Volunteer with Us

Volunteers are the heart of the Dartmouth Family Centre/Dartmouth North Community Food Centre. We currently have approximately 95 active volunteers including community members, students, professionals, and retirees. Volunteers help us with program facilitation, food preparation, serving meals, clean-up, helping out on the farm, supporting parenting programs, childcare and more.

A sense of community belonging and inclusion are the most important outcomes of our volunteer program. More than half of our volunteers are also program participants and live in the Dartmouth North community.

We ask volunteers to make a time commitment of once per week for at least four months. Most of our volunteer opportunities are during weekday mornings and early afternoons, with the exception of special events.

See our current list of volunteer opportunities here to see what fits with your schedule and interests.

The volunteer application process. You can fill out your application online or in-person at the Food Centre. All volunteers must also attend either a Volunteer Info Session or meet with the Volunteer Coordinator for an orientation/interview.

The volunteer application process. You can fill out your application online or in-person at the Food Centre. All volunteers must also attend either a Volunteer Info Session or meet with the Volunteer Coordinator for an orientation/interview.

If you are interested in participating in our volunteer program, please fill out the application below and we will get back to you when we have an upcoming volunteer info session.

Our application is also available in paper form at the Food Centre or the Family Centre site. If you have questions, feel free to contact our Volunteer Coordinator at kcarey@dartmouthfamilycentre.ca.


Upcoming Volunteer Info Sessions:

Wednesday, February 20th at 3:30pm
at the Dartmouth North Community Food Centre site
6 Primrose Street, Unit 140

** If you are interested in volunteering, but aren’t able to attend an info session, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at kcarey@dartmouthfamilycentre.ca or 902-229-9778



Volunteer Spotlight: Carolyn, Gentle Yoga facilitator

People often tell me how much they enjoy the weekly class. I hear ‘Wow, I feel so much better.’ Or ‘My body is really feeling relaxed.’ You can see changes in people over the weeks that they come.
— Carolyn
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