VOLUNTEERS: Seniors enjoy a stroll in sunshine

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.


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.


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.


Nanaimo Organization of the Vision Impaired – The B.C. Blind Sports Exercise Program needs volunteers to assist a certified instructor on Thursdays from 3-4 p.m. until June 2. Volunteers are also needed to be on call for future events. Please contact Carolyn at 250-716-9053.


Park Avenue Elementary School fun fair –  Volunteers needed from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for June 8 event. Different shifts available.


Heart and Stroke Foundation of B.C. and  Yukon – Volunteers are needed for the Big Bike ride at Port Place shopping centre June 13, and June 14 at Woodgrove Centre.  Volunteers must read and write English legibly to assist with registration, hand out incentives, etc.  A commitment of four to six hours either or both days is preferred. Please contact Marica Benvin at 250-754-5274.


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.