ETRA therapeutic riding association is looking for side walkers for this spring. (ETRA Therapeutic Riding Association/Facebook photo)

Lantzville therapeutic riding association hoping for a rise of side walkers

Volunteer Nanaimo sharing information about opportunities

A local group that shares its love of horses with people with disabilities is looking for some help delivering its service.

Errington Therapeutic Riding Association is looking for side walkers, people who can walk alongside horses, assisting the rider, notes a Volunteer Nanaimo press release.

Side walkers should be fit enough to be able to walk for 50 minutes at a time Tuesdays or Wednesdays between April and June.

For more information, contact Karen at 250-754-4962 or e-mail karenanker2456@gmail.com.

Nature leaders needed to organize excursions

Nature Kids B.C. is looking for co-leaders for monthly community programs.

“As a co-leader of a local nature club, your primary responsibility will be to organize hands-on outdoor field trips called Explorer Days for Nature Kids members and their families,” notes a Volunteer Nanaimo press release.

Volunteers should be organized and interested in the environment and should be able to provide references. For information, e-mail coordinator@naturekidsbc.ca, or fill in an application form at this link.

Hospital auxiliary asking for gift shop help

Nanaimo Hospital Auxiliary is looking for a gift shop volunteer to tend to the store one morning or afternoon a week.

“The gift shop serves patients, families, visitors and employees for the purpose of raising funds for the non-medical needs of the Nanaimo hospital,” notes the release.

The auxiliary is asking for a commitment of six months, and experience interacting with the public and using a cash register would be helpful.

For more information, call Tammy at 250-802-7241 or e-mail Tammy.kettlewell@nrghauxiliary.ca.

For more information about opportunities with Volunteer Nanaimo, please contact the person listed or Volunteer Nanaimo at 250-758-7121 or www.volunteernanaimo.ca.

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