Literacy centre needs volunteers

NANAIMO – The following are opportunities at Volunteer Nanaimo.

LITERACY CENTRAL V.I. – Volunteer tutors with past experience and preparation needed. Ideal for retired adult educators or those with past teacher training.

Tutor training course is scheduled for Oct. 7-9 from 6-9 p.m. Commitment of three hours per week for six months. Please contact Judith Russell or Brian Walker at tutors4literacy@viu.ca or call 250-754-8988.

NANAIMO AFRICAN HERITAGE SOCIETY – Volunteers needed for Venetian Arte de Carnevale on Sept. 26-27.

Sept 26 – Setup/site runner from 8:45 a.m. to noon;

Sept. 26 – Setup/site maintenance  for two hours at Diana Krall Plaza and Vancouver Island Conference Centre;

Sept. 26-27 – Set design and construction for four hours. This job may be for an earlier date/time depending on set-up;

Information booth for four hours at Diana Krall Plaza and the conference centre;

Event ambassadors for five hours at Diana Krall Plaza and the conference centre. Venetian costume will be provided – please respond with your size;

Event hostess for four hours at Diana Krall Plaza and conference centre. Venetian costume will be provided;

Model assistant for four hours at the plaza and conference centre;

Sept. 26 – Site maintenance and tear down needed for 90 minutes.

Volunteers should contact Sabrina Biserovic at Downtown Nanaimo Business Improvement Association 250-754-8141 or email sabrina@dnbia.ca.

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF CENTRAL V.I. – Clothing volunteers wanted to assist with pick-ups, loading and unloading of bulk clothing bags. Please contact Alice Dubbeldam at 250-756-2447 or e-mail admin@bigscvi.ca.

ZERO WASTE CANADA – Conference at Coast Bastion Inn and Christ Community Church Oct. 2-4 requires several volunteers for various positions during the three-day event.

Delegate registration: 8-9 a.m. and 8 a.m. to noon;

Expo and logistics: Monitor traffic flow through hall, welcome attendees and check for badges, provide directions and general information, ensure rooms are prepared for meetings;

Local dance logistics: setup, tear down, ticket sales, support during dance. Shifts 5-8 p.m. and 8-11 p.m.

Please contact Larissa at zerowastenanaimo@gmail.com or phone 250-327-8278.

WEST COAST LEAF SOCIETY – Youth Program Facilitator. Volunteers with people skills, English skills, interest in youth and human rights needed. Facilitation skills an asset. Full two-and-a-half-day training on workshops and facilitation provided. A minimum commitment of six hours per month is required. Please contact Lea Silver at 250-618-2174 or e-mail nanaimo@westcoastleaf.org no later than Sept. 26.

For more information, please call 250-758-7121 or go online to www.volunteernanaimo.ca.