Volunteer Fair

Welcome to our Virtual Volunteer Fair!

Browse the listings below to learn more about organizations across East Hants, the work they do and the volunteer positions they’re looking to fill.


Caring & Sharing/Angel Tree Food Bank

Organization Profile

Provide food to those in need on a monthly basis. Act as an emergency source for food. Assist with school supplies and winter jackets. Operate a Christmas Adopt a Family/Person Program.

Location/Community

Enfield Legion, Lower Level.

Specific Vacancies/Volunteer Opportunities

Board members (including treasurer and president).

Connect and Contact

Website: caringandsharingfoodbank.com
Social Media: Facebook
Email: caringandsharinghants@gmail.com
Phone: 902-471-4733


 


Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP)

Organization Profile

Through the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP), community organizations host free tax clinics where volunteers file tax returns for people with a modest income and a simple tax situation.

Location/Community

Across all of Nova Scotia. The East Hants clinic is usually hosted at the Lloyd E. Matheson Centre in Elmsdale.

Specific Vacancies/Volunteer Opportunities

Tax preparers, Support role (non-tax handler and tax handler positions), greeters, organization coordinators.

Connect and Contact

Website: Free Tax Clinics – Canada
Social Media: Facebook
Email: CITP.Atl.Halifax@cra-arc.gc.ca
Phone: 1-855-516-4405


Corridor Minor Baseball Association

Organization Profile

Corridor Minor Baseball Association is committed to ensuring baseball is offered to ALL youth in the East Hants Corridor area. Since its inception in 2015 the numbers have steadily increased to well over 200 youth every summer. Our success of growing the sport has resulted in increased demands on our volunteer base at all levels; Executive, coaches, Assistant coaches, parent volunteers, tournament chairs etc.

Location/Community

George P. Horne Memorial Fields, Enfield.

Specific Vacancies/Volunteer Opportunities

We’re always looking for folks to help out during the year at the Executive level and during the summer baseball season, whether it’s coaching, team managers, equipment managers, etc. There’s always lots to do to ensure our program is successful for the youth in our community.

Connect and Contact

Website: corridorminorbaseball.ca
Social Media: Facebook
Email: corridorminorbaseball@gmail.com



E.H. Horne School Preservation Society

Organization Profile

The EH Horne School Preservation Society operates the EH Horne School building which is home to a number of tenants including East Hants Childcare Centre, RSI DanceWorks, as well as the Enfield Heritage Centre Association. The Society provides short-and long-term space to local non-profit groups as well as bursaries to students entering post- secondary education. The Society has been operating this building for more than 20 years, providing an important service to the community and maintaining the heritage of the former school.

Location/Community

248 Highway 2, Enfield.

Specific Vacancies/Volunteer Opportunities

We are recruiting for new Board members, as we have lost several members recently, and specifically, we are currently looking for a volunteer to oversee our leasing contracts, as well as seeking a Chair for the Society.

Connect and Contact

Hal Hilton, Vice-Chair
hiltonhald@gmail.com
902-483-2610


East Hants Crime Prevention Association

Organization Profile

We are a group of citizens of East Hants working to prevent crime from occurring in our community.  We are partners with the RCMP East Hants and have several subcommittees including Citizens on Patrol, Victim Services, MADD, EH Search and Rescue, MADD ,Seniors Safety, Crimestoppers

Location/Community

East Hants.

Specific Vacancies/Volunteer Opportunities

We are recruiting volunteers in all areas of our crime prevention association but our MADD and Crimestoppers have no members or leaders at this time.

Connect and Contact

Social Media: Facebook
Email: easthantscrimeprevention@gmail.com
Phone: Dolly Mosher, Chair 902-817-5832


 


East Hants Fire Service

Specific department listings available at the bottom of this page.

Organization Profile

Fire Departments in East Hants are volunteer based.  Volunteers dedicate their time to train, learn and grow as a member of the Fire Service while responding to emergency calls both within their own community as well as supporting neighbouring communities.

All training is provided at no cost and there are opportunities to take part in other training certifications.

Location/Community

Elmsdale, Enfield, Gore, Kennetcook, Lantz, Maitland, Milford, Mount Uniacke, Nine Mile River, Noel, Rawdon, Shubenacadie & Walton.

Specific Vacancies/Volunteer Opportunities

Multiple roles are available for all who wish to volunteer, from on the ground to behind the scenes.

Connect and Contact

Website: easthantsfireservice.ca

Lantz: chiefs@lantzfire.ca
Elmsdale: info@elmsdalefire.ca
Enfield: chief@enfieldfire.ca
Gore: gdvfd1969@gmail.com
Kennetcook: visit easthantsfireservice.ca/contact
Maitland: maitland.fire@mdvfd.org
Milford: milfordfirechief@eastlink.ca
Uniacke: udvfd@uniackefire.ca
Noel: admin@noelfd.ca
Nine Mile River: visit easthantsfireservice.ca/contact
Rawdon: rawdonhall@gmail.com
Shubenacadie: members@shubiefire.ca
Walton:  waltonshore4281@gmail.com



East Hants Historical Society

Organization Profile

We preserve artifacts and documents relating to the history of East Hants and exhibit them in the Lower Selma Museum to provide opportunities for people to learn more about East Hants communities, how they were settled, how people lived and how they worked.

Location/Community

Museum: Lower Selma; Artifact storage: Elmsdale.

Specific Vacancies/Volunteer Opportunities

Annual General Meeting, November 29, will address board vacancies.

Connect and Contact

Website: ehhs.ca
Social Media: Facebook
Email: info@ehhs.ca



Milford Recreation Association

Organization Profile

A community park that provides recreational, cultural and social opportunities through use of our hall, tennis courts, walking trails, playground, baseball field, soccer field, fenced in ring, skateboard park, pond and gazebo area.

Location/Community

Milford, East Hants.

Specific Vacancies/Volunteer Opportunities

Community Event volunteers.

Connect and Contact

Website: milfordrecreation.ca
Social Media: Facebook | Instagram
Email: info@milfordrecreation.ca or  milfordrecreationassociation@gmail.com



Nine Mile River Trails Association (NMRTA)

Organization Profile

The NMRTA has the following purposes for operating:

  • For people to experience and enjoy nature
  • Encourage active living, physical and mental health
  • Encourage environmental stewardship
  • Preserve a natural treasure of the community

Location/Community

1143 Enfield Road, Nine Mile River, Nova Scotia.

Specific Vacancies/Volunteer Opportunities

Corporate sponsorship and donations, public relations, web design, fundraising committee, grant writing and trail work.

Connect and Contact

Social Media: Facebook
Email: Vice Present
Phone: 902-223-8339


 


North American Indigenous Games (NAIG)

Organization Profile

Do you seek new experiences and friendships? Are you passionate about sport or learning about Indigenous cultures? We need the help of 3,000 volunteers to support Indigenous youth as they connect, celebrate and compete in the largest sport and culture event in Atlantic Canada since contact. Experience the Games as a volunteer, everyone is welcome.

Location/Community

Various locations across Halifax, Dartmouth, and Millbrook First Nation.

Specific Vacancies/Volunteer Opportunities

Team Lead positions available in variety of catergories. Event volunteers and timers etc can be sport/venue specific.

Connect and Contact

Website: naig2023.com
Social Media: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | LinkedIn
Email: Volunteer Intake


 


Special Olympics Cobequid

Organization Profile

Our vision is to continue to improve and expand the quality, opportunity and accessibility of sport to individuals with an intellectual disability. We strive to improve upon both the awareness and support of the community in regards to Special Olympics Cobequid and those involved with us.

Location/Community

Cobequid Region  – Truro, Milford, Elmsdale.

Program facilitators & assistants, for bowling, FUNdamentals, track & field, swimming, floor hockey, curling and bocce.

Connect and Contact

Website: speolycobequid.com
Social Media: Facebook
Email: Edwina Renaux, Regional Coordinator


Volunteer Fire Departments


Elmsdale Fire & Emergency Services

Organization Profile

Established in 1966, we have been serving the community and surrounding areas for over 50 years. We currently have a total membership of 40+ members, who respond to various medical, motor vehicle and fire related emergencies.

Our apparatus consists of a Rescue Pumper, a 2000 gallon Tanker, a Rescue vehicle and a 4×4 Light Rescue/Medical Response vehicle. We also have Thermal Imaging capability, as well as personnel trained in Ice Water Rescue and Motor Vehicle Extrication using “Hurst”© equipment.

We have mutual aid agreements with surrounding volunteer departments including Lantz, Nine Mile River, Dutch Settlement, Shubenacadie, Stewiacke and Enfield.

Training sessions take place on Wednesday evenings throughout the year beginning at 7:30 p.m. Monthly business meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. We have many on site training tools including our EFES Trainer.

Location/Community

720 Highway 2, Elmsdale, NS.

Specific Vacancies/Volunteer Opportunities

We are always looking for new members! Drop by the station any Wednesday around 7pm if interested in joining

Connect and Contact

Website: elmsdalefire.ca
Social Media: Facebook
Email: Info@elmsdalefire.ca
Phone: 902-883-9229



Nine Mile River & District Volunteer Fire Department

Organization Profile

We are a Volunteer Fire Department. We respond to requests for emergency assistance in our community. Calls range from people needing basic medical assistance, motor vehicle accidents, brush fires, vehicle fires, structure fires, and many other calls for help. Outside of requests for assistance, we do occasionally fundraise and participate in other community events.

Location/Community

Nine Mile River.

Specific Vacancies/Volunteer Opportunities

All training provided: First Aid and/or Medical First Responder, Level 1 Firefighter, Pump Operator, Vehicle Extrication, Water/Ice Rescue, Traffic Control, and much more!

Connect and Contact

Website: ninemileriver.nsfire.ca
Social Media: Facebook
Email: t_man_d@hotmail.com
Phone: 902-223-8339



Uniacke & District Volunteer Fire Department

Organization Profile

We are a Volunteer Fire Department. We respond to requests for emergency assistance in our community. Calls range from people needing basic medical assistance, motor vehicle accidents, brush fires, vehicle fires, structure fires, and many other calls for help. Outside of requests for assistance, we do occasionally fundraise and participate in other community events.

Location/Community

Mount Uniacke.

Specific Vacancies/Volunteer Opportunities

All training provided: First Aid and/or Medical First Responder, Level 1 Firefighter, Pump Operator, Vehicle Extrication, Water/Ice Rescue, Traffic Control, and much more!

Connect and Contact

Website: uniackefire.ca
Social Media: Facebook | Twitter
Email: udvfd@uniackefire.ca
Phone: 902-866-2828