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LITERACY CENTRAL VANCOUVER ISLAND – Fostering Literacy

Fostering Literacy is a program dedicated to Elementary School students who are having difficulty reading at grade level.  Students practice and grow their reading skills with a trained tutor in […]

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VANCOUVER ISLAND HUMAN RIGHTS COALITION (VIHRC) – Board Members

 VIHRC provides clients with information and assistance bringing human rights complaints to the BC Human Rights Tribunal, as well as letters of support, training, and education in human rights. VIHRC […]

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NANAIMO COMMUNITY HOSPICE – Thrift Store Merchandising/Display Volunteer

A volunteer for this position assists with merchandising and display of priced items on the shop floor under the direction of shop staff. This volunteer would also answer questions and […]

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NANAIMO COMMUNITY HOSPICE – Thrift Shoppe Cashier

Nanaimo Community Hospice is seeking volunteers for the Shoppe. A volunteer for this position is primarily responsible for processing sales transactions, handling general inquires, and housekeeping. Also required is the […]

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EDEN GARDENS – Bistro Attendant

Eden Gardens is seeking a Bistro Attendant.  This volunteer would be required to walk residents to and from the bistro, serve coffee and cookies and socialize with the residents.  This […]

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EDEN GARDENS – Gift Shop Attendant

Eden Gardens is seeking a gift shop attendant.  This volunteer would be responsible for assisting the gift shop coordinator in all retail activities related to the gift shop, including customer […]

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NANAIMO COMMUNITY HOSPICE – Tool Bench Volunteer

The Hospice Shoppe Thrift Store is looking for a volunteer to do small appliance testing, cleaning and repair.  Other duties would be sorting metal and clearing recyclables, flattening cardboard boxes […]

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Bethlehem Centre – Administration and Gift Shop Helpers

Bethlehem Centre is a retreat centre that encourages the expression of beliefs and values about humanity, spirituality, healing and peace. The centre is looking for friendly, helpful volunteers to help […]

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LITERACY CENTRAL VANCOUVER ISLAND – Math Tutors for Adult Learners

Literacy Central Vancouver Island (LCVI) is seeking tutors to work with adult leaners who want to improve their math skills.  Tutors are carefully matched with learners who have been assessed […]

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VANCOUVER ISLAND EXHIBITION Board of Directors

The Vancouver Island Exhibition requires 3 Directors to make decisions on the day-to-day operations of the Association.  Volunteers for these positions must be able to attend 2 Board meetings per […]

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NANAIMO YOUTH SERVICES ASSOCIATION Volunteer Coordinator

Nanaimo Youth Services Association (NYSA) is looking for a passionate, detail oriented and focussed volunteer coordinator.  This volunteer will be responsible for developing and managing the volunteer functions at NYSA, […]

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THE MEN’S CENTRE- Front Desk Reception

  We are looking for Volunteers for Front Desk to greet clients and answer phones. You will need to make appointments, client management in our software system and respond to […]

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THE MEN’S CENTRE- Office Renovation

We are renovating our offices from Dec 15-Jan 15 and need volunteers to do painting and minor drywall patching. Please call Irena 1-604-562-1909 or irena@themenscentre.ca to apply.

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BC OFFICE OF THE SENIORS ADVOCATE – OSA Volunteer Surveyors

The BC Office of the Seniors Advocate is looking for volunteers to interview seniors about their experiences living in long-term care across the province.  Volunteers should be warm and friendly, […]

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VANCOUVER ISLAND CRISIS SOCIETY- Volunteer Crisis Line Responder

  We are announcing three ways to support Service Users as a Volunteer Crisis Line Responder. Training begins remotely on September 28, 2022, for all three options, via Trainual and […]

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CENTRAL VANCOUVER ISLAND MULTICULTURAL SOCIETY- Board Member

We are seeking Board Members with professional backgound/education/ and or experience in one or more of the following areas: -accounting -human resources -legal -diversity, equity and inclusion expertise/training. Interested people […]

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KIWANIS VILLAGE- Carpentry Volunteer

We are needing a skilled carpenter to help create small structures and windowsill gardens containers for the Kiwanis Horticultural Therapy program. You need to have intermediate carpentry skills, personal tools […]

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BC SPCA- Animal Care Foster

  We need fosters on an on call basis to provide sick, injured, abandoned and underage animals a safe and enriching home for temporary stays until they find permanent homes. […]

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ISLAND WILDLIFE- Volunteer Drivers

We are in need of drivers in the greater Nanaimo area with own vehicle to transport wildlife (birds or small animals) between vets or North Island Wildlife Rescue Center during […]

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ELDERDOG NANAIMO- Volunteer Support

We are looking for a volunteer to join our Dog Care Support Team to help in the free dog care services to seniors age 55+. Team Meets with prospective clients […]

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VANCOUVER ISLAND HUMAN RIGHTS COALITION (VIHRC) – Board Members

 VIHRC provides clients with information and assistance bringing human rights complaints to the BC Human Rights Tribunal, as well as letters of support, training, and education in human rights. VIHRC […]

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VANCOUVER ISLAND EXHIBITION Board of Directors

The Vancouver Island Exhibition requires 3 Directors to make decisions on the day-to-day operations of the Association.  Volunteers for these positions must be able to attend 2 Board meetings per […]

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WORDSTORM SOCIETY OF THE ARTS- Treasurer

We are looking for a treasurer for keeping financial records for Wordstorm Society of the Arts. Basic accounting skills and an understanding of financial reporting procedures. Please apply at wordstormsociety@gmail.com.

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NATURE NANAIMO- Board Member

  We are in need of board members to assist in the management of the society. Board management experience with non-profit society is necessary. Apply at winnats@island.net  

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THE MEN’S CENTRE- Board Members

We are looking for volunteers to join our board. We are seeking people who have skills around marketing, social media, communication with supporters, and collaboration with other not for profit […]

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VANCOUVER ISLAND CRISIS SOCIETY- Board Members

  We are endeavouring to expand our Board of Directors to continue to include members of underrepresented groups, so that it reflects the people we support through our Crisis Services […]

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WOODGROVE SENIOR CITIZENS HOUSING SOCIETY- Board Members

  We are in need of new board members who have some business experience, knowledge of apartment operations and ability to work with BC housing. Board meets on the third […]

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THEATREONE- Director

We are looking for Board of Directors. This provides an opportunity to serve on board committees and support the activities of the organization which include 11-12 meeting a year. Previous […]

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GLOBAL VILLAGE NANAIM0- Board of Directors Member

We are hoping to add 1 or 2 volunteers to the team who supervises the activities and affairs of Global Village Nanaimo. You must be willing to become a member […]

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CENTRAL VANCOUVER ISLAND MULTICULTURAL SOCIETY- Board Member

We are seeking Board Members with professional backgound/education/ and or experience in one or more of the following areas: -accounting -human resources -legal -diversity, equity and inclusion expertise/training. Interested people […]

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PACIFICCARE FAMILY ENRICHMENT SOCIETY- Board of Directors

PacificCare is seeking individuals who: -Are familiar and experience in the governance model for not-for-profit boards and working with government resources. -Enjoy working as a team to ensure positive outcomes […]

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PACIFICA HOUSING- Board Members

We are seeking individuals to join our Board of Directors. You may visit https://pacificahousing.ca/expressions-of-interest-to-join-phaa-board.php to see what we offer. We need individuals who: Bring experience in government relations, investment management, […]

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CRIMSON COAST DANCE SOCIETY – Board Members Needed

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VANCOUVER ISLAND EXHIBITION – Director of Grounds

The Vancouver Island Exhibition (VIEX) is looking for a volunteer Director on the VIEX Board.  There are 12 Board members, and at present, there is one meeting per month on […]

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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 COMMUNITY HOSPICE – Thrift Store Merchandising/Display Volunteer

A volunteer for this position assists with merchandising and display of priced items on the shop floor under the direction of shop staff. This volunteer would also answer questions and […]

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NANAIMO COMMUNITY HOSPICE – Thrift Shoppe Cashier

Nanaimo Community Hospice is seeking volunteers for the Shoppe. A volunteer for this position is primarily responsible for processing sales transactions, handling general inquires, and housekeeping. Also required is the […]

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NANAIMO COMMUNITY HOSPICE – Tool Bench Volunteer

The Hospice Shoppe Thrift Store is looking for a volunteer to do small appliance testing, cleaning and repair.  Other duties would be sorting metal and clearing recyclables, flattening cardboard boxes […]

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Bethlehem Centre – Administration and Gift Shop Helpers

Bethlehem Centre is a retreat centre that encourages the expression of beliefs and values about humanity, spirituality, healing and peace. The centre is looking for friendly, helpful volunteers to help […]

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LITERACY CENTRAL VANCOUVER ISLAND – Math Tutors for Adult Learners

Literacy Central Vancouver Island (LCVI) is seeking tutors to work with adult leaners who want to improve their math skills.  Tutors are carefully matched with learners who have been assessed […]

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BETHLEHEM CENTRE – Gift Shop Helpers and Greeters

Bethlehem Centre is looking for gift shop helpers and greeters to greet guests coming in, to help customers in the gift shop, to keep the area presentable and to answer […]

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THE MEN’S CENTRE- Front Desk Reception

  We are looking for Volunteers for Front Desk to greet clients and answer phones. You will need to make appointments, client management in our software system and respond to […]

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THE MEN’S CENTRE- Office Renovation

We are renovating our offices from Dec 15-Jan 15 and need volunteers to do painting and minor drywall patching. Please call Irena 1-604-562-1909 or irena@themenscentre.ca to apply.

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NANAIMO CLIPPERS HOCKEY GAME- Helpers

We need people for the December 17 Nanaimo Clippers Teddy Bear Toss Game. We need people to scan tickets, usher, promotions team and helping to clean up the teddy bears. […]

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WORDSTORM SOCIETY OF THE ARTS- Treasurer

We are looking for a treasurer for keeping financial records for Wordstorm Society of the Arts. Basic accounting skills and an understanding of financial reporting procedures. Please apply at wordstormsociety@gmail.com.

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NANAIMO COMMUNITY HOSPICE- Hospice Shoppe Thrift Store

We are in need of a Saturday morning tool bench volunteer who can do small appliance testing, cleaning and repairing. Also need to flatten cardboard boxes, sort metal and clearing […]

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CHILDREN’S HEALTH FOUNDATION OF VANCOUVER ISLAND- “In Support of Thursdays”

We are looking for volunteers to assist with the “In support of Thursdays” this December at Woodgrove Shopping Center. Guests will be welcomed to take their own photos with Santa […]

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BOWEN PARK SENIOR SONGSTERS- Choir Leader

  We need a choir leader for a friendly group of seniors who love to sing. We meet at Bowen Park on Fridays fro 2-4 to sing popular songs of […]

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KIWANIS VILLAGE- Woodworking Projects Volunteer

  We are seeking a volunteer with a woodworking space to support the design and construction of various gardening/Horticultural Therapy based projects, including simple raised beds, a vertical strawberry planter […]

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NATURE NANAIMO- Board Member

  We are in need of board members to assist in the management of the society. Board management experience with non-profit society is necessary. Apply at winnats@island.net  

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THRIFTY FOODS SENDIAL- Volunteer Shopper

We need volunteers to fill grocery orders on Thursday mornings in store for customers who are unable to do their own shopping. Orders are taken by phone by a volunteer […]

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ISLAND CRISIS CARE- Grocery Support Volunteer

    ICCS is looking for someone to pick up our weekly online grocery order and deliver it to our programs. Orders will be pre-arranged and pre-paid. Volunteers will need […]

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NATURE NANAIMO- Bookkeeper

  We are looking for someone with basic bookkeeping experience and references to keep the financial records of the society. Monthly reports of income statement and balance sheet. Assist with […]

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ISLAND CRISIS CARE- Lead-Office Administration

We are looking for volunteers to fill 9-12:30pm and 12:30-3pm shifts on Monday and Tuesday. You need to be comfortable and confident answering phone and in-person inquiries, experience with office […]

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VOLUNTEER NANAIMO- Front Desk Reception

We are seeking front desk reception staff. You need to possess an easy going personality with a sense of humor, clear telephone voice, be open minded and the ability to […]

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AFTERSTROKE BC – Stroke Program Co-Facilitator

AfterStroke BC is seeking a volunteer to co-lead and actively participate in weekly program sessions for stroke survivors in the Nanaimo area.  A volunteer for this position will prepare, plan, […]

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THE MEN’S CENTRE- Board Members

We are looking for volunteers to join our board. We are seeking people who have skills around marketing, social media, communication with supporters, and collaboration with other not for profit […]

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VANCOUVER ISLAND CRISIS SOCIETY- Volunteer Crisis Line Responder

  We are announcing three ways to support Service Users as a Volunteer Crisis Line Responder. Training begins remotely on September 28, 2022, for all three options, via Trainual and […]

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VANCOUVER ISLAND CRISIS SOCIETY- Board Members

  We are endeavouring to expand our Board of Directors to continue to include members of underrepresented groups, so that it reflects the people we support through our Crisis Services […]

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NANAIMO YOUTH SERVICES ASSOCIATION Volunteer Coordinator

Nanaimo Youth Services Association (NYSA) is looking for a passionate, detail oriented and focussed volunteer coordinator.  This volunteer will be responsible for developing and managing the volunteer functions at NYSA, […]

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THE MEN’S CENTRE- Front Desk Reception

  We are looking for Volunteers for Front Desk to greet clients and answer phones. You will need to make appointments, client management in our software system and respond to […]

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NATURE NANAIMO- Bookkeeper

  We are looking for someone with basic bookkeeping experience and references to keep the financial records of the society. Monthly reports of income statement and balance sheet. Assist with […]

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ISLAND CRISIS CARE- Lead-Office Administration

We are looking for volunteers to fill 9-12:30pm and 12:30-3pm shifts on Monday and Tuesday. You need to be comfortable and confident answering phone and in-person inquiries, experience with office […]

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VOLUNTEER NANAIMO- Front Desk Reception

We are seeking front desk reception staff. You need to possess an easy going personality with a sense of humor, clear telephone voice, be open minded and the ability to […]

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NANAIMO FOOD SHARE SOCIETY- Office Support

We are looking for someone available on Tuesdays and/or Fridays from 10-2 to help out around the office. You will have the opportunity to interact with Foodshare staff, program participants, […]

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NANAIMO HISTORICAL SOCIETY- Social Media Monitor

  We are seeking a volunteer to post events to our Facebook and Instagram account. All text, photos and graphics will be supplied by the committee, and posting would consist […]

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EDEN GARDENS – Bistro Attendant

Eden Gardens is seeking a Bistro Attendant.  This volunteer would be required to walk residents to and from the bistro, serve coffee and cookies and socialize with the residents.  This […]

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BOWEN PARK SENIOR SONGSTERS- Choir Leader

  We need a choir leader for a friendly group of seniors who love to sing. We meet at Bowen Park on Fridays fro 2-4 to sing popular songs of […]

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KIWANIS VILLAGE- Woodworking Projects Volunteer

  We are seeking a volunteer with a woodworking space to support the design and construction of various gardening/Horticultural Therapy based projects, including simple raised beds, a vertical strawberry planter […]

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BC OFFICE OF THE SENIORS ADVOCATE – OSA Volunteer Surveyors

The BC Office of the Seniors Advocate is looking for volunteers to interview seniors about their experiences living in long-term care across the province.  Volunteers should be warm and friendly, […]

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WOODGROVE SENIOR CITIZENS HOUSING SOCIETY- Board Members

  We are in need of new board members who have some business experience, knowledge of apartment operations and ability to work with BC housing. Board meets on the third […]

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VOLUNTEER NANAIMO- Hand in Hand Volunteer

  We are looking for volunteers to connect with a senior to record their stories and life experiences and then to create a written and digital keepsake for them to […]

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MEALS ON WHEELS NANAIMO- Volunteer Driver

Volunteer drivers deliver warm, nutritious meals to our clients 6 days a week. Drivers pick up meals at Kiwanis Village . You must have a valid drivers license, reliable insured […]

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ELDERDOG NANAIMO- Volunteer Support

We are looking for a volunteer to join our Dog Care Support Team to help in the free dog care services to seniors age 55+. Team Meets with prospective clients […]

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KIWANIS LODGE- Macbook/Computer Support Volunteer

We are seeking people to support a resident in tips and tricks in using their Mac, as patient support in clearing unnecessary files and programs that are slowing down resident’s […]

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KIWANIS VILLAGE- Carpentry Volunteer

We are needing a skilled carpenter to help create small structures and windowsill gardens containers for the Kiwanis Horticultural Therapy program. You need to have intermediate carpentry skills, personal tools […]

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NANAIMO FAMILY LIFE- Grocery Shopping Volunteer

We are looking for team members to help seniors in our community. You can choose to volunteer your time shopping and delivering groceries one day a week or more. You […]

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NANAIMO FAMILY LIFE- Grocery Shopping, Meal Delivery

We are looking for team members to help seniors in our community. You can choose to volunteer your time shopping and delivering groceries one day a week or more. You […]

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KIWANIS VILLAGE- Korean Speaking Garden Volunteer

We need a volunteer to support a non-English speaking Korean resident of Kiwanis Village. Looking for once or twice a week volunteer support for 1-2 hours for garden walks or […]

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KIWANIS VILLAGE- Horticultural Therapy Volunteer

We need someone to support residents with gardening programs may involve garden visits, walks or group gardening. You will need physical strength for basic garden tasks, comfortable with elderly individuals, […]

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NANAIMO CLIPPERS HOCKEY GAME- Helpers

We need people for the December 17 Nanaimo Clippers Teddy Bear Toss Game. We need people to scan tickets, usher, promotions team and helping to clean up the teddy bears. […]

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CHILDREN’S HEALTH FOUNDATION OF VANCOUVER ISLAND- “In Support of Thursdays”

We are looking for volunteers to assist with the “In support of Thursdays” this December at Woodgrove Shopping Center. Guests will be welcomed to take their own photos with Santa […]

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JOHN AMBULANCE- Medical First Responder

Medical First Response volunteers are at public events to provide basic and advance care when emergencies occur and are there in the critical minutes until medical assistance arrives. You must […]

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LITERACY CENTRAL VANCOUVER ISLAND – Fostering Literacy

Fostering Literacy is a program dedicated to Elementary School students who are having difficulty reading at grade level.  Students practice and grow their reading skills with a trained tutor in […]

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MORRELL SANCTUARY- Nature Enthusiast

We are seeking volunteers to lead Elementary Classes. No experience necessary as all training will be provided every second Wednesday from 9:30-11:30 September-May. Once you feel comfortable leading a class […]

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MS SOCIETY OF CANADA- Podcast Co-Host

We are looking to recruit a young adult volunteer to join our podcast team. We are searching for an engaged, comfortable conversationalist who would enjoy co-interviewing Canadian MS researchers. You […]

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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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