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Volunteering in Annapolis County



According to Stats Canada in a 2007 survey on volunteering there is reason to celebrate volunteering efforts in Nova Scotia. As between 2004 and 2007 the percentage of the Nova Scotia population aged 15 and over volunteered through a group or organization had risen by 7% to 55%. This rated third amongst all Canadian provinces.

Volunteers are truly the heart of our towns, villages and communities across Annapolis County. These volunteers are people of all ages who have the common goal to make a difference in their communities and enrich their own life by giving up their own time and skill. Together they help to make our communities stronger, healthier and more vibrant. Volunteer efforts can be seen on a daily basis around Annapolis County, in our community halls, churches, hospital/health centre, schools, volunteer organizations, boards, sport and recreation groups and facilities.

Volunteering is a great way for people of all ages to meet new friends, learn and share skills or talents, gain work experience, help build your resume, help develop your community and most of all gave fun while enriching the lives of others to creating community!

If I am a Youth Person (Ages 12-30) in Annapolis County, why should I volunteer?

  • Shows you care about your community and its future
  • Shows that you like helping others
  • Shows you are responsible
  • Gain work experience
  • May help you decide your future career choice
  • Help build your resume
  • Some volunteer opportunities involve travel across Canada and around the world
  • Shows you have taken the initiative to learn new things
  • You might learn something new about yourself
  • Feel good about yourself because you have helped to make someone else’s day!

If I am an Older Adult Person (50+) in Annapolis County, why should I volunteer?

  • For the Health of it! It is great for your mental and physical health, gets you out and active in your community around others who care too
  • Meet new friends
  • Helps keep you busy and give you something rewarding to do in your free time
  • Helping for a cause in which you believe in
  • Have skills and experiences to share with others
  • Volunteer with your friends or family

Volunteer Opportunities in Annapolis County

Annapolis County has a variety of opportunities for people to be involved in their community. For more information on volunteer opportunities in Annapolis County Recreation contact Nancy Chisholm.

National Volunteer Week - April 23- 29, 2017

Each year, communities all across Canada pay tribute to the millions of volunteers who give themselves to better their communities and the organizations that rely on the lives of others. National Volunteer Week is a time for all of us to pause and celebrate the energy and commitment of volunteers. Volunteering is the lifeblood in our communities. It provides us with a sense of connectedness and well-being and helps us build better, stronger, and healthier communities.

This National Volunteer Week, be sure to reach out and thank someone you know who volunteers.

The Municipality of the County of Annapolis and the Towns of Annapolis Royal and Middleton each year sponsor Volunteer Week in Annapolis County. You are encouraged to nominate a deserving volunteer from your community to receive an award. The volunteer may be involved in any form of voluntarism, i.e. hospital work, serving on boards, 4H leader, fire department, recreation committee member, coach, service club member, choir director, etc.

How Do You Nominate Someone?

You have a few options - Application forms may be picked up at the offices listed below, you can complete a nomination form online, or you can print a nomination form off to complete and deliver to one of the offices listed below. Just remember, the deadline for nominations is extended to February 13, 2017, 4:30 pm.

Online Nomination Form
Printable Nomination Form

  • Town of Annapolis Royal, Annapolis Royal Town Hall – 285 St. George Street, Annapolis Royal
  • Municipal Office, Bridgetown – 271 Granville Street, Bridgetown
  • Town of Middleton, Town Hall - 131 Commercial Street, Middleton

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