Volunteers are vital to the work we do. Apply today. 

We are accepting applications to volunteer with Metro Turning Point and Barry House. You must be 19 years of age or older to volunteer onsite with Shelter Nova Scotia. Please fill out our mandatory application form by clicking here. 

At Shelter Nova Scotia our Volunteers are vital to the work we do! We have weekly and monthly Volunteer opportunities at Metro Turning Point located at 2170 Barrington Street

Meal Support Volunteers – Food preparation is a vital volunteer role, we are looking for skilled volunteers to prepare, serve meals and clean up for a maximum of 55 individuals a day. We provide the menus/recipes and ingredients we just need your commitment of talent and time.

  • Lunch: volunteer shifts run from 10:00am -1:00pm – 7 days a week
  • Supper: volunteer shifts run 3:00- 6:00pm – 7 days a week

Adopting-a-Meal, baking and donations of food – Prepare meals or baked goods at home! You might also wish to Adopt-a-Meal! Find more details about the program here. Please email Mandy Chapman to arrange a date.

Please call ahead before dropping off donations of food so we can plan for your gift and ensure we can accommodate the donation as we have limited fridge and freezer space.

To be socially responsible we ask food is brought in reusable container that can be left with us or collected the day of drop off or picked up at a later date. We also discourage the use of single use plastics and ask that food and drink are provide in bulk containers.

Sorting Donations – We require volunteers to organize and inventory our storage spaces of personal care items as well as some household items on a weekly basis.

Cleaning – 55 individuals seek emergency shelter with us daily, there is always cleaning to be done. Sign up for weekly 2 hour shifts to help with our house keeping.

We offer flexible scheduling and an opportunity to use your talents and gift of time to contribute to the Shelter Nova Scotia Community. Read our detailed job descriptions below.

Individual Volunteer Job Descriptions Group Volunteer Opportunities
Meal Support Volunteer
Adopt-A-Meal (for groups)
Office Administration Volunteer
Household Support Volunteer

Questions? Contact mandychapman@shelternovascotia.com