These are your community resources which are working hard in the service of others. If you are inclined to volunteer work please consider donating to these causes. Follow your energy and find some cause to which you can give back. Service to others brings such joy. Try it; you will like it!

Georgia Strait Alliance

A citizens' group focused on protecting the Marine Environment in and around the whole Strait of Georgia, Canada's most at-risk natural environment.

195 Commercial St., Nanaimo, BC

Georgia Strait

KIDS International Development Society

Rick and Adrienne created KIDS - a locally run organization which has been working very hard to improve the lives of unfortunate children in S.E. Asia. KIDS recently gained charitable tax status.

Rick Lenart

Nanaimo Region

Nanaimo Women's Centre

Providing a feminist approach modeled on holistic principles of wellness, health, inclusiveness, and the best interests of the community. Tues-Fri from 10am to 3pm for drop in services.

Keely Stott
150 Wallace Street


Global Village Nanaimo

Fairly and Ethically Traded Products. Wonderful, feel-good gifts and household items. Volunteers always welcome. Open every fall till Dec 24th

Please check the website for the location of the seasonal store


Nanaimo Loaves and Fishes Community Food Bank

Nanaimo Christmas Hampers 2010 Co-sponsored by The Salvation Army. Donations of food, toys, warm winter coats,cash and time are very much needed.

1009 Farquhar St.
Mon. 5 - 7 pm
Wed. 10 am - 12 pm
Thurs. 1- 3 pm


Matoto Multicultural Arts Society

We aim to bring cultural and arts awareness to our community, to provide humanitarian aid to our friends in Guinea and around the world, and to provide fundraising to support to select charities in our community.

PO Box 439, Shawnigan Lake

South Island

Nanaimo & Area Land Trust - NALT

MIssion : to promote and protect the natural values of land in the Nanaimo area. Mt. Benson and Linley Valley.

Nanaimo & Area Land Trust
#8-140 Wallace Street


Nanaimo Men's Resource Centre

COMMUNITY RESOURCES FOR MEN - assistance through separation and divorce, Counseling, Research, and educational programs

250.716.1551 Toll Free 877.716.1551
418D Fitzwilliam Street


Nanaimo CarShare

The Nanaimo CarShare Cooperative provides reasonably-priced shared vehicles to members. Decrease overall vehicle emissions, reduce traffic congestion, addresses both the current and future needs of the community and the environment.

Louise Hamilton
PO Box 566, Stn A


Vancouver Island Mental Health Society

VIMHS is a charitable Vancouver Island based organization demonstrating service excellence in rehabilitation for adults with psychiatric disabilities including those with co-occurring addictions.

2356 Rosstown Rd.


Wilderness Committee

Bringing our awareness to Wild places which are at risk. Helping to organize campaigns of action in areas of concern. Rivers, Energy, Mines, Animals...

P.O. Box 2205, Station Terminal, Vancouver


Habitat for Humanity

Accessing Donated Labour and by making Interest Free Loans available to Low Income People Habitat for Humanity provides housing for families in our community. Volunteer or Donate or Buy Materials at the ReStore.

ReStore Nanaimo #1 - 4128 Mostar Road, Nanaimo, BC V9T 6C9

Mid Vancouver Island

Unity of Nanaimo

A spiritual community honouring all faith paths and teaching our Oneness with the divine and each other. Quest small group classes, A Course in Miracles, seated and standing Tai Chi, hosting Nanaimo Metaphysical Network.

Patricia Zogar
2325 East Wellington Rd.