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Volunteer with Seniors Connect

One of the objectives of the Seniors Connect project is to create meaningful opportunities for older adults (55 plus) to participate in the project on numerous levels.

We are looking for volunteers who are willing to donate time and support to initiatives that will reduce social isolation. Read on for some ways you can get involved!

Engage with Seniors Connect Centre Program/Workshop Facilitators – do you have a special skill or talent to share with others in the community? We are looking for individuals who are willing to share expertise and skill with others in our community through our volunteer program.

EngAGE with Seniors Connect Advisory Committee Members – NFLA has a core group of advisors who act as counsel to NFLA initiatives to ensure the programs we are offering are supporting the objectives of the Seniors Connect program.

EngAGE Writers, Bloggers, and Social Media Savvy Folks – help us spread the word about important issues and programs for older adults in Nanaimo.

EngAGE with A-OK –  the Act Of Kindness Program is aimed at solving “one off” issues for seniors who are looking for support in areas that are not currently funded or supported by agencies in Nanaimo. This project can be a one time effort or on-call – it’s up to you! We are also looking to support socially isolated seniors who are in there own homes through friendly visiting and by providing transportation to other Seniors Connect activities.

EngAGE with Seniors Connect will offer training and support for those who wish to take part in any of our volunteer programs. Please note, a valid criminal record check is required to work with vulnerable older adults.

For more information about Volunteering with Seniors Connect please contact:
Sacia Burton
Seniors Connect Administrator
phone: 250 754-3331 (ext. 203)
email: s_burton@nflabc.org

 

Covid-19 Hours and Response

Our current hours of operation are Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

We are open to the public on a limited basis. Only 2 people may be in the waiting room at a time. If full, please wait outside or in your car.

If you have any cold, influenza, or Covid-19 symptoms, you will not be permitted into the building.

We continue to practice social distancing. Please maintain 2 metres distance and face masks are encouraged.

Our counselling program continues to operate, offering sessions over the phone, online, and in person. Walk-in counselling is unavailable at this time. If you are in need of counselling support, please call us at (250) 754-3331 or email Mia at m_maarika@nflabc.org

If you are an older adult, aged 65+, looking for support at this time, please visit Safe Seniors, Strong Communities website.

Safe Seniors, Strong Communities Website