VOLUNTEERS: Vancouver Island Exhibition seeks volunteers for annual fair

NANAIMO - Several organizations in Nanaimo seeking volunteers.

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.

Vancouver Island Exhibition – The VIEX Association is looking for enthusiastic and energetic volunteers to help at the Aug. 16-18 fair. Volunteers have a chance to meet new people and be part of the community spirit of Nanaimo They also receive a free T-shirt, food voucher after four hours volunteering, free admission to the fair the day of volunteering and an invitation to the volunteer appreciation party. Some are required to assist prior to and following the fair. No experience is necessary and training will be provided. Volunteers can choose work shifts four hours or more.  Please call Shirley at 250-816-1749 or Jessi at 250-758-3247 Monday to Friday between 9.30 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Youth Sticking Together – At least 40 volunteers are required for this Guinness Book of World Record attempt for the world’s longest floor hockey game at Frank Crane Arena Aug. 9-11. Available positions include a site crew and runners to keep the area clean, refill water bottles, food runners, registration, greeters, info workers and donations area. Floor hockey players – a minimum of 16 years old – are also needed to play. Please contact Tania Brzovic at 250-740-2792 or e-mail cycworker@yahoo.com.

YANA (You Are Not Alone) –Visitor volunteers (with/or without a pet)  are urgently needed. You love your pet so why not share that love with a lonely person? Or simply befriend an elderly person one-to-one. Commitment is only 30 minutes a week over a longer term. Call Diane Morris at 250-729-0233.

Big Brothers Big Sisters CVI – Volunteers with fundraising and special events experience needed. Please call 250‑756‑2447 or e-mail denise@bigscvi.ca.

Canadian Diabetes Association – An event planner with good communications skills is needed to help organize the Canadian Diabetes Association’s Freedom to Walk/Run event at Westwood Lake Sept. 8. Training is provided. The association also needs a planning committee, setup crew and run leaders. Please call Lucia Neander by calling 250-729-3824 or e-mail lucia.neander@diabetes.ca.