Volunteer Services Assistant - Feed NS

Who are we?

Our mission is to increase food security through food distribution, education and collaboration. To achieve this, we distribute almost 2 million kilograms of donated food each year to our member network of 145 food banks and meal programs across the province. Our role also extends beyond food. We support our members as they build capacity to serve their communities, and we help raise awareness of the challenges hunger and poverty create each day for thousands of Nova Scotians. Working at Feed Nova Scotia is an opportunity to give back to your community, and make a difference in people’s lives. If you are a positive, dedicated, team-oriented person then we want to hear from you!

What is a Volunteer Services Assistant?

As a member of the Volunteer Services team, the Volunteer Services Assistant is responsible for providing a positive and engaging volunteer experience for all potential and current volunteers. The Volunteer Services Assistant helps to deliver the organization’s programs and services.

What does a Volunteer Services Assistant do?

  • Promotes Feed Nova Scotia’s volunteer programs both within and outside the organization (e.g., to individuals, agencies and communities)

  • Maintains regular communication with volunteers, via emails, phone calls, and in person

  • Assists with the planning and implementation of volunteer recognition activities, including informal daily efforts and more formal organized events

  • Assists with volunteer recruitment for Special Events and other activities

  • Maintains multiple volunteer schedules to ensure effective operation of Feed Nova Scotia activities

  • Creates positive experiences for volunteers; making sure concerns or ideas are forwarded to the appropriate supervisor

  • Ensures all volunteers understand the importance of their efforts and the impact it has on the people Feed Nova Scotia and our member agencies serve

What are we looking for?

A recent graduate; someone who has successfully completed a post-secondary program from a recognized college or university within one year of posting this job. The ideal candidate is excited by the idea of a new challenge! They are outgoing and positive and are able to work with a wide variety of people. Creativity and thinking outside the box is in their blood and they love brainstorming and thinking of new ways to do things. They are super-organized and time-management comes second nature to them. They value teamwork and are willing to support their co-workers and our volunteers.


• Proficiency in MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel)

• Strong verbal and written communication skills

• Flexible and able to adapt to varied work requirements

Our total compensation package includes 3 weeks of paid vacation time, flexible work arrangements, a health and dental plan (after 3 months) and an employer contributed group RRSP (after 6 months).

If you are looking for an outstanding opportunity to make an impact in your community, please submit a cover letter and resume that clearly indicates how you meet the requirements of the position, in a PDF document to: humanresources@feednovascotia.ca by 10:00 pm on Sunday, May 5, 2019 . Please include Volunteer Services Assistant in the subject line.

Feed Nova Scotia welcomes all qualified candidates to apply.

Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer.

We thank you for your interest in employment with Feed Nova Scotia, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.