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 Child Development Centre Society – Volunteers with communication skills and walking ability are needed for the July 21 Silly Boat Regatta. Commitment is between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to work a minimum of two hours as face painters, greeters, event set up/take down and cleanup. Must be physically able to do these tasks. Volunteer orientation is July 17 at 5 p.m. or 7 p.m. Please call Michelle Kocourek at 250-753-0251, ext. 227, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Genome B.C. – Summer camp facilitator needed for Aug. 5-9. Volunteer with upper level undergraduate courses in science, education or criminology required full time for this summer camp week. Discussion and explanation of tasks by e-mail. Meeting takes place day before camp to go over volunteer manual. Please contact Carolina Novoa by e-mail at email@example.com with your resumè, or call 1-604-675-1029.
Youth Sticking Together – At least 40 volunteers are required for this Guinness Book of World Record attempt for the world’s longest floor hockey game at Frank Crane Arena Aug. 9 -11. Availabble positions inlclude a site crew and runners to keep the area clean, refill water bottles, food runners, registration, greeters, info workers and donations area. Floor hockey players – a minimum of 16 years are also needed to play in the event. Please contact Tania Brzovic at 250-740-2792 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
YANA (You Are Not Alone) –Visitor volunteers (with/or without a pet) are urgently needed. You love your pet so why not share that love with a lonely person. Or simply befriend an elderly person one-to-one and bring your ray of sunshine along. Commitment is only 30 minutes a week over a longer term.
Excellent family or youth volunteering opportunity. Please contact Diane Morris at 250-729-0233.
Big Brothers Big Sisters CVI – Volunteers with fundraising and special events experience needed. Time commitment of four to six hours a month would be appreciated. Please call Denise at 250‑756‑2447 or e-mail email@example.com.
Scouts Canada – The First Nanaimo Cub Scouts are looking for activity leaders to assist in providing programs to boys and girls eight to 10 years of age. A knowledge of crafts, games and outdoor skills are needed approximately two hours per week. A criminal record check is required. Mentorship and training is provided.Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 250-668-0983.
Catnap Society – Volunteers needed to spend time with cats in the adoption centre at the PetSmart store in north Nanaimo. Foster homes are also needed for rescued cats until they are ready for adoption; The society supplies everything the cat needs, but volunteers must have their own transportation and be over 17 to help in the adoption program. A commitment of three hours a week is needed. Please call 250-741-4140 or e-mail email@example.com.
Volunteer Nanaimo Youth Volunteer Corps – Youth volunteers (ages 11-18) as well as youth leaders (ages 19-plus) are needed for a summer program that gives youth the chance to improve their community through various projects. Please call at 250-758-7121 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kiwanis Village – Walking companions are needed to help residents get out and enjoy the sunshine. Participants could accompany someone once or twice a week (or more depending on availability) around the neighbourhood. Please call 250-740-3689.