External view of the Nanaimo Disability Resource Center, a tan building with a sign with Nanaimo Disability Resource Centre followed by the updated version of the person with disabilities icon

Important Updates

Seeking Volunteers

Front desk volunteers

We are looking for front desk volunteers, in particular the Thursday morning shift (9-12) and the Friday afternoon shift (12:30-3:30).

Front desk volunteers:

  • Are fully trained and always have employees around to assist when necessary
  • Answer phones
  • Greet walk in clients
  • Provide information on what is available for persons with disabilities and seniors.
  • Process parking permits
  • Work either one 3 hour morning shift or one 3 hour afternoon shift per week. An initial commitment of six months is required
Skills Required:
  • Fluent English.
  • Basic computer knowledge.
  • Interpersonal skills, the ability to work independently and organizational and writing skills.
  • A pleasing and professional attitude. The ability to speak clearly and to provide clear and complete written phone messages.

Computer School Volunteers

We are looking for technology school volunteers to help teach seniors and persons with disabilities how to use their various devices (laptops, smart phones, tablets). This position is flexible and only requires half an hour a week (though this is subject to change to 1.5 hours once Covid rules are no longer in place). Currently we are looking for people to help with our Wednesday sessions (flexible between and the 10-10:30 Friday morning session. 

Tax Clinic Update

We are gearing up for this year’s Income Tax Prep Clinic! It will be from March 1 April to 30, 2021. We are happy to have 4 volunteers in the program this year and there will be 2 options for clients:

  1. A tax prep volunteer will do their taxes in the boardroom with them present (by appointment).
  2. They will drop off their tax information with the tax program coordinator (by appointment) and pick it up once completed at a later date.

This program allows those with low incomes and a simple tax situation to have their income taxes done by a NDRC volunteer. 

Please call and let the front desk know whether you need 2019 or 2020 taxes done and our tax program coordinator will get in touch to book a time.

Covid Updates

Computer School Update

Our Computer School has moved to a new format: 1-1 sessions are half an hour each but students may book as many as they like. Due to close proximity students and teachers are both required to wear masks. If you are interested in booking an appointment please call 250-758-5547 and ask for Marie or Allison, Monday-Thursday.

NDRC Open with Modified Hours and Protocols

3 clients will now be permitted to enter at a time. Only one person per permit please. This does not need to be the permit owner; a support person may act on their behalf.
Those who have traveled outside the province or are feeling ill in any way are asked to stay at home and send applications by mail or renew by phone.

We are now open Monday to Friday from 9-12 and 12:30-3:30

Please note: We are closed from 12-12:30 as a precaution for cleaning and shift change

We ask that if you can, you still renew or apply for a parking permit placard by mail or phone (250-758-5547). Reduced contact is still the safest way to stop the spread of Covid-19.

Please ensure your doctor has signed the application (for new permits or temporary permit renewals) and it has your current phone number and mailing address.

Please call NDRC with any questions 250-758-5547

New Programs Announcement

NDRC has been working to create new programs for seniors and Persons with Disabilities. We have two new programs to announce:

As often as is convenient for you (once a week to once a month), you will receive a phone call from a volunteer. Participants and volunteers are matched based on preferred topics of conversation, hobbies or interests. With many events, activities and groups shut down due to Covid-19 and most people shut in doors most days this program allows people to connect and “visit” in a physically distanced manner.

Assistance with PWD Application Process

We can now help obtain the PWD form and assist with the application process. If you need help, please call Allison at 250-758-5547 or email allison@ndrc.info.

Meet the Team

Come Visit Us

Monday to Friday from 9-12 and 12:30-3:30

Please note: 

We are closed from 12-12:30 as a precaution for cleaning and shift change

Saturday, Sunday, Holidays     Closed

#2-4166 Departure Bay Rd

Nanaimo, BC V9T 4B7

250 758 5547