Service Opportunities

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Seeking a Place to Volunteer

Are you looking for a place to volunteer and to be of service to the community? A time to put faith into action? A way to make a commitment? Check out the opportunities listed below. And contribute to the web curator other opportunities as you discover them.


Amnesty International Dalhousie
A part of a worldwide movement to take action to end human rights violations and support social justice and dignity. Find them on Facebook.


Brunswick Street Mission Breakfast Program

Located at 2107 Brunswick Street, the doors open at 6 a.m. for coffee with breakfast at 7 a.m. provided by volunteers. Visit the website at: www.brunswickstreetmission.org/our-programs/breakfast-program/


Dalhousie Food Bank
Meeting the needs of the Dalhousie community, the Food Bank is a student-run organization that needs volunteers. Visit www.dsu.ca/foodbank for details and contact information. Follow the link to Volunteers on the site.


Dalhousie South House (SoHo) Sexual and Gender Resource Centre
South House relies on student volunteers to keep the Centre open as much as possible. In addition to duties in managing the Centre, they require volunteers. Contact volunteer@southhouse.ca. Visit southhousehalifax.ca/ for details and contact information.


Habitat for Humanity
Halifax and South Shore and other regional chapters of Habitat for Humanity put their faith into action by building affordable, quality houses with families in need to eliminate poverty housing, one family at a time. Dalhousie University sometimes has a Dalhousie Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter which can be reached at habitat@dal.ca or visit the website at www.habitatns.ca for contact information and news.


Hope Cottage
Mornings or evenings for two or three hours a week you can join a team of three volunteers in providing meals to the local homeless people. The Cottage is located at 2435 Brunswick Street. Visit their website for a history of the Cottage at hopecottage.ca. Or call 902.429.7968 for more information.


Hospital Volunteering
The Halifax hospitals have a number of volunteer opportunities in the areas of palliative care, recreation programming, hospitality, etc. For information, call the Victoria General Hospital at 902.473.5420 and the Veterans’ Hospital at 902.473.2457 to arrange an interview with the volunteer coordinator. There is an online application form on their site at www.nshealth.ca/volunteer-opportunities.


International Volunteer Service
Canadian Lutheran World Relief’s International Volunteer Service provides volunteer opportunities in a number of countries of the world. Visit their website: www.clwr.org/get-involved/volunteer


KAIROS
KAIROS unites churches and religious organizations in a faithful ecumenical response to the call to "do justice, and to love kindness and to walk humbly with your God" (Micah 6:8). They deliberate on issues of common concern, advocate for social change and join with people of faith and goodwill in action for social transformation. Check their range of projects at www.kairoscanada.org. The local chapter of KAIROS may be contacted through an email to Linda Scherzinger at lindakseven@gmail.com.


Meal Exchange
A national student-founded, youth-driven charity to address local hunger issues. Sponsor of the annual Hallowe’en Trick or Eat Campaign. Visit their website: www.mealexchange.com.


Out of the Cold - Emergency Winter Shelter

Out of the Cold is a community-based, volunteer-run organization that works to provide shelter and community supports to people who are homeless and precariously housed. The shelter is located in Saint Matthew's United Church at 1479 Barrington Street. Visit at http://outofthecoldhalifax.org/ or email the volunteer coordinator at volunteerotcs@gmail.com or call 902.210.6621.


Phoenix Youth Programs
Located near Dalhousie University, at 6035 Coburg Road, is the Phoenix Centre for Youth. Here about forty to fifty homeless youth a day are able to access laundry facilities, showers, healthy snacks, and clothing. For information on their need for volunteers visit www.phoenixyouth.ca, call 902 422.3105, or e-mail phoenix@phoenixyouth.ca.


Saint Andrew’s United Church Sunday Supper Program for the Homeless
Every Sunday evening at Saint Andrew’s on Robie Street at Spring Garden Road an evening meal is prepared for the homeless in the city. Medical students are also present and attend to the needs of those who gather, particularly in providing footwear. Clothing is also provided. In volunteering to assist, just show up the first time at 3:30 at the church door on Coburg Road. Duties involve setting up, serving the meal, cleaning up, etc. Contact sundaysuppers85@gmail.com  for information. Website: www.standrewshfx.ca/sunday-suppers/http://www.standrewshfx.ca/sunday-suppers


Salvation Army
For a range of service opportunities, contact 902.455.1201. The Halifax citadel is located at the Salvation Army Halifax Citadel Community Church at 1327 Barrington Street. The church’s website lists its community care outreach projects at www.salvationarmy.ca/maritime/tag/halifax-citadel/.


Souls Harbour Rescue Mission

This Mission to the homeless in the Gottingen Street Area welcomes volunteers to serve in their meal program. To volunteer go to www.shrm.ca/index.php/contact-us/volunteerhttp://www.shrm.ca/index.php/contact-us/volunteer


Volunteers in Mission
The ELCIC’s Volunteers in Mission program provides a range of volunteer opportunities in a number of countries of the world. Sister Monica Denk will work with a person’s particular interests and skills to look for matches. Visit the website: www.elcic.ca/In-Mission-in-the-World/Program/Volunteers-In-Mission/default.cfm. E-mail Monica Denk at monicad@clwr.mb.ca. Call 1.800.661.2597 for more information.