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Do You Want to Volunteer?
Thank you for your interest in volunteering! Here's information on how to use our resources.

Volunteer Nanaimo maintains a data base of current volunteer opportunities for potential volunteers to review. You can view current postings on this website, or you can stop by our office at #3-2350 Labieux Road in Nanaimo, which is downstairs in the Coastal Community Credit Union Building.

If you would like to volunteer, but are unsure about what you would like to do, we suggest you fill out and submit a volunteer application form. You can download this form by clicking here. Please email, mail or bring this completed application form to our office. You can email it to vn.admin@shaw.ca. One of our friendly volunteer advisors will get back to you.

Many volunteer positions, particularly those involving people at risk, or the elderly and children, require an RCMP Criminal Record Check.

 Volunteer Nanaimo Opportunities

Revised 18 December 2014

.New Volunteer Ads and Special Events

 

NANAIMO FAMILY LIFE ASSOCIATION

Senior Peer Counsellor

If you are a retired adult, 60 years or more, with your own vehicle and have an interest in seniors, good listening, communication and empathy, this could be for you.  We provide 12 training sessions beginning February 11, 2015 of 3 hours group and one to one group.  After successful training, we need a commitment of two hours a week.  Please contact Mia Goodall at 250-754-3331 ext. 716 to make an appointment or apply in person at 1070 Townsite Road.  No resume required, but a criminal record check is, and will be paid for after training completion.

 

SPECIAL OLYMPICS NANAIMO

Fundaments Youth Program Leader

Volunteers required for this ongoing program for young athletes with intellectual disabilities ages 7 – 11 starting on January 13th, 2015, one day a week for 1 hour (break for June – September).  Basic movement skills and sport related motor skills along with training and competition, with fun and meaningful interaction.  A criminal record check is required.  Contact Michelle Cruickshank at 1-250-208-5402 or email mcruickshank@specialolympics.bc.ca

 

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

Restore Cashiers

Here’s a terrific opportunity for someone who enjoys customer service! Habitat for Humanity is looking for cashiers at their Restore on Mostar Rd.  Shifts available for as little as 2 hours but 4 hour shifts preferred.  You will be greeting customers, working with cash and customer service.  Come out and join a fun team who enjoy giving back to our community! 

For all or any of these placements, please contact Holly at 250-758-8743 or by email:  volunteercoordinator@habitatmvi.org

 

NANAIMO FOODSHARE SOCIETY

Delivery Driver

We require a driver from now until June 2015 to pick up from the Foodshare Centre and deliver school snacks to several schools on Mondays from 9am – 12noon, and/or Thursdays 9am – 12 noon.  If you have a valid drivers licence with clean abstract, friendly, ability to carry 25 lbs, knowledge of Nanaimo area, enjoy driving.  A criminal record check is required (paid for by agency), training provided.  To apply, please email Foodshareinfo@shaw.ca

 

SALVATION ARMY

Seniors Christmas Dinner Delivery

We need drivers, with a criminal record check and lots of Christmas spirit, to deliver Christmas dinners and gifts to shut in seniors on Christmas Eve, between 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm.  Families and children are welcome to participate in deliveries as a team.  Please contact Karen Addison at 250-668-4521 or karen@karenaddison.ca

 

NANAIMO EMPIRE DAYS SOCIETY

Empire Day Parade 17 May 2015

Volunteers are needed for the following jobs:

-       chaperoning girls out of town when in parades;

-       judges for parade;

-       helping with fundraising;

-       helping at Diana Krall Place;

-       cleanup crew for the plaza at the end of the day.

Please contact Diane at 250-716-9288 or email dianalilley@telus.net

 

THE NANAIMO ARTS COUNCIL

Administrative Assistant

We require a volunteer who is able to work independently, prioritize, and familiar with office procedures to be responsible for office duties including statistic tracking in Excel, keeping mailing lists current, word processing in Word, updating social media, assisting Executive Director in various activities.  Hours are flexible.  For full job description and/or to apply, email Sarah Schmidt at admin@nanaimoartscouncil.ca

 

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF BRITISH COLUMBIA

Facilitator

For Volunteers who want to make a difference in Youths lives, enjoy working with young children/teenagers, and help them understand financial literacy.  Flexible and creative with a sense of humour, are comfortable sharing your own business/career experiences and able to work well in a team setting.

If you have:

• Good understanding of career planning or,

• Good understanding of business management concepts – experience in small business an asset

• Comfortable speaking in front of a group of students

• Able to creatively engage/involve teenagers

• Able to co-facilitate with a volunteer partner (if necessary)

. Lead class discussions and involve students in activities

• Prepare for session(s), both independently and with volunteer partner

• Communicate with volunteer partner and JA staff in a timely manner

• A clean Criminal Record check (After-School Program only)

 Please contact: gail.stroud@jabc.org  or phone 1–250-510-7671.

 

CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY

Advocacy Outreach Volunteer

We need a volunteer with strong communication skills and ability to inspire support, well organized and detail oriented, creative thinker, problem solving skills, comfortable with community outreach.  This ongoing position will require between 4 – 8 hours a month, working from home or through local community office, and attending meetings as needed. 

PinDistribution Leader – Daffodil Campaign

Pin Distribution Leaders manage a team of volunteers to distribute and collect retail pin boxes in the community.  If you are well organized and motivated, this could be the perfect position for you.  Access to a vehicle and a telephone essential. This position runs from December to May..

Street Team Leader – Daffodil Campaign

This position for a manager of a team of volunteers to encourage the public to buy pins and flowers in part by identifying opportunities and high traffic areas in our community.  Again, if you are well organized and motivated, this could be the perfect position for you.  Access to a vehicle and a telephone essential.  This position runs December to May.

School Liaison – Daffodil Campaign

If you have strong communication skills and good people skills, and can take the initiative, to contact schools and track school events, maintain school fundraising record, and enjoy meeting people. Position runs from December to May 5 – 10 hours per week

Volunteer Coordinator – Daffodil Campaign

You will work with the Volunteer Engagement Coordinator and Support team during the campaign to make sure communities have enough volunteers, update contact information, sending Proof of Volunteering letters post-campaign   Position runs from December to May.

For any of the above positions, please contact Carolyn Cade at 1-800-663-7892 ext 226 or email virvolunteerengage@bc.cancer.ca or ccade@bc.cancer.ca  Click on this link for more in depth information:  http://app.volunteer2.com/Public/Umbrella/BackToSearch?umbrellaGUID=b13761a3-c184-4c39-a651-44dda5b970f1&searchType=0&searchId=14216#ResultAnchor

 

Below are listed on-going volunteer positions in the following categories: 

Special events/Animals / Board Members / Miscellaneous / Office / Seniors / Youth

Special Events

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

Christmas Party Pianist/Caroler

We need a pianist for the ReStore party on December 22, 2014 from 5 – 7 pm.   It is potluck style so you will be fed and may even score some ReStore gift certificates!  You will also have a chance to break and socialize.  Please bring Christmas sheet music and your knowledge of Christmas carols. 

Restore Cashiers

Here’s a terrific opportunity for someone who enjoys customer service! Habitat for Humanity is looking for cashiers at their Restore on Mostar Rd.  Shifts available for as little as 2 hours but 4 hour shifts preferred.  You will be greeting customers, working with cash and customer service.  Come out and join a fun team who enjoy giving back to our community! 

For all or any of these placements, please contact Holly at 250-758-8743 or by email:  volunteercoordinator@habitatmvi.org

 

NANAIMO FOODSHARE SOCIETY

Delivery Driver

We require a driver from now until June 2015 to pick up from the Foodshare Centre and deliver school snacks to several schools on Mondays from 9am – 12noon, and/or Thursdays 9am – 12 noon.  If you have a valid drivers licence with clean abstract, friendly, ability to carry 25 lbs, knowledge of Nanaimo area, enjoy driving.  A criminal record check is required (paid for by agency), training provided.  To apply, please email Foodshareinfo@shaw.ca

 

NANAIMO EMPIRE DAYS SOCIETY

Empire Day Parade 17 May 2015

Volunteers are needed for the following jobs:

-       chaperoning girls out of town when in parades;

-       judges for parade;

-       helping with fundraising;

-       helping at Diana Krall Place;

-       cleanup crew for the plaza at the end of the day.

Please contact Diane at 250-716-9288 or email dianalilley@telus.net

 

PACIFIC SPORT “Operation Red Nose”

December 19, 20, 27 and 31st

1.    Designated Driver: Volunteers need to be at least 21 years of age, and will drive the client’s vehicle.  Valid Drivers License, ability to work as a team

2.    Navigator: Volunteers need to be at least 19 years of age, rides with designated driver in client’s vehicle.  Make sure everything is going to client’s expectations, act as team secretary.  He/she fills out receipt for client and hands out Operation Red Nose envelope.  Ability to work as a team and like working with people.

3.    Escort Driver: Volunteers need to be at least 19 years of age, use his/her own vehicle to drive designated driver and navigator to client’s location.  Once client has been dropped off, escort driver takes his/her team mates back to HQ or on to next client.

4.     “Rudy”:  We need a volunteer who would like to take on the personality of a Big Yellow character named Rudy to help promote Operation Red Nose on various days/evenings through December at local events and sponsors, pubs and restaurants.  Ability to work as a team, likes working with people, and likes to act. 

ALL of the above positions require a criminal record check, paid for by the Agency.  Please contact Jeanne Seney, Coordinator, Operation Red Nose, at 250-740-6572 or email Jeanne.seney@viu.ca

 

CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY

Advocacy Outreach Volunteer

We need a volunteer with strong communication skills and ability to inspire support, well organized and detail oriented, creative thinker, problem solving skills, comfortable with community outreach.  This ongoing position will require between 4 – 8 hours a month, working from home or through local community office, and attending meetings as needed. 

PinDistribution Leader – Daffodil Campaign

Pin Distribution Leaders manage a team of volunteers to distribute and collect retail pin boxes in the community.  If you are well organized and motivated, this could be the perfect position for you.  Access to a vehicle and a telephone essential. This position runs from December to May..

Street Team Leader – Daffodil Campaign

This position for a manager of a team of volunteers to encourage the public to buy pins and flowers in part by identifying opportunities and high traffic areas in our community.  Again, if you are well organized and motivated, this could be the perfect position for you.  Access to a vehicle and a telephone essential.  This position runs December to May.

School Liaison – Daffodil Campaign

If you have strong communication skills and good people skills, and can take the initiative, to contact schools and track school events, maintain school fundraising record, and enjoy meeting people. Position runs from December to May 5 – 10 hours per week

Volunteer Coordinator – Daffodil Campaign

You will work with the Volunteer Engagement Coordinator and Support team during the campaign to make sure communities have enough volunteers, update contact information, sending Proof of Volunteering letters post-campaign   Position runs from December to May.

For any of the above positions, please contact Carolyn Cade at 1-800-663-7892 ext 226 or email virvolunteerengage@bc.cancer.ca or ccade@bc.cancer.ca  Click on this link for more in depth information:  http://app.volunteer2.com/Public/Umbrella/BackToSearch?umbrellaGUID=b13761a3-c184-4c39-a651-44dda5b970f1&searchType=0&searchId=14216#ResultAnchor

 

Animals

KITTY KONNECTIONS

Foster Homes for Cats

Do you love cats?  If so, we are looking for you!  We need homes to foster cats without a permanent home for their transition to their new families.  The Society supplies everything the cat needs including food and litter.  Please contact Karen McLennan at 250-741-4140 or email:  kittykonnections@hotmail.com.

 

CATNAP SOCIETY

Several volunteers needed for various tasks for this local cat rescue organization in Nanaimo.

Volunteer opportunities include taking cats to and from vet clinics, fostering cats and kittens,

assisting in rescues of abandoned/stray cats and feral cat colony projects/feeding. For fostering,

the Society supplies everything the cat needs including food and litter. If you can help our cats

in need, please email catnapinfo@shaw.ca  For additional information regarding our registered non-profit society and our work for abandoned and homeless cats, please visit us at www.catnapsociety.com or on Facebook at ‘CatNap Society’

 

SPCA-Volunteers

Love animals? Two ways to help SPCA, the agency dedicated to protecting and enhancing the quality of life for animals in BC. You can volunteer WITH animals, providing care for cats and dogs or you can provide help FOR animals as Shelter Host, on a Committee or as a Fundraiser Helper. Call the SPCA at 250-758-8444.

 

Board Members / Committee

 

NANAIMO BRAIN INJURY SOCIETY

Board Members

The Nanaimo Brain Injury Society is looking for committed community members to join its Board. NBIS is a non-profit society providing support and education to people with brain injury, their families and the community, and provides local leadership. NBIS would like community members willing to share their skills and experiences, particularly in areas such as business, public health or social services, community or public relations, and fundraising.

Learn more by contacting Mark Busby at 250-753-5600 Mark@nbis.ca or visit the website at nbis.ca

 

VOLUNTEER NANAIMO

Board Members: 

We need three volunteers with a background in fundraising/treasurer to join our Board.  We meet the third Monday of each month at 5pm at our offices on Labieux Road.    Please call Rita at 250-758-7121 or email vn.admin@shaw.ca

 

COMMUNITY FOR KIDS CENTRAL VANCOUVER ISLAND

Board / Committee Members

An amazing opportunity for anyone who has ever been involved with BC  Children’s Hospital.  This organization is expanding to the Nanaimo area and is in need of board/committee members to promote awareness, and participate in fundraising and events to benefit BC Children’s Hospital, and in particular, the children of CVI who are in need of their services.  Attendance of a few meetings a month would be required.

Special Events/Fundraising Volunteers

Community for Kids CVI is in need of passionate volunteers to assist with the planning, organizing and communication of fundraising or special events.  This position would be specific to events as planned.   For further information please contact Kathy Berg at 1-604-626-7412 or email kathyberg@telus.net

 

MID ISLAND ABILITIES & INDEPENDENT LIVING SOCIETY

Board of Directors

Must be community minded, and demonstrate concern for seniors and their needs. Board of Directors meet once per month. Orientation to the Society and Board of Directors is provided, along with ongoing support and training. No experience necessary. Resume and RCMP criminal record check required – volunteer responsible. Minimum commitment – 1 year.  Contact: Program Co-ordinator Cathy Robson @ 250-756-9455 between hours of 10 am – 3pm.

 

CVI CENTRE FOR THE ARTS NANAIMO

Board Members -The centre for the arts is looking for volunteers who are interested in advancing the arts and growth of the arts community in the Downtown Nanaimo. This is a great opportunity Please call 250-754-2264 or email artsnan@island.net

 

PACIFIC CARE SOCIETY

Board Member. If you have time to meet every third Monday of each month (about 50 hrs annually) and have experience/knowledge in administration, finance, public relations, program development and have excellent communication skills, and an interest and commitment of the Society’s goals, please send your resume to dmagor@pacific-care.bc.ca or call Shanda at 250.756.2022.

 

Miscellaneous

 

SALVATION ARMY NEW HOPE CENTRE

Cook:  Volunteers to help prepare and cook meals for clients. 

Kitchen Helper:  Willing to help serve meals, make up plates, bus and other duties as required. 

Dishwasher:  Basic knowledge of commercial dishwasher.  Commitment of four hours per week.

Driver’s Helper/Meals: Help our driver pick up food donations from grocery stores around town.  Commitment of 6 hours one day a week.

A criminal record check is required for all positions The Centre is on several bus routes.

SALVATION ARMY THRIFT STORES

Clothing Helpers to sort, tag and hang clothing and linens at either North End store or Bowen Road store. Commitment of four hours per week.

Driver’s Helper: Strong person to help our driver pick up donations from private homes and stores.  Commitment of six hours one day per week.

A criminal record check is required for all positions

For any of the above positions, please contact Kim Maandag, Volunteer Coordinator at 250-824-0191 or email hr@sananaimo.org

 

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

Restore Cashiers

Here’s a terrific opportunity for someone who enjoys customer service! Habitat for Humanity is looking for cashiers at their Restore on Mostar Rd.  Shifts available for as little as 2 hours but 4 hour shifts preferred.  You will be greeting customers, working with cash and customer service.  Come out and join a fun team who enjoy giving back to our community!  Please contact Holly at 250-758-8743 or by email:  volunteercoordinator@habitatmvi.org

 

LITERACY CENTRAL V.I.

“Well Read Books” Coordinator

We are looking for a volunteer to coordinate the set up and management of our new gift section – have some fun with a great volunteer team supporting a very worthy community cause.  Must have previous experience in retail product inventory control, merchandizing and sales.  Training provided.  Please contact Rebecca Kirk via email at Rebecca@LiteracyCentralVI.org

 

CANADIAN MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION MID ISLAND

1.    Event Assistants:  Volunteers to help with set up / take down, as event hosts, taking tickets and giving out information at upcoming events.  Training/supervision provided.

2.    Fundraising Volunteer:  We are looking for volunteers to join our ongoing fundraising committee

For either position, please contact Gwen Vonarx, Program/Event Coordinator, at 250-244-4042 ext. 2 or email her at Gwen.vonarx@cmha.bc.ca

 

CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY

Advocacy Outreach Volunteer

We need a volunteer with strong communication skills and ability to inspire support, well organized and detail oriented, creative thinker, problem solving skills, comfortable with community outreach.  This position will require between 4 – 8 hours a month, working from home or through local community office, and attending meetings as needed, and will run between October and December, 2014 with possibility of extension.  Please contact Carolyn Cade at 1-800-663-7892 ext 226 or email virvolunteerengage@bc.cancer.ca

 

 

SPECIAL OLYMPICS NANAIMO

Club Fit & Athletics Program

We are looking for volunteers (must be over 12 years of age) to assist the head/asst. coaches with training at practice and regularly communicate with head coach.  The volunteer will bring enthusiasm, commitment and positive attitude, helping to enrich the lives of athletes.  No experience required.   A criminal record check is required, training and supervision provided.    Please contact Sylvia Taylor at 250-758-0630 or email sylvia-miller@shaw.ca

 

SMART Recovery, Family & Friends Support Group

Support Group Facilitator/Co-Facilitator

Calling all volunteers who are motivated to help others and who feel confident enough to lead an adult discussion group on Tuesday evenings from 6 – 8 pm.   Training provided to learn how to co-facilitate meetings with those coping with addictions of loved ones, and eventually facilitate meetings.   Please contact Carolyn Lambrechts at nanaimoff@gmail.com

 

LITERACY CENTRAL V.I.

Volunteer Tutors

We need volunteers with past experience and preparation in tutoring at the Commercial Street location.  Ideal for retired adult educators or those with past teacher training.  Abbreviated Tutor Training Course, to be held on October 7, 8 9 from 6 – 9pm.  Commitment of 3 hours/week for 6 months.  Criminal record check is required, the cost of which will be reimbursed.  Please contact Judith Russell or Brian Walker at tutors4literacy@viu.ca or telephone 250-754-8988.

 

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF CENTRAL V.I.

Clothing Volunteers

Volunteers wanted to assist with pick-ups, loading and unloading of bulk clothing bags.  Please contact Alice Dubbeldam at 250-756-2447 or email admin@bigscvi.ca

 

SCOUTS CANADA

  1. Cub Scout Leaders:  Volunteers interested in working with 8 – 10 year old boys and girls.  Outdoor skills, first aid training, and foodsafe an asset, two hours per week plus occasional weekends.   
  2. Beaver Scout Leaders:  Volunteers interested in working with 5 – 7 year old boys and girls.  Knowledge of songs, games, crafts, and the outdoors is an asset.  Two hours per week plus occasional weekends.   

Each volunteer must complete Scouts Canada training course (on line or in person).  Criminal record check required, paid for by Scouts Canada. Contact Melissa Bond by phone/text at 250-668-0983 or email to mbond@scouts.ca

 

MEALS ON WHEELS SOCIETY

Meal Delivery Drivers: 

Volunteers with a valid Class 5 drivers licence and a smile needed for 1 – 2 hours a week.  Driver orientation and kit provided. 

Day Captain:  Volunteers with general computer skills, email and organizational skills required for the office one day a week for 4 – 6 hours..  Extensive training provided. 

Criminal record check for both positions is required.  Please contact Sandra at 250-753-1300 or email her at mownanaimo@shaw.ca

 

NANAIMO 7-10 CLUB

Volunteer Drivers / Kitchen Helpers

1.    If you are an early bird, we need drivers to pick up from the stores.  We have a van or they can use their own vehicle and get paid by the km.  We also need volunteers to help serve breakfast, do prep work for breakfast. 

2.    Helpers to serve morning breakfast, handing out bag lunches, or in the kitchen making sandwiches, dishwashing, etc.

The 7-10 Club is open Mon-Fri from 7 – 10am.   To volunteer, please call Les at 250-714-0917 or email info@nanaimo710club.com, or just drop by one morning, ask for Les, and see what goes on there!

 

NANAIMO ART GALLERY

Gallery Attendant

If you have a strong interest in art, have experience in retail sales and cash handling, and can spare 3 hours w week, this may be for you.  Supervised training on site at the Gallery at 150 Commercial Street.  Criminal record check is required and will be paid for by the Art Gallery.  Please download application from downtown@nanaimogallery.ca and drop in with your resume to see Dawn Marusin between Tues-Sat 10am – 5pm.

 

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

ReStore

Nanaimo ReStore is looking for volunteers like you! We have jobs for everyone, so whether you are looking to get your hands on experience in the warehouse and receiving area, or looking to help with customer service or administration, we want you!  The Nanaimo ReStore revenue goes towards building homes for hardworking low income families within our Mid Vancouver Island community.  A commitment of 40hrs per year and steel toed shoes/boots are mandatory.  Please phone 250 -758-8078 and press 2 to speak to someone in the office.

 

SALVATION ARMY

Emergency Disaster Services Co-ordinator

Liaison between the Salvation Army Ministry Unit and Divisional HQ to help fulfill Emergency Disaster Services mandate before, during and after a provincially declared disaster.

Full volunteer position description available upon request.  Please contact Kim Maandag at kim_maandag@sananaimo.org for full details.

 

NANAIMO REGIONAL GENERAL HOSPITAL

Outpatient Host/Hostess

Do you have a friendly personality, a neat, tidy appearance, and the ability to accompany patients and visitors to other areas of the hospital (including pushing wheelchairs)?  We are looking for individuals to commit to a 3 hour shift once a week (from Monday to Friday).   

Please contact Lynne Tourond at 250-755-7637 or email:  lynne.tourond@viha.ca

 

NANAIMO MENS RESOURCE CENTRE

Clothing Volunteer

The Men’s Resource Centre requires a volunteer to come in to sort through and hang clothing donations for needy men in the community.  If you are able to donate some time to this valuable society, please contact Carmen at 250-714-8754 or gobetweenconsulting@gmail.com

 

CANADIAN RED CROSS – NANAIMO

Disaster Management – Emergency Response Team Leader

As a Disaster Management volunteer in a supervisory or leadership role, you will take a minimum of 100 hours of Red Cross training to learn how to best support those affected by disasters.   After this training is completed, you will be able to lead an Emergency Response Team or supervise a specific function area team in either field operations or support services that can be activated in the event of both small and large-scale disasters.   There are opportunities to further develop your leadership skills through training and exercises, gain emergency management and client service delivery skills and to share your expertise in key function areas like human resources, operations, finance and administration, planning and logistics. To apply please email bcyvolunteering@redcross.ca or call 1-855-995-3529

Client Service: Volunteer needed to work with clients and health care professionals to fulfill equipment requests.  Must be able to maintain paper and/or computer records regarding loans and returns, respond to phone enquiries regarding HELP and other Red Cross programs and receive financial donations.

Delivery Volunteer : Volunteer required to be responsible for loading and unloading of delivery vehicle, delivery and pick-up of equipment, equipment installation.  Some servicing and cleaning of equipment also necessary.

Technician Volunteer : Duties for this position would include inspection of  equipment for damage and perform routine maintenance, replace broken or worn-out parts as needed and clean and disinfect returned equipment, using an automated washer in some locations.  You would need to ensure equipment is appropriately labelled and numbered and that equipment is stored safely in warehouse.

Criminal Record check would be required, and reimbursement for same available.  Office is located at 3- 2525 McCullough Road, Nanaimo, BC V9S 4M9 - It is near a bus route 3.  Minimum of one 4 hour shift during the week Monday – Friday either 9:30 am – 1:00 pm or 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm as well as a minimum 6 month commitment is required. To apply please email bcyvolunteering@redcross.ca or call 1-855-995-3529

 

Office

 

THE NANAIMO ARTS COUNCIL

Administrative Assistant

We require a volunteer who is able to work independently, prioritize, and familiar with office procedures to be responsible for office duties including statistic tracking in Excel, keeping mailing lists current, word processing in Word, updating social media, assisting Executive Director in various activities.  Hours are flexible.  For full job description and/or to apply, email Sarah Schmidt at admin@nanaimoartscouncil.ca

 

THE COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS NANAIMO

Admin Assistantant

We urgently need someone with computer skills (Office, Excel) for 3 hours a day on Tuesday, Wednesday, and/or Thursday. This home office is located at 3153 Marion Way.  Time flexible, but preferred time is 1 – 4 pm.  Please contact Gwen Linski-Dulmage at 250-585-1536 or email nanaimo@tcfcanada.net

 

NANAIMO HEART AND STROKE FOUNDATION

Office Volunteer

Volunteers will have the opportunity to help with variety of office duties.  If you are organized with attention to detail, and have a knowledge of Microsoft Office, please contact Marica Benvin at 250-754-5274 or email her at mbenvin@hsf.bc.ca to apply.

 

V.I. CRISIS SOCIETY

Crisis Line Worker

We need volunteers with an empathetic, non-judgmental attitude, and basic computer skills.  Requires 65 hours of in-class instruction, and a commitment of 200 hours per year.  Shifts are 4 hours, and one 8hr overnight shift per month.  A criminal record check is required, paid for by V.I. Crisis.  Please contact Lucie at 250-753-2495 or email luciec@vicrisis.ca

 

HEART & STROKE FOUNDATION

Confirmation Callers

Enthusiastic volunteers required to support the team with callouts to campaign volunteers to confirm their continued support for 2014.  4 hour per week, training provided.  Please contact Marica Benvin at 250-754-5274 or email:  mbenvin@hsf.bc.ca

 

MID ISLAND ABILITIES AND INDEPENDENT LIVING

Office Assistant(s) Volunteer Coordinator and Client Coordinator

These two positions include orientation to the Society and the Nanaimo Senior Visiting Program, along with ongoing support and training. Looking for two (2) Volunteer that will assist in the office geared toward keeping all volunteer and client files updated, Calls to volunteers and clients expected as well as answering daily phone calls, be expected to call all clients regarding events. Volunteer Coordinator position will be expected to educate new volunteers about the Society. This is a GREAT way to update office skills and make a difference in the lives of seniors who are experiencing a degree of loneliness and/or isolation. Please contact: Executive Director Cathy Robson @ 250-756-9455 between hours of 10 am – 3pm.

 

NANAIMO WOMAN'S RESOURCE CENTRE

Volunteers for centre and events

The Nanaimo Women’s Resources Society is actively searching for volunteers to work in our Centre or to volunteer for various events we are planning to hold. Come join an enthusiastic & compassionate team of women. Please call us at 250-753-0633 email coordinator@nanaimowomen.com

 

VOLUNTEER NANAIMO Needs Used Computers   

If you have a newer used computer and would like to donate it to our computer community service program Watchdog, please call us at 250-758-7121.  We refurbish computers for use by non-profit agencies or low income recipients.

 

NANAIMO ARTS COUNCIL

Desk Attendants

Volunteers needed to cover 4 hour shifts at the gallery in Nanaimo North Town Centre. Minimum commitment is 8 – 12 hours per month. Duties include: greeting the public, business transactions, learning about works of exhibiting visual artists, providing information on arts programs offered by the Arts Council. Training will be provided. Contact Sarah Schmidt at:  250-729-3947 or by email at admin@nanaimoartscouncil.ca

 

Seniors

NANAIMO FAMILY LIFE ASSOCIATION

Senior Peer Counsellor

If you are a retired adult, 60 years or more, with your own vehicle and have an interest in seniors, good listening, communication and empathy, this could be for you.  We provide 12 training sessions beginning February 11, 2015 of 3 hours group and one to one group.  After successful training, we need a commitment of two hours a week.  Please contact Mia Goodall at 250-754-3331 ext. 716 to make an appointment or apply in person at 1070 Townsite Road.  No resume required, but a criminal record check is, and will be paid for after training completion.

“Better at Home” Service Volunteer

“Better at Home” offers a range of non-medical home support services, including friendly visiting, transportation to appointments, light yard work, minor home repairs, snow shoveling, light housekeeping,  grocery shopping, etc.  If you are interested in joining our volunteer team here at Nanaimo Family Life and make a big difference in a seniors life.  Please contact Mia Goodall or Cathy Holmes at 250-754 3331.

 

 

 

PARADISE ISLE SENIORS

Piano Player/Organizer of Choir.

Volunteer required to organize and lead the choir, every Thursday morning from 10 – 11.30 am. Basic skills and abilities required as a piano player. Contact: Hazel Smith, President @250 754-9566 or by email karyn1969@hotmail.com

 

KIWANIS VILLAGE

Be a part of a friendly team in a great environment!  Volunteers support Kiwanis Village residents by assisting with activities, visiting, and much more. 

Friendly visitors enjoy nice conversations and may also play games with residents, while dog visitors give joy to others by visiting with their canine companions.  The ability to provide assistance of various types is almost limitless, and volunteers accompany residents on shopping trips, help people brush up on their artistic techniques, and assist in many other ways.  Residents who experience cognitive challenges or who have feelings of isolation, benefit from spending time with understanding volunteers in a social support role, or through being provided with music that evokes memories and positive feelings as part of our Music and Memory program.  If you have a special skill to contribute or specific interest that you want to pursue, please contact us to explore opportunities for a personalized volunteer role.  For more information, or to apply, please contact Alanna Larsen, Volunteer Coordinator, at 250-740-3689 or at alannalarsen@kiwanisvillage.ca

 

MID ISLAND ABILITIES & INDEPENDENT LIVING SOCIETY

Telephone Caller

Nanaimo Telephone Visiting Society is looking for caring, mature individuals who would like to make a difference in the lives of seniors who are experiencing a degree of loneliness. Volunteers needed to perform telephone calls to seniors. Must have understanding of seniors and their needs, have good listening and communication skills; be patience, understanding and friendly.  Position includes orientation to the Society and the Nanaimo Senior Visiting Program, along with ongoing support and training. Resume and RCMP criminal record check required – volunteer responsible.  Please contact: Executive Director Cathy Robson @ 250-756-9455 between hours of 10 am – 3pm..

In Home Visitor for seniors

Nanaimo Telephone Visiting Society is looking for caring, mature individuals who would like to make a difference in the lives of seniors who are experiencing a degree of loneliness.

Volunteers needed to visit seniors in their own homes. Good understanding of seniors and their needs, good communication and listening skills necessary. Society and Program orientation support and training is provided. Must be able to drive. Resume and RCMP criminal record check required – volunteer responsible. Please contact: Executive Director Cathy Robson @ 250-756-9455 between hours of 10 am – 3pm..

Drivers for events.   

This position is a little or a lot of driving depending on your time commitment. We have programs once a month that may need ONLY two hours once a month, Lots of notice when we will need your time. (Unless you choose to drive for the Port Theatre Angel Program-short notice). Society and Program orientation support and training is provided Requirements of volunteer must have a valid driver’s licence.. Resume and RCMP criminal record check required – volunteer responsible. Please contact: Executive Director Cathy Robson @ 250-756-9455 between hours of 10 am – 3pm.

News Letter Volunteer

Looking for a volunteer with some experience putting together a newsletter but  not necessary. Most information going into Newsletter will be provided. This position will include additional minI flyers sent to volunteers monthly. Can work from office or home. Position includes orientation to the Society and the Nanaimo Senior Visiting Program, along with ongoing support and training. Resume and RCMP criminal record check required – volunteer responsible.  Please contact: Executive Director Cathy Robson @ 250-756-9455 between hours of 10 am – 3pm.

 

YANA (You Are Not Alone)

Visit (with or without a pet) Volunteers

Visitor volunteers urgently needed.  You love your pet, so why not share that love with a lonely person.  Or simply befriend an elderly person one-to-one and bring your ray of sunshine along.  Commitment is only 30 minutes a week over a longer term.   Excellent family or youth volunteering opportunity.    Please contact Diane Morris at 250-729-0233.

 

ALZHEIMER SOCIETY OF BC

Support Group Co-Facilitator

Volunteer with excellent listening interpersonal skills, knowledge of dementia, willing to learn, facilitation skills, time management.  Required to take 2 day training seminar, attend dementia education.  Will receive on the job training/reading/online.  Commitment of one year requested.  Criminal record check required.  Please contact Jane Hope, Coordinator, at 250-734-4170 or email her at jhope@alzheimerbc.org

- First Link Volunteer. Volunteers with experience /knowledge of working with older adults with dementia or a willingness to learn. Work under the direction of the coordinator, make phone calls to family members to discuss resources, provide support, record client information, and occasionally perform “in person” support. Minimum one shift per week, of 2-4 hours. A one year commitment is requested.  Minds in Motion Volunteer. Beban Social Centre Volunteers who enjoy people, and are patient and friendly, and have experience working with older adults and are physically able to participate in fitness program, required on Tuesday afternoons, 1 – 3pm for a three month minimum commitment. To apply for either position, or to learn more, please contact Tina Biello at 250-734-4171 or email  tbiello@alzheimerbc.org

- Volunteer Coordinator. Volunteer with organizational, supervisory, computer – Word/Excel, interpersonal, problem solving, customer service, multitasking, and management skills required for this on-going position. A commitment of one year is requested, and a criminal record check is required, paid for by the agency. A resume is also requested. Training with staff members / possible weekend training in Vancouver. Please contact Jane Hope at 250-734- 4170. Alzheimer Resource Centre, 1585 Bowen Road

 

NANAIMO STROKE RECOVERY GROUP

Exercise Class Facilitator  

We require a qualified instructor to lead an exercise class for a stroke recovery group, on two Fridays a month, from 11 am to 12 noon at the Bowen Seniors Centre. Please telephone Rose at 250-753-5328.

 

NANAIMO TRAVELLERS LODGE

 Information Desk Volunteer

Customer service oriented, friendly volunteer required to work a 3 hour shift, 1pm – 4pm weekdays.  There is a two hour orientation session.  A criminal record check is required, the cost for which will be reimbursed after 20 hours of volunteer work.  Please call Carolina, Programs Manager, at 250-760-2639 or email carolina.ponsford@nantralodge.bc.ca

 

Youth

SPECIAL OLYMPICS NANAIMO

Fundaments Youth Program Leader

Volunteers required for this ongoing program for young athletes with intellectual disabilities ages 7 – 11 starting on January 13th, 2015, one day a week for 1 hour (break for June–September).  Basic movement skills and sport related motor skills along with training and competition, with fun and meaningful interaction.  A criminal record check is required.  Contact Michelle Cruickshank at 250-208-5402 or email mcruickshank@specialolympics.bc.ca

 

SCOUTS CANADA

  1. Cub Scout Leaders:  Volunteers interested in working with 8 – 10 year old boys and girls.  Outdoor skills, first aid training, and foodsafe an asset, two hours per week plus occasional weekends.   
  2. Beaver Scout Leaders:  Volunteers interested in working with5 – 7 year old boys and girls.  Knowledge of songs, games, crafts, and the outdoors is an asset.  Two hours per week plus occasional weekends.   

Each volunteer must complete Scouts Canada training course (on line or in person).  Criminal record check required, paid for by Scouts Canada. Contact Melissa Bond by phone/text at 250-668-0983 or email to mbond@scouts.ca

 

LITERACY CENTRAL VANCOUVER ISLAND

Bears & Beams

Volunteers needed to work with students.  The Bears & Beams Program is run through Literacy C V I.  It matches volunteers with schools in School District 68 and provides help to kids that need some extra support with reading and math.  No specific training is required, just your willingness, patience and enthusiasm to help students during school hours.  A criminal record check will be required.  For more information please contact Bobbi @ 250-754-8988, or email bearsandbeams@literacycentralvi.org

 

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF BRITISH COLUMBIA

Facilitator

For Volunteers who want to make a difference in Youths lives, enjoy working with young children/teenagers, and help them understand financial literacy.  Flexible and creative with a sense of humour, are comfortable sharing your own business/career experiences and able to work well in a team setting.

If you have:

• Good understanding of career planning or,

• Good understanding of business management concepts – experience in small business an asset

• Comfortable speaking in front of a group of students

• Able to creatively engage/involve teenagers

• Able to co-facilitate with a volunteer partner (if necessary)

. Lead class discussions and involve students in activities

• Prepare for session(s), both independently and with volunteer partner

• Communicate with volunteer partner and JA staff in a timely manner

• A clean Criminal Record check (After-School Program only)

 Please contact: gail.stroud@jabc.org  or phone 1–250-510-7671.

 

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF CVI

1.    Clothing Donations Wanted:  The Society is accepting donations in good condition of  gently used clothing, shoes, bags, bedding and towels.  Please call Monday-Thursday, 9am – 4pm, at 250-756-2447.  Email admin@bigscvi.ca .  Clothing can also be dropped off at the office during work hours.#3 – 2350 Labieux Road, Nanaimo

2.    School Mentor: Help make the difference in the life of a child.  During the school year, become a mentor one hour a week.  A minimum six-month commitment is required, as well as a criminal record check.  Please call Paulyne at 250-756-2447.

3.    Big Brothers Needed: Start Something – Make a difference while having fun.  Mentoring programs provide boys with a role model and friend to share experiences of growing up.  Require minimum one year commitment, once a week for 2-4 hours, as well as a criminal record check.  Please call Paulyne for more information 250-756-2447.