VOULNTEERS: Workers boost fair trade

Opportunities are available to help 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.


Global Village Nanaimo – Volunteer sales/cashier people are needed for Fair Trade store October, November and December. Training/experience in fair trade principles, retail sales, use of cash register will be provided. Commitment of 3.5-hour shifts once a week or as backup/required. Go to www.globalvillagenanaimop.com or e-mail gvnanaimo@gmail.com.


Theatre One – Volunteers required Oct. 19 to move tables/chairs, clean up, separate recyclables/compostables, bussing and receive instructions. Minimum commitment of three hours is required. No criminal record check required. Tour/training provided at event. Contact Nadine Wiepning at 250-754-7587 or e-mail info@theatreone.org.


Downtown Nanaimo Business Improvement Association – Volunteer opportunities available for Halloween fun Oct. 27. Help is also needed throughout December for Christmas events. Contact Kaitlyn Davis at 250-754-8141.


Pumpkin Festival – More than 20 volunteers are needed to help at this Oct. 14 event at Beban Park. Please call Melanie Mrus at 250-758-3247 or e-mail www.viex.ca.


Villages of Hope International – Volunteers are required for this Oct. 20 event at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre to assist with information tables, fundraising and organizing. Participants should be enthusiastic and able to communicate well with the public. Help is required preparation and the event itself from 6-11 p.m. Training is provided although duties should be straight forward. A commitment of 10 hours is required. Applicants should e-mail johnedmondson@villagesofhopeinternational.com.


Heart and Stroke Foundation – A volunteer familiar with Excel data entry is needed once or twice a week for a few hours between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. (flexible time) Please call Marcia at 250-754-5274.


Operation Red Nose – Volunteers are needed until January for this designated driver program. Positions include headquarters coordinator, volunteer coordinator and sponsorship coordinator. For full details on any position, please e-mail nanaimo@operationrednose.com.


Canadian Cancer Society – Relay for Life committee volunteers are needed for event planning, communication and organization. A wide variety of tasks are available depending on interest and ability. Great for someone looking to gain event-planning experience. Coaching, mentoring from staff partner, access to Leadership Training Program and position specific training is provided. A commitment is required until July 2013. Please phone Anna Glenny at 1-800-663-7892 or e-mail aglenny@bc.cancer.ca.


Farm at Cedar Woods  – Volunteer helpers are needed until Oct. 31 to help plan and prepare items for the farm’s fall/Halloween events. Duties include helping create a corn maze, clearing paths for a ‘haunted forest’ and making fall artwork such as scarecrows. Tasks will be supervised. Please call Marjorie Driscoll, program coordinator, at 250-323-3553 or e-mail info@thefarmatcedarwoods.ca.


LACE campaign – Grassroots Outreach Volunteers are needed to distribute campaign materials to the community on Pap Test Awareness Week, Oct. 22-28. Duties also include sharing information with local social media sectors. Live, Aware, and Create Empowerment (LACE) is an awareness campaign about the value of regular pap tests and preventing cervical cancer in women. Please e-mail Bella Sie at outreach@lacecampaign.com or call 1-604-999-0840.

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