YOUTH Volunteer in HRM!

Check out the volunteer opportunities listed below!

~ Community Tree Planting Event

~ Volunteer Halifax
~ Frontier College Volunteer Literacy tutors
~ project ARC
~ CNIB Volunteer Program

~ Volunteer Tutor Positions
~ Fusion Halifax: Volunteer Job Bank

~ Habitat for Humanity NS ReStore
~ Camp Courage for Girls
~ Halifax Regional Police Youth Program
~ Lifeguard: Junior Guardians Program
~ Lifeguard: WaverRunners Program
~ Halifax Public Libraries
~ The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Programme
~ Adventure Earth Centre

~ Volunteer Firefighters

Volunteer in your community!
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Volunteer Opportunities

Fusion Halifax
Volunteer Job Bank

FUSION Halifax has mobilized driven young people to create positive change in our city and we are setting our sights on building stronger ties with the community at large. is a resource linking local organizations with young people in Halifax, including nearly 2,000 FUSION members excited to help shape our community for the better!

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Frontier College Volunteer Literacy tutors

Frontier College is looking for dedicated, energetic & creative volunteer tutors (16 and over) to support children & youth that need a boost with their reading, writing and math skills. We are currently recruiting for our fall and winter programs.

Anyone can volunteer. Our training will provide you with all the tools you need to be a successful tutor.  We ask for a minimum commitment of 1 hour each week.

Frontier College is a national, non-profit literacy organization which was founded in 1899. We work with children, teens, adults and families who need help to improve their literacy skills. Through volunteer mobilization, leadership development, and community capacity building, we enable communities to reach their literacy and learning goals.

Our programs take place in community centers, schools, and family resource centers throughout HRM. The volunteer can count on participating in any one of the following activities with the learner:

  • Completing homework assignments
  • Studying for tests
  • Engaging in creative writing activities
  • Preparing for projects
  • Improving study skills
  • Working on math facts and concepts
  • Improving French language skills
  • Providing reading support

Anyone can volunteer. Our training will provide you with the communication skills and tools you need to support your learners.  Our next training is scheduled for Saturday October 4, 2014.

For more information on our programs and how you can become a volunteer contact Ramona Clarke, Community Coordinator, Frontier College  /  902-494-7003  / or visit our web site at

Volunteer Testimonial

“I feel thatmy role as a tutor is one of the mostsignificant experiencesof my lifebecauseas atutor I have the ability to help learners increase their reading and writing skills which will help them to become more self-sufficient. Before entering this program, I was a little bit apprehensive about working with large groups of kids having never done this before, however I took it as a challenge and now believe it was to my benefit because I've discoveredthat I work very well with kids. Also I thinkthat my role as a tutor is very important to others, because there continues to be positive changes in the literacy skills of the learners, therefore in the future I would like to pursue sucha career that would be beneficial to others and would help to make a positive  difference in their lives.”


Community Tree Planting Event

- Birches Park Dartmouth

Volunteer and dig in as you plant native trees at Birches Park in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

We'll be planting over 400 trees and shrubs along a stream in Birches Park, Dartmouth. These tree will help to:

- stabilize the banks along the watercourse
- filter storm water and run-off
- provide shade and shelter for wildlife

Saturday, October 4th

In case of rain, the event will take place on Sunday, October 5.

Please dress in weather-appropriate clothing, sturdy footwear (closed-toe) and bring a water bottle. Evergreen will provide a planting demonstration, gloves, tools and refreshments.

Birches Park is located at the corner of Portland Estates Blvd and Portland Hills Drive.

For more information contact Julia at

To register, visit:

Julia Kemp

Program Coordinator, Halifax Region




Because of an overflow of interested people, we have added a second session for auditions!

project ARC is looking for some new members, aged 12-19, to join us for our 2014-2015 touring season!

With over 50 performances at elementary schools in and around the HRM, project ARC has spread its message of balancing rights and responsibilities and choosing empathy while raising thousands of dollars for organizations like Free the Children, Hope for Wildlife and Right To Play.

The second round of auditions will be taking place Thursday, June 12th at North Woodside Community Centre from 6:30pm - 8:30pm You must BOOK an audition - see below for contact info.

For the audition, you will be asked to:

- tell us why you would like to be a part of project ARC

- deliver a memorized excerpt from the show. (Excerpt will be sent to you upon booking an audition.)

- learn some simple stomp choreography.

- sing one a cappella verse and one chorus from a song prepared by you.

As teamwork is a huge part of the show, during the audition we'll be looking for signs that you will be comfortable interacting with an audience and your fellow cast members.

project ARC rehearses or performs at elementary schools every Monday morning. (Double casting allows us to give cast members the option of performing every second week.) Rehearsals will start in late August/early September with performances scheduled to begin in October. Cast members are usually responsible for their own transportation to and from shows, with the exception of possible road trips.

Participation in project ARC is a great way to build skills and get volunteer experience. Experience with this show has helped cast members fulfill the requirements of the Duke of Edinburgh Award, gain acceptance into university programs, apply for scholarships and build their resumes.

If you would like to book an audition, please contact Janice Cruddas (director) at Please indicate your preferred date in your email.

We already have a list of interested schools for next year and we look forward to bringing project ARC to many more youth across Nova Scotia and, perhaps, beyond!

*We have a participation form that must be read over and signed before the audition to ensure that all potential cast members fully understand the required commitments of this production.*

"I don't think that I have ever had a more engaging and passionate performance in any of my 30+ years in education. My students and staff have been talking about the impact it had on them all day long."

- Roberta Jones, Principal, Humber Park Elementary

"thank you (for) sharing that presentation with us because it will probably change most of our lives forever, including mine."

- Grade 6 student, Smokey Drive Elementary

For more information about project ARC and our past performances, please check out our website at

or our Facebook page at


General, On-Call Volunteers (Youth)

Have you ever been interested in learning braille? How about developing your resume with professional skills in a passionate office? CNIB is looking to develop its volunteer database for one-off projects. This may include anything from:

  • - Writing words in braille on tickets and brochures
  • - Folding and stuffing envelopes
  • - Typing up lists in larger fonts for clients
  • - Assisting during events and campaigns
  • - Substitute reception duties

This position requires no regular commitment. If you are interested, your application will be added to our list and we will email you as opportunities arise. An orientation on CNIB and vision loss is provided.

Candidates must be trustworthy, dependable, flexible with good communication skills, and able to work with minimum supervision. The minimum age is 14 years old.

For more information or to receive an application form, email, call 902.453.1480 x5711, or visit

About CNIB: CNIB is a registered charity, passionately providing community-based support, knowledge and a national voice to ensure Canadians who are blind or partially sighted have the confidence, skills and opportunities to fully participate in life. Services provided include low vision assessments, emotional and wellness support, independent living skills training, and a comprehensive audio and braille library.


Volunteer Tutors needed!

Chebucto Connections Pathways to Education Spryfield reduces poverty and its effects by lowering the drop out rate among high school students from economically disadvantaged communities. This community operated program supports youth to help them graduate; improving their opportunities in post-secondary education and meaningful employment

We are looking for volunteer tutors to work with youth in improving academic success. Tutoring sessions run Tuesdays, Wednesdays, andThursdaysfrom 4:30-8:00. There is an early and late session which are 1.5 hours each. If you want to get involved, you can sign up for one or more sessions.

We will also be starting a literacy program with a small group of youth in late January/early February 2013. The sessions will run on Thursdays from 6:30-8:00 for the remainder of the school year. This tutoring would be one or two students for every volunteer and training is provided. As this is specialized assistance, we require tutors for these positions to commit until the school year ends in June.

For more information please contact Wendy Webb at



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Volunteer with Habitat for Humanity NS ReStore

Make a contribution with passion and time!

Help the environment, while helping to build safe decent affordable homes all at the same time, all without lifting a hammer! (You don’t have to know how to build a home to become a volunteer.)

Volunteering is a great way to be a part of Habitat's work. We rely on the valuable support of literally thousands of volunteers for the builds,our boards, committees, and in the ReStore.

Habitats mission is to mobilize volunteers and community partners in building affordable housing and promoting homeownership as a means to breaking the cycle of poverty. Our Mission is a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live.

Habitat for Humanity NS ReStore is a building supply stores run by Habitat for Humanity NS that accept and resell quality new and used building materials. Shopping at a ReStore is a socially conscious decision, asfunds generatedare used to fund Habitat homebuilding projects. As well, shopping at a ReStore is also an environmentally conscious decision (diverting approx. 100 metric tons of material from our Landfills in NS in 2010), as much of what is sold at ReStores is product that is re-useable, new, gently used or customer returns that would otherwise end up in a landfill. Remember the 3 Rs -Reuse, Recycle, ReStore.

Various volunteer positions available: merchandising/staging, greeters, cashiers, donation collectors, donation inventory, organizers and social media assistance and much more.

For more information contact: Shona Chaisson, Habitat for Humanity NS ReStore Manager
902-405-3464 / / 121 Ilsley Ave Unit U, Dartmouth NS B3B 1S4

Teen Volunteer Opportunities!

Volunteer Opportunities with Halifax Public Libraries

Ages 14-18

Want to make a difference in your community, meet new friends and learn new skills?  Most library branches have volunteer opportunities, such as Leading Readers Volunteers and Program Assistants. 

Check out the Library Teen website for more info!

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Programme!

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Programme

Want to recieve high school credit for volunteering?

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award programme was developed to encourage all youth ages 14 to 25 to be active, to participate in new activities and pursue their current interests in four different areas. The Programme offers you the opportunity to set goals and achieve results in a fun and challenging way. The Programme is non competitive. You benefit through your own effort and you will learn and grow from the experience. Upon completion of an Award level, participants receive a High School credit for their participation! Bronze Award – Grade 10 Open Elective Credit, Silver Award - Grade 11 Open Elective Credit, Gold Award - Grade 12 Open Elective Credit.

Contact: Matt Godfrey, Programme Assistant
Location: 4th Floor, 5516 Spring Garden Rd
902.425.5454 x.227

Click to go to the Adventure Earth Centre's Website!
Youth Leadership Opportunities with the Adventure Earth Centre

From Earth Education program to summer youth leadership opportunities! It looks great on a resume and you learn excellent leadership skills!
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Junior Guardians Program. Call 420-SWIM for more information!

Junior Leadership Program: WaveRunners. Call 420-SWIM for more info!

-Halifax Regional Police Youth Program

Are you 14 – 18 years old and looking to have fun and build leadership skills?

The Halifax Regional Police Youth Program (HRPYP) includes a variety of activities, which are educational, community service related or just plain fun, like presentations by guest speakers, field trips, camping trips, traffic control, Police Week, fingerprinting clinics, mascot appearances, bike rodeos, bike patrols, parades, movie nights, beach outings, etc.

How do you get involved?

For additional information and applications check out the HRPYouth Program website  at:

Download the application!

Please call 490-6976 if you would like to speak to HRP’s Coordinator of Volunteer Programs. Completed applications can be faxed to 490-6363, dropped off at a Halifax Regional Police Station or mailed to Volunteer Programs, HRP-CRCP, 1975 Gottingen St., Halifax, NS, B3J 2H1.

Volunteer Firefighter Recruitment

Our 700-strong volunteer corps makes this the largest composite fire department in Canada. The volunteers respond to about 3,000 emergency calls a year throughout HRM. Members are recruited from all areas of HRM. more...

For more information, please contact Heather McKay, HR Consultant 490-4391


Camp Courage for Girls

Camp Courage is a Police, Fire & Paramedic Day Camp For Girls Ages 15-19. The purpose is to introduce females to these non-traditional public service careers and instill greater confidence in them. 

For More Information Go To

Or Contact Andréa Speranza at / Call 876-5081

This Camp Is FREE!

To submit your YOUTH VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY e-mail the information to