Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Lots Of Volunteer Opportunities In Nanaimo

Volunteer Nanaimo Current Opportunities

For more information, to view our volunteer opportunities, or to register as a Volunteer you can contact us from Monday -Thursday from 9am-3pm at #3-2350 Labieux Road, Nanaimo BC tel:250.758.7121 or view our website using this LINK.


Reading/Math Buddies

Volunteers needed for Reading and Math Buddies. Volunteers are needed in schools in Nanaimo and Ladysmith. Desire to read to a child, have a child read to you, or sit with a child working on math, providing encouragement. No training required – under supervision of a teacher. A commitment of ½ to 1 hr a week is required. Criminal record check required. Please contact Wendy Chapplow at 250.754.8988 or email wendy@literacycentralvi.org


Nature Interpreters

Volunteers URGENTLY required for Nature Interpreters at the Sanctuary. Must have your own car. You should be physically fit to lead school children on nature hikes, enjoy nature and working with children. Full training begins in mid September 2009. A commitment of 3 – 4 hrs a week is required. No criminal record check required but the volunteer must sign a volunteer declaration. To sign up, please contact Paul at 250.753.5811 or email morrell@shawbiz.ca



Volunteers needed to be Leaders for the Nanaimo River District Girl Guides on weekday evenings. Becoming a Guider offers a variety of training, from Food Safe to Outdoor Leadership and encouragement, and looks good on your resume! Support is only a call away from other Guiders or your District Commissioner. More than ever, we have girls but no Guiders. Make a difference in a young girl’s life - be a mentor today! A criminal record check is required, and will be paid for by Girl Guides. Contact Jolene Edmunds, Public Relations Advisor at 250-716-7838 for more information.


1. Telephone Friend

Nanaimo Telephone Visiting Society is looking for caring, mature individuals who would like to make a difference in the lives of (mostly) Seniors who are experiencing a degree of loneliness. Our Volunteers connect with their 'friends' by phone and/or in person. Volunteers often participate in NTVS's social activities and provide warmth and understanding to a Senior or other needy individual in our community.
2. Office Assistant(s)

In November/December our Bookkeeper/Secretary will be away, and we would like to have Volunteers assisting us in the office, and possibly other times. The work in the office is not hard, and we will make sure you receive the training you need. We would like at least two volunteers to assist us in the office. We expect this will be ongoing. Volunteers might consider this as a good way to update some of your office skills – and maybe get a Letter of Reference.

3. History Project Assistant

NTVS will be celebrating our 30th year in 2010, and to honour those 30 years we would like to begin putting all those bits & pieces we have collected over the years into albums, or scrapbooks. We would like to have several volunteers who will take on this project, and put together our history in a format which is interesting and portable. We would like our History Project Volunteers to work in the NTVS office, have an ability to work in a neat and attractive manner, ability to use or learn basic office products, and work well in a team. Volunteers working on this History Project must be fully processed as a NTVS Volunteer. We hope that you would then go on to help us in other ways!

For information on any of the above positions, please contact Christine McCubbin, Program Coordinator, at 250.756.9455 or email her at coord.telvisit@shaw.ca

CANADIAN RED CROSS (3 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.

Office Client Care Representative

To provide front line assistance, in person or by phone, to clients recovering from injury or surgery who need to loan equipment, follow up on overdue equipment, maintain inventory, report shortages, encourage and accept donations and issue Red Cross receipts. Reports to Equipment Coordinator and works in a team environment. One 4-hour shift per week.

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 or email diane.marwick@redcross.ca


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