VOLUNTEERS: Help needed for Heart Month

Volunteer opportunities.

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.

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.

Literacy Nanaimo – This organization is calling on retired or aspiring journalists to help people – 20 per cent of whom have difficulty reading and writing – improve their life skills. Literacy Nanaimo has two blogs and a 1,500-person membership list and would like someone to coach and guide it to reach its goal. Work can be done from home or at 19 Commericial St. Please call Jim Eagles at 250-390-9883 or e-mail jeagles@shaw.ca.

MS Society – Volunteers are required for various duties. Hours and days are flexible. For more information and/or to apply, please call Yvonne at 250-754-6321 or visit www.mssociety.ca/centralisland.

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.

Auxiliary to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital – Reliable volunteers are needed in three positions – teen volunteer advisor,  thrift store recycling and gift shop cashier. For any of the above jobs, please contact Lynne Tourond at 250-755-7637 or e-mail lynne.tourond@viha.ca.

Scouts Canada – An enthusiastic volunteer is needed to be a Beaver/Scout leader until June. Beaver boys and girls are five to seven years of age. Weekly sessions are Wednesday evenings from 6-8 p.m. at Costin Hall in Lantzville.  Your uniform and training will be provided. Volunteers must be over 21 years of age and a criminal record check, paid by Scouts Canada, is required. Please call Audrey Griffiths at 250-758-5509.

Nanaimo Stroke 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.

Nanaimo Brain Injury Society – This society is seeking a volunteer  experienced with Microsoft Excel to help gather data lists, enter data and transfer and create distribution lists in MS Outlook. Volunteer may choose any three-hour shift Tuesday to Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please contact Mark Busby at 250-753-5600 or e-mail nbis-m@shaw.ca.

 

 

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