We are very excited to announce that we are re-opening our Adopt-a-Meal program, it just looks a little different. We are currently seeking groups of 3-4 people to adopt “a weekend” and help us provide meals to our guests and tenants. Please email Mandy Chapman (mandychapman@shelternovascotia.com) for more info and to arrange a date.

For now, all other volunteer opportunities are closed, as we follow COVID safety protocols.

In the future, we will be accepting applications to volunteer again. You must be 19 years of age or older to volunteer on-site with Shelter Nova Scotia.

At Shelter Nova Scotia, our volunteers are vital to the work we do! We have weekly and monthly volunteer opportunities. Examples are:

The Meal Support Volunteer – you 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.

Sorting Donations Sometimes we require volunteers to help us organize our storage spaces.

Cleaning – we provide shelter to over 100 people a night, at six different facilities,  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