Did you know HRM has a department dedicated to supporting the work of our region’s volunteers?
Are you interested in volunteering in HRM or in posting a volunteering opportunity? Are you a neighbourhood association or a non-profit looking for board help? Then you’re in the right place. HRM’s team, Volunteer Services, is here to help you. You can call them directly or visit their website.
Volunteers are important!
Each year HRM, the Mayor and Regional Councillors recognize exceptional volunteers and groups who make outstanding contributions towards strengthening HRM communities. The recognition happens at the Volunteer Awards Ceremony taking place on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 during National Volunteer Week. From among this group, ten representatives will be invited to the Nova Scotia Provincial Volunteer Awards Ceremony.
Why not nominate someone? It could be an adult, youth or community group. Deadline for nominations is Friday, December 14, 2012 .
The annual conference will be held Dartmouth Harbourview Holiday Inn November 22 & 23, 2013.
The conference agenda, workshop schedules and registration information are available online now. For questions about the conference, please email us at email@example.com.
Mayor Kelly and Members of Regional Council appreciate and encourage citizen participation on Municipal Boards, Committees and Commissions. To be eligible for these voluntary positions you must be a resident of Halifax Regional Municipality.
Each year in September HRM advertises in local newspapers and on the HRM website for volunteers to serve on Boards, Committees and Commissions. In addition to this annual recruitment process, vacancies may arise at other times throughout the year and are advertised separately. You may submit your application electronically using the form provided online, or, if you prefer, you may print the application form and mail or fax it to the Office of the Municipal Clerk.
For more information on volunteer opportunities with Regional Council Advisory Boards, Committees and Commissions, contact Lee Syms at 490-6524.
Halifax Regional Municipality has six Community Councils, each consisting of three to six districts. Community Councils consider local matters, make recommendations to Regional Council, and provide opportunities for public input. Below are advisory committees that the public can participate on:
For more information on volunteer opportunities with Community Council Advisory Committees, contact Lee Syms at 490-6524.
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
HRM citizens tell us that volunteering with HRP gives them an opportunity to give back to the community.
Please feel free to contact the Volunteer Programs Coordinator at 902-490-6976 or by e-mail.
Develop leadership skils while volunteering in summer programs. Training will be provided. Activities with other LIT’s will be offered. You must attend an orientation session to receive the program application form.
Leaders in Training
This is an opportunity for you to experience a leadership role in your neighbourhood recreation programs. You will participate in training sessions, mentor opportunities and develop skills which will assist you moving into leadership roles in your own community.
Regional Youth Advisory Committees
The Regional Youth Advisory Committee consists of 12 youth ages 13-19, two from each of the six Community Council districts. Two Councillors sit on this committee with the youth. As a member of the Regional Youth Advisory Committee, you can review, evaluate and make recommendations to Regional Council regarding issues pertaining to youth. more...
If you love reading and children, you may want to become a Reading Support volunteer tutor. more...
By becoming a volunteer tutor you can help someone in your community improve his or her basic literacy skills. more...
English as a Second Language (ESL) for Adults
With a two to three hour weekly time commitment, you can help an adult in your community improve his or her English language skills. more...
Home Delivery Services
Bring the joy of reading to your homebound neighbours! more...
Youth Volunteer Program
Youth participate as library volunteers, sharing their skills and talents with the library and community and developing new skills that will enhance employability. more...
4Cs Foundation provides grants for community arts projects and works to support, train and connect people interested in community arts.
Mail: Suite 204, 5663 Cornwallis Street
Halifax, NS B3K 1B6
Learn about other funding opportunities in HRM...