VOLUNTEERS: Grandparents’ program needs community support

Community support is required for grandparents raising their grandchildren.

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.

Parent Support Services Society of B.C. – Volunteers with good listening skills, a caring attitude, basic understanding of child development and parenting issues, who would like to support grandparents raising their grandchildren are needed. Training will be held in Victoria June 24-26. For more information, please call 1-877-345-9777, ext. 3.

Dragonboat Festival – Volunteers are needed to assist with site setup and tear down, hospitality, promotions, children’s activities, traffic control and security for this July 8-10 event. For more information please visit www.nanaimodragonboat.com or e-mail volunteers@nanaimodragonboat.com.

Nanaimo Travellers Lodge Society – The society needs a bus driver for July and August. Applicant must have a Class 4 drivers licence and will be orientated to the lodge’s 18 passenger coach. A criminal record check is required but, with 25 hours of volunteer time, the fee is refunded.