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Volunteer with us

 

We couldn't work toward our mission each day without the contributions of our amazing volunteers. There are many ways to get involved, and we'd love to hear from you!

 

If you're interested, please follow the steps below:

 

1. Call us at 902-457-1900 or email volunteer@feednovascotia.ca to sign up for one of the information sessions listed below.
2. Print and fill out an application form, a confidentiality agreement, and a volunteer liability release form.
3. Attend an interview. Don't panic! It's really just a get-to-know-you meeting! Bring your application form, confidentiality agreement, volunteer liability release form, and three references.
4. Start volunteering!

 

*Please note: We are happy to welcome youth between the ages of 8 and 15, but they must accompanied by a parent or guardian.

 

Upcoming information sessions

 

Wednesday, September 21 12pm sign up online
Tuesday, September 27 12pm sign up online
Tuesday, October 11 3pm sign up online
Wednesday, October 19 9am sign up online

 

Groups

Groups looking to come in and volunteer do not follow the same process above. Call us at 457-1900 and let us know your interest and we will work to coordinate something.

 

Day of Service

Many companies or organizations designate a day for their staff to contribute to the community through volunteer work. We would love to welcome your group for a Day of Service at FEED NOVA SCOTIA. Just get in touch through phone or email to coordinate something.

 

Frequently asked questions

 

How do I become a volunteer?

Please take a look at the list of upcoming volunteer information sessions listed above, and sign up for the one that best suits your availability.

 

When can I volunteer?

Volunteers are scheduled, as needed, for various shifts that take place between 7:00am and 4:30pm. Volunteer shift times and lengths vary depending on the volunteer role.

 

Do you have evening or weekend volunteer opportunities?

We currently do not have any weekend or evening warehouse volunteer opportunities. Special events that require volunteer support often take place in the evening or on weekends, so this might be an area of interest to you!

 

What types of volunteer roles are there?

Some of our regular volunteer opportunities include: office support, warehouse help, delivery driver assistants, special events assistants, and data entry. We recognize that lots of people have great skills outside these areas they'd like to contribute, so we are always open to chatting about that. Let us know if you have a particular skill or ability that would benefit us.

 

Can I book a group or family volunteer experience?

Yes, we welcome groups! Due to space limitations and safety considerations, the recommended maximum number of participants is between 15 and 20. If your group is larger than this, we can try to accommodate you during multiple sessions, or spread your group out among different areas of the organization.

 

How old do I have to be to volunteer?

You must be 16 years old and older to volunteer at FEED NOVA SCOTIA. We permit youth between the ages of 8 and 15 years old, but they must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

 

Where can I park?

Parking can be tricky around our 213 Bedford Highway facilities. However, resourceful types can usually find spots at the locations listed on our map.

 

Does the bus stop near FEED NOVA SCOTIA?

If you're taking the bus, check out the Halifax Transit site for information on the 16, 18, 80, 81, 82, 90 & 35 EXPRESS, which all stop near our 213 Bedford Highway location.



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