Volunteer at the Mission and See the World
We are grateful for the commitment of time and expertise from our cherished volunteers, who help us serve seafarers when ships are in port. Without their help we would be unable to remain open serving seafarers Monday through Saturday, when ships are in the Port of Halifax. We salute you all!
Should you be interested in volunteering, please contact Helen or Maggie at 422-7790. There are a wide variety of tasks that may interest you. Using the Mission van, you may be trained for ship visits. This entails visiting the crew on their ships and transporting them to the Mission, or taking them shopping, providing phone cards or maybe just talking to a seafarer who has not seen a fresh face in many weeks.
Errands may include: banking, shopping, picking up used clothing or books, and later in the year picking up shoe boxes for our Christmas shoebox campaign.
Some volunteers prefer to work at the counter of our small shop, where there is ample opportunity to converse with seafarers from all parts of the world.
Training in all aspects of the work is provided.
We are asking that volunteers commit to one four-hour shift per week. Please feel free to drop by to look around. We would be very interested in speaking with you and discussing the tasks that most interest you. We are open 9:30 til 18:00 and nights when ships are in the Port of Halifax. Interested in volunteering, please download our Volunteer Application.