VOLUNTEERS: Geneskool project needs science lover

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.


Geneskool Summer Camp – A volunteer with good interpersonal skills is needed to assist with the Genome summer camp hosted by Vancouver Island University July 23-27. The applicant should have ability to speak to small audiences, deliver presentations, and have a strong interest in science and education. A minimum one week commitment is requested for Monday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:40p.m. Training will be provided in camp materials, activities and lab safety. A criminal record check is required. For more information, please contact Sam Lee, camp director, at 1-604-675-0128 or e-mail slee@genomebc.ca.


Downtown Nanaimo Business Improvement Assocation – Volunteers are needed to help throughout the Bathtub Street Fair, July 20-21. Supervision will be available during the festival. A commitment of four hours is requested. Please contact Robyn Tonack, marketing and events coordinator, at 250-754-8141, fax 250-754-8108 or e-mail info@dnbia.ca.


AAC National Dog Agility Championships – Enthusiastic and reliable volunteers wishing to actively participate in helping host this exciting event at Beban Park Recreation Centre 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. Anyone wanting more information, please contact Bernadette van Klaveren by e-mail aacnationals2012@gmail.com.


Citizens on Patrol – Take an active role helping to reduce crime in your community. The Nanaimo COPs program, under the guidance of the RCMP, monitors areas requesting more patrolling to reduce crime.  Volunteers of all ages are welcome, and a commitment of one four-hour weekend shift, and one Wednesday evening a month is requested. Options to cover special events are available too. To learn more, please contact Brian at bcornborough@shaw.ca.


Nanaimo Seniors Visiting Society – If you are interested in helping seniors who feel lonely or isolated, or may require assistance on outings, etc. this may be for you. If you have experience in fundraising or program delivery and public relations, all the better. 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.


Nanaimo Strke Recovery Group – Organization requires a qualified instructor to lead an exercise class for a stroke recovery group, on two Fridays a month from 11 a.m. to noon at the Bowen Seniors Centre. Please call Rose at 250-753-5328.


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 Nancy Falconer at nfalconer@bc.cancer.ca.