VOLUNTEERS: Scouts looking for activity leaders

NANAIMO – The following are opportunities at Volunteer Nanaimo. For more information, please call 250-758-7121.

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.


Scouts Canada –  The First Nanaimo Cub Scouts are looking for activity leaders to assist in providing programs to boys and girls eight to 10 years of age. A knowledge of crafts, games,and outdoor skills are needed approximately two hours per week. A criminal record check is required. Mentorship and training is provided.Please contact Melissa Braun at mbraun@scouts.ca or call 250-668-0983.


Canadian Mental Health Association – Volunteers are needed for the Shoppers Drug Mart Ride Don’t Hide community bike ride June 23 at Maffeo Sutton Park. People with Foodsafe certification are needed to help with food from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; others can help with registration, set up and take down, prizes and flagging the bike route.  To volunteer, please call Gwen at 250-758-1803 or e-mail gvonarx3@gmail.com.


Catnap Society – Volunteers needed to spend time with cats in the adoption centre at the PetSmart store in north Nanaimo. Foster homes are also needed for rescued cats until they are ready for adoption; The society supplies everything the cat needs, but volunteers must have their own transportation be over 17 to help in the adoption program. A commitment of three hours a week is needed. To help, please call Karen at 250-741-4140, Barbara at 1-250-947-9404 or e-mail catnapinfo@shaw.ca.


Volunteer Nanaimo Youth Volunteer Corps – Youth volunteers (ages 11-18) as well as youth leaders (ages 19-plus) are needed for a summer program that gives youth the chance to improve their community through various projects. To be a part of this program please call Kaitlin at 250-758-7121 or e-mail kaitlin.yvc@gmail.com.


Kiwanis Village – Walking companions are needed to help residents get out and enjoy the sunshine. Participants could accompany someone once or twice a week (or more depending on availability) around the neighbourhood. Please contact volunteer coordinator Alanna Larsen by phone at 250-740-3689, or e-mail volunteers@kiwanisvillage.ca.


Seaside Community Society – Volunteers interested in undertaking the restoration and upkeep of the garden at Costin Hall, 7232 Lantzville Rd., are needed. Garden tools and materials, plants, fertilizer etc., are provided and basement storage is available. Interested volunteers should contact George Norris at 250-585-3601 or e-mail grnorris@shaw.ca.


Nanaimo Senior Visiting Program –Telephone callers, in-home visitors for seniors and drivers for seniors program are needed. Resume and RCMP criminal record check are required from volunteer. Contact program coordinator Cathy Robson at  250-756-9455 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.


Genome B.C. – Summer camp facilitator needed for Aug. 5-9. Volunteer with upper level undergraduate courses in science, education or criminology required full time for this summer camp week. Discussion and explanation of tasks by e-mail. Meeting takes place day before camp to go over volunteer manual.  Please contact Carolina Novoa by e-mail at cnovoa@genomebc.ca with your resumè, or call 1-604-675-1029.


Alzheimer Society of B.C. – A support group co-facilitator with excellent listening interpersonal skills, knowledge of dementia and willing to learn is needed. Applicant will be required to take two-day training seminar and attend dementia education and will receive on the job training/reading/online. A commitment of one year is requested and a criminal record check is required. Please contact Jane Hope at 250-734-4170 or e-mail jhope@alzheimerbc.org.


Bethlehem Retreat Centre – Individuals with a healthy back and a love and knowledge of plants are needed to help with the grounds and vegetable garden. Please contact Judi Malcolm at 250-754-3254 or e-mail brcjmalcolm@shaw.ca.