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

VOLUNTEER SELECTION AND APPLICATION PROCESSING IS CLOSED AS WE FOCUS ON OUR COVID19 PROTOCOL. Thank you for understanding. We are accepting applications to volunteer with Metro Turning Point. 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

The Meal Support Volunteer will support Shelter Nova Scotia’s facilities in providing meals to the guests we serve.  The tasks involved will vary from day to day, and week to week however the main goal is to provide meal support to the Client Support Workers on shift and keep the kitchen and common area clean and sanitized. You can read our Good Food Guidelines here.

This position requires strong attention to detail and food safety, as well as working under pressure to cook and serve a meal for 30 emergency shelter guests who stay with us at Metro Turning Point. Our goal is to provide meals that bring nourishment, comfort and fullness to the guests while they have a safe and dignified experience. For details click here.

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 containers 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