We have adapted our adopt-a-meal again to keep everyone safe & are now only seeking volunteers who can prepare meals at home to then drop-off at one of our facilities. 


Please email our volunteer coordinator at

for more info and to arrange your date.


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Joan's Table is a third-party initiative run by Catherine Woodman and her daughter Maura. They organize meal donations for our facility in Spryfield, Herring Cove Apartments.


For more information please visit

Other Volunteer Opportunities

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.

We have weekly and monthly volunteer opportunities. Examples include:

The Meal Support Volunteer – you support Shelter Nova Scotia’s six facilities in providing meals to the folks we serve.  The tasks involved will vary, but 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. 

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. 

Cleaning – we provide a night of rest to 106 people, at six different facilities, so 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.

Shelter Nova Scotia

Charitable #: 108027590RR0001

101-5506 Cunard St.
Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3K 1C2


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