VOLUNTEERS: Citizens make a difference in crime reduction

NANAIMO – The following are opportunities at Volunteer Nanaimo. For more information, please call 250-758-7121.

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.


Citizens on Patrol program – Volunteers in the COPs program take an active role helping to reduce crime in the community. Under the guidance of the RCMP, volunteers monitor areas requesting more patrolling to reduce crime. Volunteers of all ages are welcome and a commitment of one four-hour shift (usually Friday or Saturday night), and one Wednesday evening a month is needed. Options to cover special events are available as well. Must be 19 years of age or older, be of good character and able to pass RCMP security screening. To learn more go to www.nanaimocops.com or e-mail recruiting@nanaimocops.com.


Volunteer Nanaimo – Office support is needed for Monday mornings, occasional other days or half days. Knowledge of computers and reception skills is an asset. Please call 250-758-7121 or e-mail vn.admin@sha.ca.


Team Resolve Project – Leadership Vancouver Island needs volunteers to help in a cafeteria preparing food. Food safety training and supervision will be provided. A criminal record check, paid by the agency, is required. Call Susan Flint at 250-755-4407 or e-mail susan.flint@nanaimo.ca.


Errington Therapeutic Riding Association – Adult volunteers are required April 2 and continue every Tuesday and Wednesday for 11 weeks to do sidewalk assistance. Shifts are two or three hours on either of these days.  An orientation session for new volunteers takes place March 26.  A criminal record check is required. Please call Karen Anker at 250-754-4962.


Big Brothers Big Sisters CVI – Volunteers are needed to assist driver with pick up of used clothing every Wednesday noon to 4 p.m. School mentors are also neeed to help make a difference in a child’s life. Please call Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 250‑756‑2447 or e-mail denise@bigscvi.ca.


Nanaimo Woman’s Resource Centre –  The society is searching for volunteers to work in the centre or volunteer for various planned events. Come join an enthusiastic and compassionate team of women. Please call 250-753-0633 or e-mail coordinator@nanaimowomen.com.


Nanaimo Arts Council –A volunteer office assistant knowledgeable in Microsoft Office applications is needed. General office duties and graphic or web design would be a huge plus. Please call Sarah Schmidt at 250-729-3947 or e-mail admin@nanaimoartscouncil.ca.


Salvation Army – The Salvation Army thrift stores have volunteer openings for driver helpers, store associates and warehouse workers at 115-50 Tenth St., 1613 Bowen Rd. and 6750 North Island Hwy. Please call  Kim Maanda at 250-754-2621 or 250 713-0459.


Island Crisis Care Society – Numerous volunteers are needed for the third annual Sweets for the Streets silent auction and desserts night 7 p.m. April 26 at Maranatha Church, Nanaimo. Duties include emcee, ticket sellers donation solicitors, set up the events, drivers with trucks to transport items, servers, greeters and registration volunteers. Call Anne McMillan at 250-739-3664.


Park Avenue Community School – Volunteers are needed for a June 8 fun fair. Commitment is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m with different shifts available. The fair allows the PAC to continue to provide assistance for field trips, sports equipment, hot lunches, family craft nights and movie nights. Please e-mail Nicole Hewitt at parkavepac@gmail.com.


Nanaimo Brain Injury Association – A volunteer is needed to do media/digital filming and editing Tuesdays  to Thursdays. Project to be finished by June 2013. Criminal records check is needed. Please send resume by fax to 250-753-5607, e-mail nbis-m@shaw.ca or call Mark at 250-753-5600.


Nanaimo Travellers Lodge –  A friendly bus driver for an 18-passenger vehicle is needed to drive four to six hours a month. Must have  a class four licence and clean driving record. There is a two hour orientation session. A criminal record check is required, the cost for which is reimbursed after 20 hours of volunteer work. Please call Carolina at 250-760-2639 or e-mail carolina.ponsford@nantralodge.bc.ca.


Sierra Club Nanaimo – A volunteer events team planner is needed. If you have an interest in environmental issues and enjoy creating displays and promotions on the computer, help is required approximately three hours a month. Pleae contact: Carla at  250-618-5326 or e-mail roaerie1@gmail.com.


Nanaimo Literacy Association – Volunteer for Well Read Kids program is needed four hours a week or as needed. Must like children’s books and be able to provide some cashier and customer service. Please phone Rebecca at 250-754-8988 or e-mail rebecca@literacycentrvi.org.


Artist’s promoter/ assistant – Volunteers are needed to help a local artist who donates most of his proceeds to a variety of charities. Assistant would help with promoting the artist’s work, set up exhibitions and network with the local arts community. Volunteers should have driver’s licence and is needed for two to three hours a week. Contact Theo at 250-468-7768  or e-mail tqdomborwski@shaw.ca.


Habitat for Humanity – A Re-Store aisle helper is needed to greet customers, stock shelves and help in the store Fridays and Saturdays for four-hour shifts between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.  Volunteer must commit to six months minimum. Please contact the office at  250-758-8078 or fill out an application form available at info@habitatmvi.org.


Woodgrove Senior Citizens Society – Volunteer board members (directors) are needed for this non- profit group involved with low rental apartments for seniors and handicapped people. Please call Rose Davidson at 250-390-7464 or Dale Widdifield at  250-751-2999.

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