Literacy Central Vancouver Island is looking for a volunteer tutor for indigenous adult learners. (Stock photo)

Literacy organization looks for tutoring help in Nanaimo

Literacy Central Vancouver Island asking for volunteer tutor for indigenous learners

A local literacy organization is hoping a volunteer can help out with reading, writing and arithmetic, as well as humanity.

Literacy Central Vancouver Island is looking for a volunteer tutor for indigenous adult learners. The tutor would be asked to be able to teach basic numeracy, reading and writing for adults 18-plus.

“Teaching experience and understanding of barriers to learning, such as addictions, mental health and trauma are required,” notes a Volunteer Nanaimo posting.

An RCMP security check will be paid for by the agency, and commuting costs can also be covered.

For more information, call Nicola at 250-754-8988 or e-mail

Storytime recorders sought

The Nanaimo region’s John Howard Society is looking for volunteers to help with its Story Book Dads program. Volunteers are asked to go to Nanaimo Correctional Centre at least once a month to record fathers there reading a book to their child.

For more information, call Rosemary at the John Howard Society at 250-754-1266.

Hairdressing help needed

The Salvation Army is hoping a hairdresser or barber can spare their time to voluntarily provide haircuts once or twice a month to low-income clients at the New Hope Centre downtown.

“This person must have their own hairdressing or barber’s tools and have experience,” notes the Volunteer Nanaimo posting.

For more information, call Leah at 250-824-0197 or e-mail

Camp asking for volunteers

The Canadian Cancer Society is asking for volunteers to become involved at Camp Goodtimes on the Lower Mainland, a camp for kids and families affected by cancer.

“Participants experience adventure, take on challenges, form lasting friendships and unforgettable memories,” notes a Volunteer Nanaimo posting. “Be a part of this life-changing experience.”

Volunteers age 19-plus are asked to apply at, with a variety of positions available as counsellors, dining hall staff members or health-care personnel.

Training will happen June 13-14 in Maple Ridge. An RCMP security check is required and is paid for by the agency.

READ ALSO: Lantzville therapeutic riding association hoping for a rise of side walkers

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter


Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

COVID-19 hasn’t yet caused cancellation of Nanaimo’s Bathtub race or VIEX

Marine festival, agricultural fair organizers taking wait-and-see approach

Nanaimo man arrested after allegedly setting house fire

Firefighters arrived to find mobile home ablaze on Barnes Road in Cedar on Thursday

Column: Good food at farmers’ markets an essential service during pandemic

Local resilience and sustainability are the only lifeline, says columnist

No more ferries will sail from Departure Bay during COVID-19 pandemic

B.C. Ferries announces major changes to sailing schedules starting Saturday, April 4

VIDEO: ‘Used gloves and masks go in the garbage,’ says irked B.C. mayor

Health officials have said single-use gloves won’t do much to curb the spread of COVID-19

Sex workers face new risks during COVID-19 pandemic

‘Desperation has kicked in’ for vulnerable, undocumented workers unable to access help

Unclear if Cowichan couple refusing to self-isolate will face penalty

No fines or charges have been laid to date, including Cowichan couple who won’t self isolate

COVID-19: Postponed surgeries will be done, B.C. health minister says

Contract with private surgical clinic to help clear backlog

Black Press Media ad sparks discussion about value of community newspapers

White Rock resident hopes front-page note shines light on revenue loss during COVID-19 crisis

Don’t stop going to the doctor, just do it virtually: B.C. association

Doctors encourage patients to access telephone, online visits

Businesses advised to prepare for federal, B.C. COVID-19 assistance

Canada Revenue Agency portal expected to open next week

Dogs are property, not kids, B.C. judge tells former couple

Court decision made on competing lawsuits over Zeus and Aurora — a pit bull and pit bull cross

B.C. senior gives blood for 200th time, has ‘saved’ 600 lives

There was no cutting of cake for Harvey Rempel but he’s challenging youth to start donating blood

Most Read