Archived Opportunities

These volunteer opportunities have been archived based on an expiry date set by the originator (i.e. nonprofit organization). Please note that these opportunities are only presented for interest – to give volunteers and site visitors an opportunity to see the types of positions offered by organizations.

Volunteer with Word on the Street Halifax - 21 September 2014

Organization: The Word on the Street Halifax
Category: Special Events / Festivals
Description: The Word on the Street is a one-day festival that sees Halifax's beautiful waterfront transformed into a literary theme park. Volunteer today!

Volunteer position available in the Halifax Summer Opera Festival office

Organization: Halifax Summer Opera Festival
Category: Administration / Clerical / Office
Description: The Halifax Summer Opera Festival is looking for office assistants during their 10th season festival this summer! Volunteers are needed for the first two weeks of the festival, from July 21 - August 3rd. Individuals can volunteer for mornings, afternoons, or evenings, and can volunteer for as little as one day, or as much as two weeks. Duties include: Scheduling Copying Answering phones Making phone calls Running errands Distributing posters & publicity material And other duties along these lines...

Shakespeare By The Sea: Front of House

Organization: Shakespeare By The Sea
Category: Other Positions
Description: Shakespeare by the Sea (SBTS) is a not-for-profit outdoor theatre company that has been entertaining Haligonians and tourists alike for 20 seasons, presenting over 70 shows to 200,000-plus people. This summer, for our 21st season, we will be performing three superb shows: Cinderelly, The Taming of The Shrew and The Merchant of Venice. Currently we are seeking volunteers for the 2014 summer season! If you are someone who enjoys theatre, meeting people, and working outdoors this is the perfect opportunity for you! Knowledge of Shakespeare is not a prerequisite. Responsibilities may can include, but are not limited to the following: Welcoming patrons Distributing programs Assisting in the seating of patrons Ensuring that all guests have an enjoyable experience! Hours are based around show times which are in the evenings with matinees on the weekends and no shows on Mondays. Any amount of commitment is welcomed. Dates of volunteering are variable and based on the availability of the volunteer. If this sounds like you, we encourage interested parties to contact us at: volunteer@shakespearebythesea.ca We look forward to adding you to our “supporting cast” this season!

Nova Scotia Nature Trust Volunteer Treasurer

Organization: Nova Scotia Nature Trust
Category: Boards / Committee / Leadership
Description: The Nature Trust is making exciting strides forward in our mission to protect Nova Scotia’s unique natural legacy, through land conservation. The strategic focus of our Board of Directors is to significantly advance and expand our capacity and results in fund development—to better enable us to increase the pace and scale of our conservation impact, and to ensure sustainability for our organization and the lands we protect. We are seeking senior level volunteers with time, passion for our cause, and a commitment and ability to advance our fund development capacity and success. The Nova Scotia Nature Trust, a provincial land conservation charity with over 8,000 acres protected on 63 properties, requires a volunteer Treasurer to oversee our finances and financial reporting, and to serve as an active member of the Board of Directors. The Treasurer is a member of the Executive Committee of the Board, and works in cooperation with our Controller and Executive Director. The Treasurer is expected to be an active participant in the activities of the Board, including serving as an ambassador or the Nature Trust in the community, and helping to build profile, relationships and funds for the organization. In addition, the treasurer holds specific financial responsibilities. Key Areas of Responsibility: Provide advice and guidance on financial and accounting policy for the organization. Report to the Board quarterly on the activities and financial position of the Nature Trust including a forecast for the remainder of the year prepared in coordination with the Executive Director Report to the membership on financial activities of the Nature Trust for the prior fiscal year at the AGM. Provide oversight and support for the Nature Trust’s Controller and Book-keeper with policies, procedures and controls. Coordinate development of an annual budget and forecast with the Nature Trust’s Executive Director, prior to fiscal year end for approval by the Board of Directors Provide oversight for investments held by the Trust, and chair quarterly Investment Committee meetings. Oversee the work of and liaise with the Nature Trust’s investment manager (who handles all Nature Trust investments) Ensure proper records and accounts of all financial transactions of the Nature Trust are kept. Provide guidance to Controller in preparing year-end audit package for external auditors. Provide input into the selection and oversight of the Nature Trust’s auditors. Provide guidance to Controller in preparing HST returns and charitable returns for the Canada Revenue Agency and Internal Revenue Service. Time requirements would include attendance at Board meeting (~ 6 per year) and AGM, quarterly Investment Committee meetings, Executive Committee calls (~ 6-12 per year), as well as meeting with the Controller quarterly to review the results and reporting for the quarter and at fiscal year-end for the audit and tax returns. The Treasurer may also be asked to provide guidance to the Board periodically on specific financial policy matters, or to the Controller on specific policy or procedural matters. Nova Scotia Nature Trust Senior Volunteer Roles - Board member Focus: Fund development and Board governance Time commitment: 8 hrs+/month Term commitment: 3-5 years+ Roles: Engagement in advancing fund development priorities and Board governance/committee work Potential fund development roles: Major gift fundraising, corporate partnerships and sponsorships, special events, government relations, partnerships with like-minded organizations and individuals. Qualities: Time/passion for cause/commitment to help advance and expand fund development capacity/success. In addition, experience/interest in one of the following an asset: Non-profits, governance/ leadership, business, finance, protected areas planning/ecology, property law, real estate, law, HR management, public relations/communications/marketing If interested in the Treasurer position or other volunteer opportunities with the Nova Scotia Nature Trust, please contact the Executive Director at 425-5263 or bonnie@nsnt.ca.

Primo Vino! Ticket Sales Volunteer

Organization: Laing House
Category: Fundraising & Sponsorship
Description: The Event Primo Vino! Wine Tasting is a fundraising event in support of Laing House. The event offers 150-200 attendees the opportunity to network, taste a variety of wines presented by Bishop’s Cellar and bid on exciting auction items. Laing House is a unique place that provides an environment of empowerment, growth and acceptance for youth 16-29 living with mental illness. Utilizing a peer support model, youth are encouraged to live healthier lives and create a supportive network. Here, they are free to be themselves without fear of stigma or judgment. Responsibilities of the Role: Create and execute ticket sales strategy including promotion Review & update ticket sales ordering and tracking in collaboration with Laing House staff Work with the Committee Chair and Laing House staff regarding communications with ticket purchasers Requirements: Previous event planning experience Previous volunteer experience an asset Marketing experience preferred Time Commitment: Monthly committee meetings Meetings as needed with Chair Meetings with Fund Development team as needed Several hours per month, time commitment may increase by several hours starting approximately 2 months before event (dependent on how ticket sales are at the time) Individuals interested in this volunteer opportunity can contact Andrea at (902) 425-9018 or aeisses@lainghouse.org

Atlantics Track & Field Championships Officials/Volunteers

Organization: Athletics Nova Scotia
Category: Sports and Recreation
Description: The Atlantic Track and Field Championships is a large track meet that will be held August 2nd and 3d, at Beazley Field in Dartmouth NS. Many officials and volunteers are required in order for track meets to be possible. There are many different roles a volunteer can fill at this meet. If you are interested in volunteering, please send an email to programs@athleticsnovascotia.ca

Pride Parade Volunteers

Organization: Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia
Category: Special Events / Festivals
Description: The Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia is looking for enthusiastic, reliable volunteers to help promote the Alzheimer Duck Derby by participating in community parades this summer. Responsibilities/Opportunities: Increase awareness of the Duck Derby event by relaying key messages and passing out promotional materials to the public during the parades (Alzheimer Society staff will provide materials and an overview of the event) Participate and be involved in the Pride Parade parade Learn more about how the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia supports Nova Scotians living with dementia Must be able to walk 5km Volunteer is responsible for finding their own way to parade location and back Volunteer must sign waiver in advance of the parade (waiver will be provided by Alzheimer Society staff) If you have any questions about the volunteer position, please call 902 422-7961 or email michele.charlton@asns.ca

Veith House Board of Directors - North End Residents, Mental Health Professional/Program Adviser, Education Professional/Program Adviser

Organization: Veith House
Category: Boards / Committee / Leadership
Description: Veith House is a multi-service nonprofit organization located in Halifax's north end. Our mission is to meet the needs of children, families, and individuals affected by poverty, with empowerment as an ever present goal. We do this by offering accessible programs such as preschool, summer day camp, individual counseling and trustee services, community health and wellness programs such as yoga and our community children's garden, and more. We are currently updating our programs and services, and are looking for individuals to join our board of directors who are hands on, professional, and eager to make a difference in the lives of children and families in HRM. Specifically, we are looking for residents of the north end, a mental health professional/program adviser, and an education professional/program adviser. Board of Directors - Job Descriptions and Expectations Purpose: To advise, govern, oversee policy and direction, and assist with the leadership and general promotion of Veith House so as to support the organization’s mission and needs. Veith House Mission: To meet the need of children, families, and individuals affected by poverty with empowerment as an ever present goal. Major responsibilities: Organizational leadership and advisement Organization of the board of directors, officers, and committees Formulation and oversight of policies and procedures Financial management, including adoption and oversight of the annual budget Oversight of program planning and evaluation Personnel evaluation and staff development Review of organizational and programmatic reports Promotion of the organization Fundraising and outreach *Members of the board share these responsibilities while acting in the interest of Veith House. Each member is expected to make recommendations based on his or her experience and vantage point in the community. Length of term: Two-three years, which may be renewed up to a maximum of two consecutive terms, pending approval of the board. Meetings and time commitment: The board of directors meets year round on the last Tuesday of the month, 5:30 p.m., at 3115 Veith Street. Meetings typically last 60 minutes. Committees of the board meet an average of four times per year, pending their respective work agenda. Board members are asked to attend no more than two special events or meetings per year, as they are determined. Expectations of board members: Attend and participate in meetings on a regular basis, and special events as able. Participate on a standing committee of the board, and serve on ad-hoc committees as necessary. Be alert to community concerns that can be addressed by Veith House mission, objectives, and programs. Help communicate and promote Veith House mission and programs to the community. Become familiar with Veith House finances, budget, and financial/resource needs. Understand the policies and procedures of Veith House. Financially support Veith House in a manner commensurate with one’s ability. For more information please contact Tamsyn Brennan, Community Social Worker at Veith House at (902) 453-4320 or tamsyn.brennan@veithhouse.ns.ca




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