VOLUNTEERS: Community ‘angels’ needed over holidays

The following are opportunities at Volunteer Nanaimo.

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.

Volunteer Nanaimo – Would you like to be a Christmas angel and bring joy to a family in need this holiday season? If you would like to ‘adopt’ a family (small or large), please contact Volunteer Nanaimo at 250-758-7121 or e-mail vn.admin@shaw.ca. You will be matched with a non-profit agency that can connect you with a needy family.

Global Village – Store volunteers are need at 4 Commercial St. until the end of December.  Orientation and training will be provided. Please contact Kris Stratton at 250-591-1135 or e-mail gvnanaimo@gmail.com.

Community Winter Project – Volunteers of any age are needed until February to help distribute blankets and clothing to those in need. Must be able to volunteer flexible hours at various locations. Please apply by e-mailing tori.mcindoe@hotmail.com.

Nanaimo Centre Stage – Nanaimo Centre Stage is looking for volunteers for front of house/concession shifts for the 2011-12 fall and spring seasons. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please send an e-mail to manager@centrefortheartsnanaimo.org with the subject line ‘volunteer’.

Salvation Army – Friendly, outgoing volunteer drivers are needed for approximately one hour to deliver Christmas dinner (in their own vehicle) on Christmas Eve to seniors who live alone. A criminal record check is required, but the Salvation Army provides a letter to applicants reducing the cost to $10. Please call Kim Maandag at 250-754-2621, ext. 224.

Heart and Stroke Foundation – Three positions are required in preparation for February’s Heart Month campaign. Positions include volunteer leaders, volunteer recruiters and Heart Month canvassers. Please go to www.heartandstroke.ca/help for full details. For all positions, please visit Sarah Ward, community development coordinator, at 401-495 Dunsmuir St. or call Marica Benvin at 250-754-5274.