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 Organization of the Vision Impaired – The B.C. Blind Sports Exercise Program needs volunteers to assist a certified instructor on Thursdays from 3-4 p.m. until June 2. Volunteers are also needed to be on call for future events. Please contact Carolyn at 250-716-9053.
Paradise Isle Seniors – Volunteer needed to assist with May 16 open house. Duties include an introduction to the drop-in seniors’ centre, expanding resources and building membership. Contact: Hazel Smith, 250-754-9566 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Park Avenue Elementary School fun fair – Volunteers needed from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for June 8 event. Different shifts available.
Heart and Stroke Foundation of B.C. and Yukon – Volunteers are needed for the Big Bike ride at Port Place shopping centre June 13, and June 14 at Woodgrove Centre. Volunteers must read and write English legibly to assist with registration, hand out incentives, etc. A commitment of four to six hours either or both days is preferred. Please contact Marica Benvin at 250-754-5274.
Alzheimer Society of B.C. – A support group co-facilitator with excellent listening interpersonal skills, knowledge of dementia and willing to learn is needed. Applicant will be required to take two-day training seminar and attend dementia education and will receive on the job training/reading/online. A commitment of one year is requested and a criminal record check is required. Please contact Jane Hope at 250-734-4170 or e-mail email@example.com.
Bethlehem Retreat Centre – Individuals with a healthy back and a love and knowledge of plants are needed to help with the grounds and vegetable garden. Please contact Judi Malcolm at 250-754-3254 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Canadian Mental Health Association – Do you have a desire to change the community or your life and widen your experience with mental health issues? Volunteers are required four hours per month for evening meetings. A resumè is required. Contact: Lynda Cockshutt at Lynda.Cockshutt@CMHA.bc.ca, drop by 126 Haliburton St. or call 250-244-4042.
Nanaimo 7-10 Club Society – Society needs volunteers between the hours of 7-10 a.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Anyone interested can call 250-714-0917 between 7-930 a.m. and speak with either Les or Glen.
Nanaimo Recycling Exchange – A secretary to the board of directors is needed. Good communication, writing and computer skills are a must. Please send resumè to Jan Hastings at e-mail email@example.com or call 250-758-7777.
Habitat for Humanity – Restore help – Volunteers with good customer service, who are friendly and outgoing are needed to assist Re-Store customers. Contact Judy Huston at 250-758-8078 fax: 250-758 8096 or come into the store and ask for Dave Deimling. A commitment of 40 hours per year and steel toed shoes/boots are mandatory.