VOLUNTEERS: Salvation Army needs drivers

The following are opportunities 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.

Salvation Army – Friendly, outgoing volunteer drivers are needed for approximately one hour to deliver Christmas dinner (in their own vehicle) on Christmas Eve to seniors who live alone. A criminal record check is required. Please call Kim Maandag at 250-754-2621, ext. 224.

 

Nanaimo Education and Career Fair  – Volunteers are needed at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Dec. 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please contact Joanne Walsh by e-mail at joanne@educationcareerfairs.com or call 1-604-630-5962.

 

Nanaimo Museum – A Christmas tour guide is required for one morning or afternoon shift per week until Dec. 16. Volunteers must have the ability to effectively and confidently interact with students. Enthusiasm and strong communication skills are an asset. A criminal record check is required for the position. Program training and orientation, and background information is provided. A gallery host and reception/gift shop attendant are also needed. Anyone interested in a position can call Aimee Greenaway at 250-753-1821 or e-mail program@nanaimo.ca.

 

Volunteer Nanaimo – Would you like to be a Christmas angel and bring joy to a family in need this holiday season? If you would like to ‘adopt’ a family (small or large), please contact Volunteer Nanaimo at 250-758-7121 or e-mail vn.admin@shaw.ca. You will be matched with a non-profit agency that can connect you with a needy family.

 

Global Village – Store volunteers are needed at 4 Commercial St. until the end of December. Orientation and training will be provided. Please contact Kris Stratton at 250-591-1135 or e-mail gvnanaimo@gmail.com.

 

Nanaimo Travellers Lodge – Volunteers with basic painting skills, including sanding, are required to paint 10 TV-dinner trays at the lodge on Nelson Street. Up to 10 hours of service is required at the convenience of the volunteer. A criminal record check is required. Please call 250-760-2639.

 

Immigrant Welcome Centre – The centre needs volunteers to assist newcomers to Canada. Duties include to host and share information about Canadian lifestyle and culture, everyday experiences, help build a network, and possibly improve English. The centre also needs youth volunteers ages 13-18 to help recent immigrant youth to Canada.  Volunteers are matched with youths of similar age and interests to share lifestyle and culture information, or act as support in the school system. For either position, please call Pat Simpson, volunteer coordinator, at 250-753-6911, ext. 114.

 

Nanaimo Centre Stage – Nanaimo Centre Stage is looking for volunteers for front of house/concession shifts for the 2011-12 fall and spring seasons. This is a great opportunity to contribute and get involved in the performing arts community and also see some amazing shows. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please send an e-mail to manager@centrefor-theartsnanaimo.org with the subject line ‘volunteer’.

 

Scouts Canada – First Nanaimo Cub Scouts are looking for activity leaders to assist in providing programs to boys and girls aged eight to 10.  The program is ready to go, but needs keen adults who enjoy having fun and making a difference in the lives of young people. Mentorship and training is provided. Please cal 250-758-7121.

 

Community Winter Project – Volunteers of any age are needed to help distribute blankets and clothing to those in need from November to February. Must be able to volunteer flexible hours at various locations. Please apply by e-mailing tori.mcindoe@hotmail.com.

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