Volunteer Opportunities

Aphasia Nova Scotia
Various volunteer opportunities for events and meetings. Aphasia Camp (in September) and Expressive Café Mixers. Volunteer Positions include Social Media Lead, Graphic Designer, and Website Curator (contact Jennika Soles at: AphasiaNS@gmail.com if interested)

Autism Nova Scotia
Positions include: program volunteer (social groups, art classes), community event volunteers, clerical volunteers, fundraising events, Promise of a Pearl volunteer (Autism NS’s enterprise)
 
Dalhousie Accent Modification Clinic
Provide 1 on 1 pronunciation support to a participant of the accent modification clinic. Help enforce the programming set forth by Bonita by focusing on one set of phonemes at a time. Guidelines for activities and suggestions for practice are provided. Contact: Bonita Squires (Bonita.Squires@Dal.Ca)

Dartmouth Family Resource Centres, 107 Albro Lake Road, Dartmouth 902-464-8234 From their website: The Centre's volunteer program supports participants to become involved in the Centre in a volunteer role. Orientation, training, and ongoing support helps participants to develop their skills as a volunteer. Participant volunteers support the community drop-in room, child development programs, parenting workshops/programs, maintaining public spaces, baking snacks for children, organizing the community cupboard, administrative support, etc. Not all opportunities are available at all times. If you are interested in volunteering at the Centre please fill out an application or talk to Centre staff about your interest.

Family SOS Nova Scotia
Positions include: Participate in the development of Healthy Kidz, Healthy Teenz, and/or School Board programming for children, youth and parents, facilitate programming, maintain upkeep of the facility, provide clients with advocacy, information, and agency referrals, administration work.

Halifax NS Down Syndrome Society
Opportunities include: new parent support, team possibilities support, Friday night social event member, family camp, board member, fundraising events/organizer, educational support
 
Maplestone Enhanced Care
Volunteering at the nursing home in any capacity, especially one on one visits with the residents. Many are confined to their rooms or don’t have visitors, but are happy to have someone talk with them, play cards, etc. Contact: Christy Nickerson-Rak. Will need to complete a Shannex Volunteer Application Form and a criminal record check.

North End Community Health Centre
Help out and assist in various aspects of running the Centre.

Northwood Retirement Home
Opportunities include: volunteer musician, helping out in recreation activities, spending time engaging with seniors.

Nova Scotia Heart & Stroke Association
Positions include: Big Bike fundraiser (team captain/organizer), canvasser, memorial program volunteer, special events volunteer, being the leader/captain for other fundraising events, health promoter. If interested, send resume to cara.quigley@heartandstroke.ca
 
Dalhousie International Centre
Numerous on-going opportunities to get involved in including helping out with social events or being part of an ESL conversation group. There are also special programs that need volunteers such as the International Student Orientations, International Education Week, and Peer Mentorship Program.
 
Mi’kmaq Friendship Center
The Mi’kmaq Friendship Center is a non-profit, board governed organization with nine core programs, including the Mi’kmaq Child Development Centre and the Mi’kmaq Daycare Program.
 
Wee Care Center
The Wee Care Center is a daycare center for people who have children with special needs. Volunteer opportunities include classroom support, kitchen support, and committee work on the Board of Directors.

ISANS
ISANS is a community organization that welcomes immigrants to Nova Scotia. Offering services that are inclusive and sensitive to diversity, ISANS helps ease the transition to living in Canada. There are various volunteer opportunities available.

Because Everyone’s Ability Matters (BEAM)
The B.E.A.M program creates a volunteer opportunity for students studying in the health professions to work and play with children who have a wide range of both physical (decreased mobility) and cognitive disabilities on a weekly basis.
Email: dalhousieBEAM@gmail.com

Out of the Cold
Out of the Cold is community-based, volunteer-run organization that works to provide shelter and community support to people who are homeless and precariously housed. They are recruiting frontline volunteers, email volunteerotcs@gmail.com for more information

IWK Health Centre
Various volunteer opportunities such as child life, mental health & addiction programs, volunteer visitors, and providing tutoring to children.