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 44,000 Nova Scotians to receive much-needed food support.

Are you looking for a way to make a difference in someone’s life? Great! Join the 800 volunteers who give their hearts, hands and hope to our mission.

To get started:

 

VOLUNTEER ON YOUR OWN

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

We're happy to welcome groups! 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

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.

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.