VOLUNTEERS: Cyclone enthusiasts needed to manage parking

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.


Theatre One –Volunteers needed to help with parking at the Ride the Cyclone event April 25-29 for two to four hours on any day. Volunteers can watch the event for free in return for service. Call 250-754-7587 or e-mail info@theatreone.org.


Bethlehem Retreat Centre – Individuals with a healthy back and a love and knowledge of plants are needed to help with the grounds and vegetable garden. Please call 250-754-3254 or e-mail brcjmalcolm@shaw.ca.


Habitat for Humanity – Restore help – Volunteers with good customer service, who are friendly and outgoing are needed to assist Re-Store customers. Contact Judy Huston at 250-758-8078 fax: 250-758 8096 or come into the store and ask for Dave Deimling. A commitment of 40 hours per year and steel-toed shoes/boots are mandatory.


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 event, drivers with trucks to transport items, servers, greeters and registration volunteers. Call 250-739-3664.


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. Must be 19 years of age or older  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@shaw.ca.

Team Resolve Project – Leadership Vancouver Island needs help in a cafeteria preparing food. Food safety training, supervision will be provided. A criminal record check, paid by the agency, is required. E-mail susan.flint@nanaimo.ca.


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.


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.