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MORRELL NATURE SANCTUARY – Nature Interpreters

Morrell Nature Sanctuary is looking for nature enthusiasts to lead elementary school classes. Volunteers would be trained in Forest Ecology 101 from September to April every year.  No experience necessary! […]

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ECOFORESTRY INSTITUTE SOCIETY – Volunteers for Wildwood Forest Open House

EcoForestry Institute Society is seeking approximately 5 friendly volunteers to assist with various duties during the Open House on Sunday, October 15.  Duties would include serving tea and coffee, greeting […]

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NC JUNIOR HOCKEY SOCIETY NANAIMO CLIPPERS – Ticket Scanners and Ushers

The Clippers are seeking Ticket Scanners and Ushers for their Home Games on 𝐅𝐫𝐢𝐝𝐚𝐲, October 6, Friday October 20 and Saturday October 28. Ticket Scanners are the first faces Clippers’ […]

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NANAIMO FAMILY LIFE ASSOCIATION (NFLA) – Volunteer Drivers

NFLA is looking for Volunteer Drivers for Food Bank/Meal Deliveries, assisted grocery shopping, and medical and non-medical appointments.  Mileage will be paid.  Compassionate people who want to help our older […]

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ECOFORESTRY INSTITUTE SOCIETY – Wildwood Property Caretaker

Ecoforestry is looking for a Property Caretaker for the Wildwood Ecoforest.  This volunteer position would be best suited to people who live near Wildwood Ecoforest and have an accumulated lifetime […]

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WOODGROVE SENIOR CITZENS HOUSING SOCIETY (WSCHS) – Volunteer Directors

WSCHS develops and manages low-rental housing for seniors in Nanaimo. They are in need of volunteer Directors; in particular, someone with an accounting background is needed. For more information about […]

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WISTERIA COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION (STONE SOUP) – Drivers

Stone Soup is looking for 2 drivers; 1 for Friday and one for Sunday from 4:30 PM to 9PM.  These volunteers would help serve food and rink to the homeless […]

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𝐈𝐒𝐋𝐀𝐍𝐃 𝐂𝐑𝐈𝐒𝐈𝐒 𝐂𝐀𝐑𝐄 𝐒𝐎𝐂𝐈𝐄𝐓𝐘 (𝐈𝐂𝐂𝐒) – 𝐆𝐫𝐨𝐜𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐒𝐮𝐩𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭 𝐕𝐨𝐥𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐞𝐫

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

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MADD CANADA MADD – Nanaimo Community Leader

MADD Canada is looking for a leadership volunteer.  This volunteer will work collaboratively with volunteers, concerned citizens, victims and community partners in the community.  This volunteer would be the main […]

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NANAIMO FOODSHARE – Volunteer Farm Drop In

Nanaimo Foodshare is looking for volunteers to help with farming tasks at the Park Avenue Farm located at 933 Park Ave.  Come learn how to grow food and do farming […]

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WISTERIA COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION- Deck Builder

  Wisteria is in need of someone with carpentry skills to help build a deck. Please contact Tanya @ 250-591-6443 or wisteriacommunityass@shaw.ca

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CANADIAN RED CROSS – Client Services Volunteer for Health Equipment Loan Program

The Health Equipment Loan Program (HELP) offers mobility, independence and safety to people recovering from illness or surgery or for those wishing to spend their final days in their own […]

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CANADIAN RED CROSS – Safety and Wellbeing Responder

The Canadian Red Cross is seeking new volunteers to join the Safety and Wellbeing Team.  Safety and Wellbeing Responders are best known for helping people during a disaster.  This role […]

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WISTERIA COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION – Drivers

WISTERIA COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION Drivers Wisteria Community Association is in desperate need of 2 drivers.  A day driver would be picking up bottles and cans and could be driving as far […]

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SALVATION ARMY – Jewellery Sorter

The Salvation Thrift Store on Bowen road is looking for a Jewellery Sorter. This volunteer would sort, bag and display jewellery for the Thrift store on Bowen Road.  Someone with […]

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EDEN GARDENS -Gift shop Attendant

Eden Gardens is a Dementia care home.  They are looking for a charismatic and outgoing volunteer to assist in the gift shop.  Duties would be greeting and welcoming visitors to […]

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THE SALVATION ARMY – Clothing Sorting Volunteer

The Salvation Army Bowen Road Thrift Store is seeking people who LOVE clothing to help sort clothing.  A volunteer with a love of fashion, the ability to stand for long […]

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Island Crisis Care Society – Nanaimo Bakery Greeter

Island Crisis Care Society’s social enterprise, the Nanaimo Bakery and Café, is looking for volunteer greeters.  A greeter would greet customers, answer questions, clear tables, and share with customers the […]

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WISTERIA COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION- Kitchen Help

We need volunteers to help in the kitchen 7 days a week from 10:15 until 1:20 daily. A Food Safe certificate would be great but not necessary. You will be […]

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NANAIMO COMMUNITY HOSPICE- Cashier-Hospice Thrift Shoppe

We need cashiers for Tuesday and Saturday afternoons. You are responsible for processing sales transaction, handling general inquiries, general housekeeping and other related customer service duties. You need to be […]

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NANAIMO CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTRE- Board Director

We are looking for directors who will be committed to the Mission and Values of the organization, has knowledge and skills in one or more areas of Board Governance, policy, […]

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BENEDICTINES OF NANAIMO- Weeder

We are looking for a volunteer who is available 1-2 times per week between the hours of 9-4 Monday to Friday to tend to vegetable and flower gardens at the […]

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THE MEN’S CENTRE- Front Desk

We are in need of Volunteers for Front Desk to greet clients and answer phones. Shifts are Tuesday to Thursday 10-1, noon to 3 or 10-3. An RCMP security check […]

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ELDERDOG NANAIMO – Dog Walkers

Elderdog Nanaimo is looking for dog walkers. Elderdog provides volunteer support to seniors who need help taking care of their dogs. If you have one hour per week to help, […]

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HABITAT FOR HUMANITY MID-VANCOUVER ISLAND – Volunteers for Various Positions

Volunteers are vital to the success of Habitat for Humanity.  Volunteers enable Habitat to better support the mission of providing affordable homeownership to the communities served by Habitat for Humanity.  […]

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ELDERDOG NANAIMO – Dog Walkers

Elderdog Nanaimo is looking for dog walkers. Elderdog provides volunteer support to seniors who need help taking care of their dogs. If you have one hour per week to help, […]

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NANAIMO CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTRE- Board Director

We are looking for directors who will be committed to the Mission and Values of the organization, has knowledge and skills in one or more areas of Board Governance, policy, […]

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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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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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MORRELL NATURE SANCTUARY – Nature Interpreters

Morrell Nature Sanctuary is looking for nature enthusiasts to lead elementary school classes. Volunteers would be trained in Forest Ecology 101 from September to April every year.  No experience necessary! […]

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NC JUNIOR HOCKEY SOCIETY NANAIMO CLIPPERS – Ticket Scanners and Ushers

The Clippers are seeking Ticket Scanners and Ushers for their Home Games on 𝐅𝐫𝐢𝐝𝐚𝐲, October 6, Friday October 20 and Saturday October 28. Ticket Scanners are the first faces Clippers’ […]

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ECOFORESTRY INSTITUTE SOCIETY – Wildwood Property Caretaker

Ecoforestry is looking for a Property Caretaker for the Wildwood Ecoforest.  This volunteer position would be best suited to people who live near Wildwood Ecoforest and have an accumulated lifetime […]

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WISTERIA COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION (STONE SOUP) – Drivers

Stone Soup is looking for 2 drivers; 1 for Friday and one for Sunday from 4:30 PM to 9PM.  These volunteers would help serve food and rink to the homeless […]

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𝐈𝐒𝐋𝐀𝐍𝐃 𝐂𝐑𝐈𝐒𝐈𝐒 𝐂𝐀𝐑𝐄 𝐒𝐎𝐂𝐈𝐄𝐓𝐘 (𝐈𝐂𝐂𝐒) – 𝐆𝐫𝐨𝐜𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐒𝐮𝐩𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭 𝐕𝐨𝐥𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐞𝐫

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

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MADD CANADA MADD – Nanaimo Community Leader

MADD Canada is looking for a leadership volunteer.  This volunteer will work collaboratively with volunteers, concerned citizens, victims and community partners in the community.  This volunteer would be the main […]

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WISTERIA COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION- Deck Builder

  Wisteria is in need of someone with carpentry skills to help build a deck. Please contact Tanya @ 250-591-6443 or wisteriacommunityass@shaw.ca

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CANADIAN RED CROSS – Client Services Volunteer for Health Equipment Loan Program

The Health Equipment Loan Program (HELP) offers mobility, independence and safety to people recovering from illness or surgery or for those wishing to spend their final days in their own […]

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CANADIAN RED CROSS – Safety and Wellbeing Responder

The Canadian Red Cross is seeking new volunteers to join the Safety and Wellbeing Team.  Safety and Wellbeing Responders are best known for helping people during a disaster.  This role […]

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WISTERIA COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION – Drivers

WISTERIA COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION Drivers Wisteria Community Association is in desperate need of 2 drivers.  A day driver would be picking up bottles and cans and could be driving as far […]

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SALVATION ARMY – Jewellery Sorter

The Salvation Thrift Store on Bowen road is looking for a Jewellery Sorter. This volunteer would sort, bag and display jewellery for the Thrift store on Bowen Road.  Someone with […]

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EDEN GARDENS -Gift shop Attendant

Eden Gardens is a Dementia care home.  They are looking for a charismatic and outgoing volunteer to assist in the gift shop.  Duties would be greeting and welcoming visitors to […]

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THE SALVATION ARMY – Clothing Sorting Volunteer

The Salvation Army Bowen Road Thrift Store is seeking people who LOVE clothing to help sort clothing.  A volunteer with a love of fashion, the ability to stand for long […]

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Island Crisis Care Society – Nanaimo Bakery Greeter

Island Crisis Care Society’s social enterprise, the Nanaimo Bakery and Café, is looking for volunteer greeters.  A greeter would greet customers, answer questions, clear tables, and share with customers the […]

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WISTERIA COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION- Kitchen Help

We need volunteers to help in the kitchen 7 days a week from 10:15 until 1:20 daily. A Food Safe certificate would be great but not necessary. You will be […]

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NANAIMO COMMUNITY HOSPICE- Cashier-Hospice Thrift Shoppe

We need cashiers for Tuesday and Saturday afternoons. You are responsible for processing sales transaction, handling general inquiries, general housekeeping and other related customer service duties. You need to be […]

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BENEDICTINES OF NANAIMO- Weeder

We are looking for a volunteer who is available 1-2 times per week between the hours of 9-4 Monday to Friday to tend to vegetable and flower gardens at the […]

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THE MEN’S CENTRE- Front Desk

We are in need of Volunteers for Front Desk to greet clients and answer phones. Shifts are Tuesday to Thursday 10-1, noon to 3 or 10-3. An RCMP security check […]

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HABITAT FOR HUMANITY MID-VANCOUVER ISLAND – Volunteers for Various Positions

Volunteers are vital to the success of Habitat for Humanity.  Volunteers enable Habitat to better support the mission of providing affordable homeownership to the communities served by Habitat for Humanity.  […]

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CANADIAN BLOOD SERVICES – Volunteers for Mobile Donor Event

Canadian Blood Services is looking for volunteers for a mobile donor event in Nanaimo once a month; 3 days plus one Saturday.  Tasks include, but are not limited to, donor […]

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KIWANIS VILLAGE- Bingo Support for Residents

We need volunteers to support our residents who may have hearing or visual impairment or short term memory loss to enable them to participate in our Bingo program. Patience, comfortable […]

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KIWANIS VILLAGE- Craft Program Support

We are inviting crafty, creative people to offer support during our weekly Monday morning crafting program. The volunteer offers as much support as is needed and you must be patient, […]

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KIWANIS VILLAGE- Baking Program Support

We are looking for a patient volunteer with clear communication, comfortable in group settings, friendly demeanor and willingness to help and support resident participation and conversation throughout the group program. […]

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VANCOUVER ISLAND UNIVERSITY- Volunteer Tutor

We are seeking Volunteer Tutors who are skilled and experienced to offer support to students who require extra help with their studies. The time commitment is approximately one hour per […]

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CODE BREW CAFÉ/NANAIMO & DISTRICT HOSPITAL FOUNDATION- Café Barista

We need volunteers to help out in our cafe. It is an excellent chance to get to know the medical community and build connections. Training will be provided to hardworking […]

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THE MEN’S CENTRE- Front Desk

We are in need of Volunteers for Front Desk to greet clients and answer phones. Shifts are Tuesday to Thursday 10-1, noon to 3 or 10-3. An RCMP security check […]

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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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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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NANAIMO FAMILY LIFE ASSOCIATION (NFLA) – Volunteer Drivers

NFLA is looking for Volunteer Drivers for Food Bank/Meal Deliveries, assisted grocery shopping, and medical and non-medical appointments.  Mileage will be paid.  Compassionate people who want to help our older […]

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WOODGROVE SENIOR CITZENS HOUSING SOCIETY (WSCHS) – Volunteer Directors

WSCHS develops and manages low-rental housing for seniors in Nanaimo. They are in need of volunteer Directors; in particular, someone with an accounting background is needed. For more information about […]

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KIWANIS VILLAGE- Bingo Support for Residents

We need volunteers to support our residents who may have hearing or visual impairment or short term memory loss to enable them to participate in our Bingo program. Patience, comfortable […]

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KIWANIS VILLAGE- Craft Program Support

We are inviting crafty, creative people to offer support during our weekly Monday morning crafting program. The volunteer offers as much support as is needed and you must be patient, […]

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KIWANIS VILLAGE- Baking Program Support

We are looking for a patient volunteer with clear communication, comfortable in group settings, friendly demeanor and willingness to help and support resident participation and conversation throughout the group program. […]

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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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ECOFORESTRY INSTITUTE SOCIETY – Volunteers for Wildwood Forest Open House

EcoForestry Institute Society is seeking approximately 5 friendly volunteers to assist with various duties during the Open House on Sunday, October 15.  Duties would include serving tea and coffee, greeting […]

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CIBC Run For the Cure

We are seeking volunteers to join our local CIBC Run for the Cure committee. We have a wide range of volunteer opportunities available. For a full list of volunteer roles, […]

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GIRL GUIDES OF CANADA- Unit helper

We need volunteers who enjoy working with children and/or comfortable with administration duties in assisting other leaders to facilitate positive meetings to build self-esteem, service opportunities and outdoor experiences for […]

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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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