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VOLUNTEERS: Help needed throughout Black History Month

The following are opportunities at Volunteer Nanaimo. For more information, please call 250-758-7121 or go online to Volunteer Nanaimo is located at Unit 3-2350 Labieux Rd.


Black History Month – Nanaimo African Heritage Society needs volunteers  to help organize activities for Black History Month in February. Please call 250-729-9332 or e- mail


Island Crisis Care Society – Volunteers are needed for Coldest Night of the Year event Feb. 23. Duties available are registration team, food team, set-up and other support downtown  at St. Paul’s Anglican Church. Please call 250-585-2577 or e-mail


Hub City Cycles – Volunteers are needed to help in cycle shop. Skills in Microsoft Office and an interest in bicycles would helpful. Downtown location. Call 250-591-2159 or e-mail


Sierra Club Nanaimo – A volunteer events team planner is needed. If you have an interest in environmental issues and like creating displays and promotions on the computer, help is required approximately three hours a month. Pleae call 250-618-5326 or e-mail


Woodgrove Senior Citizens Society – Volunteer board members (directors) are needed for a non-profit group involved with low-rental apartments for seniors and handicapped people. Please call 250-390-7464 or 250-751-2999.


Code Dental Clinic – A volunteer reception/patient greeter is needed one or two days a week. Duties include helping manage front desk. Computer skills are required and some knowledge of a dental office is helpful but not a must. Please call 250-741-8168.


Central Island Youth Soccer Academy – Volunteers needed to coach youth soccer (6-10 year olds). Please e-mail Kim at


Big Brothers/Big Sisters CVI – Volunteer drivers and swampers (six to eight people) are needed every Wednesday to help with clothing drive. A safe driving record is needed and participants must be able to lift some heavy items while collecting clothes from the community. Call Craig  at 250-756-2447 or e-mail


Meals on Wheels – A volunteer driver with a valid class 5 driver’s licence is neeed for meal delivery two hours per week. Training is provided. Also, a volunteer day captain is needed for four to six hours per week. Computer and organizational skills would be an asset. Please contact Joanna Saunders  at 250-753-1300 or e-mail for either position.


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