The Nanaimo Disability Resource Centre depends upon the generosity of volunteers. We are a volunteer driven organization with about 30 active volunteers at any given time and 4 staff members – only one of which is full time. If you are looking for a great way to make a difference and would like to get out and meet new people, we would love for you to join our team!
Join Our Team!
All positions require a RCMP criminal record check with no cost to the volunteer.
Volunteers will always have a support staff member nearby.
This volunteer does not have to be a computer expert, but will have a general working knowledge
of computers – Google, Email, etc. A computer tutor volunteer must have a calm and easy going attitude.
Covid has impacted the way we teach technology so please see the Computer School section to learn more.
Commitment required: Typically 1.5hrs/week but this has been reduced to as little as an hour a month, or two half hour sessions with students.
No minimum commitment period
Front Desk Reception
This volunteer will greet walk-in clients, answer telephones, take messages, provide
information, referrals and process parking
permit applications. All training is provided.
Masks are now required to comply with new BC regulations and for the safety of our staff, volunteers and vulnerable clients. They can be removed between clients when working alone at the desk.
Commitment required: Typically 4hrs/week but due to Covid-adjusted hours this is now 3hrs plus sanitizing before leaving.
6 month commitment period
Telephone Visiting Program
We now have committees for Fundraising, Publicity, Community, Membership and Peer Support. Committee volunteers participate in meetings, help brainstorm idea and participate in committee activities.
Flexible, typically 1-4 hours a month.
Our newest program has volunteers phoning seniors and people with disabilities to check in and “visit” once a week to once a month, depending on volunteer and participant preferences.
This position is unique in that it is done remotely. However, if you have any problems with participants, a staff member is always reachable weekdays by phone or email.
Resource Coordinators maintain the brochure wall, contact organizations to verify services
offered and other small related tasks.
All training is provided.
Currently on hold due to Covid-19.
This position would typically involve helping with any kind of event planning, set-up, and attendance. Especially in summer months, we would normally attend 2-4 events to raise awareness about our organization and its programs. We also occasionally will hold events for our members and may need assistance with those as well.
Board of Directors Member
NDRC is seeking dynamic and passionate board members with an interest in disability issues.
- Average of 3-10 hours a month dedicated to committees and monthly board meetings
- Active participation in organization and fundraising activities/other committees
- 1 year minimum commitment period
- Governing the organization
- Developing policies which enable the board to make responsible decisions on fiscal matters
- Making decisions about current and proposed programs
The ideal candidate would have:
- Demonstrated interest in the mission and vision of the organization
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills
- Ability to work on a team with like-minded individuals
- Awareness of disability issues
Interviews are conducted as applications are received.
RCMP criminal record check is required and paid for by NDRC.
Before applying, please take a moment to browse our site to familiarize yourself with the programs we offer.
You can then apply online using the form below or come into the NDRC office (#2- 4166 Departure Bay rd).