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NANAIMO DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTRE – Resource Coordinator

Nanaimo Disability Resource Centre requires volunteers to monitor, organize and replenish pamphlets, brochures and forms and to research and respond to inquires from the public by phone, email or in […]

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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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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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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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SALVATION ARMY NEW HOPE CENTRE – New Years Eve Dinner Servers

The Salvation Army New Hope Centre needs volunteers to serve New Years meal to the community on Tuesday, December 31st, 2019 from 2:30pm – 6:00pm. All you need is a […]

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SALVATION ARMY NEW HOPE CENTRE – New Years Eve Dinner Preparers

The Salvation Army New Hope Centre is looking for volunteers to prepare meals for their New Years Eve dinner on Monday, December 30th, 2019 from 11:00am – 1:00pm. Training and […]

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SALVATION ARMY NANAIMO MINISTRIES – Christmas Dinner Delivery for Shut-in Seniors

Salvation Army Ministries is looking for volunteers to deliver Christmas dinner to seniors who are in isolation on Tuesday, December 24th, 2019. We need people with a vehicle to deliver […]

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SALVATION ARMY NEW HOPE CENTRE – Seniors Christmas Dinner Meal Preparers

The Salvation Army New Hope Centre is looking for volunteers to prepare meals for their Seniors’ Christmas dinner on Tuesday, December 24th, 2019 from 11:00am – 12:30pm. Training and supervision […]

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SALVATION ARMY NEW HOPE CENTRE – Christmas Dinner Food Preparers

The Salvation Army New Hope Centre needs volunteers to help prepare food for their Christmas dinner on Thursday, December 19th, 2019 from 11:00am – 1:00pm. Training and supervision will be […]

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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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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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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 CITIZEN ADVOCACY ASSOCIATION – Receptionist

NCAA is looking for a receptionist one day per week.  Duties would be answering phones, making appointments and general administrative tasks.  A welcoming, energetic person is required, with good communication […]

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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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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 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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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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SOCIETY FOR EQUITY, INCLUSION & ADVOCACY (SEIA) – Social Media Guru

SEIA requires someone with good social media skills to help promote SEIA, its programs and fundraisers through social media as well as finding and posting news, events, blogs, media and […]

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SOCIETY FOR EQUITY, INCLUSION & ADVOCACY (SEIA) – Receptionist

This is a receptionist position whose duties include answering phones and directing calls to advocates, checking people in for appointments, keeping the office organized and providing a warm, friendly atmosphere. […]

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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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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.  For more information, call Cathy at 250-591-8811 […]

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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 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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CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY – CIBC Run for the Cure Committee

The Canadian Cancer Society is looking for volunteers in Nanaimo to join the 2019 CIBC Run For The Cure (October 6) Committee. Join a team of volunteers to organize this […]

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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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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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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 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.  For more information, call Cathy at 250-591-8811 […]

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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 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 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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AFRICAN HERITAGE SOCIETY – Various Events

Nanaimo African Heritage Society is looking for volunteers for various events throughout the year, such as Picnic in the park in the summer, a children’s masquerade party in September/October, and […]

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HAVEN SOCIETY – Community Service Building Hosts

The Haven Society is recruiting Community Service Building (CSB) Hosts to help provide a welcoming, comfortable and safe environment for people arriving at the Community Services Building.  CSB Hosts also […]

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SALVATION ARMY NEW HOPE CENTRE – Barber for Men’s haircuts

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

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MS SOCIETY OF CANADA – Friendly Visiting Volunteers

The MS Society is recruiting volunteers for the Friendly Visiting Program.  The purpose of the program is to improve the quality of life of isolated persons with MS living in […]

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LITERACY CENTRAL VANCOUVER ISLAND – Volunteer Tutor for Sna Naw As First Nation

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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MS SOCIETY OF CANADA – MS Ambassadors

The MS Ambassador Program aims to help the MS Society of Canada, BC and Yukon Division reach out and be more visible.  MS Ambassadors are chosen based on their ability […]

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 VANCOUVER ISLAND UNIVERSITY – Volunteer Tutors

VIU is looking for volunteer tutors to work with adult students who are upgrading literacy and high school academics.  Areas of focus include English, Math, Chemistry, Biology and Physics.  Tutors […]

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CANADIAN RED CROSS Health Equipment Loan Program – Delivery Driver Volunteer

The Canadian Red Cross Society is seeking a Health Equipment Loan (HELP) Delivery Driver volunteer.  This position assists the program technician in the delivery and pick up of health equipment […]

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NANAIMO & DISTRICT HOSPITAL FOUNDATION  – Code Brew Volunteer Barista

Duties include: serve/wait on customers, complete sales transactions, prepare beverage items, maintain, clean and sanitary work station and customer seating area. Criminal Record check required, Valid Food Safe level 1 […]

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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 COMMUNITY HOSPICE SOCIETY – Client Services Volunteer

The Nanaimo Community Hospice Society is looking for a Client Services Volunteer.  The Hospice Training Course is designed to prepare volunteers to help those at end of life and during […]

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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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NANAIMO DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTRE – Resource Coordinator

Nanaimo Disability Resource Centre requires volunteers to monitor, organize and replenish pamphlets, brochures and forms and to research and respond to inquires from the public by phone, email or in […]

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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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NANAIMO CITIZEN ADVOCACY ASSOCIATION – Receptionist

NCAA is looking for a receptionist one day per week.  Duties would be answering phones, making appointments and general administrative tasks.  A welcoming, energetic person is required, with good communication […]

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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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SOCIETY FOR EQUITY, INCLUSION & ADVOCACY (SEIA) – Social Media Guru

SEIA requires someone with good social media skills to help promote SEIA, its programs and fundraisers through social media as well as finding and posting news, events, blogs, media and […]

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SOCIETY FOR EQUITY, INCLUSION & ADVOCACY (SEIA) – Receptionist

This is a receptionist position whose duties include answering phones and directing calls to advocates, checking people in for appointments, keeping the office organized and providing a warm, friendly atmosphere. […]

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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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NANAIMO WOMEN’S CENTRE – Client Support Volunteer

As a client support volunteer, you will welcome participants into NWC, assist participants with support services, familiarize them with the programs and make them feel welcome and comfortable.  These volunteers […]

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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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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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SALVATION ARMY NEW HOPE CENTRE – New Years Eve Dinner Servers

The Salvation Army New Hope Centre needs volunteers to serve New Years meal to the community on Tuesday, December 31st, 2019 from 2:30pm – 6:00pm. All you need is a […]

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SALVATION ARMY NEW HOPE CENTRE – New Years Eve Dinner Preparers

The Salvation Army New Hope Centre is looking for volunteers to prepare meals for their New Years Eve dinner on Monday, December 30th, 2019 from 11:00am – 1:00pm. Training and […]

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SALVATION ARMY NANAIMO MINISTRIES – Christmas Dinner Delivery for Shut-in Seniors

Salvation Army Ministries is looking for volunteers to deliver Christmas dinner to seniors who are in isolation on Tuesday, December 24th, 2019. We need people with a vehicle to deliver […]

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SALVATION ARMY NEW HOPE CENTRE – Seniors Christmas Dinner Meal Preparers

The Salvation Army New Hope Centre is looking for volunteers to prepare meals for their Seniors’ Christmas dinner on Tuesday, December 24th, 2019 from 11:00am – 12:30pm. Training and supervision […]

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SALVATION ARMY NEW HOPE CENTRE – Christmas Dinner Food Preparers

The Salvation Army New Hope Centre needs volunteers to help prepare food for their Christmas dinner on Thursday, December 19th, 2019 from 11:00am – 1:00pm. Training and supervision will be […]

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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.  We are also looking for 24 balloon weights.  Please contact our office at […]

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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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FRIENDS OF NANAIMO JAZZ SOCIETY – Event Coordinator

The Friends of Nanaimo Jazz Society is looking for a volunteer to act as a Coordinator of Events.  This volunteer would look after events such as live/silent auctions, a 50/50 […]

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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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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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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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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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CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY – Camp Goodtimes

The Canadian Cancer Society is looking for volunteers for support Camp Goodtimes. Camp Goodtimes is an overnight camp for children and youth with cancer and their families. Volunteers play many […]

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