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Cooking Class

We love your home-cooking!

Email us today to learn more and providing a meal at any of our facilities. 


We also encourage people to give a monetary donation via our Donate page to allow us to provide grocery store gift cards and pre-ordered meals from local restaurants for the individuals staying with us. 

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Read all about the Joan's Table expansion here 

Joan's Table is a third-party initiative run by Catherine Woodman and her daughter Maura that supports meal delivery and food security for our Supported Housing tenants. 

The program launched in 2017 to provide nutritious, lovingly prepared or arranged meals for our facility in Spryfield, the Herring Cove Apartments. Since that time, volunteers have provided more than 650 meals. Shelter Nova Scotia is thrilled with Joan's Table's recent decision to expand the program to include our other supported housing units at The Rebuilding. 


This decision to "set more places at the table" represents a big challenge and will need even more generous volunteers and support to make it a success. We know the amazing team at Joan's Table makes a difference in the lives of others everyday and is ready to take on this added support.

Interested in helping?  For more information please visit

Other Volunteer Opportunities

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Shelter Nova Scotia plans to reopen volunteer opportunities soon. Despite Provincial restrictions lifting, we will be maintaining some safety precautions for an extended period.

Stay tuned for more information about volunteering coming after May 2022.

We have occasional, at-home, weekly, and monthly volunteer opportunities. 

You must be 19 years of age or older to volunteer on-site with Shelter Nova Scotia.

Once we reopen our on-site volunteer program, opportunities will include: 

Meal Support  – volunteer at one of our facilities to help prepare meals for 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 Products

Cleaning – we provide a night of rest to  up to 106 people, at six over-night facilities, so there is always cleaning to be done.

Sign up for weekly 2 hour shifts to help with our house keeping.



Have talents to share?

We offer flexible scheduling and an opportunity to use your talents and gift of time to contribute to the Shelter Nova Scotia Community.

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