VOLUNTEERS: Residents needed to help reduce neighbourhood crime

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.

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Citizens on Patrol – Take an active role helping to reduce crime in your community. The Nanaimo COPs program, under the guidance of the RCMP, monitors areas requesting more patrolling to reduce crime.  Volunteers are welcome, and a commitment of one four-hour shift (usually Friday or Saturday night), and one Wednesday evening a month is requested. Options to cover special events are available too. Must be 19 years of age or older, be of good character and be able to pass an RCMP security screening. To learn more or to sign up, please contact Brian at bcornborough@shaw.ca.

 

Nanaimo Seniors Visiting Society – If you are interested in helping seniors who feel lonely or isolated, or may require assistance on outings, etc., this may be for you. If you have experience in fundraising or program delivery and public relations, all the better. Volunteers must complete an application form and submit  to a police record check and then have an interview. Please e-mail info@ntvs.ca with ‘volunteering for NSVS’ in the subject line.

 

Canadian Cancer Society – This society is looking for cancer prevention volunteers to play a key role in educating the public, advocating to government for healthy public policies, and to provide health and wellness tools to the community. Flexible schedule allows volunteering from home or at the Nanaimo office. Training is provided.  Please e-mail nfalconer@bc.cancer.ca.

 

Nanaimo Family Life – A volunteer is needed as a senior peer counsellor. The applicant must be retired, 60 years and older, compassionate and have good communication skills.  Training is provided and a minimum commitment of 1.5 hours a week and criminal record check is required. Please call 250-753-0268 or e-mail

r_matson@nflabc.org.

 

Nanaimo Region John Howard Society – The society is looking for male volunteers to provide one-on-one support to people on parole in the Nanaimo area. You would be someone to talk with help people integrate into the community.  Training is provided. Please call 50-754-1266.

 

Nanaimo Disability Resource Centre –

Front desk reception volunteers with good public relation and telephone skills are required for four-hour shift Monday morning or Friday morning 4166 Departure Bay Rd. Training is provided.  Please call Brenda Currant, volunteer coordinator, at 250-758-5547.

 

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.

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