Volunteer

There are countless ways you can dedicate your time and talent to help build a stronger community.

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Would you like to pitch in and lend a helping hand?

We’re always on the lookout for people with skills that could help us and our many community partners.

Our volunteer opportunities vary throughout the year. For example, a volunteer could sell 50/50 tickets for fundraiser, be a delivery driver for in-kind donation drop-offs, or help us pull off a special event.

If you have a specific skill or interest — from accounting to construction to photography — please contact Nicole Cameron (she/her) at ncameron@unitedwayhalifax.ca.

Day of Caring

Employer-supported volunteer efforts are becoming more common all the time. One of the many benefits of partnering with United Way is that we can provide meaningful ways for your colleagues or employees to give back.

Day of Caring is a signature offering for United Way Halifax’s corporate partners. We match teams of volunteers with hands-on projects in their communities. There is a wide range of projects, depending on the needs of the participating local community organizations. From landscaping to preparing and serving meals, the one thing we know for sure is that you’ll be having fun while doing good.

BLOG POST: Check out what six small but mighty volunteer groups got up to on December 4, 2020 at our COVID-19-friendly Day of Action pilot project.

Other Ways to Do Good in Your Community

Organize a fundraiser

We’re always looking for more volunteers who are interested in fundraising for United Way. Click here to get inspired by some creative fundraising ideas, and think about how you could use your skills to start one of your own.

Volunteer from home

There are plenty of ways to support United Way and our partners from your own home. For example, you could:

  • put together culturally diverse food baskets
  • organize a neighbourhood drive for menstrual products
  • get crafty with mask-making
  • write handwritten thank-you notes for frontline charity staff
  • package activity kits for a seniors’ centre

Interesting in helping out from home? Check out our DIY At Home Volunteer Guide and get started today!

To discover more volunteer opportunities in HRM and across the province, we encourage you to visit Volunteer NS

We’re here to help:

Nicole Cameron (she/her)
Manager of Development & Engagement
ncameron@unitedwayhalifax.ca
(902) 461-3088