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NS Government: Make a Difference by Joining an Agency, Board or Commission

Press Release

October 15, 2019

Nova Scotians can have their voices heard, make a difference in their communities and learn new skills by becoming a volunteer.

Applications are being accepted for agencies, boards and commissions, groups that provide advice and services in a variety of areas, including health care, education, environment, culture and professional regulation.

“We are looking for Nova Scotians who want to make a difference in areas they are passionate about and who make improvements in their communities,” said Leo Glavine, Minister of Volunteerism. “Having a variety of perspectives and ideas will ultimately mean our organizations will be more effective and representative of the communities they serve.”

The application deadline for some opportunities is Nov. 18. Applications for many other positions are accepted year-round.

In order to increase the diversity of the agencies, boards and commissions, applications are encouraged from youth, women, Mi’kmaq and other Indigenous people, African Nova Scotians and other racially visible people, persons with disabilities, Acadian Nova Scotians, immigrants and newcomers and persons from the 2SLGBTQ+ community.

Quotes:

“What is the meaning of volunteering? Everything. It is to belong, be part, and make a difference for the future.” Luis Clavel, member, Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency

Quick Facts:

  • applicants are assessed based on their skills and qualifications, taking into account the needs of the individual agency, board or commission
  • applications will be considered for both current and upcoming vacancies
  • Nova Scotians can apply and track the progress of their applications by creating a profile in the online application system
  • typically, appointees are reimbursed for expenses, and in some cases, paid a modest amount for their services

Additional Resources:

To find out more and to apply, visit https://www.novascotia.ca/abc or call 902-424-4877 or 1-866-206-6844.

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Media Contact:

Michelle Stevens
902-424-8787
Cell: 902-222-1784
Email: [email protected]

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