Our community needs your help! If you have any spare time this summer why not give a helping hand to some of our community in need. PLUS Volunteering looks fantastic on your resume!
Below is a list of organizations in need:
A form on the website to apply. Don’t have set hours for volunteers, but rather whatever time you can volunteer. Office open Monday-Friday 8:30-4:30, occasionally some special events in the evenings and weekends.
Sandi Dunbar- Administrative Assistant 902-895-4295 ext 1
Are accepting volunteers in the following positions: Greeter, Kitchen Helper, Maggie’s Closet Helper. They can call 902-895-0200 and ask for Linda.
Not currently looking due to COVID. But will need volunteers when they can bring new people into the building again. Typically 4-hour shift and no night shifts.
Will be looking for workplaces or groups interested in helping with the Back to School Campaign. Help with school supply and backpack drives. Additionally this year they want to include masks for kids heading to the classroom. Last year they supported 300 students. Anyone interested can email firstname.lastname@example.org
Truro Homeless Outreach Society:
Different positions are available. Each position has it’s the onset of requirements and duties. All volunteers must follow COVID policies.
Shelter Attendent: shifts are daytime, 6:30pm-12am and 12am- 8am.
Shift Manager: 6pm- 10pm on call until 12am. Must have 3 months experience in the shelter attendant position.
Meal Prep Volunteer: prepare meals for 16-20 people using what is available. Hours vary but generally 5 pm-7 pm. Meals can be prep ahead of time or off-site.
Cleaning and Maintenance Volunteer:
No set hours. Responsible for cleaning and maintenance to keep the house in good condition.
Donation Sorting Volunteer:
Day position. Sorting food, clothing, and personal hygiene donations.
Lead Donation Sorter:
Keep accurate and up to date inventory of all donations. Weekly or biweekly visit to the shelter.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Colchester:
Looking for individuals and couples to be “Bigs”. Have a new project that will be launching soon with all contact being virtual for those at higher risk of COVID. Can apply and get more info on the site. https://colchester.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca/what-we-do/community-matching/
Slate Youth Centre:
Reopening in Sept with new COVID policies. Still a bit unsure of all positions that will need to be filled but will definitely need volunteers for after school and early evenings. Commitment is 8 hours/month as they are trying to limit the number of people coming and going. For more information contact email@example.com.