VOLUNTEERS: Help needed for theatre production

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.

Nanaimo Centre Stage– Theatre volunteers are needed for the production of The Full Monty at Nanaimo Centre Stage on Victoria Road until May 12. Responsibilities include dress in black clothing, ensure theatre is clean, hand out programs, collect tickets, close curtains and lower lights, seat latecomers, assist patrons, open/close curtains during intermission, thank patrons when leaving, pick up programs, cups, etc., when house is empty. Shift times are 6:45 -10:45 p.m. Please call Aarame Robillard at 250-754-2264.

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 to arrange a visit.

Vancouver Island Children’s Book Festival – Volunteers are needed for the annual BookFest event celebrating childrens’ literature May 5 in downtown Nanaimo. Participants will become members of the BookFest 2012 committee and have an opportunity to meet authors and illustrators from across Canada.More information may be found at www.bookfest.ca.

Nanaimo Organization of the Vision Impaired – A volunteer secretary is required to assist this organization to record minutes of monthly meetings on the first Tuesday of every month from 1:30-3:30 p.m until June at Maffeo Hall, 285 Prideaux St. Location is situated across the road from the downtown bus exchange. Please call Carolyn at 250-716-9053.

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 contact Diane Marwick, HELP coordinator, at 250-756-9363, ext.. 222 or e-mail diane.marwick@redcross.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.

Alzheimer Society of B.C. – A volunteer with organizational, supervisory, computer, interpersonal, problem-solving, customer service, multitasking, and management skills is required for this on-going position. A commitment of one year is requested, and a criminal record check, paid for by the agency, is required. A resumé is also requested. Training with staff members and possible weekend training in Vancouver is provided. Please contact Jane Hope at 250-734-4170.

REED Foundation – The Recycling Equals Educational Development Foundation supports educational needs of less-fortunate children, locally and globally and is looking for someone with an above-average understanding of computers to create a stronger social media campaign, construct and update website, Facebook and perhaps Twitter accounts. Please contact William Watt, at thereedfoundation@gmail.com or call 250-618-3696.

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