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ElderDog Canada is a national, registered charitable organization dedicated to ageing people, ageing dogs, and the important connection they enjoy. Our purposes are to assist and support older adults in the care and well-being of their canine companions with the goal of “keeping love in the home”.

The work of ElderDog is only made possible by the work of dedicated volunteers who donate their valuable time and skills. ElderDog Canada is always looking for volunteers interested in working with elders and their animals as part of any ElderDog programs. Volunteers can walk dogs, transport dogs to the vet or groomer, deliver dog food, or help out with basic grooming. 

These activities may seem simple to volunteers but they mean the world of difference to someone who needs help. Very often, it means the difference between someone being able to keep or give up their beloved companion.


To find out more about volunteering opportunities with ElderDog, please contact us at or

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Volunteer Opportunities in Nanaimo
Visit requests below or check out the website


Literacy Engagement Volunteers Required


Help deliver Special Events and Special Interest Programs with Literacy Central Vancouver Island.


LCVI has been offering FREE adult tutoring for 29 years. This fall we are excited to launch new outreach opportunities and a new youth program.


Do you have a special interest you’d like to share or develop? We are looking for volunteers to support projects that engage learners in practical and creative applications of literacy.


Join us to support learners or learn about activities as diverse as: Poetry, Cooking, Gardening, Driving, Drawing, Health Care, Financial Management, Public Speaking, Media and Publishing, Computer Applications, Graphic Novels, Song Writing, Storytelling, and other suggestions…


We are also recruiting tutors to work one-on-one with youth and adult learners.


To join our team please send us an expression of interest. Please include topics of special interest or your special expertise. Also list any experience you have working with diverse populations (Ex: indigenous people, women, youth, the homeless, people with cognitive disabilities, etc.) Experience is preferred but training may be provided. A criminal record check is required.


Literacy Outreach Coordinator
Literacy Central Vancouver Island
19 Commercial St. Nanaimo


Loaves and Fishes is currently short of warehouse volunteers.  There is an abundance of food available in the community, but it requires a mass volunteer effort to ensure it gets sorted and out to the people who can use it.  Without volunteers the food doesn’t gets sorted and people go without.  With more food coming in than ever before, we simply don't have the manpower to process and sort the amount of donated food we are currently receiving .

If you would like to consider volunteering, and helping to stem the flow of waste, please go to Loaves and Fishes website ( and fill in an online form under the Volunteering Tab.

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 We are looking for people who are mechanically or technically inclined, but that is only one of the many positions we hope to fill in the Health Equipment Loan Program. The biggest gap we have right now is for our Client Services position. This role is great for people who like helping clients and working in a reception or administrative role. Client Services volunteers are the welcoming faces of the HELP depots and directly help people coming into the office to access the loans.  As mentioned, we do have other roles and I encourage anyone who is interested to briefly review our open positions and reach out to my team if they have any questions:

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