VOLUNTEERS: PacificSport needs research help

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.


PacificSport Vancouver Island – Volunteer researcher is needed until Jan. 13 to help provide  Internet research, compile data and photos for an annual sport awards event. A resume is requested. Please contact Catherine Edwards 250-740-6572 or e-mail cedwars@pacificsport.com.


L’Association des francophones de Nanaimo –Numerous volunteer positions including administrative assistant, volunteer coordinator and sponsorship coordinator are available for the 2013 Maple Sugar Festival. Please send a resume and cover letter in French, as soon as possible, by fax 250-729-2777 or e-mail, afn@francophonenanaimo.org.


Auxiliary to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital – A volunteer publicity officer with computer skills is needed. Applicant should have the ability to produce three to four newsletters annually, maintain a website and develop a Facebook page. Please contact Lynne Tourond at 250-755-7637 or e-mail lynne.tourond@viha.ca.


Volunteer Nanaimo – If you have an old, used computer and would like to donate it to the society’s computer community service program Watchdog, please call David Beer at 250-758-7121.


Operation Red Nose – Volunteers are needed until January for this designated driver program. Positions include headquarters coordinator, volunteer coordinator and sponsorship coordinator. For full details on any position, please e-mail nanaimo@operationrednose.com.


Nanaimo Red Cross Society – A Health Equipment Loan Program client services volunteer is needed to provide front line assistance to clients who require a loan for up to three months of wheelchairs, walkers, commodes, canes, etc. One four-hour shift per week, either 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., or 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday is required. Please contact Diane Marwick at 250-756-9363 ext. 222, or e-mail diane.marwick@redcross.ca.


Global Village Nanaimo – Volunteer sales/cashier people are needed for Fair Trade store November and December. Training/experience in fair trade principles, retail sales, use of cash register will be provided. Commitment of 3.5-hour shifts once a week or as backup is required. Go to www.globalvillagenanaimop.com or e-mail gvnanaimo@gmail.com.


Heart and Stroke Foundation – A volunteer familiar with Excel data entry is needed once or twice a week for a few hours between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. (flexible time) Please call Marcia at 250-754-5274.


Canadian Cancer Society – Relay for Life committee volunteers are needed for event planning, communication and organization. A wide variety of tasks are available depending on interest and ability. Great for someone looking to gain event-planning experience. Coaching, mentoring from staff partner, access to Leadership Training Program and position specific training is provided. A commitment is required until July 2013. Please phone Anna Glenny at 1-800-663-7892 or e-mail aglenny@bc.cancer.ca.


Nanaimo Haven Society – Haven is looking for men 19-35 to co-present in Grade 10 classrooms along with Haven staff in Nanaimo high schools from October to June. Participants must be comfortable with teens and public speaking, and against violence against women. A commitment of two to four hours per month and two training sessions is required, following an interview.  A criminal record check is required, cost reimbursed by Haven. Please call Melissa Peoples, children and youth counsellor, at 250-756-2452 ext. 235.

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