Global Village Nanaimo

Global Village Nanaimo - Fair Trade & Non-Profit

Volunteer at GVN

Global Village Nanaimo enthusiastically welcomes volunteers who are passionate about fair trade and ethical shopping, those who want to learn more about fair trade and those looking to gain experience in the retail sector. Volunteers are important because they allow GVN to use more of our money to support fair trade producers.

We welcome students, retired seniors, and everyone in between to join us. Our schedules can be flexible and we can work with travel, school or grand-parenting commitments.  Training is provided and encouragement is plentiful.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Sales Associates:

Working in the retail store assisting customers with finding and purchasing items.
To find out more about volunteering in the store, contact Operations Manager Joan Hiemstra  at

Online Sales:

Entering items into the online catalogue, packaging and shipping orders to customers. To find out more about volunteering in the online store, contact Operations Manager Joan Hiemstra  at

Board directors:

Activities include attending monthly meetings, helping with policy and strategy,  making board decisions.  Interested parties please contact

At Global Village, volunteering is a two-way act: we’re always happy to learn new skills through our volunteers. What can you teach us?

Current volunteers, view the store schedule here. Contact Joan with any changes.