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Volunteer with Us!

Studies show that regular volunteer activity can have a positive effect on mental and physical health. Volunteering with CMHA provides the opportunity to build skills, learn more about mental health and meet new people, while helping build a more caring community. Because of the benefits of volunteering, we especially encourage those personally affected by mental illness to volunteer.

Volunteering with CMHA Nova Scotia Division also provides an opportunity for social contact and interaction. Volunteers represent the best in our communities. You too can make a difference by becoming a volunteer. When you do, you become part of a helping network – part of a caring community.

It doesn’t matter how much or how little time you have to offer. All that matters is that you have the desire to get involved!

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Community Ambassador

Community Ambassadors assist us in a variety of way during events throughout the year. In this role, you will be representing the organization at an information table with brochures, answering general agency questions, providing guidance on how to find us online, virtually, or in person. Some examples of how a volunteer serves in this role include:

What we look for in our volunteers

Those who wish to volunteer with CMHA NS should be empathetic, non-judgmental, reliable and be comfortable talking about mental health.

To volunteer with CMHA NS you must:

Additional Requirements

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please complete this form. A representative from the Canadian Mental Health Association Nova Scotia Division will be in touch. 

For more information, contact Erin Christie, Provincial Lead – Communications and Community Engagement at [email protected]

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