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Volunteer Opportunities

We are looking for motivated people who would like to make a difference in Nanaimo by joining our dedicated group of workers in the following areas.

We Need Volunteers in the Following Areas:

Electronics – cleaning and testing
Small appliances and lamps – cleaning and testing
Helping on our truck – requires lifting

Kids Clothing
Sporting Goods

We have 3 Thrift Stores:
6750 North Island Hwy – Contact: Ursula Matthews (250) 390-1881
1613 Bowen Road – Contact: Deana Parr (250) 754-9340
#14-4158 Mostar Rd – Contact Frances Pylypiw (250) 585-8505

Our Thrift Stores raise funds to help run our Community Services Programs at 19 Nicol St., Nanaimo BC.

At 19 Nicol St., The New Hope Centre Volunteers are Needed in the Following Areas:

Dish pit
Front line serving clients
Food preparation
Shelf organization

Contact Silvia (250) 754-2621

Community Services
Sorting and organizing donations

Contact: Leah (250) 754-2621


By volunteering with The Salvation Army, you are directly helping people in your own community. The personal rewards will be great.

We offer many programs and services to those in need
• Over 94,000 meals served per year – we are open to the public 364 days a year
• Emergency Men’s Shelter
• Transitional Housing
• CRF Housing
• Addictions counselling and referral
• Kids Camp
• Senior’s Dinner Delivery
• Barber
• Income tax returns
• Emergency furniture, and clothing vouchers
• Blankets, hats, mitts, toques, and scarves
• Dog and cat food

Please Come and Help Us Help Others

Thrift Store Position Descriptions

Christmas Events

Volunteer Opportunities at Christmas

Christmas is a very busy time at The Salvation Army.
Please stay tuned to see what volunteer opportunities are available this Christmas!

Christmas Dinner for Senior Shut-Ins
Christmas Eve.

A Christmas dinner designed to be given to seniors who are in isolation.
Details for 2018 will be posted in November.

Christmas Kettles

Come on….ring those bells! (indoor and outdoor locations available)
To serve on a Christmas Kettle please contact Dawne Anderson (250) 740-1004 or email

Community Christmas Dinner
Please call 250-824-0193 in November for Details