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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 April 16rd,  2014

.New Volunteer Ads and Special Events

 

CANADIAN RED CROSS – NANAIMO

Casual Employee

Assist in Client Services Support, providing administrative duties for the HELP Program. Completion for Grade 12 and one year job related experience, or a combination of education and experience required. Excellent computer skills are essential; data entry and database skills. Applicant must be physically fit.  Valid BC driver’s licence required.

 

Interested parties may submit a cover letter and resume:  quote competition #14-0411-B by April 25, 2014 to: The Canadian Red Cross Society Attn: Diane Marwick 3-2525 McCullough Rd Nanaimo, BC  V9S 4M9 email: diane.marwick@redcross.ca or fax to 250-756-9362   

 

CANADIAN NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR THE BLIND  (CNIB)

Vision Mate

Assist someone with vision loss with reading, organizing, walks, errand and social visits. Orientation and training is provided. Minimum  commitment -6 month  - 2 hours/week.

Criminal record check required. Contact Jaishree Narsih, Volunteer Services Coordinator

Email:  jaishree.narsih@cnib.ca or by Ph: 250-595-1100 Local 6032   Fax: 250-595-1129

 

CANADIAN MENTAL HEALTH SOCIETY – Event Helper “Clara’s Big Ride”

Volunteer required -  taking tickets, serving punch for this event. .  Need to be available May 16, 2014 – 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm.  No criminal record search required. Training will be provided.  Contact Gwen Vonarx at 250-244-4042 or email: gwen.vonarx@cmha.bc.ca for further details.

 

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 volunteers@kiwanisvillage.ca

 

JBCS OPERATION GENERATION BIKE CLUB

Seeking volunteers where adults and youth work together to repair and maintain bicycles. No prior bike repair experience necessary.  Hours from  9:30 am – 12:15 pm.   Criminal record search required. Contact Tyler Walker at info@hubcitycycles.ca for further information.

 

2014 BC SUMMER GAMES – July 17 – 20 – Nanaimo  BC

Volunteers required before, during and following the games in a variety of areas including administration, registration, food service and many more. Volunteer registration is now available on-line at www.bcgames.org  or contact Patrick Maguire at maguirep@telus.net     

 

CANADIAN BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION

CIBC Run for the Cure

Volunteers needed for this annual event in the following positions:

Volunteer Co-ordinator – will take on recruiting, scheduling and recognizing event volunteers;

Co-Run Director, Logistics – will support and empower the coordinators on the committee;

Co-Run Director, Fundraising – support and empower committee to provide a great experience for participants;

Team Fundraising Co-ordinator – be the first line of communication to all team captains, build relationships, hear the stories and make connections with teams;

Run Day Program & Survivor Engagement Coordinator – manage celebration ceremonies on Run day;

Communications Co-ordinator – help increase awareness of the Run in your local community to drive participation, fundraising and volunteering.  Experience in media, social media and marketing an asset.

Individual Fundraising Co-ordinator – first line of communication for new and returning participants.

For a full job description and/or to apply for any of these positions, please contact Patrick Howell, Vancouver Island Run Coordinator, at 250-384-3328 or email phowell@chcf.org

 

LITERACY CENTRAL V.I.

Handy Man

We need a volunteer with carpentry and/or small repairs skills to do odd jobs, together with lifting book boxes in the store at 19 Commercial Street 2 – 4 hours a week.  If this interests you, please contact Wendy at 250-754-8988, or email wendy@literacycentralvi.org or just drop in to the store Monday-Friday 9 – 5.

 

ASPENGROVE SCHOOL

Assistants at Gala Fundraiser

Aspengrove School requires four (4) helpers to sell drink tickets at the fundraising gala being held at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre on April 26, 2014.. Some training on using credit card machine and ticket prices to be provided.  Minimum commitment of 4 hours over the course of this evening event which will run from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m.  If you are able to assist with this event, please contact Liz at 250-390-2201 or email:  lsimard@aspengroveschool.ca

 

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

 

NANAIMO FAMILY LIFE ASSOCIATION

“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.

 

NANAIMO 7-10 CLUB

Drivers

7 – 10 Club is in need of early morning drivers on Monday, Thursday or Friday.  It is an early morning position from 6:45 a.m. to 8 or possibly 9 a.m.  You would pick up product from various stores in the community and deliver to Nanaimo 7-10 Club..Van is available, or you can use your own vehicle and be paid mileage.  Interested parties can contact Les at 250-714-0917 between the hours of 7 a.m. and 10 a.m.

 

NANAIMO EMPIRE DAYS

Committee Members

Nanaimo Empire Days is in need of assistance in many areas to ensure that another successful celebration happens in our fair city!  If you are able to assist with any of the following, please sign up now!

Fundraising, gaming application, city applications, gaming and city grants, accounting, entertainment committees.  The more, the merrier, and many hands make the workload smaller for everyone involved.

Also required is a driver to pull the float (and drive) to the different parades that we attend, and someone to order cake, pick up and deliver to the crowning ceremony.

Although this seems like a tall order, it can be done with the support of community volunteers!

Please contact Diana at dianalilley@telus.net or leave a message at 250-716-9288

 

BETHLEHEM RETREAT CENTRE

Residential Positions at Spiritual Retreat

Two fold opportunity for couple or 2 individuals.  First is General Maintenance & Security, second is Hospitality & Phone reception.  Orientation training provided, 3 month probationary period, 1 year commitment preferred.  Room & board included. 

 

 

 

Garden Helper

If you have 2 to 8 hours to spare each week, are interested in gardening, have a basic knowledge of plants vs. weeds, have a desire to grow food, and are capable to bending/kneeling, this is for you. You will be given an orientation to the veggie garden and have a meeting with the head garden volunteer. 

For any of these positions, please contact Judi Malcolm by email  brcjmalcom@shaw.ca (preferred) or call 250-754-3254 between 8 a.m. & 4 p.m. for further details.

 

COMMUNITY FOR KIDS CENTRAL VANCOUVER ISLAND

Board / Committee Members

An amazing opportunity for anyone who has ever been involved with B C Childrens 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

 

NANAIMO FAMILY LIFE

Nanaimo Family Life Association is looking for people to join our Volunteer Counselling team.

Our 2014 training starts in April. Prerequisites are Counselling I and Counselling II at VIU

or equivalent experience / training elsewhere.  For more information please contact:

Mia Goodall Volunteer Counselling Program Coordinator at 250 754 3331 ext 716

 

SALVATION ARMY

Social Media Volunteer

If you love all things social media, have knowledge of Facebook pages, Craigs List, Mailchimp, and Picmonkey, this could be for you.  You will work closely with a supervisor until comfortable on your own, then weekly contact.  This position may be able to do most work from home. A one year commitment is required.  A criminal record check is required, partly paid for by the agency with a letter from themPlease contact Kim Maandag at 250.754.2621 or email her at kim_maandag@sananaimo.org

 

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

 

 

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

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

 

Special Events

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

 

CANADIAN BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION

CIBC Run for the Cure

Volunteers needed for this annual event in the following positions:

Volunteer Co-ordinator – will take on recruiting, scheduling and recognizing event volunteers;

Co-Run Director, Logistics – will support and empower the coordinators on the committee;

Co-Run Director, Fundraising – support and empower committee to provide a great experience for participants;

Team Fundraising Co-ordinator – be the first line of communication to all team captains, build relationships, hear the stories and make connections with teams;

Run Day Program & Survivor Engagement Coordinator – manage celebration ceremonies on Run day;

Communications Co-ordinator – help increase awareness of the Run in your local community to drive participation, fundraising and volunteering.  Experience in media, social media and marketing an asset.

Individual Fundraising Co-ordinator – first line of communication for new and returning participants.

For a full job description and/or to apply for any of these positions, please contact Patrick Howell, Vancouver Island Run Coordinator, at 250-384-3328 or email phowell@chcf.org

 

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 B C Childrens 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 Members 

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.  Please contact: Executive Director Cathy Robson @ 250-756-9455 between hours of 10 am – 3pm.

 

CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY

Community Daffodil Steering Committee

Volunteers who are friendly, outgoing, organized, have strong communication skills and record keeping, required to serve from November through to the April 2014 Daffodil Campaign Committee.  Includes sale of pins, cut flowers, door-to-door campaign and Daffodil Day events.  Working with other committee members to determine sales sites, promotions, event planning, recruitment, record sales and reconcile donations, and other related duties.  Job-specific training, volunteer orientation, optional workforce leadership program, ongoing support.  Contact Anna Glenny at 1-800-663-7892 ext 226 or email her at virvolunteerengage@bc.cancer.ca

 

 

 

 

CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY

2014 Relay For Life Organising Committee Volunteer

Canadian Cancer Society Relay For Life is more than just a fundraising event. It is an opportunity to get together with family and friends to celebrate cancer survivors, remember and honour loved ones lost to cancer, and fight back against this devastating disease.  We are looking for energetic volunteers to fill both leadership and supporting roles in our organising committee. Getting involved with Relay For Life will allow you to gain or enhance your leadership skills, strengthen your team work and communication skills and a chance to develop your business and community network. 
For more information please email
virvolunteerengage@bc.cancer.ca or register online at www.cancervolunteer.ca

 

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF BRITISH COLUMBIA

Facilitator

For Volunteers who want to make a difference in Youths lives, enjoy working with young children/teenagers, are 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.

Skills, Experience: Dependent on the unique course volunteer competencies and financial literacy may vary:

• 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)

Responsibilities & Activities

• 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 – 1-250-510-7671

 

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF C.V.I.

Fund Development Committee

We are looking for volunteers with fundraising experience, and special events.  A commitment of 4 – 6 hours per month preferred.  Please contact Denise at 250-756-2447.

 

CANADIAN MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION – Board Member.  Do you have a desire to change the community, your life and widen your experience with mental health issues?  Volunteers are required 4 hours per month – evening meetings.  A resume is required. Contact: Lynda Cockshutt @ Lynda.Cockshutt@CMHA.bc.ca or at 126 Haliburton Street, Nanaimo. Ph # 250-244-4042

 

NANAIMO RECYCLING EXCHANGE - Secretary to the Board – Volunteer with good communication, writing and computer skills needed - send resume via email to nreboard@outlook.com

 

 

MID ISLAND CHAPTER, OSTEOPOROSIS CANADA

Board of Directors

The Mid Island Chapter of Osteoporosis Canada is seeking volunteers to serve on their board of directors.  Duties are mild (quarterly meeting and minimal reporting to the national office), but there is potential for someone with drive and passion to develop the chapter into a more active community group.  Currently support group meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month at 10am in the meeting room at Parksville Pharmasave.  Contact Lisa Leger at 250-951-0243 or lisaps@shaw.ca for details.

 

NANAIMO FOODSHARE SOCIETY- Board Members

Volunteers with leadership skills interested in local food issues. Fundraising experience, required for networking, marketing, creative thinking, problem solving, communications and a desire to be involved. Please telephone Executive Director Crystal Dennison at 250-753-9393 or email foodshareadmin@shaw.ca

 

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.

 

SPCA NANAIMO (Nanaimo & District BCSPCA)- Committee Volunteers

Volunteer positions are available on the community council for the Nanaimo BCSPCA. SPCA membership is required.Please contact Barb Burtwistle @ 250 756-3656 or email wistle@shaw.ca

 

VILLAGES CONNECTED - Directors with the following skills respectively: marketing & communications, web design & programming, secretarial. Resume required.  Minimum commitment 8 hours/mth. Criminal record check required (agency will pay).Contact: de Villiers van Zyl  at 250 619-3157  or devilliers@villagesconnected.org

 

YANA (You Are Not Alone) SENIORS SOCIETY Board Members

We are looking for Board members who can give about one hour a month to attend a board meeting, and would like to join this friendly group. For more information, please contact us at YANA Seniors Society at 250-729- 0233 or e-mail  YANASeniorsSociety@shaw.ca

 

Miscellaneous

 

LITERACY CENTRAL V.I.

Handy Man

We need a volunteer with carpentry and/or small repairs skills to do odd jobs, together with lifting book boxes in the store at 19 Commercial Street 2 – 4 hours a week.  If this interests you, please contact Wendy at 250-754-8988, or email wendy@literacycentralvi.org or just drop in to the store Monday-Friday 9 – 5.

 

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

 

NANAIMO 7-10 CLUB

Drivers

7 – 10 Club is in need of early morning drivers on Monday, Thursday or Friday.  It is an early morning position from 6:45 a.m. to 8 or possibly 9 a.m.  You would pick up product from various stores in the community and deliver to Nanaimo 7-10 Club..Van is available, or you can use your own vehicle and be paid mileage.  Interested parties can contact Les at 250-714-0917 between the hours of 7 a.m. and 10 a.m.

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. Please contact June

 

RED CROSS

Customer Service Volunteer

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.

Please contact June Hruby, Volunteer Coordinator at coastalvolunteering@redcross.ca

Contact Number: 1-800-661-9055 ext 3509 or Fax: 250-382-3420

 

ERRINGTON THERAPEUTIC RIDING ASSOCIATION

Errington Therapeutic Riding Assoc. (ETRA) requires adult sidewalkers for the spring session.  Must be able to commit to 2 or 3 hours on a Tuesday or Wednesday for an 11 week session.   Orientation will be held at Pyramid Stables is Lantzville on March 25th with lessons beginning on April 1st until June 11th.  For more information or to be added to the list for orientation, please call  or email Karen at 754-4962 karenanker@shaw.ca

 

BETHLEHEM RETREAT CENTRE

Residential Positions at Spiritual Retreat

Two fold opportunity for couple or 2 individuals.  First is General Maintenance & Security, second is Hospitality & Phone reception.  Orientation training provided, 3 month probationary period, 1 year commitment preferred.  Room & board included. 

Garden Helper

If you have 2 to 8 hours to spare each week, are interested in gardening, have a basic knowledge of plants vs. weeds, have a desire to grow food, and are capable to bending/kneeling, this is for you. You will be given an orientation to the veggie garden and have a meeting with the head garden volunteer. 

For any of these positions, please contact Judi Malcolm by email  brcjmalcom@shaw.ca (preferred) or call 250-754-3254 between 8 a.m. & 4 p.m. for further details.

 

LIFERING RECOVERY

Convenor

LifeRing Secular Recovery is expanding and  looking for a person(s) to convene a weekly support meeting in Nanaimo. You must be in recovery yourself for at least 6 months. We practice 100% abstinence of alcohol and non prescriptive drugs. We provide support to those wishing to be free of addictive substances. If this sounds like something you would be interested in please contact Dave McConnell at Dave@LifeRingCanada.org. For more information please see our website at www.liferingcanada.org

 

 

 

NANAIMO FAMILY LIFE

Nanaimo Family Life Association is looking for people to join our Volunteer counselling team.

Our 2014 training starts in April. Prerequisites are Counselling I and Counselling II at VIU

or equivalent experience / training elsewhere.  For more information please contact:

Mia Goodall Volunteer Counselling Program Coordinator at 250 754 3331 ext 716

 

SALVATION ARMY

Social Media Volunteer

If you love all things social media, have knowledge of Facebook pages, Craigs List, Mailchimp, and Picmonkey, this could be for you.  You will work closely with a supervisor until comfortable on your own, then weekly contact.  This position may be able to do most work from home. A one year commitment is required.  A criminal record check is required, partly paid for by the agency with a letter from themPlease contact Kim Maandag at 250.754.2621 or email her at kim_maandag@sananaimo.org

 

NANAIMO 7 – 10 CLUB

Drivers Needed

We are in need of a couple of drivers.  We need someone for Monday, Thursday or Friday.  It is early in the morning from 6:45 to 8.00 or 9.00 am.  They would be picking up at different stores around town and delivering it to the Nanaimo 7-10 Club.  You may use your own car and get paid by the km or we have a Van that could be used.  If interested please call Les between the hours of 7am to 10am at 250-714-0917.

 

BC BLIND SPORTS

Volunteer Guides Needed

Fitness Program- January 23rd -March 27th 2014

Every Thursday    Class 1@1:15    Class2@2:30

BC Blind Sports is setting up another 10 week fitness for blind/sight impaired persons. This year we are running classes back to back every Thursday at 1:15 and 2:30pm in the Bowen Park Lawn Bowling Clubhouse. Each class will hold up to 25 people. The program was designed by BCBS and classes are taught by a certified fitness trainer. Classes focus on increasing flexibility, muscle strength and balance. Exercises take place seated on a chair or standing using the chair as a support. The role of the volunteer is to assist participants with proper positioning during class. Some participants will require more help than others depending on remaining sight.  It’s not necessary to be in top physical condition and training is provided. Volunteers are required to become a member of BCBS to qualify as a guide. The yearly membership fee is $5.00.  If anyone would like to find out more information or sign up then please contact Carolyn Gunn 250-716-9053

 

 

 

 

 

 

EMPIRE DAYS

Set up/Take Down Personnel

Assistance is required by Empire Days committee to pick up supplies on the evening of May 17, set up of Diana Krall Plaza early a.m. May 18, and take down of Diana Krall Plaza May 18 afternoon.  Use of truck required, prefer at least 2 strong individuals.  Please contact Diana at 250-716-9288 (lv message) or email:  dianaliley@telus.net

Committee Members

Enthusiastic committee members to help with planning, set up and execution of Empre Days festivities.  Parade day is May 18th, 2014.  Please contact Diana at 250-716-9288 or email:  dianaliliey@telus.net

 

NANAIMO REGIONAL GENERAL HOSPITAL “CODE BREW” COFFEE KIOSK

Volunteer Baristas support staff during busy times of the day by brewing coffee and serving items to customers at our coffee shop in the lobby of Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. Several three hour shifts available from Monday to Friday – 9am to Noon, Noon to 3pm and 4:30pm to 7:30pm.  Volunteers must be able to stand on their feet for the entire shift and lift coffee urns with up to four liters of liquid. Good communication and customer service skills required. Minimum 6 month commitment expected for one regular shift per week. Seasonal flu shot necessary. Casual on call/backup volunteer opportunities also available. Code Brew serves hundreds of customers per day and profits support the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation! Contact Daniel Cayer at 250-740-2624 or daniel@nanaimohospitalfoundation.com

 

LITERACY CENTRAL VANCOUVER ISLAND

Volunteers needed to help in our childrens’ bookstore "Well Read Kids", 19 Commercial Street, Nanaimo.  3 - 4 hours per week, pricing & shelving books.  Please contact Well Read Books Supervisor at 250-591-2665 or stop in and fill out an application.

 

CANADIAN MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION

Massage Therapist / Accupuncturist / Hairstylist/Physiotherapist / Podiatrist

CMHA is in search of the above specialists to donate 2 hours per month during the first 3 weeks of the month to provide support to persons living with mental health and addiction issues at the Wesley Street housing. This would be amazing opportunity to assist with improving and strengthening the capacities of those facing mental health challenges. For more information,   please contact Christine at 250-591-3999 or email:  Christine.bhartu@cmha.bc.ca

CMHA will compensate for criminal record check fees for any service provider.

 

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).   

 

 

 

 

Companion for Dufferin Place Residents for visits to NRGH

In need of individuals who are friendly and calm mannered with good communications skills that would like to assist a Dufferin resident with their visits to the hospital.  It would mean meeting them upon arrival at the hospital and taking them to their various appointments and waiting with them until their ride to return to their residence arrived.  Must be able to push a wheelchair within the hospital

Gift Shop Cashier

Looking for friendly individuals to assist at the NRGH Gift Shop.  Some cash experience is preferred.  Shifts would be 3 hours a week, Monday to Friday (times:  10 a.m. – 1 p.m.; 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.; 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.)

For all three of above positions, if any sound like something you could see yourself involved with, please contact Lynne Tourond at 250-755-7637 or email:  lynne.tourond@viha.ca

 

SPECIAL OLYMPICS NANAIMO

Track & Field Coaches:

We are looking for volunteers willing to put in time and effort on Mondays from 5.45 – 6.45 pm at NDSS Rotary Bowl track to June of 2014.  NCCP Special Olympics Coach training provided.   A commitment of one full season is requested, and coaching or athletic experience would be an asset.  A commitment of at least one full season is required.  A criminal record check is also required, and will be paid for by Special Olympics.  On bus Route #3 and #4.  Please contact Glenn Popenko at 250-245-4774 or gpopenko@gmail.com

 

THE CEREBRAL PALSY ASSOCIATION OF BC

Volunteer Guide Companion

We are looking for one or more volunteers in Nanaimo to assist one of our members in learning her way around Nanaimo. This individual is blind and has Cerebral Palsy; she is eager to be comfortable with Nanaimo so she can access a guide dog.  If you have 2 hours a week or a few days a week and would like to make a difference in someone’s life, please contact Deirdre Stevens at The Cerebral Palsy Association of BC. Email: supportworker@bccerebralpasly.com

Toll Free: 1-800-663-0004

 

NANAIMO STROKE RECOVERY

Walking Companion

In search of volunteers with approximately ½ hour to walk with a client who feels a bit unsteady to walk on her own.  If you are able to assist, please contact Rose at 250-753-5328.

 

CANADIAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION

Coin Box Volunteer

Volunteer needed to be responsible for picking up coin boxes in the area and bring them into the office when full.  This would require approximately 4 hours per month.  Instructions will be provided, and use of a car would be ideal.  Please contact Penny at 1-250-382-5454 or email her at:  penny.murray@diabetes.ca

 

 

 

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

ReStore help

Volunteers with good customer service, friendly and outgoing to assist re-store customers. Contact Judy Huston @ 250 -758-8078 fax: 250-758 8096 or come into the store and ask for Dave Deimling – commitment of 40hrs per year and steel toed shoes/boots are mandatory .

 

COMMUNITY POLICE PROGRAM - Speed Watch Program Volunteers.

Speed Angels Take an interest in your community and road safety. Individuals must be over aged 19 with a clean driver’s license. Only 4 hours a month during school hours.  All training and equipment provided. Call RCMP Traffic Section 250.754.2345.

 

Office

 

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.

 

LITERACY CENTRAL VANCOUVER ISLAND

Publications Developer

Volunteers with extensive experience with Microsoft Publisher or equivalent, who are creative and enjoy taking on a project, required for this downtown Society.  Volunteer will collaborate with CEO and coordinators to develop professional, consistent messaging material.  Flexible hours.  If this interests you, please contact Rebecca Kirk at 250-754-8988 or email Rebecca@LiteracyCentralVI.org

 

NANAIMO DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTRE

Reception & Permit Processing Volunteer

Volunteer needed to greet walk in clients, answer phones, take messages, provide information and referrals, and process Parking Permit applications.  All training will be provided, and the volunteer will always have a support staff member nearby.  Shifts available Monday to Thursday 10 am to 2 pm (4 hours week/ 6 month commitment).  Criminal record check is required, which will be paid for by the NDRC.  Please contact Christina Young at 250-758-5547 or email your resume to christina@nrdrc.org.

 

 

 

 

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

 

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 an old used computer and would like to donate it to our computer community service program Watchdog, please call us at 250-758-7121.

 

CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY – Unit Office Volunteer

Volunteers with a cheerful attitude, great people skills and able to pay attention to detail required for a 4-hour shift once day per week.  Basic computer skills an asset.  Training and supervision is provided by the Leadership Committee who run the office, with staff partners available to answer questions.  A commitment of six months is required.  A criminal record check is not required.  Please apply via phone to Anna Glenny at 1-800-663-7892 or email aglenny@bc.cancer.ca

 

NANAIMO RED CROSS SOCIETY (Health Equipment Loan Program HELP)  

Client Services. Volunteer to provide front line assistance to clients who require a loan for up to three months of wheelchairs, walkers, commodes, canes, etc. One 4 hour shift per week, either 9.30am to 1pm,or 1pm to 4.30pm Monday through Friday.  Contact Diane Marwick, HELP coordinator, at 250-756-9363 ext. 222 or email diane.marwick@redcross.ca

 

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

 

ALZHEIMER SOCIETY OF BC-Office Assistant Volunteer

Volunteer needed for general office duties including filing, updating resources, answering calls to referral sources and general organization. Please contact Jane Hope at 250-734-4170 or email jhope@alzheimerbc.org

 

NANAIMO TRAVELLERS LODGE:  Information Desk

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

 

 

Seniors

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 volunteers@kiwanisvillage.ca

 

NANAIMO FAMILY LIFE ASSOCIATION

“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.

 

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.

Intake/Assessment Volunteer 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. A background in Social Work, Counselling, or Peer Support would be a great asset, this experience is not necessary but helpful. Must be supportive with compassion and understanding towards the vulnerable sector. Society and Program orientation support and training is provided. Must be able to drive. Vehicle may be provided. Reimbursement for mileage included. Resume and RCMP criminal record check required – volunteer responsible. Please contact: Executive Director Cathy Robson @ 250-756-9455 between hours of 10 am – 3pm.

Event Volunteers.

This position is a little or a lot depending on your time commitment. We have Volunteers that often participate in program social activities that go on regularly such as teas, bbq’s, monthly coffee, monthly shopping etc. We always need help with our Annual Garage Sale and Annual Christmas Luncheon. This would include assistance with calling, events, setups, organization.  No experience necessary.  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.

 

PARADISE ISLE SENIORS

Piano Player/Organizer of Choir.

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

 

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

 

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, are 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.

Skills, Experience: Dependent on the unique course volunteer competencies and financial literacy may vary:

• 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)

Responsibilities & Activities:

 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 – 250-510-7671

 

KIDS ON THE BLOCK PUPPET PROGRAM

 Program Co-ordinator Assistant

This position is a little or a lot depending on your time commitment. We need an assistant to help coordinate workshop times. Good communication skills are essential. No experience necessary. You will be working with Coordinator and Puppeteers.  Full orientation of program, video training, workshop training provided along with ongoing support. Resume and RCMP criminal record check required – volunteer responsible. Vehicle is necessary. Please contact: Executive Director Cathy Robson @ 250-756-9455 between hours of 10 am – 3pm.

 Volunteer Puppeteers

Fun, easier than you might think, Looking for Volunteers 16- 99 yrs of age. This is a great opportunity if you have worked in the education sector, with children or in theatre. No experience necessary. Very little commitment required.  Puppet shows vary in locations, ride can be accommodated.  Full orientation with puppets, videos, training will be provided with ongoing support.  Resume and RCMP criminal record check required, volunteer responsible. Must commit to some pre-set presentation dates. Please contact: Executive Director Cathy Robson @ 250-756-9455 between hours of 10 am – 3pm.

 

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF CVI

1.    Volunteers to assist driver with pick-up of used clothing every Wednesday 9:30am to noon.  Please call Monday-Thursday, 9am – 4pm, at 250‑756‑2447.  Email denise@bigscvi.ca .

2.    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

3.    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.

4.    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.

 

MID ISLAND ABILITIES & INDEPENDENT LIVING SOCIETY

Kids on the Block Puppet Program  

1.         Program Co-ordinator for Puppet Program.  Basic skills of a co-ordinator are required.  Good communication skills are essential. No experience necessary. You will not be working alone.  Full orientation of program, video training, workshop training provided along with ongoing support. Minimum commitment – 1 year. Resume and RCMP criminal record check required – volunteer responsible. Vehicle is necessary.  Contact Program Co-ordinator Cathy Robson @ 250-756-9455 between hours of 10am – 3pm.

2.         Puppeteer Volunteers - No experience necessary. 6mth commitment required.  Puppet shows vary in locations, ride can be accommodated.  Full orientation with puppets, videos, workshop training will be provided along with ongoing support.  Resume and RCMP criminal record check required – volunteer responsible. Contact Program Co-ordinator Cathy Robson @ 250-756-9455 between hours of 10 am – 3 pm.