VolunteerNS – Updated Database for COVID-19 & Virtual Volunteering

Thursday, April 23, 2020

COVID-19 Update from VolunteerNS:

Over the last few weeks, we have heard from the non profit sector that there is an increased need for volunteers to continue essential services, such as meal delivery, in communities across Nova Scotia.

To help address this need, VolunteerNS.ca has recently re-tooled our database to accommodate COVID-19 Volunteer Opportunities and we want to help Nova Scotians understand that there are volunteer opportunities with organizations like yours to continue essential services during the pandemic.

Our next step is to populate the site with Essential Service volunteer opportunities across the Province - which is where you come in.  Some examples of essential service volunteers may be delivering meals to seniors, decreasing social isolation, mental health initiatives or packing food for distribution to name a few.

If you have a need for essential service volunteers we encourage you to go to www.volunteerns.ca and create an opportunity now.  These opportunities will be featured on our site, easily accessible for the community, and promoted on all our social media channels. If you are already a member, simply create a new position description with your username and password.  If you are not a member, don’t worry we can fast track you in creating an organizational profile Volunteer NS Organizational Profile.

Please be aware these positions are for Essential Service Volunteering only and you will be asked to verify that your organization is able to address Public Health Guidelines per the Health Protection Act. If you need to review those please click here Health Protection Act Order.

In addition however to Essential Service, you will also see a dedicated spot to populate Virtual Volunteer Opportunities, which we encourage you to consider as well.

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact me at info@volunteerns.ca and I can help answer your questions and/or fill out any of the forms on the site.

Finally, we want to let you know that this is a soft launch only – which is an opportunity for groups to populate the site with volunteer positions. We will be talking about the changes publicly in a few days with a hard launch and official announcement then.

We hope VolunteerNS.ca can help you, as you help others in these unprecedented times.

Karrie-Ann Wilkie

Communications and Outreach Officer, Volunteer Nova Scotia
Kings Volunteer Resource Centre
Email: info@VolunteerNS.ca