VOLUNTEERS: Dog lovers needed at national agility trials

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


AAC National Dog Agility Championships – Enthusiastic volunteers are needed to help host this event at Beban Park Aug. 2-5. Help is also needed to set the stage July 31 and Aug. 1, and wrap things up Aug. 5. Many different positions available and volunteers are offered the best seats in the house for  viewing. Please e-mail Bernadette van Klaveren at aacnationals2012@gmail.com.


Nanaimo Disability Resource Centre –

Front desk reception volunteers with good public relation and telephone skills are required for four-hour shift Monday morning or Friday morning at 4166 Departure Bay Rd. Training is provided. Please call 250-758-5547.

Nanaimo Red Cross Society – The organization’s Health Equipment Loan Program needs volunteers to: provide front-line assistance to clients who require a loan for up to three months; to inspect, maintain and clean all home use health equipment in use by the HELP program; and assist the program technician with delivery and installation of health equipment for clients. To apply for any of these positions please call 250-756-9363, ext.. 222, or e-mail diane.marwick@redcross.ca.


Nanaimo Seniors Visiting Society – If you are interested in helping seniors who feel lonely or isolated, or may require assistance on outings, this may be for you. Volunteers must complete an application form and submit to a police record check and then have an interview. Please e-mail info@ntvs.ca with ‘volunteering for NSVS’ in the subject line.


Canadian Cancer Society – This society is looking for cancer prevention volunteers to play a key role in educating the public, advocating to government for healthy public policies, and to provide health and wellness tools to the community. Flexible schedule allows volunteering from home or at the Nanaimo office. Training is provided.  Please e-mail nfalconer@bc.cancer.ca.


Kiwanis Village – Volunteers are needed for several programs including: adult day program; Polish or Cantonese translator; bingo helper; indoor bowling; gardeners; general store; and pastoral care. Criminal record checks are required for some positions, and are paid for by Kiwanis Village. For any of the above positions, please call 250-740-3689 or e-mail volunteers@kiwanisvillage.ca.


Volunteer Nanaimo – A Wednesday resceptionist is required in an office shared with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Vancouver Island at 3-2350 Labieux Rd. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please call 250-758-7121.

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