VOLUNTEERS: Society requires office assistant

NANAIMO - Organizations in Nanaimo seeking help to run operations.

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.

Mountain Fire Protection District Society – The society is seeking an office administrator with computer skills, knowledge of accounting/accounting programs, spread sheets and office routine. Complete training from trustee currently performing the duties will take place. This would require a commitment of five to 10 hours per week.  Please contact Pudge Pinker at 250-619-7721.

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.

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 and 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 outside. Participants could accompany someone once or twice a week around the neighbourhood. Please contact volunteer coordinator Alanna Larsen at 250-740-3689, or e-mail volunteers@kiwanisvillage.ca.