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.
Extreme Weather Shelter – Volunteers are needed to sew and hem single sheets into double size for the shelter. Please contact Carolyn Doll at 250-753-9691.
Siem Media Society – Volunteers are needed to transcribe recorded interviews. Participants must own a computer and be able work at home. Some of the recordings are in 3GP format and may need to be converted. If interested, please call Randy Fred at Siem Media Society at 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 is ready to go, but 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.
Nanaimo Travellers Lodge – Volunteers with basic painting skills, including sanding, are required to paint 10 TV-dinner trays at the lodge on Nelson Street. Demonstration of the job and supplies are provided. Up to 10 hours is required at the convenience of the volunteer. A criminal record check is required volunteers over 19 years old. Call 250-760-2639.
Community Winter Project – Volunteers are needed until February to help distribute clothing and blankets to those in need. Must be able to volunteer flexible hours at various locations. Please apply by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nanaimo Centre Stage – Theatre group is looking for volunteers for front of house/concession shifts for the 2011-12 fall and spring seasons. This is a great opportunity to contribute and get involved in the performing arts community and also see some amazing shows. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please send an e-mail to email@example.com with the subject line ‘volunteer’.
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 Sarah Ward, development coordinator, at 401-495 Dunsmuir St. or call Marica Benvin at 250-754-5274.