Halloween helpers needed

Opportunities are available to help 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.


Farm at Cedar Woods  – Volunteers are required Oct. 26 from 4-9 p.m. to help at a family Halloween party. To volunteer, please call Gwen Vonarx at 250-816-3553 or e-mail events@pettingfarm cedar.ca.


Nanaimo Red Cross Society – A Health Equipment Loan Program client services volunteer is needed to provide front line assistance to clients who require a loan for up to three months of wheelchairs, walkers, commodes, canes, etc. One four-hour shift per week, either 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., or 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday is required. Please contact Diane Marwick at 250-756-9363 ext. 222, or e-mail diane.marwick@red cross.ca.


Global Village Nanaimo – Volunteer sales/cashier people are needed for Fair Trade store October, November and December. Training/experience in fair trade principles, retail sales, use of cash register will be provided. Commitment of 3.5-hour shifts once a week or as backup/required. Go to www.globalvillagenanaimo.com or e-mail gvnanaimo@gmail.com.


Theatre One – Volunteers required Oct. 19 to move tables/chairs, clean up, separate recyclables/compostable, bussing and receive instructions. Minimum commitment of three hours is required. No criminal record check required. Tour/training provided at event. Contact Nadine Wiepning at 250-754-7587 or e-mail info@theatreone.org.


Downtown Nanaimo Business Improvement Association – Volunteer opportunities available for Halloween fun Oct. 27. Help is also needed throughout December for Christmas events. Contact Kaitlyn Davis at 250-754-8141.


Heart and Stroke Foundation – A volunteer familiar with Excel data entry is needed once or twice a week for a few hours between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. (flexible time) Please call Marcia at 250-754-5274.


Operation Red Nose – Volunteers are needed until January for this designated driver program. Positions include headquarters coordinator, volunteer coordinator and sponsorship coordinator. For full details on any position, please e-mail nanaimo@operationrednose.com.


Canadian Cancer Society – Relay for Life committee volunteers are needed for event planning, communication and organization. A wide variety of tasks are available depending on interest and ability. Great for someone looking to gain event-planning experience. Coaching, mentoring from staff partner, access to Leadership Training Program and position specific training is provided. A commitment is required until July 2013. Please phone Anna Glenny at 1-800-663-7892 or e-mail aglenny@bc.cancer.ca.


Nanaimo Haven Society – Haven is looking for men 19-35 to co-present in Grade 10 classrooms along with Haven staff in Nanaimo high schools from October to June. Participants must be comfortable with teens and public speaking, and against violence against women. A commitment of two to four hours per month and two training sessions is required, following an interview.  A criminal record check is required, cost reimbursed by Haven. Please call Melissa Peoples, children and youth counsellor, at 250-756-2452 ext. 235.


Nanaimo Travellers Lodge – A customer-service oriented, friendly volunteer is required to work a three-hour shift, 1-4 p.m. weekdays at an information desk. There is a two-hour orientation session. A criminal record check is required, with the cost reimbursed after 20 hours of volunteer work.  Please call Carolina, programs manager, at 250-760-2639 or e-mail carolina.ponsford@nantralodge.bc.ca.

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