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Information about non-profit and charitable organizations in Nova Scotia offering volunteer opportunities. You can narrow your results from the menu to the right by selecting a location, category or specific organization based in Nova Scotia.


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Pathways to Education Spryfield

Small World Learning Centre Society
352 York Street, Bridgewater, Nova Scotia

Award-winning Small World Learning Centre is the only childcare organization in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, housed in its own facility designed especially for children, an attractive and modern building constructed in 2007. We are a just a short walk through the woods away from the new Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre, which houses a skating arena, the public library, and swimming pools.

Keywords: Education and Literacy · Children and Youth

Volunteer Profile of Small World Learning Centre Society


Pathways to Education Spryfield

Spencer House Seniors Centre
5596 Morris Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Spencer House Seniors' Centre was officially opened on June 23, 1983 by its two founding members Doreen Fraser and Ida Zifkin.

Our centre is named after the late Lady Diana Spencer. After a visit by Prince Charles and Princess Diana to Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1983, it was decided that the new organization would be named after the Princess in tribute to the Royal Visit and to express the admiration and affection of the seniors towards the Princess.

Keywords: Seniors · Housing

Volunteer Profile of Spencer House Seniors Centre


Pathways to Education Spryfield

St Mary's University
923 Robie St, Halifax, Nova Scotia

The vision, mission and core values of Saint Mary's University lay the foundation for the direction and culture of our university.

Saint Mary's, building on its strong tradition of accessibility and community engagement, will be the University of choice for aspiring citizens of the world.

Keywords: Education and Literacy · Adult Learning

Volunteer Profile of St Mary's University


Pathways to Education Spryfield

St. John Council for Nova Scotia Prince Edward Island
72 Highfield Park Drive, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

In any disaster, human or natural, St. John Ambulance Canada volunteers are there to offer assistance, expertise, caring and compassion. Our tradition of coming to the aid of Canadian communities reaches back well over a century.

Keywords: Emergency and Safety

Volunteer Profile of St. John Council for Nova Scotia Prince Edward Island


The Arthritis Society

The Arthritis Society
La Societe D'arthrite
Branch: Nova Scotia Division
3770 Kempt Road, Suite 210, Halifax, Nova Scotia

The Arthritis Society is dedicated to a vision of living well while creating a future without arthritis. The Society is Canada's principal health charity providing education, programs and support to the over 4.6 million Canadians living with arthritis.

Keywords: Health and Medicine · Disorders

Volunteer Profile of The Arthritis Society


The Arthritis Society

The Certified General Accountants' Association of Nova Scotia Scholarship Fund
1801 Hollis St., Suite 230, Halifax, Nova Scotia

An affiliate of CGA Canada, the national body representing more than 70,000 CGAs and students in the CGA program, the Certified General Accountants of Nova Scotia is a self-governing body, which grants the exclusive right to the CGA designation and controls the professional standards, conduct and discipline of its members in the province of Nova Scotia.

Keywords: Scholarships · Education and Literacy

Volunteer Profile of The Certified General Accountants' Association of Nova Scotia Scholarship Fund


The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada Nova Scotia Chapter

The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada Nova Scotia Chapter
105 - 238 Brownlow Ave, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Children's Wish is a national non-profit organization. The Nova Scotia Chapter serves children within the province of Nova Scotia.

Keywords: Crisis Support · Children and Youth

Volunteer Profile of The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada Nova Scotia Chapter


The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada Nova Scotia Chapter

The Clean Nova Scotia Foundation
126 Portland Street, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

The Clean Foundation (formerly Clean Nova Scotia) seeks to create a cleaner, healthier environment by informing, enabling and inspiring others to respect and consider the environment in all their choices. Within these pages we hope you find the information to empower and enable you to make a positive change right now.

Keywords: Environment

Volunteer Profile of The Clean Nova Scotia Foundation


The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada Nova Scotia Chapter

The Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation
5850 College Street, 1-A1 Sir Charles Tupper Medical Building, Halifax, Nova Scotia

The Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation funds the many areas of research excellence undertaken in the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University and its affiliated teaching hospitals.

Keywords: Science and Technology · Education and Literacy

Volunteer Profile of The Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation


The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada Nova Scotia Chapter

The Discovery Centre
1593 Barrington St, Halifax, Nova Scotia

At the Discovery Centre we believe in a hands-on, minds-on philosophy, and it's the backbone for everything we do - from our exhibits, live science shows, workshops and community outreach to our science busking and summer camp programs.

Keywords: Science and Technology · Education and Literacy

Volunteer Profile of The Discovery Centre


The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada Nova Scotia Chapter

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award
Branch: Novascotia Division
5516 Spring Garden Road, 4th floor, Halifax, Nova Scotia

The Award is a non-competitive programme in which participants set and achieve personal goals for community service, skills, fitness, and adventure. It is a great way to explore new interests and try new challenges you might not have done otherwise, and even stretch your 'comfort zone'. The Award is open to all young Canadians age 14 yrs to 24 yrs old.

Keywords: Leadership · Children and Youth

Volunteer Profile of The Duke of Edinburgh's Award


The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada Nova Scotia Chapter

The Epilepsy Association of Nova Scotia
5880 Spring Garden Road, Suite 306, Halifax, Nova Scotia

The Epilepsy Association of Nova Scotia (EANS) is a registered Canadian charity that supports individuals living with epilepsy in Nova Scotia. Formed in 1980, EANS serves adults and children with epilepsy, their families, friends and the community at large. We seek to promote a better understanding of this common neurological condition through public education and awareness programs, advocacy, and research. EANS also offers services to New Brunswick and PEI as needed.

Keywords: Health and Medicine · Disorders

Volunteer Profile of The Epilepsy Association of Nova Scotia


The Esperanza Project

The Esperanza Project
Box 1027, Shelburne, Nova Scotia

The Esperanza Project is a Nova Scotian non-profit focused on provided high-quality education and free of charge summer day camp programs to the children of the Dominican Republic.

Keywords: International · Education and Literacy · Children and Youth

Volunteer Profile of The Esperanza Project


The Esperanza Project

The Halifax Citadel Regimental Association
Halifax Citadel, Halifax, Nova Scotia

The Halifax Citadel Regimental Association (HCRA) supports programming at the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site (NHS) of Canada. Established on July 10, 1993, it is a non-profit, charitable organization which works in partnership with Parks Canada.

Keywords: Military · History · Arts and Culture

Volunteer Profile of The Halifax Citadel Regimental Association


The Esperanza Project

The Nova Scotia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty
1600 Bedford Highway, Suite 422, Bedford, Nova Scotia

The mission of the Nova Scotia SPCA is to prevent abuse, neglect and cruelty to animals, and provide for province-wide leadership on matters that promote and improve the welfare of all animals through animal protection; care and rehabilitation; humane education; advocacy and engagement and collaboration with stakeholders.

Keywords: Rescue and Adoption · Animals

Volunteer Profile of The Nova Scotia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty


The Esperanza Project

The Nova Voce Male Choral Society
Halifax, Nova Scotia

With the founding of Nova Voce in 2004, a new and distinctive voice was added to Nova Scotia's choral landscape. In January of that year, Terry Hurrell and Giuseppe Renzi, Nova Voce's founding fathers, became the inaugural Artistic and Associate Artistic Directors .

Keywords: Music · Arts and Culture

Volunteer Profile of The Nova Voce Male Choral Society


The Esperanza Project

The Salvation Army
Branch: Maritime Divisional Headquarters
7071 Bayers Road, Suite 282, Halifax, Nova Scotia

The Salvation Army is an international Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible; its ministry is motivated by love for God and the needs of humanity.

Keywords: Poverty · Housing · Emergency and Safety · Addictions

Volunteer Profile of The Salvation Army


The Shoebox Project for Shelters

The Shoebox Project for Shelters
, Nova Scotia

The Shoebox Project, supported by Dream, collects and distributes gifts, in the form of shoeboxes, to women in shelters across the United States and Canada.

Keywords: Women · Crisis Support

Volunteer Profile of The Shoebox Project for Shelters


The Shoebox Project for Shelters

The Theatre Arts Guild
287 Lacewood Drive, Unit 103 Suite 412, Halifax, Nova Scotia

The Theatre Arts Guild is proud to be the country's oldest community theatre with a record of continuous operation. The Guild was founded in 1931 (through a merger of the Little Theatre Movement and the Halifax Dramatic and Musical Club), and has presented entertainment each year since then.

Keywords: Theatre · Arts and Culture

Volunteer Profile of The Theatre Arts Guild


The Shoebox Project for Shelters

The United Way of Pictou County
342 Stewart St., Victoria Plaza Unit 1, New Glasgow, Nova Scotia

To inspire people to come together to make lasting positive changes in Pictou County.

Keywords: Family Services · Community Services

Volunteer Profile of The United Way of Pictou County


The Shoebox Project for Shelters

The Whitney Pier Historical Society
88 Mount Pleasant Street, Sydney, Nova Scotia

The Mandate of the Whitney Pier Historical Society is to preserve the history of Whitney Pier and the diverse, rich culture that makes this part of Sydney very unique. Housed in what was once a Jewish Synagogue, the WPHS operates a unique museum dedicated to a community that developed unlike any other in Canada.

Keywords: Museums and Archives · History · Arts and Culture

Volunteer Profile of The Whitney Pier Historical Society


The Shoebox Project for Shelters

The YMCA Association of Cumberland
92 Church St., Amherst, Nova Scotia

The YMCA is dedicated to the development of all persons in spirit, mind and body and in the sense of responsibility to each other and the global community.

Keywords: Family Services · Community Services

Volunteer Profile of The YMCA Association of Cumberland


The Shoebox Project for Shelters

The YMCA of Greater Halifax Dartmouth
1565 South Park Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia

The YMCA is a charity dedicated to the growth of all persons in spirit, mind and body, and to their sense of responsibility to each other and the global community.

Keywords: Family Services · Community Services

Volunteer Profile of The YMCA of Greater Halifax Dartmouth


The Shoebox Project for Shelters

Trans County Transportation Society
26 Bay Road, Bridgetown, Nova Scotia

Trans County Transportation Society (TCTS) is a charitable organization that started over 10 years ago to provide safe and cost effective transportation services to people in Annapolis and western Kings counties who are unable to use public transportation.

Keywords: Independence · Disabled

Volunteer Profile of Trans County Transportation Society


The Shoebox Project for Shelters

Twelve Baskets Food Bank
8839 HWY 201, Nictaux, Nova Scotia

A food bank picking up food and dispensing it to those who come to us in need, completely run by volunteers.

Keywords: Hunger

Volunteer Profile of Twelve Baskets Food Bank


The Shoebox Project for Shelters

Twin Oaks/Birches Health Care Charitable Foundation
Box 186, Musquodoboit Harbour, Nova Scotia

The Twin Oaks/Birches Health Care Charitable Foundation was formed in 2001 with the merger of The Twin Oaks Hospital Foundation and The Birches Foundation. Both of these legacy organizations have been raising funds in our community for our institutions for many years - entirely through the work of volunteers.

Keywords: Health Centres · Health

Volunteer Profile of Twin Oaks/Birches Health Care Charitable Foundation


The Shoebox Project for Shelters

United Way of Halifax Dartmouth Metro Area Endowment Fund
46 Portland Street, 7th Floor, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Since 1925, United Way Halifax has been committed to our community. It was originally named the Community Chest and although the name has changed over the years, the original vision of working within the community and supporting people has remained the same. Poverty and community health are the two issues that consume all attention as we change community conditions.

Keywords: Family Services · Community Services

Volunteer Profile of United Way of Halifax Dartmouth Metro Area Endowment Fund


The Shoebox Project for Shelters

Volunteer Halifax
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Volunteer Halifax strives to make Halifax, Nova Scotia, a better place by helping nonprofit organizations build stronger relationships with individuals in their community.

Keywords: Volunteer Centres

Volunteer Profile of Volunteer Halifax


The Shoebox Project for Shelters

WCDC Capsite Committee
233 Station Road, Wentworth Valley, Nova Scotia

The Community Access Program (CAP) is an initiative of Industry Canada. It was developed to help provide rural and remote communities with affordable public access to the Internet and the skills to use it effectively.

Keywords: Libraries · Education and Literacy

Volunteer Profile of WCDC Capsite Committee


The Shoebox Project for Shelters

Western Counties Regional Library Board
405 Main Street, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

Western Counties Regional Library is a regional library system serving Digby, Shelburne and Yarmouth counties in Nova Scotia, Canada.

Keywords: Libraries · Education and Literacy

Volunteer Profile of Western Counties Regional Library Board


The Shoebox Project for Shelters

YMCA of Cape Breton
399 Charlotte St, Sydney, Nova Scotia

Established in 1886, the YMCA of Cape Breton is the oldest, most diverse charity on Cape Breton Island. The YMCA is a volunteer driven, charitable organization serving all areas of Cape Breton Island. We operate facilities in Sydney, Glace Bay and Port Hawkesbury.

Keywords: Family Services · Community Services · Children and Youth

Volunteer Profile of YMCA of Cape Breton




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