VOLUNTEERS: Workers needed to tend vegetable garden

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.


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.


Theatre One –Volunteers needed to help with parking at the Ride the Cyclone event April 25-29 for two to four hours on any day. Volunteers can watch the event for free in return for service. Contact Nadine Wiegning at 250-754-7587 or e-mail info@theatreone.org.


Island Crisis Care Society – Numerous volunteers are needed for the third annual Sweets for the Streets silent auction and desserts night 7 p.m. April 26 at Maranatha Church, Nanaimo. Duties include emcee, ticket sellers donation solicitors, set up the events, drivers with trucks to transport items, servers, greeters and registration volunteers. Call Anne McMillan at 250-739-3664.


Paradise Isle Seniors – Volunteer needed to assist with May 16 open house. Duties include an introduction to the drop-in seniors’ centre, expanding resources and building membership. Contact: Hazel Smith, 250-754-9566 or e-mail karyn1969@hotmail.com.


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


Canadian Mental Health Association –  Do  you have a desire to change the community or your life and widen your experience with mental health issues? Volunteers are required four hours per month for evening meetings. A resumè is required. Contact: Lynda Cockshutt  at Lynda.Cockshutt@CMHA.bc.ca, drop by 126 Haliburton St. or call 250-244-4042.


Nanaimo 7-10 Club Society – Society needs volunteers between the hours of 7-10 a.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Anyone interested can call 250-714-0917 between 7-930 a.m. and speak with either Les or Glen.


Nanaimo Recycling Exchange – A secretary to the board of directors is needed. Good communication, writing and computer skills are a must. Please send resumè to Jan Hastings at e-mail jan@recycling.bc.ca or call 250-758-7777.


Habitat for Humanity – Restore help – Volunteers with good customer service, who are friendly and outgoing are needed to assist Re-Store customers. Contact Judy Huston at 250-758-8078 fax: 250-758 8096 or come into the store and ask for Dave Deimling. A commitment of 40 hours per year and steel toed shoes/boots are mandatory.


Citizens on Patrol program – Volunteers in the COPs program take an active role helping to reduce crime in the community. Under the guidance of the RCMP, volunteers monitor areas requesting more patrolling to reduce crime. Volunteers of all ages are welcome and a commitment of one four-hour shift (usually Friday or Saturday night), and one Wednesday evening a month is needed. Options to cover special events are available as well. Must be 19 years of age or older, be of good character and able to pass RCMP security screening. To learn more go to www.nanaimocops.com or e-mail recruiting@nanaimocops.com.


Volunteer Nanaimo – Office support is needed for Monday mornings, occasional other days or half days. Knowledge of computers and reception skills is an asset. Please call 250-758-7121 or e-mail vn.admin@sha.ca.


Big Brothers Big Sisters CVI – Volunteers are needed to assist driver with pick up of used clothing every Wednesday noon to 4 p.m. School mentors are also neeed to help make a difference in a child’s life. Please call Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 250‑756‑2447 or e-mail denise@bigscvi.ca.