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Volunteers


Volunteer Awards

Every year, East Hants recognizes outstanding volunteers in our communities through our Volunteer Awards.

The nomination period opens annually in January and closes in February. Nominations are evaluated and nominees selected by mid-March. Successful nominees are presented their awards at a ceremony in April.

Nominations must be submitted by a representative of a registered nonprofit organization. Nominees must be associated with a registered community group(s) within the municipality.

From the pool of general Volunteer Award nominees, judges will select one volunteer as the Model Volunteer of the Year. The Model Volunteer recipient receives an engraved award and becomes the representative for the Municipality of East Hants at the Provincial Awards Ceremony hosted by the province of Nova Scotia.

Nominate a Volunteer

The next round of nominations will take place in 2025.

Past Volunteer Award Recipients

    Volunteer Opportunities

    Browse the listings below to learn more about volunteer organizations in East Hants and how you can help make a difference in your community.

    Provides food to those in need on a monthly basis and act as an emergency source for food. They also assist with school supplies, winter jackets and  operate a Christmas Adopt a Family/Person Program.

    Location/Community
    Enfield Legion, Lower Level

    Specific Vacancies/Volunteer Opportunities
    Board members (including treasurer and president).

    Contact Information
    caringandsharingfoodbank.com
    Facebook
    caringandsharinghants@gmail.com
    902-471-4733

    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.

    Contact
    Free Tax Clinics – Canada
    Facebook
    CITP.Atl.Halifax@cra-arc.gc.ca
    1-855-516-4405

    Corridor Minor Baseball Association is committed to ensuring baseball is offered to ALL youth in the East Hants Corridor area. Since 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.

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

    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.

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

    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 and Crimestoppers.

    Location/Community
    East Hants

    Specific Vacancies/Volunteer Opportunities
    Recruiting volunteers in all areas of our crime prevention association, especially our MADD and Crimestoppers organizations

    Contact
    Facebook
    easthantscrimeprevention@gmail.com
    Dolly Mosher, Chair- 902-817-5832

    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
    New members welcome; board positions available

    Contact
    ehhs.ca
    Facebook
    info@ehhs.ca

    We provide after school activities for youth in the East Hants Corridor, and sponsor activities in partnership with facilities in the area.

    Location/Community
    Corridor, East Hants

    Specific Vacancies/Volunteer Opportunities
    We need volunteers to fill in roles of fundraising, bake sale items, help with the yearly online auction, afterschool program assistance.

    Contact
    ehyouthlinks.ca
    Facebook | Instagram
    ehyouthlinks@gmail.com

    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

    Contact
    milfordrecreation.ca
    Facebook | Instagram
    info@milfordrecreation.ca or  milfordrecreationassociation@gmail.com

    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

    Contact
    Facebook
    Vice President
    902-223-8339

    Our vision is to continue to improve and expand the quality, opportunity and accessibility of sport to individuals with an intellectual disability.

    Location/Community
    Cobequid Region  – Truro, Milford, Elmsdale.

    Specific Vacancies/Volunteer Opportunities
    Program facilitators & assistants, for bowling, FUNdamentals, track & field, swimming, floor hockey, curling and bocce.

    Contact
    speolycobequid.com
    Facebook
    Email: Edwina Renaux, Regional Coordinator

    Our association manages the network of trails that were constructed as part of the Long Lake development in East Uniacke.  We value this resource and would like to expand and maintain our trail network as the community grows around it.

    Location/Community
    Villages of Long Lake, East Uniacke

    Specific Vacancies/Volunteer Opportunities
    We are always looking for people who love and use our trails to help out with routine maintenance.  We organize work parties from time to time and will including anyone interested.

    Contact
    TBMtrails@outlook.com
    902-718-7215

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