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VOLUNTEER NANAIMO – Baa Baa Black Sheep, have you any wool?

Calling all knitters!!  Volunteer Nanaimo needs 3 or 4 ply washable yarn to knit 8 X 8” squares – or you can make them yourself and donate them to us. […]

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NANAIMO HOSPICE Processing/Warehouse Helpers, Cashier/Salesperson

Processing/Warehouse Helpers Nanaimo Hospice Thrift store is looking for volunteers to do sorting and pricing in the receiving area.  Volunteers for this position would be evaluating and pricing donations and […]

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NANAIMO DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTRE – Board Members

Nanaimo Disability Resource Centre is a registered charity providing services to persons with disabilities in the Mid and North Island region. They are looking for candidates to become active board […]

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PARENT SUPPORT SERVICES SOCIETY – Co-Facilitator – Parenting Support

Parent Support Services is looking for volunteers who understand the issues and concerns of people in a parenting role.  We offer ongoing support groups for parents and groups for kinship […]

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WISTERIA COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION – Drywallers

Wisteria Community Association is looking for a volunteer or two to do drywalling for their commercial kitchen. This would need to take place by April 15; sooner would be great!  […]

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VOLUNTEER NANAIM0 – Front Desk Relief Receptionist

Volunteer Nanaimo is looking for a front desk relief receptionist.  We require a flexible team player with a pleasant telephone manner and basic computer skills.  A sense of humour is […]

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Nanaimo Youth 20/20 Can Project

If you are between 15-29 years old join Youth 20/20 Can! Under the umbrella of Volunteer Nanaimo, Youth 20/20 Can connects volunteers across Vancouver Island and Powell River. This youth-lead […]

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ISLAND CRISIS CARE SOCIETY-Client Support Driver/Meal Prep

Island Crisis Care Society is looking for individual to pick up clients to attend outside support programs. Must have valid drivers license and vehicle. RCMP Security check is required and […]

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NEXUS PRIMARY CARE CLINIC – Support for Senior

Nexus Primary Care is looking for a volunteer to help a senior client get to viewings to find an apartment.  For more information, please call Jennifer at 250-681-1510 or email: […]

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FRIENDS OF NANAIMO JAZZ SOCIETY – Secretary

Thee Friends of Nanaimo Jazz Society is looking for a secretary to take minutes and to mail them to other members of the Society.  The ability to take concise minutes […]

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NANAIMO DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTRE – Reception and Permit Processing

Nanaimo Disability Resource Centre requires a volunteer to greet walk-in clients, answer phones, take messages, provide information/referrrals and process Parking Permit applications.  This position is for 3 hours per week […]

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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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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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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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WISTERIA COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION – Can and Bottle Sorters

 The Wisteria Community Association is looking for help 3 to 4 hours per day sorting cans and bottles.  For more information please call Tanya:250-591-6443 or email: wisteriacommunityass@shaw.ca.

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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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TILLICUM LELUM ABORIGINAL FRIENDSHIP CENTRE OXWIN MIMNE DAYCARE – Garden Helper

The daycare at Tillicum Lelum Friendship Centre is looking for a garden helper to help weed and maintain the daycare garden.  There are three garden beds, a raspberry patch and […]

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 FRIENDS OF NANAIMO JAZZ SOCIETY – Secretary

The Friends of Nanaimo Jazz Society is looking for a secretary to take minutes and to email them to members. Typing skills are required.  Meetings are each 2nd Monday of […]

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ANGEL NETWORK CRAFTERS – Blanket  Assemblers

The Volunteer Nanaimo Angel Network Crafters program is looking for knitters, crocheters or sewers to assemble knitted squares into blankets.  Yarn will be provided; these blankets are delivered to seniors, […]

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 VANCOUVER ISLAND CRISIS SOCIETY – Crisis Line Volunteers

The Vancouver Island Crisis Society is looking for volunteers for the Crisis Line.  Training is primarily virtual, with later in-person training respecting social distancing; this training and subsequent volunteering take […]

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NANAIMO FAMILY LIFE – Grocery Shopping, Telephone Visiting, Meal Delivery

  NANAIMO FAMILY LIFE Grocery Shopping Volunteer We offer grocery service to seniors 3 times per week at 3 stores and require a volunteer to shop.  A valid driver’s license, […]

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MEALS ON WHEELS – Monday Day Captain

 Meals on Wheels is looking for a volunteer to act as a Day Captain to ensure the smooth operation of Meals on Wheels deliveries every Monday (except Statutory holidays).  This […]

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THRIFTY FOODS SENDIAL – Volunteer Shopper

Sendial is a shopping and home delivery service provided by Thrifty Foods for individuals such as seniors, who are unable to shop in a store without assistance.  Volunteers are required […]

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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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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 DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTRE – Board Members

Nanaimo Disability Resource Centre is a registered charity providing services to persons with disabilities in the Mid and North Island region. They are looking for candidates to become active board […]

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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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VOLUNTEER NANAIMO – Baa Baa Black Sheep, have you any wool?

Calling all knitters!!  Volunteer Nanaimo needs 3 or 4 ply washable yarn to knit 8 X 8” squares – or you can make them yourself and donate them to us. […]

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NANAIMO HOSPICE Processing/Warehouse Helpers, Cashier/Salesperson

Processing/Warehouse Helpers Nanaimo Hospice Thrift store is looking for volunteers to do sorting and pricing in the receiving area.  Volunteers for this position would be evaluating and pricing donations and […]

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PARENT SUPPORT SERVICES SOCIETY – Co-Facilitator – Parenting Support

Parent Support Services is looking for volunteers who understand the issues and concerns of people in a parenting role.  We offer ongoing support groups for parents and groups for kinship […]

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WISTERIA COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION – Drywallers

Wisteria Community Association is looking for a volunteer or two to do drywalling for their commercial kitchen. This would need to take place by April 15; sooner would be great!  […]

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ISLAND CRISIS CARE SOCIETY-Client Support Driver/Meal Prep

Island Crisis Care Society is looking for individual to pick up clients to attend outside support programs. Must have valid drivers license and vehicle. RCMP Security check is required and […]

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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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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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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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WISTERIA COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION – Can and Bottle Sorters

 The Wisteria Community Association is looking for help 3 to 4 hours per day sorting cans and bottles.  For more information please call Tanya:250-591-6443 or email: wisteriacommunityass@shaw.ca.

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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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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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TILLICUM LELUM ABORIGINAL FRIENDSHIP CENTRE OXWIN MIMNE DAYCARE – Garden Helper

The daycare at Tillicum Lelum Friendship Centre is looking for a garden helper to help weed and maintain the daycare garden.  There are three garden beds, a raspberry patch and […]

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ANGEL NETWORK CRAFTERS – Blanket  Assemblers

The Volunteer Nanaimo Angel Network Crafters program is looking for knitters, crocheters or sewers to assemble knitted squares into blankets.  Yarn will be provided; these blankets are delivered to seniors, […]

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 VANCOUVER ISLAND CRISIS SOCIETY – Crisis Line Volunteers

The Vancouver Island Crisis Society is looking for volunteers for the Crisis Line.  Training is primarily virtual, with later in-person training respecting social distancing; this training and subsequent volunteering take […]

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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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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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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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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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VOLUNTEER NANAIM0 – Front Desk Relief Receptionist

Volunteer Nanaimo is looking for a front desk relief receptionist.  We require a flexible team player with a pleasant telephone manner and basic computer skills.  A sense of humour is […]

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FRIENDS OF NANAIMO JAZZ SOCIETY – Secretary

Thee Friends of Nanaimo Jazz Society is looking for a secretary to take minutes and to mail them to other members of the Society.  The ability to take concise minutes […]

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NANAIMO DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTRE – Reception and Permit Processing

Nanaimo Disability Resource Centre requires a volunteer to greet walk-in clients, answer phones, take messages, provide information/referrrals and process Parking Permit applications.  This position is for 3 hours per week […]

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 FRIENDS OF NANAIMO JAZZ SOCIETY – Secretary

The Friends of Nanaimo Jazz Society is looking for a secretary to take minutes and to email them to members. Typing skills are required.  Meetings are each 2nd Monday of […]

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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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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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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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NEXUS PRIMARY CARE CLINIC – Support for Senior

Nexus Primary Care is looking for a volunteer to help a senior client get to viewings to find an apartment.  For more information, please call Jennifer at 250-681-1510 or email: […]

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NANAIMO FAMILY LIFE – Grocery Shopping, Telephone Visiting, Meal Delivery

  NANAIMO FAMILY LIFE Grocery Shopping Volunteer We offer grocery service to seniors 3 times per week at 3 stores and require a volunteer to shop.  A valid driver’s license, […]

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MEALS ON WHEELS – Monday Day Captain

 Meals on Wheels is looking for a volunteer to act as a Day Captain to ensure the smooth operation of Meals on Wheels deliveries every Monday (except Statutory holidays).  This […]

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THRIFTY FOODS SENDIAL – Volunteer Shopper

Sendial is a shopping and home delivery service provided by Thrifty Foods for individuals such as seniors, who are unable to shop in a store without assistance.  Volunteers are required […]

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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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Nanaimo Youth 20/20 Can Project

If you are between 15-29 years old join Youth 20/20 Can! Under the umbrella of Volunteer Nanaimo, Youth 20/20 Can connects volunteers across Vancouver Island and Powell River. This youth-lead […]

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GIRL GUIDES OF CANADA – Girl Guide Leaders for 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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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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