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.

Due to the current situation with COVID-19, we are only able to accept new volunteers and volunteer groups on a limited basis. If you're looking to contribute your time at our warehouse in Burnside, please fill out the application form and we'll be in touch with you as soon as possible. Please note that we may not be able to accept all new volunteers at the time of application. All applications will be kept on file, and as new opportunities arise, we will communicate those to all new volunteers. In the meantime, take a look at all of our potential volunteer opportunities

Volunteer on your own (limited opportunities)
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. At this time, our volunteers on site need to be 16 years of age or older. We hope that this will change as our capacity increases.

Volunteer as a group (unavailable until further notice)
Usually we are happy to welcome volunteer groups, however, it presents more of a challenge right now. For space and safety reasons, we do have a capacity limit in our warehouse which is often fulfilled by our ongoing regular volunteer schedule. If your group is interested in volunteering, please contact us and we can provide you with more details.

Student placements (unavailable until Spring 2021)
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 p.m.