VOLUNTEERS: Red cross needs help with HELP program

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.

Nanaimo Red Cross Society– The organization’s Health Equipment Loan Program needs volunteers to: provide front-line assistance to clients who require a loan for up to three months; to inspect, maintain and clean all home use health equipment in use by the HELP program; and assist the program technician with delivery and installation of health equipment for clients. To apply for any of these positions, please contact Diane Marwick, HELP coordinator, at 250-756-9363, ext.. 222 or e-mail diane.marwick@redcross.ca.


Nanaimo Art Gallery– Festival of Banners, March/April  – Volunteer banner assistants are required one day per week to help organize the painting of these colourful street banners at Nanaimo North Town Centre. Organizational and phone skills are required. Training on how to coordinate/schedule painting appointments provided. A criminal record check is required, and will be paid for by the gallery.  Please apply by e-mail to chrisk@nanaimogallery.ca.


Alzheimer Society of B.C. – A volunteer with organizational, supervisory, computer, interpersonal, problem-solving, customer service, multitasking, and management skills is required for this on-going position. A commitment of one year is requested, and a criminal record check, paid for by the agency, is required. A resumé is also requested.  Training with staff members and possible weekend training in Vancouver is provided. Please contact Jane Hope at 250-734-4170.


Downtown Nanaimo Business Improvement Association – Volunteer are needed for the April 2 Amazing Race, April 7 Easter Bunny Trail, May 5 cruise hsip arrivalFor any of these positions, please contact Robyn Tonack, marketing and events coordinator at 250-754-8141 or e-mail her at robyn@dnbia.ca.


REED Foundation – The Recycling Equals Educational Development Foundation supports educational needs of less-fortunate children, locally and globally and is looking for someone with an above-average understanding of computers to create a stronger social media campaign, construct and update website, Facebook and perhaps Twitter accounts. Please contact William Watt, at thereedfoundation@gmail.com or call 250-618-3696.


UVic Centre on Aging – Two volunteer workshop leaders required at the Stanford Campus of Care, Parksville on Thursdays from 1:30-3:30 p.m. from April 5 to May 25.  Please contact Vicki Swan, program coordinator, at 1-604-940-6585 or e-mail vswan@uvic.ca.


You Are Not Alone Seniors’ Society – This society is looking for board members who can give about one hour a month to attend a meeting.  For more information, please call 250-729-0233 or e-mail yanaseniorssociety@shaw.ca.


Volunteer Nanaimo – A public relations volunteer is required to write press releases, give presentations to community groups, arrange and attend a mall display desk and prepare community events information for this organizaton’s website. A receptionist with general office skills is required Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Full training is provided. Please call 250-758-7121 to arrange a visit.


KIDS International Development Society – Volunteers are needed for the April 21 Ladies Night Out fundraiser. Hours are 6-10 p.m. and a massage therapist, esthetician and hair stylist are needed. A briefing will be held at the beginning of the night of the event. Pleae call Cathy Audia before Feb. 29 at 1-250-871-3215 or e-mail atcperala@hotmail.com.


Sendial Program Thrifty Foods – Volunteer shoppers are needed to work independently and as a team. Must have good mobility, attention to detail and be physically able to shop thre to four hours a week on Tuesdays or Thursdays at Thrifty Foods, Port Place Mall. Full training and orientation is provided. Volunteers with good handwriting and phone skills are also needed for same place and time frame Monday or Wednesday. For either position, please contact Anne Trick at 250-474-9304 or e-mail sendial@shaw.ca.


Nanaimo Youth Services– This youth-support organization is looking for a reliable bingo volunteer one morning a month (on average) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The first two sessions are Jan. 28 and March 12.  If you would like to help, please e-mail smartl@nysa.bc.ca and provide your phone number. Participants will be called with the details.