VOLUNTEERS: International bathtub race seeks cleanup crew

NANAIMO - Many organizations in Nanaimo are seeking volunteers.

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.

Great International Bathtub Races – Volunteers are needed to assist during the Bathtub races held July 26-28. General weekend help is required, which includes working on the cleanup crew. To volunteer please call 250-753-7223.

Heart and Stroke Foundation – A great telephone manner and a smile are the requirements for this short-term special event project for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Training and a script will be provided. It is for two to four hours per week during the four weeks of July. If you can help, please contact Tana at 250-754-5274 or e-mail mbenvin@hsf.bc.ca.

Meal Exchange – Local food champion volunteers are needed to form a team or teams to go out into the community to spread awareness and register people for National BBQ day Saturday (July 13). Volunteers will schedule a weekly check-in with Meal Exchange National to update progress and promote the day through social media, word of mouth, etc. A tool kit is provided, as are connections with local meal exchange to lead volunteers. Please contact Praan Misir with a resumé before July 13 to 1-416-657-4489, ext. 2 or e-mail praan@mealexchange.com.

Canadian Diabetes Association – An event planner with good communications skills is needed to help the association. Training is provided. Please call Lucia Neander at 250-729-3824 or e-mail lucia.neander@diabetes.ca.

Mountain Fire Protection District Society – Society is seeking an office administrator with computer skills, knowledge of accounting/accounting programs, spread sheets and office routine. Complete training will take place. This would require a commitment of five to 10 hours per week.  Please contact Pudge Pinker at 250-619-7721.

Nanaimo Disability Resource Centre – Volunteers are required to greet walk-in clients, answer phones, take messages, provide information and referrals and process parking permit applications. Training is provided and the volunteer will always have support staff nearby. A commitment of four hours a week for six months minimum is preferred. A criminal record check is required and paid for by NDRC. Please call Christina at 250-758-5547 between Monday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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. for 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 Wednesday (July 17) at 5 p.m. or 7 p.m. Please call Michelle Kocourek at 250-753-0251, ext. 227, or e-mail michelle@nanaimocdc.com.

Youth Sticking Together – At least 40 volunteers are required for a Guinness Book of World Record attempt for the world’s longest floor hockey game at Frank Crane Arena Aug. 9-11. Positions include site crew, runners to keep the area clean, refill water bottles, food runners, registration, greeters, info workers and donations area attendants. 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 cycworker@yahoo.com.

Volunteer Nanaimo Youth Volunteer Corps – Youth volunteers (ages 11-18) and 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 Kaitlin at 250-758-7121 or e-mail kaitlin.yvc@gmail.com.