VOLUNTEERS: Help required for summer barbecue festival

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 and District Hospital Foundation – Volunteers are needed at the July 14-15 Thrifty Foods Nanaimo BBQ Festival’s family fun zone, live stage, summer fun expo, rib eating fundraiser contest for the hospital foundation. For more information, please e-mail volunteer@nanaimobbqfest.com or call Alison at 250-729-5033.


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 4166 Departure Bay Rd. Training is provided.  Please call Brenda Currant, volunteer co-ordinator, at 250-758-5547.


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 receptionist 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.


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, co-ordinator, 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 250-754-6321 or go to www.mssociety.ca/centralisland.


Alzheimer Society of B.C. – A volunteer with organizational, supervisory, computer, inter-personal, 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. Please call Jane Hope at 250-734-4170.