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CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY – Camp Goodtimes

Volunteer with Camp Goodtimes and become a part of an extraordinary community which creates a joyful and magical experience where kids can just be kids! Camp Goodtimes is a recreation […]

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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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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 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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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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ETRA THERAPEUTIC – Sidewalkers

ETRA Therapeutic is looking for side walkers to walk alongside of horses, assisting the rider. A volunteer for this position must be fit enough to walk for up to 50 […]

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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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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 SPECIAL OLYMPICS – Volunteer for Swim Team

A volunteer is required to help individuals achieve their personal best in their swimming level.  This position is Tuesday from 6 – 7 PM and/or Thursday from 5 – 7 […]

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NANAIMO SPECIAL OLYMPICS – Assistant Coach – Curling

Nanaimo Special Olympics is looking for an Assistant Coach for curling every Thursday from 3:30 to 5:00 PM.  A willingness to work with people with special needs is required, as […]

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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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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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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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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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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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ETRA THERAPEUTIC – Sidewalkers

ETRA Therapeutic is looking for side walkers to walk alongside of horses, assisting the rider. A volunteer for this position must be fit enough to walk for up to 50 […]

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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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NANAIMO SPECIAL OLYMPICS – Volunteer for Swim Team

A volunteer is required to help individuals achieve their personal best in their swimming level.  This position is Tuesday from 6 – 7 PM and/or Thursday from 5 – 7 […]

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NANAIMO SPECIAL OLYMPICS – Assistant Coach – Curling

Nanaimo Special Olympics is looking for an Assistant Coach for curling every Thursday from 3:30 to 5:00 PM.  A willingness to work with people with special needs is required, as […]

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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 CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTRE – Physio Group (Rocking Rockets)

October 3 – December 12 Every other Thursday The Nanaimo Child Development Centre is looking for a group of skilled volunteers to assist in the running of a physiotherapy workshop. […]

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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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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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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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AGE FRIENDLY NANAIMO – Steering Committee 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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NANAIMO LAWN BOWLING CLUB VISION IMPAIRED – Disability Lawn Bowling Helpers

The Nanaimo Vision Impaired Lawn Bowling Club at Bowen Park is looking for volunteers to assist the vision impaired and others with disabilities to enjoy lawn bowling.  These volunteers would […]

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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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VOLUNTEER NANAIMO 25TH ANNIVERSARY DECORATIONS

Volunteer Nanaimo is looking for anything silver, centerpieces, decorations etc. for our 25th anniversary celebration in April.   Please contact our office at 250-758-7121 or email: vn3148@gmail.com

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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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CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY – Camp Goodtimes

Volunteer with Camp Goodtimes and become a part of an extraordinary community which creates a joyful and magical experience where kids can just be kids! Camp Goodtimes is a recreation […]

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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 – Community Early Years Play Group

This playgroup supports family and children interactions an facilitates activities like crafts, music, circle, free play and food preparation.  The playgroup will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 am […]

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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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GIRL GUIDES OF CANADA – Girl Guide Leaders for Nanaimo

  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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LITERACY CENTRAL VANCOUVER ISLAND (LCVI)

Youth Literacy Tutor Literacy Central Vancouver Island is launching a new youth program serving learners age 15 and over and needs Youth Literacy Tutors. They offer fun activities and workshops […]

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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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