Men speak out against violence

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


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 Community Hospice – Volunteers are needed Sept. 29 from 1-4 p.m. for a 50’s party at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 256 on East Wellington Road. Duties include decorating the hall. Please call Sue at 250-585-6283.


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


UVI Metro selcvt U-18 girls soccer team – The team needs someone to help put together a web design for its soccer club and to help maintain the site. Please contact Ann at 250-758-7568.


NRGH Code Brew – Coffee kiosk requires a volunteer to support staff during busy times by serving hot coffee and other food and beverage items to customers. Several three-hour shifts available from Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to noon and noon to 3 p.m. Good communication skills, reliability and ability to take direction are necessary, and volunteers must be able to stand on their feet for the entire shift and lift coffee urns with up to four litres of liquid. A minimum six-month commitment is requested. Contact Daniel Cayer at 250-740-2624 or e-mail


Tourism Nanaimo – A visitor centre coordinator is required. Please call Kara Walsh at 250-713-9862 or e-mail for more info. A one-year commitment is required.


LACE campaign – Grassroots Outreach Volunteers are needed to distribute campaign materials to the community on Pap Test Awareness Week, Oct. 22-28. Duties also include sharing information with local social media sectors. Live, Aware, and Create Empowerment (LACE) is an awareness campaign about the value of regular pap tests and preventing cervical cancer in women. Please e-mail Bella Sie at or call 1-604-999-0840.


Farm at Cedar Woods  – Volunteer helpers are needed until Oct. 31 to help plan and prepare items for the farm’s fall/Halloween events. Duties include helping create a corn maze, clearing paths for a ‘haunted forest’ and making fall artwork such as scarecrows. Tasks will be supervised. Please call Marjorie Driscoll, program coordinator, at 250-323-3553 or e-mail


You Are Not Alone Seniors’ Society – This society is looking for board members who can give about one hour a month to attend a meeting. For more information, please call 250-729-0233 or e-mail


Nanaimo Region John Howard Society – The society is looking for male volunteers to provide one-on-one support to people on parole in the Nanaimo area. You would be someone to talk with help people integrate into the community.  Training is provided. If you can commit to one visit a week and would like to know more, please call Wayne Taylor at 250-754-1266.