Monday, January 19, 2009

Volunteer Opportunities in Nanaimo

VOLUNTEER NANAIMO Current Listings revised January 15, 2009. For more information call 250.758.7121 Mon-Thur. from 9am to 3pm: #3- 2350 Labieux Road, Nanaimo or check www.volunteernanaimo.ca to view other volunteer opportunities, or to register as a volunteer.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY MID VANCOUVER ISLAND

Computer staff

Volunteer required once or twice a month for 8-12 hours to update the database. Please call Teresa Pring at 250-758-8078.

MAPLE SUGAR FESTIVAL DU SUCRE D’ERABLE

Volunteers for 9th Annual Festival

Volunteers required in various positions from February 13-25; especially during the Festival itself Friday-Sunday February 20th to 25th. French speakers preferred but not mandatory and volunteers of all ages are welcome. There will be 3 information sessions for volunteers on Wednesday January 14th, 21st and 28th from 7pm to 9pm at L’Association Francophone do Nanaimo at #30-1925 Bowen Rd, Nanaimo. For further information visit our website http://francophonenanaimo.org/festival/index.html. Contact by e-mail at colette@francpphonenanaimo.org or at 250-729-2776.

NANAIMO GLOBAL FILM FESTIVAL

Ushers and Technicians

March 20-22 2009

Ushers required to take tickets at the door and technicians required to operate the VCR. There are 50 volunteer positions. Training will be provided. Please contact Rae at razorramone41@hotmail.com or phone 250-741-0713

NANAIMO RECYCLING EXCHANGE

Environmental Mind Grind Organizer Event

Volunteers required for April 18, 2009, who are focused and organized and can concentrate on fast paced events and manage a fast moving flow of people at this event. Between 9-14 people required to set up and take down tables, man the registration table, score keep, take photographs and control the sound system. Please contact celeste@recycling.bc.ca or 250-758-7777

NANAIMO SPECIAL OLYMPICS

Instructors required

‘Active Start‘ is a general developmental program for 2-6 year olds and FUNdamentals is fitness for ages 7-9. Both programs require two instructors and parental/caregiver participation. These are scheduled to start in 2009, depending on the instructors, and each 12 week session will run from 4-6pm, each lasting close to an hour. Instructions are provided. Please contact Sylvia Taylor at 250-758-0630.

KIDS HELP PHONE

Student Ambassador Liaison

This Agency is seeking a volunteer who has the ability to organize and provide mentor support to a group of teens where the objective is to raise funds and awareness for Kids Help Phone (held at Woodgrove Centre meeting space). Orientation, ongoing training and support provided. A commitment of one year is required together with a criminal record check. Interested volunteers please call Val Mayne at 1.877.267.7057 or email val.mayne@kidshelpphone.ca

HIDDEN HEROES

Program Developers/Board Members

Seeking two or more retired teachers who have an interest in Africa and would be willing to help made the Hidden Heroes programs culturally appropriate for schools in Ghana and Zimbabwe and other African countries. The program is currently implemented in 168 classrooms across Canada. Volunteers also needed to sit on the Board of Directors to work with the developers in adjusting the Hidden Heroes programs to meet the needs of First Nations students. Please contact Bill bill@hiddenheroes.org or at 250.741.7499

CORRECTIONAL SERVICES OF CANADA

Citizens’ Advisory Committee

If you are interested in a dynamic and exciting volunteer position that promoted knowledge and understanding of corrections, fosters public participation in the correctional process, helps develop community resources and positively contributes to the reintegration of federal offenders, then this may be of interest to you. If so, please call Fred at 250.754.0264 or 250.754.0269.

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