Nanaimo Youth 20/20 Can Project

Are you passionate about making a difference? Join a great youth project and connect with other youths that want to make a difference. If you are between 15-29 years old, we invite you to join the Nanaimo Youth 20/20 Can team. Under the umbrella of Volunteer Nanaimo, this project creates opportunities for youth to be involved, share ideas, network, have fun, help shape the community, make a difference and turn their passions into projects. The project is youth-led, and we want to hear your voice and your ideas.

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The Benefits of Joining the Youth 20/20 Can Team!
•Participate in free training and learning events
•Build connections and network
•Gain employment skills and references
•Have fun and meet new friends!
•Lead and inspire change in your community

How to register
➊ Download the registration form HERE (if you are under 19 years old, please fill out the parental/guardian agreement as well)
➋ Email the form to
➌ We will then contact you 🙂

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Youth Engagement Workers at Volunteer Nanaimo

Hello, I’m Anni Thesen, and I have been a Youth Engagement Worker at Volunteer Nanaimo since May 2022. Originally from Germany, I made Nanaimo my home in 2019. Volunteering, for me, is a way to connect with others, meet inspiring individuals, and experience our community. I empower youth to participate in meaningful community projects and guide them as they lead events that matter to them. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with friends, including a game of dodgeball, and exploring the outdoors through camping and hiking.

Hey! My name is Cam Sim, and I’ve been with Volunteer Nanaimo since June 2021. I started volunteering as a way to make more connections within the Nanaimo community and to find fun, new opportunities. As the resident Volunteer Nanaimo photographer, you’ll often find me taking photos at our volunteer events. I also love to play guitar and use that skill to offer free lessons for our youth. Outside of work, I’m passionate about film photography, rock climbing, and music.

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Youth 20/20 Can Nanaimo in the NEWS!
Halloween for Hunger 2020

Do you want to partner with Youth 20/20 Can?
We are looking for community groups, Non-profit organizations or businesses who would like to partner with Youth 20/20 Can on projects, events and activities. For more information please contact our engagement team Anni Thesen at