VOLUNTEERS: Typesetters needed to transcribe recordings

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.

Siem Media Society – Volunteers are needed to transcribe recorded interviews. Participants must own a computer and be able to work at home. Some of the recordings are in 3GP format and may need to be converted. Please call 250-741-0153.

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 needs keen adults who enjoy having fun and making a difference in the lives of young people. Mentorship and training is provided. Please call 250-758-7121.

Heart and Stroke Foundation – Three positions are required in preparation for February’s Heart Month campaign. Positions include volunteer leaders, volunteer recruiters and Heart Month canvassers. Please go to www.heartandstroke.ca/help for full details. For all positions, please visit  401-495 Dunsmuir St. or call 250-754-5274.

Vancouver Island Children’s Book Festival – Volunteers are needed for the annual BookFest event celebrating childrens’ literature May 5 in downtown Nanaimo.  Participants will become members of the BookFest 2012 committee and have an opportunity to meet authors and illustrators from across Canada. More information may be found at www.bookfest.ca.

MS Society – Volunteers are required for various duties. Hours and days are flexible. For more information and/or to apply, please call Yvonne at 250-754-6321 or visit www.mssociety.ca/centralisland.

Literacy Central Vancouver Island – Volunteers are needed for the Bears and Beans program. Interested candidates who enjoy working with children, literacy and numeracy, should apply in person at 19 Commercial St., Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A minimum of two hours a week and a criminal check is required. Please contact Rhondda Hinch at 250-754-8988 for more information.

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