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NANAIMO FOODSHARE – Older Adults Eating Well Together: Peer-to-Peer Healthy Eating Program

Nanaimo Foodshare is looking for volunteers to attend training to be a healthy eating peer mentor in the community.  Once trained, volunteers can provide support to others one to one, […]

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THEATRE ONE Greeter/Event Support and Graphics Support

Greeter/Event Support TheatreOne is looking for people who like people to welcome patrons, take tickets, etc. at our films and plays.  All COVID precautions are taken; masks to be worn.  […]

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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 FOODSHARE – Good Food Box Packing

Nanaimo Foodshare needs volunteers to help sort produce for the Good Food Box.  The sorting is done every Thursday from 8:30 to 12:30 at the Beban Park Centennial Building.  Training […]

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NATUREKIDS BC – Nature Club Nature Mentors

NatureKids BC operates volunteer-led nature clubs for children and their families in many communities around BC, including Nanaimo.  Clubs run monthly events called Explorer Days where families play, learn and […]

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NANAIMO ARTS COUNCIL – Board Secretary

The NAC Board secretary is responsible for issuing notices of general meetings and directors meetings, minutes, keeping records, conducting correspondence, and filing the annual report.  This volunteer must be a […]

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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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ISLAND CRISIS CARE SOCIETY- Various Opportunities

Clothing Donation Sorting Island Crisis Care Society is looking for 3 or 4 volunteers to help sort and organize clothing donations. Gardening Program Looking for knowledgeable gardeners interested in sharing […]

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NANAIMO FOODSHARE SOCIETY – Delivery Drivers

Nanaimo Foodshare Society’s Good Food Box program is looking for some more volunteer drivers to help us deliver fresh produce to the community.  Interested volunteers must have their own vehicle, […]

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NANAIMO RCMP COMMUNITY POLICING VOLUNTEER PROGRAM – Community Policing Volunteers

Volunteers are needed for the following programs: Speed Watch Speed Watch is an ICBC sponsored educational program aimed at reducing incidents of speeding.  Operated by dedicated volunteers who will be […]

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WISTERIA COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION – Driver

The Wisteria Community Association is looking for a driver for a cargo van to deliver from 155 Victoria Road to Wesley Street and return. Wednesday and Sunday evenings are covered, […]

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SEIA – Handyman

 SEIA (Society for Equity, Inclusion and Advocacy) is looking for a handyman for a client in a private residence.  Some carpentry and electrical knowledge is required.  This could be ongoing […]

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THEATRE ONE – Board Member

Theatre One is seeking a Board member.  This volunteer would serve as a member of the Board from October 2020; there are 12 meetings per year.  Board experience and experience […]

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 THEATRE ONE – Website and Social Media Support

Theatre One is seeking a volunteer to maintain and update the website and  social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram. A volunteer for this position should have familiarity with […]

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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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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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BETHLEHEM CENTRE – Gift Shop Helpers and Greeters

Bethlehem Centre is looking for gift shop helpers and greeters to greet guests coming in, to help customers in the gift shop, to keep the area presentable and to answer […]

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MS SOCIETY – Peer Support Program

The 1:1 Peer Support Program invites applications from interested volunteers who are living with MS, or are caregivers and loved ones of people with MS.  We are looking for individuals […]

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NANAIMO AGE FRIENDLY COMMUNITY SOCIETY

The mission of the Nanaimo Age Friendly Community Society is to reduce physical and social barriers that interfere with seniors leading a fulfilling life in the Nanaimo region.  Please review […]

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WORDSTORM 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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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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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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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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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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THEATRE ONE – Board Member

Theatre One is seeking a Board member.  This volunteer would serve as a member of the Board from October 2020; there are 12 meetings per year.  Board experience and experience […]

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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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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 FOODSHARE – Good Food Box Packing

Nanaimo Foodshare needs volunteers to help sort produce for the Good Food Box.  The sorting is done every Thursday from 8:30 to 12:30 at the Beban Park Centennial Building.  Training […]

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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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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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ISLAND CRISIS CARE SOCIETY- Various Opportunities

Clothing Donation Sorting Island Crisis Care Society is looking for 3 or 4 volunteers to help sort and organize clothing donations. Gardening Program Looking for knowledgeable gardeners interested in sharing […]

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NANAIMO FOODSHARE SOCIETY – Delivery Drivers

Nanaimo Foodshare Society’s Good Food Box program is looking for some more volunteer drivers to help us deliver fresh produce to the community.  Interested volunteers must have their own vehicle, […]

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WISTERIA COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION – Driver

The Wisteria Community Association is looking for a driver for a cargo van to deliver from 155 Victoria Road to Wesley Street and return. Wednesday and Sunday evenings are covered, […]

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SEIA – Handyman

 SEIA (Society for Equity, Inclusion and Advocacy) is looking for a handyman for a client in a private residence.  Some carpentry and electrical knowledge is required.  This could be ongoing […]

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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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BETHLEHEM CENTRE – Gift Shop Helpers and Greeters

Bethlehem Centre is looking for gift shop helpers and greeters to greet guests coming in, to help customers in the gift shop, to keep the area presentable and to answer […]

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MS SOCIETY – Peer Support Program

The 1:1 Peer Support Program invites applications from interested volunteers who are living with MS, or are caregivers and loved ones of people with MS.  We are looking for individuals […]

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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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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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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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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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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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THEATRE ONE Greeter/Event Support and Graphics Support

Greeter/Event Support TheatreOne is looking for people who like people to welcome patrons, take tickets, etc. at our films and plays.  All COVID precautions are taken; masks to be worn.  […]

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NANAIMO ARTS COUNCIL – Board Secretary

The NAC Board secretary is responsible for issuing notices of general meetings and directors meetings, minutes, keeping records, conducting correspondence, and filing the annual report.  This volunteer must be a […]

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ISLAND CRISIS CARE SOCIETY- Various Opportunities

Clothing Donation Sorting Island Crisis Care Society is looking for 3 or 4 volunteers to help sort and organize clothing donations. Gardening Program Looking for knowledgeable gardeners interested in sharing […]

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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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 THEATRE ONE – Website and Social Media Support

Theatre One is seeking a volunteer to maintain and update the website and  social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram. A volunteer for this position should have familiarity with […]

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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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WORDSTORM 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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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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NANAIMO FOODSHARE – Older Adults Eating Well Together: Peer-to-Peer Healthy Eating Program

Nanaimo Foodshare is looking for volunteers to attend training to be a healthy eating peer mentor in the community.  Once trained, volunteers can provide support to others one to one, […]

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NANAIMO RCMP COMMUNITY POLICING VOLUNTEER PROGRAM – Community Policing Volunteers

Volunteers are needed for the following programs: Speed Watch Speed Watch is an ICBC sponsored educational program aimed at reducing incidents of speeding.  Operated by dedicated volunteers who will be […]

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NANAIMO AGE FRIENDLY COMMUNITY SOCIETY

The mission of the Nanaimo Age Friendly Community Society is to reduce physical and social barriers that interfere with seniors leading a fulfilling life in the Nanaimo region.  Please review […]

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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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NATUREKIDS BC – Nature Club Nature Mentors

NatureKids BC operates volunteer-led nature clubs for children and their families in many communities around BC, including Nanaimo.  Clubs run monthly events called Explorer Days where families play, learn and […]

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NANAIMO RCMP COMMUNITY POLICING VOLUNTEER PROGRAM – Community Policing Volunteers

Volunteers are needed for the following programs: Speed Watch Speed Watch is an ICBC sponsored educational program aimed at reducing incidents of speeding.  Operated by dedicated volunteers who will be […]

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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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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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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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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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