and days are flexible. For more information and/or to apply, please call Yvonne at 250-754-6321 or visit www.mssociety.ca/centralisland.

Literacy Central Vancouver Island – Volunteers are needed for the Bears and Beans program. Interested candidates who enjoy working with children, literacy and numeracy, should apply in person at 19 Commercial St., Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A minimum of two hours a week and a criminal check is required. Please call 250-754-8988 for more information.

Nanaimo Organization of the Vision Impaired – A volunteer secretary is required to assist this organization to record minutes of monthly meetings on the first Tuesday of every month from 1:30-3:30 p.m until June at Maffeo Hall, 285 Prideaux St. Location is situated across the road from the downtown bus exchange. Please call Carolyn at 250-716-9053.

Immigrant Welcome Centre – The centre needs volunteers to assist newcomers to Canada. Duties include to share information about Canadian lifestyle and culture, everyday experiences, help build a network and possibly improve English. The centre also needs youth volunteers ages 13-18 to help recent immigrant youth to Canada. Volunteers are matched with youths of similar age and interests to share lifestyle and culture information, or act as support in the school system. Please call Pat Simpson, volunteer coordinator, at 250-753-6911, ext. 114.

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