Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Volunteer Nanaimo Opportunities

Current Volunteer Opportunities

“Wings & Wheels” (CYCD) Fly-in

1. Face Painter Volunteers required as face painters for this event on June 6 – 7, 2009 between 9am – 8pm. Minimum shift of 2 hours required from noon to 4pm Ability to work with people of all ages. On site assistance to help with set up, and reimbursement of supplies.
2. Facilitator Childrens’ Games Volunteers for this must have ability to conduct childrens’ games and work with children of all ages. Activity instructions and materials provided, on-site assistance to help with set-up. Minimum shift of 2 hours from noon to 4pm To apply or for more information, please call Barbara Riddy at 250.741.4055 or email

(formerly Literacy Nanaimo)
Bookstore Volunteer
Enthusiastic volunteers with a working knowledge of English, physically able to carry and lift books and boxes of books, required at our Bookstore, 19 Commercial Street. Volunteers will be trained to alphabetize, sort, shelve and price books, and customer service. For more information and/or to apply, please contact Jane at the Bookstore between 9am and 5pm, or call 250.754.8988.


Bastion Cannon Firing Volunteer

Possibly the most interesting job in town!! If you have two spare hours a week, enjoy history and meeting people from around the world, the Nanaimo District Museum is looking for volunteers to fire the Bastion Cannon once a week from May to September. All training will be provided, and a Criminal Record Check is required. For more information, and/or to sign up, please contact Bobbi Williamson at 250.753.1853 or email her at

(two positions)
“Trail Accessibility”
Volunteers If you have a general interest in outdoors and a willingness and interest in improving the lives of people living with physical challenges, then this new Society would love to hear from you. The job requires visiting parks in the City and Regional District of Nanaimo determining accessibility. Training sessions (60 – 90 mins) to be arranged. Please phone Dan or Judy Bauer at 250.714.1773
Board Member
If you have experience in the general operation of a Board of Directors, and/or a financial background and are willing to help this newly formed Society endeavouring to improve the lives of those living with physical challenges, please telephone Dan or Judy Bauer at 250.714.1773 or email

(2 positions)

Health Equipment Loan Program Assistant
To inspect, maintain and clean all returned medical equipment, and inspect to ensure it is in safe working order. Clean and maintain loan shop and shipping/receiving areas in Nanaimo depot (aprons and gloves provided). One 4-hour shift per week.

Delivery Assistant
To assist the program technician for one 4-hour shift per week, with delivery, loading/unloading and installation of medical equipment for clients. Reports to the HELP Coordinator, should have good people skills, outgoing, friendly and patient, and diplomatic as work is done in clients’ home. Frequent out of doors work in all weather. Shifts for all positions are 9.30am-1.00pm or 1.00-4.30pm. To apply and/or for more detailed job descriptions, please contact Diane Marwick, Coordinator, at 250.756.9363 ext 222.


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