VOLUNTEERS: Meal exchange program seeking food champion volunteers

NANAIMO - Non-profit organizations in Nanaimo searching for 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.

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 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 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 resumè before July 13 to 1-416-657-4489, ext. 2 or e-mail praan@mealexchange.com.

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

Haven Society – Haven is looking for volunteers who would like to work the front desk. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain experience in working for a non-profit agency and in various administrative roles.  Volunteers must be comfortable answering phones and welcoming clients and visitors to Haven. The role requires four hours per week and training is given. If you are interested in learning more, please e-mail Ciara at ciara@havensociety.com or check our www.havensociety.com.

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.

All 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 due to training required.  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.