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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!

 

 

Volunteer Information Sessions

 

Wednesday, February 22 1:30pm-3pm full
Monday, March 13 1pm-2:30pm sign up online
Wednesday, March 29 9am-10:30am sign up online

 

 

Frequently asked questions

 

When can I volunteer?

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

 

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. Here's an idea of the shifts available for each role:

 

Receptionists

-Shifts available Monday to Friday

-There is a morning shift (8:30am-12:30pm) and an afternoon shift (12:30pm-4:30pm)

 

Warehouse Assistants

-Shifts available Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

-There is a morning shift (9am-12pm) and an afternoon shift (1pm-4pm)

 

Data Entry

-Shifts available Monday to Friday

-There is a morning shift (9am-12pm) and an afternoon shift (1pm-4pm)

 

Deposit Clerks

-Shifts available Monday to Friday

-Shifts begin at 9am and the length varies depending on what's on the go

 

Drivers Assistants

-Shifts available Monday to Friday

-There is one shift that starts at 7:30am and goes until 4:30pm

 

Drivers

-Individual must have 9 years driver experience

-Shifts available Monday to Friday

-There is one shift that starts at 7:30am and goes until 4:30pm

 

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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