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Volunteer Opportunities

Better at Home Volunteers Needed!

Want to make a difference in your community? Volunteer! Did you know that seniors are the fastest growing demographic on the North Island? They have built the communities in which we live and our communities’ success depends on all of us supporting one another. The people at “Better at Home” – a new program offered by the North Island Crisis and Counselling Centre – are seeking volunteers who want to make a difference in the lives of seniors. Communities involved in the initial launch include Port Hardy and Port McNeill. Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Friendly visiting
  • Transportation to appointments
  • Light yard work
  • Minor home repairs
  • Snow shoveling
  • Light housekeeping
  • Grocery shopping

Please contact the North Island Crisis and Counselling Center for more information at 250-949-8333.

Port Hardy Recycle Centre, Every Thursday – Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

FREE drop off for:

  • Anything with a cord
  • Electronics, TVs, computer monitors, etc
  • All batteries
  • All light bulbs
  • Paint & aerosol cans
  • Thermostats
  • Power tools
  • Milk jugs and cartons


  • Recyclables (cans & bottles)
  • Small refund on car batteries

Call Rod at 250-949-1668 for details.

Connections – Workplace Awareness Activities

Connections is a School District #85 program designed to bring employers and students together for work experience or career information. For more information employers and students can contact:


Jay Dixon, Principal, North Island Secondary School, 250-956-3394, jdixon@sd85.bc.ca


Around Town

Looking for something to do this winter? Consider these local activities:

  • The German Edelweiss Cultural Club meets on Thursdays at 7 p.m. At the A&W Restaurant at Thunderbird Mall. Call 250-230-1376 for more information.
  • Play Lions Bingo at the Civic Centre every Thursday evening; doors open at 5:30 p.m.
  • Every Tuesday from 11:00 AM -2:00 it is BAG LUNCH-you provide your lunch and we provide coffee and tea with games. Check out the Centre Events by the calendar posted on the front door at the Hardy Bay Seniors Centre. The Centre is located at 9150 Granville Street across from the Anglican church.
  • Join Overeaters Anonymous. Details are available by calling Julia at 250-949-7069 or Ann at 250-902-8244.
  • Fine tune your public speaking skills by joining the North Island Toastmasters Club. Meetings are held every Monday evening from 7:00-830 pm at North Island College in the Thunderbird Mall. Call 250-949-0316 or email warmfeet007@yahoo.ca for more information.