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.
Nanaimo Association for Community Living – Volunteers are needed for a 25th anniversary party at Cavalotti Lodge, 2060 East Wellington Rd. on July 22. Commitment is a two-to-three-hour shift at various event areas between 1-11 p.m. Areas include bingo, scavenger hunt, colouring/balloon table, dunk tank, run sign-up, cupcake walk, first aid station and barbecue cook, prep and clean-up. Please contact Leanne Boyce at 250-741-0224 or e-mail email@example.com.
Heart and Stroke Foundation – A volunteer with Excel spreadsheet experience and Internet searching is required for July and August. A minimum commitment of four to eight hours a week between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. is required. Call Marica Benvin at 250-754-5274, drop off resumé at 401-495 Dunsmuir St. or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vancouver Island Exhibition – Volunteers are required from Aug. 15-25 for the annual fair taking place at Beban Park Aug. 19-21. Several positions, each requiring a four-hour shift, are available in areas such as parking, home arts, kids zone, information booth, grounds cleaner, cashiers, grounds entertainment, runner, administration, people-mover (must have valid driver’s licence) and gate security (must have BST1 or BST2). In addition, about 30 volunteers are needed setup the event from Aug. 15-19th, and a further 30 volunteers for take-down from Aug. 22-25. All volunteers receive a free meal, an event T-shirt and an invitation to the after-event party. Orientation is Aug. 15 at noon and Aug 16-17 at 5 p.m. All volunteers are required to attend one session. To apply, please call Gwen at 250-758-3247 or stop in at the Beban Park office, 2300 Bowen Rd.
Ovarian Cancer Canada – Event and committee volunteers are needed for the Walk of Hope at Colliery Dam Park Sept. 11 to help bring greater awareness of ovarian cancer. Various opportunities from the planning process to decorating the park, mapping out the walk route, registering participants or cheering on walkers are available. Please e-mail Chantelle Martens at email@example.com or Judy Wickland firstname.lastname@example.org to apply, or visit www.ovariancancerwalkofhope.ca to learn more.
Volunteer Nanaimo – Help is required for the Youth Volunteer Corps Summer Program that assists non-profit organizations at summer fundraising events and teaches young people the value of community service. If you or someone you know is between the ages of 11 and 18 and would like to sign up for this free summer program, please call Volunteer Nanaimo at 250-758-7121 and ask for Courtnay.
Osteoporois Canada – A communication chairperson is needed to develop strategy to enhance existing portfolios, capitalize new growth opportunities, handle media relations, review status of the chapter and attend executive meetings. A basic understanding of Osteoporosis Canada, good communication, leadership and interpersonal skills, enterprising, marketing and public relations experience is an asset. The position requires a commitment of two years, up to three hours per week with more leading up to events.
Nanaimo Women’s Resource Centre – Four volunteer positions need to be filled at the centre on Selby Street. A minimum of three hours a week Tuesday to Friday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. is required as well as a criminal record check. Training and supervision is provided. Positions include public relations, events and fundraising, funding research and hairdresser. To apply for any of these jobs, please contact Darcie Davidson at 250-753-0633.