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Welcome to Volunteer Nanaimo

For nearly 30 years, Volunteer Nanaimo has been serving the community and Non-profit organizations in the greater Nanaimo area. Volunteer Nanaimo is a multi-service volunteer centre and provides several programs for Nanaimo Volunteer and Information Centre Society.  Our mission; we commit to enhance the quality of life in our community by increasing the impact of volunteerism

Our organization pursues our Mission by:

  •  Promoting volunteerism and raising awareness of the power of service.
  •  Building capacity of Non-profit and community based organizations along with the volunteers and their staff
  •  Connecting people with opportunities to serve.
  •  Providing leadership and support with issues related to volunteerism, Non-profit and community based organizations.
  •  Delivering current resources, information and services to volunteers, community, Non-profit and community based organizations.

Volunteer Nanaimo plays a key role in the development of volunteerism in the Nanaimo region. With over 800 Non-profit and community based organizations we connect thousands of individuals with important volunteer opportunities in their community.

Our office hours are Monday-Thursday from 9:00 to 3:00.
We are located in the lower level of the Coastal Community Credit Union at #3-2350 Labieux Road, Nanaimo, BC V9T 3M6.

Phone: 250-758-7121
Fax: 250-758-7106
email: vn@volunteernanaimo.ca 


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The Vancouver Island Technology (Watchdog) Program is looking for donations of used PCs, laptops, LCDs and peripherals. To donate simply drop your donations at our office. For more information call 250-758-7121 


Charitable Tax Number: 11905 0862 RR0001


Please call 250-758-7121

 Appointments starting March 7, 2014 for 2003-2013 Tax Preparation

Fridays & Saturdays through June 2014
(Closed Easter & May long weekends)

 #3-2350 Labieux Rd (below the Credit Union at Labieux & Bowen Roads)
Maximum Income $30,000 single, $40,000 couple
No rental or self-employed income
Interest or Investment Income cannot exceed $1,000
Donations Gratefully Accepted


Welcome Back Volunteer Nanaimo Youth Network!

The Volunteer Nanaimo Youth Network (VNYN) is here again! This is a fun and eventful summer program that offers youth the chance to serve their community through a variety of volunteer projects. We are currently looking for Youth Volunteers (ages 11-18), as well as team leaders to supervise the youth (ages 19+) who would like to participate in our program.

Each year we offer a variety of projects throughout the community to attend.  Organizations and non-profit societies requiring volunteers submit their project proposals for consideration.   All of the events offer an experience giving our young people the opportunity to meet new friends, have fun and contribute to a greater cause.  Some events that we have been involved with include the VIEX, Silly Boat Regatta and BMO Art Camps.  Volunteers are free to choose to participate in as many of the projects that interest them that they want.

If you are interested in our program or would like any further information please contact Sarah at

(250) 758-7121, or by email at sarah.vnyn@gmail.com

To get our application form, just click here.


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Our vision…..
For Every opportunity a Volunteer
For Every Volunteer an Opportunity

This website was funded in whole or part through the Canada-British Columbia Labour Market Development Agreement.