Connecting with your Community


Volunteer NS
Connecting with your Community

Volunteer Nova Scotia recognizes that in times of community distress many individuals want to be of assistance, helping where there is need. In almost every form of emergency, the offer of help and willingness to gather to get things done is appreciated and encouraged. In a pandemic, this is not necessarily the case. There may be opportunities to help but they must not be done while ignoring public health measures. Social distancing is the recommended course for containing virus spread. Any volunteer opportunities MUST acknowledge this and put it into practice.

We encourage all volunteers and non profit organizations to keep up to date with recommendations and information through the Government of Nova Scotia site at Nova Scotia COVID 19 as well as the Volunteer Canada COVID Update Page at Volunteer Canada COVID

At the same time, we also know that social isolation can be very damaging and that this is a time when we need to be conscious of people in need within our families, social circles, and neighbourhoods. If you are asking yourself how can I help, there are many ways to do so - contact local organizations, mobilize your local neighbourhoods, but always ensure public health practices are adhered to while doing so.

Finally please keep in mind that the ability of non profit organizations to respond to volunteer applications on Volunteer NS at this time is limited by preparations for the new and rapidly changing reality. Current posted positions may not be applicable for the near future as organizations make decisions, manage cancellations, postponements and adjustments to programs the best they can in a changing time.

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