Volunteer Opportunities

In a post-covid world, it's often hard to get involved in your community as a student. As part of our aim to help students develop their skills and get involved in their community, we've curated a range of volunteer opportunities for you to try out!


Volunteer with us:

Do you enjoy organizing, planning, and executing events? Do you want to gain experience in social media content creation? Are you passionate about learning, and want to share this passion with a group of like-minded individuals? Do you want to see more accessible resources for students? This is your chance to join our dedicated team, and help shape the future of education! đź“š

Eligibility: high school and undergraduate students are encouraged to apply. Applicants interested in content creation do not have to live locally in Halifax. This includes graphic design and ghost writing opportunities.

Application:

Google Forms: Sign-in
Access Google Forms with a personal Google account or Google Workspace account (for business use).

Volunteer locally in Halifax, Nova Scotia:

Since we're based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, this is a short-list of volunteer opportunities that we've participated in.

  1. Halifax Public Libraries

The Halifax Public Libraries offers a wide range of volunteer opportunites for students, and especially teenagers. This is perfect for you if you love reading or organizing events in your community.

https://www.halifaxpubliclibraries.ca/support/volunteer/teen-volunteer-opportunities/

2. Feed Nova Scotia

Feed Nova Scotia aims to increase food security within the province. This is perfect for you if you're passionate about social justice and development.

Volunteer Information
If you’re looking to share your time with us, please fill out the application form and we’ll be in touch with you as soon as possible! Volunteer on your own Whether you sign up for a weekly shift at the warehouse, or help out with special events on evenings and weekends, every contribution makes a d…

3. Buskers Festival

The Buskers Festival is a summer event in Halifax. This is perfect for you if you're interested in the entertainment industry and want to spend time volunteering on the waterfront.

Be a Volunteer
Join our team of volunteers! Gain valuable special event experience. Improve customer service skills. Meet new people and work with an incredible team. Receive an awesome Halifax Busker Festival…

4. Nova Scotia Health Authority

The Nova Scotia Health Authority is the governing provincial health body. This is perfect for you if you're interested in a career in healthcare and want to gain more exposure.

https://www.nshealth.ca/volunteer

5. Volunteer Nova Scotia

Our friends over at Volunteer Nova Scotia do an amazing job at listing a diverse range of available volunteer opportunities within the province. This website is a great resource to browse opportunities by interest and location!

Volunteer Nova Scotia
An online volunteer centre serving Nova Scotia

Volunteer Online:

Here are a few volunteer opportunities in which you can be a part of from the comfort of your own home.. or wherever you choose!

  1. Sending Sunshine:

This is a wonderful charity which delivers cards to the elderly from people all across Canada! You can design and write cards of your own choice and mail them to their P.O box. Super easy and fun! A definite recommendation for those who enjoy drawing/writing and love to give back to the senior community.

PS. In the summer, one of my favorite things to do is go to the beach… why not write a few cards while you’re there!

https://www.sendingsunshine.ca/

IG: @sendingsunshine

2. Homework Hub Tutoring

This is a tutoring forum in which you can apply to tutor (online) for a variety of subjects…looks great on a resume!

linktr.ee/HomeworkHub

IG: @hh.tutoring

3. Outreach Volunteer for the “Global Gen-Z AI Research Project”

This is a low commitment volunteer opportunity in which you can engage with your peers about our generation's opinions of AI. To do so you get to engage with others through social media regarding AI. Everything you need is sent to you, and it's > 2 hrs/week!

Application form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1hspORLG7mNikSeN-xPUI0FIEIQfOLwtuw-oa-VTjm8c/viewform?edit_requested=true

4. United Nations Volunteers (UNV)

If you wish to expand your online volunteering globally, this is the ideal starting point! UNV enables you to connect with organizations dedicated to peace and development, seeking skills such as research, writing, art, and design.

https://app.unv.org

5. Amnesty Decoders

This is a website in which you can work directly with Amnesty International… through your computer or phone! There are various projects, which all in some way, shape, or form, allow volunteers to sift through pictures, information, and documents. Their latest project involved decoding security camera footage to identify which ones use face recognition!

https://decoders.amnesty.org