Volunteer with Us

Attend a Volunteer Information Session

This session provides an overview of the Community Food Centre, our volunteer opportunities, information about time commitments, and an opportunity to ask questions. All Volunteer Information Sessions take place at the Dartmouth North Community Food Centre, located at 6 Primrose Street. 

Upcoming Volunteer Information Sessions:

August 21st at 3:30pm

August 23rd at 10:00am


Volunteering at the Dartmouth North Community Food Centre

The Community Food Centre relies on volunteer support to offer over 45 program sessions each month to hundreds of community members. In 2017, we worked with 147 different volunteers including university students, community members, professionals, and retirees. We are always looking for volunteers who are interested in supporting the Centre in one of the following areas:

• Meal Prep/Cooking
• Dishwashing/clean-up
• Co-facilitating cooking sessions with adults or youth
• Urban farming
• Drop-in and coffee station support
• Market preparation (packing veggies, chopping, setting up the physical space)


Volunteering at Dartmouth Family Centre

The Centre's volunteer program supports participants to become involved in the Centre in a volunteer role. Orientation, training, and ongoing support helps participants to develop their skills as a volunteer. Participant volunteers support the community drop-in room, child development programs, parenting workshops/programs, maintaining public spaces, baking snacks for children, organizing the community cupboard, administrative support, etc. Not all opportunities are available at all times. If you are interested in volunteering at our Family Centre site, please give us a call to find out what opportunities are available.

Volunteer on the Board of Directors

The Dartmouth Family Centre is governed by a Board of Directors who provides strategic leadership to the organization. The Board is made up of community members from a variety of backgrounds, professionals, and participants and meets at the Centre on a monthly basis.  

Currently our Board of Directors benefits from the contribution of the following Board Members:

  • Anne Cogdon, Chair
  • Gwen Romanes,Past Chair 
  • Cathy Chenhall, Vice Chair
  • Fiona Chin Yee, Secretary/Treasurer 
  • Sharon Clark
  • Kristina McMillan
  • Natalie Woodbury
  • Doug Townsend

Thank you to our generous supporters

We are proud to recognize the support of the organizations and individuals who make the work of Dartmouth Family Centre and Dartmouth North Community Food Centre possible.  View full list of supporters >

Phone Number:

(902) 464-8234

Fax Number:

(902) 464-8232



Our Location:

107 Albro Lake Rd. Dartmouth, NS, B3A 3Y7

Charitable Number: 


Our Hours:

The Centre is open 9:00am to 4:00pm, Monday to Friday (closed 12:00 to 1:00pm daily and Thursday afternoons). As well, occasional evening programs take place.  

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