Volunteer & Employment

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 have 2 Thrift Stores:
6750 North Island Hwy (Beside Costco) – Contact: Ursula Matthews (250-390-1881)
1613 Bowen Road (Old Yamaha Building) – Contact: Spence Dillabough (250-754-9340)

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

All funds raised in Nanaimo, stay in Nanaimo.


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


At 19 Nicol St., The New Hope Centre volunteers are needed in the:

Kitchen – Contact Silvia (250-754-2621)
Front line serving clients
Food preparation
Shelf organization

Community Services – Contact: Eric or  Lynwood (250-754-2621)
Sorting dry goods
Building Hampers



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 to those in need including:

  • 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
  • Accupuncture
  • Income tax returns
  • Emergency furniture and clothing vouchers
  • Blankets
  • Hats
  • Mitts
  • Touques
  • Scarves
  • Dog and Cat food


Please Come and Help Us Help Others