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MEALS ON WHEELS – Delivery Drivers

Delivery drivers are required on a regular or “spare” basis to deliver hot meals to our clients.  A valid driver’s license, vehicle and cheerful personality are the basic requirements.  For […]

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VANCOUVER ISLAND CHILDREN’S BOOK FESTIVAL – Various Postions

Volunteer Treasurer A volunteer is required by the V I Children’s Book Festival to manage BookFest accounts, finances and to prepare annual budget.  Duties include tracking actual and projected amounts […]

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NANAIMO SPCA – Volunteers Needed

The Nanaimo & District Branch of the BCSPCA Humane Education Department is looking for volunteers to help with school presentations, tours, and community booths!  If you are comfortable with public […]

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NANAIMO ART GALLERY – Gallery Attendant

Volunteers required to work front desk at gallery, greeting visitors, answering phones and gallery store sales.  Must have good verbal and written communication skills. If you have love and appreciation […]

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BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS – Committee Members

Volunteers are needed to join a committee to assist with the development and execution of an exciting annual signature event. Experience in fundraising, marketing, communications or event management skills or […]

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NANAIMO FAMILY LIFE ASSOCIATION – Various Positions

Volunteer Counsellor Counsellor is required to provide volunteer counselling for clients in our community.  Basic counselling skills and training provided by NFLA.  Training to begin April 17. Criminal record check […]

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NANAIMO DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTRE – Reception & Permit Processing

NDRC is in need of friendly volunteers to greet walk in clients, answer phones, take messages, provide information and process Parking Permit applications.  Minimum 6 month commitment of 4 hours […]

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NANAIMO SPCA – Volunteers Needed

The Nanaimo & District Branch of the BCSPCA Humane Education Department is looking for volunteers to help with school presentations, tours, and community booths!  If you are comfortable with public […]

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SPCA – Volunteers Needed

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 […]

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VANCOUVER ISLAND CHILDREN’S BOOK FESTIVAL – Various Postions

Volunteer Treasurer A volunteer is required by the V I Children’s Book Festival to manage BookFest accounts, finances and to prepare annual budget.  Duties include tracking actual and projected amounts […]

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BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS – Committee Members

Volunteers are needed to join a committee to assist with the development and execution of an exciting annual signature event. Experience in fundraising, marketing, communications or event management skills or […]

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KIWANIS VILLAGE NANAIMO – Special Events Assistant

Volunteers are needed to regularly assist with special events.  Time commitment varies.  This would include setting up, event support and take down.  Some physical tasks will be required.  An RCMP […]

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NANAIMO BCSPCA – Board Directors

The Nanaimo & District Branch of the BCSPCA is currently seeking to fill the positions on its volunteer Community Council of  Recording Secretary, Fundraising Chair, Newsletter Editor, and Volunteer Coordinator.  […]

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VANCOUVER ISLAND EXHIBITION – Directors Required

The VIEX is in need of 2 directors.  Please apply by December 16. Duties are varied.  Must attend monthly meetings and be available fair weekend- mid August.  Computer and people […]

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CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY – Relay for Life 3rd June 2017

Energetic, community minded volunteers needed to participate in planning and organizing the 2017 Relay for Life in Nanaimo. Join our dedicated volunteer team in planning this fun ‘movie themed’ event! […]

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ARTHRITIS SOCIETY OF BC – Community in Motion Committee Members

The Arthritis Society is looking for individuals who have a passionate commitment to helping the 650,000 people living with arthritis in BC through strategizing, planning & delivering the Walk to […]

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CMHA Mid Island – Board & Committee Members

Canadian Mental Health Association is currently seeking board members to joins as directors and committee members. CMHA is a volunteer driven organization that depends on individuals like you to help […]

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NANAIMO ARTS COUNCIL – First Friday Event Volunteer

Join the Arts Council in helping to make this a fun, interactive evening of creativity happen.  Event includes art exhibition, live music, refreshments plus an opportunity to “create”. Volunteers are […]

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“SENIORS CONNECT” – Steering Committee Members

Seniors +55 volunteers with advice and feedback to share required for this Federally-funded project steering committee to attend one hour meetings every 6 to 8 weeks at a central Nanaimo […]

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KISMET THEATRE COLLECTIVE – Fundraiser Assistance – Indoor Garage Sale

Sign up to help this fledgling society to raise funds to kick off their new endeavour!  An indoor garage sale is being held July 28 – 30 in a downtown […]

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NANAIMO DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTRE – Board Members

NRDC is looking for new board members to join their worthwhile non-profit society.  Minimum 1 year commitment is required, along with a criminal record check (paid by NRDC).  Current board […]

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NANAIMO 7-10 CLUB – Board Members

The Nanaimo 7-10 Club are currently seeking board members to join as directors.  A strong administrative background is required, and fundraising experience would be an asset.  Orientation to the Society […]

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CANADIAN PARENTS FOR FRENCH – NANAIMO LADYSMITH – Board Member

We require a volunteer interested in education issues, fundraising and advocacy for French language in public schools, to apply to our Board for the year June 2016 to June 2017.  […]

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NANAIMO FOODSHARE – Board of Director

Nanaimo Foodshare is seeking of 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 […]

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NANAIMO FOODSHARE – Board Secretary

Nanaimo Foodshare is seeking of a Board Secretary to join our team.  You will be responsible for recording minutes at our monthly meetings and special event preparations.  We are looking […]

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BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS – Board Member

Currently seeking volunteer board members to join as directors or committee members.  Leadership skills and experience in one or more of the following areas preferred:  Human Resources, Not-or-Profit, Business, Education.  […]

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NANAIMO CITIZEN ADVOCACY – Board Member

Volunteers are needed to step up to be a board member for this very vital organization. The position require attendance of monthly meetings, staying informed and prepared for meetings, reviewing […]

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VOLUNTEER NANAIMO – Special Events Volunteer

Are you looking to volunteer, but you aren’t able to make a regular commitment?  We may have just the thing for you.  We are creating an email/phone list of volunteers […]

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CRIMSON COAST DANCE SOCIETY – Special Events Committee

Are you interested in Special Events & Party Planning? Crimson Coast Dance Society is looking for volunteers to be a part of our Special Events Committee.  This committee assists the […]

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WOODGROVE SENIOR CITIZENS HOUSING SOCIETY – Board Members

This society manages two apartment blocks under BC Housing – Sunrise Manor (25 units) and Seafield Manor (30 units).  Experience in rental accommodations and familiarity with BC Housing would be […]

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COMMUNITY LIVING BRITISH COLUMBIA – Community Council

Looking for new members to join the Council for 2-3 years to help break down barriers associated with disability and help to make a difference in the lives of the […]

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NANAIMO KENNEL CLUB – Parliamentarian

An experienced parliamentarian required to help at monthly meetings. Meetings are held the 4th Monday of each month, except July, August and December. Meetings start at 7PM and run for […]

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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 […]

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PACIFIC CARE – 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 […]

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NANAIMO ART GALLERY – Gallery Attendant

Volunteers required to work front desk at gallery, greeting visitors, answering phones and gallery store sales.  Must have good verbal and written communication skills. If you have love and appreciation […]

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SOUNDWAVE SENIORS – Keyboard/Piano Player

Required for “Soundwave”. A vibrant, very fun and casual senior singing group.  We do “the hits” from 40’s, 50’s, 60’s and 70s!  No renumeration at present…Come grow with us.    Please […]

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PARENT SUPPORT SERVICES SOCIETY OF BC – Support Group Facilitators

Volunteers required on-going for about 5 hours weekly co-facilitation of support group both for parents and grandparents raising grandchildren in Nanaimo.   Reporting attendance, working with co-facilitator, assist with program promotion.  […]

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MS SOCIETY OF CANADA – Support Group Facilitator

Volunteer with strong listening and communication skills, able to facilitate and redirect discussion, required as group facilitators to support people living with and affected by MS in the Nanaimo area […]

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NANAIMO STROKE RECOVERY GROUP – Fitness Class Leader

Volunteer urgently required by the Stroke Recovery Group to co-ordinate and implement an exercise program for Stroke survivors.  The commitment would be for 2 sessions per month, Fridays from 11 […]

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UPLANDS WALK PACIFICA HOUSING – Shopping Assistance

Volunteers needed to assist tenants with mental health and mobility issues to do some small grocery shopping & bill payments.  Must have a valid drivers license and be compassionate and […]

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BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS – Clothing Sorter

Volunteers are needed to help hang, sort and organize clothing donations to be sold at the weekly Clothing Sale.  Commitment of 3 – 4 hours per week, and should be […]

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LADYSMITH RESOURCES CENTRE ASSOCIATION – Wednesday Bingo Manager

Are you organized, friendly and interested in making a difference in your community?  We care seeking a person to co-manage the Ladysmith Recourses Centre’s biggest fundraiser, our BINGO. We require […]

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HABITAT FOR HUMANITY – Volunteer Cashier

The Re-store is in need of a volunteer cashier. Four hour shifts available from Monday – Saturday from 10am – 2pm. Responsible to perform cash, credit and debit card transactions.  […]

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NANAIMO COMMUNITY HOSPICE – Various Positions Available

Thrift Store Volunteer: A team player to provide customer service, sort, price and stock donations for sale. Some light physical  activity may be involved. House Volunteer: Volunteers needed to assist […]

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CANADIAN RED CROSS NANAIMO – Various Positions Available

Client Service: Volunteer needed to work with clients and health care professionals to fulfill equipment requests.  Must be able to maintain paper and/or computer records regarding loans and returns, respond […]

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CANADIAN BLOOD SERVICES – Various Positions Available

In-Clinic Volunteer: Volunteer required to help greet donors so that they feel comfortable and appreciated. Assist with the flow of donors through the donation process and welcome donors to the […]

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NANAIMO COMMUNITY HOSPICE SOCIETY – Thrift Store Volunteer

Volunteer needed to sort, price and provide cashier duties. Interpersonal skills, teamwork and ability to lift an asset. RCMP check is required. Please contact Shannon Farahbakhsh at 250.591.8811 or by […]

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NANAIMO REGION JOHN HOWARD SOCIETY – Various Positions Available

Youth Mentor/Peer-to-Peer Helper/Parent-to-Peer Helper/Senior Support Worker Volunteers will attend meetings and community events with participants, attend one on one sessions, meet regularly, provide support and help participants move towards a […]

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NANAIMO COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE TEAM – Various Positions Available

Emergency Services We are looking for volunteers who are willing to be called out at night, attend fire or floods, attend monthly meetings, and attend training courses of some weekends.  […]

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SALVATION ARMY NEW HOPE CENTRE – Various Positions Available

Cook:  Volunteers to help prepare and cook meals for clients. Kitchen Helper:  Willing to help serve meals, make up plates, bus and other duties as required. Dishwasher:  Basic knowledge of […]

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SALVATION ARMY THRIFT STORES – Various Positions Available

Clothing Helpers to sort, tag and hang clothing and linens at either North End store or Bowen Road store. Commitment of four hours per week. Driver’s Helper: Strong person to […]

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MEALS ON WHEELS SOCIETY – Various Positions Available

Meal Delivery Drivers:  Volunteers with a valid Class 5 drivers licence and a smile needed for 1 – 2 hours a week.  Driver orientation and kit provided. Day Captain:  Volunteers […]

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NANAIMO 7-10 CLUB – Volunteer Drivers / Kitchen Helpers

If you are an early bird, we need drivers to pick up from the stores.  We have a van or they can use their own vehicle and get paid by […]

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SALVATION ARMY – Emergency Disaster Services Co-ordinator

Liaison between the Salvation Army Ministry Unit and Divisional HQ to help fulfill Emergency Disaster Services mandate before, during and after a provincially declared disaster. Full volunteer position description available […]

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NANAIMO FAMILY LIFE ASSOCIATION – Various Positions

Volunteer Counsellor Counsellor is required to provide volunteer counselling for clients in our community.  Basic counselling skills and training provided by NFLA.  Training to begin April 17. Criminal record check […]

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BETHLEHEM RETREAT CENTRE – Library Organizer

Bethlehem Retreat Centre is currently seeking to fill the position of Library Organizer.  Help with the organization of spiritual books and develop an online listing of all titles.  Good computer […]

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WHAT’S YOUR IMPACT SOCIETY – Eco Bloggers

This non-profit organization needs four volunteers  to research, write, edit and create articles on buying local, green fashion and beauty, organic food and gardening, climate change, environment, green technology, carpooling, […]

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BETHLEHEM RETREAT CENTRE – Volunteer Coordinator

Peaceful retreat centre environment to volunteer!  As various volunteer positions come up, the coordinator will advertise for and organize volunteers and be responsible for contacting them as needs arise. Please […]

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NANAIMO WOMEN’S CENTRE – Seniors Workshop Assistant

Seniors 55+ or those that identify as seniors are needed to assist workshop leaders in facilitating workshops.  You will be required to help participants get forms filled out, preparing coffee, […]

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NANAIMO HOSPICE SHOPPE – Various Positions/Bowen Rd

Sorter/Pricer Volunteers urgently required to assist with pricing and sorting during shifts 9 – 1 p.m. or 1 – 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.  Attention to detail, ideally with talent […]

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NANAIMO REGION JOHN HOWARD SOCIETY – Receptionist

Volunteer with office skills required to attend to visitors, deal with phone and in person inquiries, supply information about the organization to clients, community partners and general public.  Our office […]

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NANAIMO WOMEN’S CENTER – Various Postions

Receptionist A volunteer receptionist is required on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 – 3 p.m. to answer the telephones.  Other hours would be considered as office is open Tuesday through […]

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CANADIAN RED CROSS NANAIMO – Program Administration

Volunteer needed to provide general office duties to ensure the effective and efficient operations of the Health Equipment Loan (HELP) Plus Program. Must be comfortable providing professional customer service and […]

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NANAIMO WOMEN’S CENTER – Resource Room Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to staff our resource room Tuesday through Friday.  You will help connect marginalized women with community resources and provide social support.  Applicants would be required to process […]

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OPERATION TRACKSHOES – Counsellor

Event dates:  June 10-12, 2016. No experience necessary!  One mandatory training session, and off you go!  There are 4 different counsellor positions available:  full time, part-time, day counsellor (3 day […]

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NANAIMO ARTS COUNCIL – Membership Assistant

This is an ongoing position with the Arts Council which requires the processing of memberships, and ensuring that membership lists and statistics are current and available.  You should be comfortable […]

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NANAIMO WOMEN’S CENTER – Homes-to-Homes Volunteer Co-ordinator

We are looking for a capable, organized individual to run this program at the Women’s Center.  You will create “starter kits” that consist of basic household items, as well as […]

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NANAIMO WOMAN’S RESOURCE CENTRE – Volunteers for Centre & 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 […]

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HARBOUR CITY FC – Administrator Assistant

Volunteers with admin skills required for day to day office operations.  Duties will include filing, organizing, answering phone calls, emails, MS Office, internet searches, data entry, and keeping a tidy […]

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NANAIMO DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTRE – Reception & Permit Processing

NDRC is in need of friendly volunteers to greet walk in clients, answer phones, take messages, provide information and process Parking Permit applications.  Minimum 6 month commitment of 4 hours […]

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CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY – Front Desk Office

Volunteer required to answer the phone and greet community members as well as assist with the wig program and other administrative tasks. Please contact Carolyn Cade at 1.800.663.7892 or by […]

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V.I. CRISIS SOCIETY – Crisis Line Worker

We need volunteers with an empathetic, non-judgmental attitude, and basic computer skills.  Requires 65 hours of in-class instruction, and a commitment of 200 hours per year.  Shifts are 4 hours, […]

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MID ISLAND ABILITIES AND INDEPENDENT LIVING SOCIETY – Office Assistant(s)

Volunteer Coordinator & 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 […]

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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 […]

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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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HABITAT FOR HUMANITY – Volunteer Cashier

The Re-store is in need of a volunteer cashier. Four hour shifts available from Monday – Saturday from 10am – 2pm. Responsible to perform cash, credit and debit card transactions.  […]

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MEALS ON WHEELS – Delivery Drivers

Delivery drivers are required on a regular or “spare” basis to deliver hot meals to our clients.  A valid driver’s license, vehicle and cheerful personality are the basic requirements.  For […]

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KIWANIS VILLAGE NANAIMO – Various Positions (19)

Outing Accompaniment Volunteers needed to regularly accompany residents on community events.  Dates and times will vary.  Some physical tasks are required; along with helping residents with mobility devices (eg: wheelchairs) […]

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NANAIMO WOMEN’S CENTRE – Seniors Workshop Assistant

Seniors 55+ or those that identify as seniors are needed to assist workshop leaders in facilitating workshops.  You will be required to help participants get forms filled out, preparing coffee, […]

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SOUNDWAVE SENIORS – Keyboard/Piano Player

Required for “Soundwave”. A vibrant, very fun and casual senior singing group.  We do “the hits” from 40’s, 50’s, 60’s and 70s!  No renumeration at present…Come grow with us.    Please […]

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“SENIORS CONNECT” – Steering Committee Members

Seniors +55 volunteers with advice and feedback to share required for this Federally-funded project steering committee to attend one hour meetings every 6 to 8 weeks at a central Nanaimo […]

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BC SENIORS ADVOCATE – Volunteer Interviewer Residential Care Survey 2016

Providence Health, a not-for-profit group, requires volunteers from June to December, 2016 to conduct structured interviews with long-term care facility residents.  Successful completion of one day training required before survey […]

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KIWANIS VILLAGE – Activity Program Helpers

Gardening Assistants: to weed and plant in the Lodge patio with residents Bowling Volunteers:  Support activity staff in setting up and facilitating the activity by helping residents participate to as […]

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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.  […]

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MID ISLAND ABILITIES & INDEPENDENT LIVING SOCIETY – Various Positions Available

Telephone Caller: Mid Island Abilities & Independent Living Society is looking for caring, mature individuals who would like to make a difference in the lives of seniors who are experiencing […]

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HEART AND STROKE FOUNDATION – Heart Month Canvasser

February 2017 is heart month, and we require volunteers to go door to door collecting donations and delivering educational resources.  If you are friendly, positive, able to communicate, have a […]

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HEART & STROKE – Telephone “Warm” Callers

Volunteers are required to call last year’s canvassers to see if they are available for Heart Month February 2017 canvassing.  This is taking place from now through December.  Please contact […]

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CANUCKS AUTISM NETWORK – Various Positions

Children’s Soccer & Basketball Buddy On Wednesday afternoon from 4:30 – 5:30 from Oct. 19 through Nov. 23, a team of volunteers are required to collaborate with staff members to […]

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VOLUNTEER NANAIMO – Special Events Volunteer

Are you looking to volunteer, but you aren’t able to make a regular commitment?  We may have just the thing for you.  We are creating an email/phone list of volunteers […]

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NANAIMO YOUTH SERVICES ASSOCIATION – Kids 4 Kids Afterschool Program

Volunteers required on Mondays from 1 – 4pm at the afterschool program at Georgia Avenue School to teach art and crafts or sports in the gym during the school year.  […]

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GIRL GUIDES OF CANADA – Pathfinder Guider (for girls aged 12-14)

Girl Guides is in need of a Pathfinder Guider to join their team.  Unit meetings are held Monday’s from 6:30 – 8:30PM in Central Nanaimo with occasional weekend activities/camps.  Monthly […]

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PLEASANT VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – Breakfast/Lunch Bistro Assistance

Volunteers are urgently needed from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. to assist with preparing basic food and serving to our vulnerable youth.  This is a year round position. Sign up […]

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SPECIAL OLYMPICS BC – Activities Coaches

Volunteers needed between October 11 and December 20th, 2016 and between January 10 and March 14th to facilitate activities for young athletes with intellectual disabilities.  Ages are 2-5 yrs for […]

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NANAIMO YOUTH SERVICES ASSOCIATION – “Kids 4 Kids” Afterschool Program

Arts/Crafts Volunteer: Artistic/creative volunteers who work well with children, have patience and good communication skills, and teamwork, required to for this afterschool program beginning 19th September.  You will choose and […]

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GIRL GUIDES OF CANADA – Spark Leaders for Cedar

A terrific opportunity to help organize activities for girls ages 5 and 6 focusing on service, personal identity, global thinking and changing the future.  This commitment is for ongoing Mondays.  […]

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VOLUNTEER NANAIMO YOUTH NETWORK – Youth Volunteers

Come on out and sign up to be a Youth Network volunteer!  We will be at the lower Bowen Park Pavillion from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. with food, games […]

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NANAIMO YOUTH SERVICES ASSOCIATION – Kids 4 Kids Arts Volunteer

NYSA requires a volunteer for their after school program running Monday afternoons from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.  Providing a safe place for children to do arts and crafts, you  will […]

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LITERACY CENTRAL VANCOUVER ISLAND – Bears and Beams Volunteer

Urgently required:  Volunteers needed to become buddies to a child who requires extra help with reading or math in elementary school.  There are several schools requesting assistance for their youth.  […]

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NANAIMO REGION JOHN HOWARD SOCIETY – Various Positions Available

Youth Mentor/Peer-to-Peer Helper/Parent-to-Peer Helper/Senior Support Worker: Volunteers will attend meetings and community events with participants, attend one on one sessions, meet regularly, provide support and help participants move towards a […]

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SCOUTS CANADA – Various Positions Available

Activity Leader: Work with you ages 11-14 to help them become well rounded, using the outdoors as their classroom. Interest in pursuing outdoor activities, leadership skills and organizational skills an […]

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JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF BRITISH COLUMBIA – Facilitator

For Volunteers who want to make a difference in Youths lives, enjoy working with young children/teenagers, and help them understand financial literacy.  Flexible and creative with a sense of humour, […]

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BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF CVI – Various Positions Available

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 […]

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