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VOLUNTEER NANAIMO – Reception

Volunteer Nanaimo is looking for relief receptionists and receptionists who are looking for a regular weekly shift on Wednesday afternoons from Noon until 3PM. Relief receptionists would come in from […]

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WODSTORM SOCIETY FOR THE ARTS – Treasurer

Wordstorm Society for the Arts is looking for a volunteer to act as their treasurer.  Basic bookkeeping duties (approximately 1 – 3 hours per month) are required; someone with some […]

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SEIA – Moving help

SEIA is moving into their forever home and need volunteers to help.  Volunteers would be unpacking boxes, stocking shelves, and placing décor.  Days are July 19 and 20, and hours […]

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THE MEN’S CENTRE – Front Desk Volunteer

The Men’s Centre is looking for a volunteer for their front desk.  This volunteer would be answering calls and taking messages, as well as greeting clients as they come into […]

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JOHN HOWARD SOCIETY – Circles of Support

The Nanaimo John Howard Society is seeking volunteers for the Circle of Support Program.  Circles of Support is a social program aimed at increasing social connectedness among community members.  This […]

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ISLAND CRISIS CARE SOCIETY – Clothing Donation Drive

The Island Crisis Care Society is looking for a clothing donation driver.  This person must have a valid BC driver’s license, a reliable vehicle, and be able to do monthly […]

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WISTERIA COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION – Meal Helper

The Wisteria Community Association needs volunteers to help hand out bagged lunches and coffee nightly. Volunteers will be providing this service in downtown Nanaimo from 6 pm to 8 pm.  […]

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NANAIMO DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTRE – Reception and Permit Processing

Nanaimo Disability Resource Centre requires a volunteer to greet walk-in clients, answer hones, take messages, provide information/referrals and process Parking Permit applications.  This position is for 4 hours per week […]

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WISTERIA COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION – Bookkeeper

Wisteria Community Association requires a part time bookkeeper to help keep the books in good standing.  They have someone keeping track of items on QuickBooks, but require in-depth help one […]

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THE MEN’S CENTRE – Seniors Outreach Program

Volunteers are required who are willing to make a weekly or bi-weekly telephone call or audio-visual conference with seniors living in isolation.  We are also searching for volunteers to do […]

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S.E.I.A – Board of Directors

This is a positive “working” Board of Directors who contribute their expertise, time and efforts to the governance, strategy, and development of SEIA as the Society moves into its new […]

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UVIC SELF-MANAGEMENT HEALTH COACH PROGRAM Health Coaches

 The University of Victoria Health Coach Program is a telephone-based program for adults of all ages who are living with chronic health conditions.  They receive one-to-one support from a Health […]

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SALVATION ARMY NEW HOPE CENTRE – Hairdresser or barber

The Salvation Army New Hope Centre is looking for a volunteer to provide haircuts for low-income community members.  This person must have their own hairdressing or barber’s tools and have […]

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NANAIMO AND DISTRICT SPCA ANIMAL SHELTER – Advocacy Chair, Volunteer Coordinator and Humane Education Chair

The Nanaimo and District SPCA Animal Shelter is looking for volunteers to be on the Community Council. The Council meets one a month for approximately 2 hours.  Volunteers must be […]

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CANADIAN RED CROSS – ERT (Emergency Response Team) Responder Volunteer

Working collaboratively as part of an experienced team of trained responders and supervisors you will: conduct emergency preparedness activities; assess the needs of those affected by an emergency; provide services […]

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NANAIMO COMMUNITY HOSPICE – Processing/Warehouse

Nanaimo Hospice Thrift Shop is looking for a sorting/pricing specialist.  A volunteer for this position would be evaluating donations, cleaning and testing merchandise.  An RCMP Criminal Record Check is required […]

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Nanaimo Youth 20/20 Can Project

If you are between 15-29 years old you are invited to join the new Nanaimo Youth 20/20 Can Project. Under the umbrella of Volunteer Nanaimo this project creates opportunities for […]

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NANAIMO AND DISTRICT SPCA ANIMAL SHELTER – Advocacy Chair, Volunteer Coordinator and Humane Education Chair

The Nanaimo and District SPCA Animal Shelter is looking for volunteers to be on the Community Council. The Council meets one a month for approximately 2 hours.  Volunteers must be […]

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S.E.I.A – Board of Directors

This is a positive “working” Board of Directors who contribute their expertise, time and efforts to the governance, strategy, and development of SEIA as the Society moves into its new […]

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BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS OF CENTRAL VANCOUVER ISLAND – Board Members

The Boys and Girls Clubs are looking for Board Members.  These clubs provide teen, youth, family and parenting programs.  They are seeking board members with skills and knowledge in a […]

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GLOBAL VILLAGE NANAIMO – Board Member – Secretary

Global Village Nanaimo is seeking a Board Member/Secretary. This person would be elected to the Board of the Directors, with the intention to assume the role of secretary for monthly […]

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WOODGROVE SENIOR CITIZENS HOUSING SOCIETY – Board of Directors

We are a non-profit society that manages 2 apartment buildings providing subsidized rentals to 55+ and handicapped persons. We are in need of new board members and officers. Some business […]

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NANAIMO FOODSHARE – Board of Directors

Nanaimo Foodshare is seeking a board member to join our team.  We would like to hear from you if you have a background or interest in small scale food production, […]

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FRIENDS OF SCHIZOPHRENIA – Board Members/Directors

Nanaimo Friends of Schizophrenia (F.O.S.) is a non-profit housing society whose mandate is to provide safe, affordable housing to those with a severe mental illness.  They require board members who […]

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THEATREONE – Board Members

TheatreOne is Nanaimo’s only professional theatre company, offering plays for diverse audiences. TheatreOne is looking to renew our Board by recruiting new directors and/or Board members of Board committees. In […]

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CRIMSON COAST DANCE SOCIETY – Volunteer Board and Committee Members

Crimson Coast Dance Society would like to expand its volunteer base and enhance their existing committee structure in the following areas:  Fundraising, Front of House, Marketing, Special Events, Outreach and […]

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MARMOT RECOVERY FOUNDATION – Director

MARMOT RECOVERY FOUNDATION Director The Marmot Recovery Foundation is looking for a Director.  This volunteer would have a demonstrated interest in the organization’s goal purpose and goals and a willingness […]

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SEIA – Moving help

SEIA is moving into their forever home and need volunteers to help.  Volunteers would be unpacking boxes, stocking shelves, and placing décor.  Days are July 19 and 20, and hours […]

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JOHN HOWARD SOCIETY – Circles of Support

The Nanaimo John Howard Society is seeking volunteers for the Circle of Support Program.  Circles of Support is a social program aimed at increasing social connectedness among community members.  This […]

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ISLAND CRISIS CARE SOCIETY – Clothing Donation Drive

The Island Crisis Care Society is looking for a clothing donation driver.  This person must have a valid BC driver’s license, a reliable vehicle, and be able to do monthly […]

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WISTERIA COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION – Meal Helper

The Wisteria Community Association needs volunteers to help hand out bagged lunches and coffee nightly. Volunteers will be providing this service in downtown Nanaimo from 6 pm to 8 pm.  […]

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UVIC SELF-MANAGEMENT HEALTH COACH PROGRAM Health Coaches

 The University of Victoria Health Coach Program is a telephone-based program for adults of all ages who are living with chronic health conditions.  They receive one-to-one support from a Health […]

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LITERACY CENTRAL VANCOUVER ISLAND – Bookstore Volunteer

LITERACY CENTRAL VANCOUVER ISLAND Bookstore Volunteer The Literacy store in Nanaimo is looking for bookstore volunteers.  Someone with physical strength is required; cash experience would be an asset.  This position […]

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SMART FAMILY AND FRIENDS NANAIMO – Co-Facilitator

SMART Recovery Family & Friends Nanaimo is looking for a volunteer co-facilitator. Work with an experienced team of facilitators to provide a space for family and friends of individuals struggling […]

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SALVATION ARMY NEW HOPE CENTRE – Hairdresser or barber

The Salvation Army New Hope Centre is looking for a volunteer to provide haircuts for low-income community members.  This person must have their own hairdressing or barber’s tools and have […]

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LITERACY CENTRAL VANCOUVER ISLAND – Volunteer Tutor for Indigenous learners

Literacy Central Vancouver Island requires a volunteer tutor to teach basic literacy skills – numeracy, reading and writing for adults (18+).  Gas cards are available for travel reimbursement.  Teaching experience […]

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CANADIAN RED CROSS – PS Volunteer for People Services Department

The incumbent must have the commitment to the fundamental principles of the Red Cross Movement and model the core competencies of the CRCS: team excellence, service excellence, accountability and results focused. This […]

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EMERGENCY SUPPORT SERVICES – Support Volunteers

Looking for volunteers who are willing to be called out to support those that have been displaced from their homes due to an event such as a fire, flood or […]

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CANADIAN RED CROSS – ERT (Emergency Response Team) Responder Volunteer

Working collaboratively as part of an experienced team of trained responders and supervisors you will: conduct emergency preparedness activities; assess the needs of those affected by an emergency; provide services […]

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CANADIAN RED CROSS – Personal Disaster Assistance (PDA) Responder

The Canadian Red Cross Society is seeking a Personal Disaster Assistance (PDA) Responder for Disaster Management (DM). Reporting to the PDA Supervisor, the PDA Responder will be responsible to fill […]

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CANADIAN RED CROSS – Personal Disaster Assistance (PDA) Supervisor

A valid provincial driver’s licence and First Aid Certification (training provided) is required. This position also requires a successful Canadian criminal record check with vulnerable sector screening. Candidates must be […]

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NANAIMO COMMUNITY HOSPICE – Cashier/Salesperson

Nanaimo Hospice Thrift Shop is looking for a customer focussed cashier/salesperson.  Someone with one or all of the following skills would be great: Cash experience, sales experience or merchandising; however, […]

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NANAIMO COMMUNITY HOSPICE – Processing/Warehouse

Nanaimo Hospice Thrift Shop is looking for a sorting/pricing specialist.  A volunteer for this position would be evaluating donations, cleaning and testing merchandise.  An RCMP Criminal Record Check is required […]

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CANADIAN RED CROSS – Emergency Response Team (ERT) Supervisor

A valid provincial driver’s licence and First Aid Certification (training provided) is required. This position also requires a successful Canadian criminal record check with vulnerable sector screening. Candidates must be […]

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NANAIMO HOSPITAL AUXILIARY – Gift Shop Volunteer

The Nanaimo Hospital Gift Shop requires staff to volunteer one morning or afternoon a week. Volunteers work in teams of two.  The Gift Shop serves patients, families, visitors and employees […]

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HABITAT FOR HUMANITY – Swamper

This is an ongoing volunteer position to assist with pick-ups and deliveries for Habitat for Humanity. There is a time commitment of 40 hours per year and lifting is required. […]

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HABITAT FOR HUMANITY – Volunteer Truck Driver

Habitat for Humanity is looking for a driver delivery/pickup truck in town or long distance.  This volunteer position requires a driver’s licence to operate up to a 5-ton truck.  For […]

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HABITAT FOR HUMANITY – Volunteer Opportunities

he Nanaimo Re-Store is always looking for new volunteers.  We have opportunities to volunteer in a variety of roles, including cashier, shop floor, warehouse and deliveries.  We are always keen […]

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NANAIMO CLIPPERS JUNIOR A HOCKEY CLUB – Nanaimo Clippers Junior A Home Games Volunteers

The Clipper Junior A Hockey Club is looking for volunteers for the 2019-2020 season (20+ games remaining) to fill the following positions: main door, pass gate, usher, event staff, off-ice […]

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NANAIMO 7-10 CLUB – Kitchen Helpers

Come out and volunteer for the 7-10 Club. This organization provides a valuable service for the Nanaimo community; it’s a lot of fun besides! The hours are 7 a.m. to […]

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VOLUNTEER NANAIMO – Needs Used Laptops or Workstations

If you have a newer used laptop and or computer and would like to donate it to our computer community service program Watchdog, please call us at 250-758-7121.  We refurbish computers […]

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VOLUNTEER NANAIMO – Reception

Volunteer Nanaimo is looking for relief receptionists and receptionists who are looking for a regular weekly shift on Wednesday afternoons from Noon until 3PM. Relief receptionists would come in from […]

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WODSTORM SOCIETY FOR THE ARTS – Treasurer

Wordstorm Society for the Arts is looking for a volunteer to act as their treasurer.  Basic bookkeeping duties (approximately 1 – 3 hours per month) are required; someone with some […]

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THE MEN’S CENTRE – Front Desk Volunteer

The Men’s Centre is looking for a volunteer for their front desk.  This volunteer would be answering calls and taking messages, as well as greeting clients as they come into […]

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NANAIMO DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTRE – Reception and Permit Processing

Nanaimo Disability Resource Centre requires a volunteer to greet walk-in clients, answer hones, take messages, provide information/referrals and process Parking Permit applications.  This position is for 4 hours per week […]

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WISTERIA COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION – Bookkeeper

Wisteria Community Association requires a part time bookkeeper to help keep the books in good standing.  They have someone keeping track of items on QuickBooks, but require in-depth help one […]

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NANAIMO ARTS COUNCIL – Grant Writer

The Nanaimo Arts Council needs someone with non-profit provincial grant writing experience to assist our board in completing grant applications.  Someone with grant writing experience is required, who has computer […]

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EDEN GARDENS – Front Desk

Eden Gardens requires someone to cover their front desk and provide information to families, visitors and staff, to occasionally walk visitors to various places within the building and to perform […]

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EDEN GARDENS – Volunteer Coordinator

Eden Gardens is looking for a volunteer coordinator whose duties will include providing support with sourcing and recruiting of volunteers, arranging for appropriate training, scheduling, coordinating teams of volunteers, communicating […]

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CANADIAN RED CROSS – Client Services Volunteer

The Canadian Red Cross Health Equipment Loan Program, a loan service providing medical equipment to people in need, is looking for a volunteer to provide frontline contact for in-person and […]

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THE MEN’S RESOURCE CENTRE – Front Desk Support

The Men’s Resource Centre needs volunteers to provide front desk support which includes answering phone requests, making appointments and greeting clients. Fluency in English and good listening skills are the […]

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SOCIETY FOR EQUITY, INCLUSION & ADVOCACY (SEIA) – Client Support Volunteer

If you are friendly and like to drink coffee, this volunteer job is for you! As a client support volunteer you will welcome participants into the Nanaimo Women’s Centre, assist […]

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CANADIAN RED CROSS – Health Equipment Loan Program Client Services Volunteer

This position provides front line contact for in-person and telephone inquiries from the public.  The primary responsibility is to provide health equipment loans and accept returns of health equipment. For […]

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THE MEN’S CENTRE – Seniors Outreach Program

Volunteers are required who are willing to make a weekly or bi-weekly telephone call or audio-visual conference with seniors living in isolation.  We are also searching for volunteers to do […]

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AGE FRIENDLY NANAIMO- Marketing and Communications Volunteer

AGE FRIENDLY NANAIMO Recently, Nanaimo was designated as an Age-Friendly City by the WHO.  Are you interested in removing barriers to a fulfilling life for Nanaimo and region seniors by […]

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AGE FRIENDLY NANAIMO – Steering Committee Secretary

Recently, Nanaimo was designated as an Age-Friendly City by the WHO.  Are you interested in removing barriers to a fulfilling life for Nanaimo and region seniors by improving accessibility, social […]

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MEALS ON WHEELS – Friday Drivers

This is an ongoing position with Meals on Wheels to deliver hot nutritious food throughout Nanaimo.  Clients are generally older adults or persons with disabilities who may be isolated or […]

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MEALS ON WHEELS – Tuesday Day Captain

Day Captains provide leadership and oversight to the delivery of Meals on Wheels.  You would meet once per week with drivers to assign routes, facilitate meal pick up and provide […]

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MEALS ON WHEELS NANAIMO (KIWANIS VILLAGE) – Delivery Drivers

Meals on Wheels requires drivers to deliver meals. We desperately require extra drivers over the holidays. Each driver receives an orientation from our volunteer coordinator.  Drivers deliver meals once a […]

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AGE FRIENDLY NANAIMO – Team Members

Nanaimo is officially an Age-Friendly City.  Are you interested in removing barriers to a fulfilling life for seniors by improving accessibility, social connection and well-being for all Nanaimo and region […]

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EDEN GARDENS – Activity Helpers 

We are seeking new volunteer team members eager for a challenging and rewarding experience Bring your passion and skills to our Dementia Care home to help elders live full and […]

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KIWANIS CLUB OF NANAIMO SUNRISERS – Seeking new members

The Kiwanis Club of Nanaimo Sunrisers is seeking new members to help build our organization.  Join us and help this friendly, fun, vibrant group work to improve the lives of […]

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ALZHEIMER SOCIETY OF BC – Minds in Motion Coordinator

The Alzheimer Society of BC is looking for help with a fitness and social program for people (and for their care partners) experiencing early stage memory loss.  Shifts are weekly […]

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Walk and Bounce for Autism

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Nanaimo Youth 20/20 Can Project

If you are between 15-29 years old you are invited to join the new Nanaimo Youth 20/20 Can Project. Under the umbrella of Volunteer Nanaimo this project creates opportunities for […]

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THE SALVATION ARMY – Van Driver’s Assistant

The Salvation Army is looking for 1 volunteer 3 days a week or 3 volunteers 1 day a week from November 15th to December 24th, 2019 to accompany their driver […]

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GIRL GUIDES OF CANADA – Girl Guide Leaders for Cedar and Chase River

  A terrific opportunity to help organize activities for girls, focusing on service, personal identity, global thinking, and changing the future.  This is an ongoing commitment for one day a […]

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SCOUTS CANADA – Variety of Positions

Scouts Canada is looking for volunteers in a variety of positions: Group Commissioner, Group Treasurers, Group Registrars, Section Scouters for Beavers (ages 5-7), Cubs (ages 8-10), and Scouts, (ages 11-14).  […]

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NANAIMO REGION JOHN HOWARD SOCIETY – Story Book Dads Program

The Nanaimo John Howard Society is looking for volunteers to go to the Nanaimo Correctional Centre to help fathers make a recording reading a book to their child; must be […]

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NATUREKIDS BC – Nature Club Co-leaders

NatureKids BC operates volunteer-led nature clubs for children and their families in many communities around BC.  Each club usually has two leaders.  As a co-leader of a local nature club, […]

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NANAIMO CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTRE – Experienced Child Minders

The Nanaimo Child Development Centre is looking for child minders to help with taking care of children while parents are attending peer-to-peer groups and education knowledge sessions.  There are many […]

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LITERACY CENTRAL VANCOUVER ISLAND – Volunteer Tutors for Youth

Literacy Central is looking for volunteer tutors to provide general homework support for youth in grades 10 to 12. Experience in any of the following subjects is needed: math, chemistry, […]

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1ST NECK POINT SCOUT GROUP – Scout Section Volunteers

Scouters are needed to assist with our Scout section for youth 11-14 years old.  This would mostly consist of attending weekly meetings and the occasional weekend (if available).  Volunteers require […]

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1st NECK POINT SCOUT GROUP – Scouter/Secretary Treasurer

Our group committee requires a new treasurer.  This position involves preparing bank deposits, making payments on behalf of the group and maintaining financial records, including the preparation of a basic […]

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1st NECK POINT SCOUT GROUP – Beaver Scouters

Scouters are needed to assist with our Beaver section for youth 5 – 7 years old.  This would consist mostly of attending weekly meetings, with the occasional weekend event (if […]

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KIWANIS CLUB OF NANAIMO SUNRISERS – Seeking new members

The Kiwanis Club of Nanaimo Sunrisers is seeking new members to help build our organization.  Join us and help this friendly, fun, vibrant group work to improve the lives of […]

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KIDS HELP PHONE – Crisis Responder

Kids Help Phone seeks Crisis Responders.  Crisis Responders are trained to support young people in crisis over SMS text using active listening and collaborative problem-solving skills.  As the service is […]

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