Volunteer Information

Volunteers are the heart and soul of Feed Nova Scotia. With their generous donation of time and talent, they make it possible for at least 45,000 Nova Scotians to receive much-needed food support.

Please note that we are currently unable to accept new volunteers and volunteer groups in our warehouse, as we prepare for the holiday season. If you're looking to contribute your time at our facility in Burnside, and you're able to wait until January, we'd love to connect with you then. Simply fill out this application form and we'll be in touch after Christmas.

In the meantime, here's a little information about our volunteer program.

VOLUNTEER ON YOUR OWN (unavailable until January)

Whether you sign up for a recurring shift or come in sporadically when your time allows, it all makes a huge difference and there are lots of volunteer opportunities to choose from. If you're 16 years or older, we're happy to have you volunteer on your own. If you're between 8 and 15 years old, you'll need a parent or guardian with you.

VOLUNTEER AS A GROUP (unavailable until January)

We're happy to welcome groups (just not right now)! For space and safety reasons, the most people we can accept is 15 to 20. If your group is larger, we can try to accommodate you during multiple sessions, or spread your group out among different areas of the organization.

STUDENT PLACEMENTS (unavailable until January)

If you're a student who needs volunteer hours or a work placement, we're happy to offer a variety of unpaid work placements, Monday to Friday, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Check with us in January!

VOLUNTEER AT AN AGENCY

If you prefer to volunteer at an organization that provides support directly to individuals, or if you're looking to volunteer outside the Halifax area, consider reaching out to one of our member agencies to see if they have any opportunities available. Use our Where to Donate Food tool to find a location near you.

EMPLOYEE MATCHING PROGRAMS

Did you know some employers:

  • Make charitable donations based on the number of volunteer hours worked by their employees.
  • Match dollar-for-dollar whatever funds their employees donate to a charity.
  • Provide paid time during working hours to do volunteer work.

Ask your human resources department what your organization does to support corporate giving.