Volunteer Opportunities

For over 80 years, Easter Seals Nova Scotia has been a primary destination for those seeking support, mobility equipment, recreational programs, fully accessible camp experiences, assistive devices, and skills development opportunities for persons living with disabilities.

As our programs run throughout fall and winter, we actively accept volunteers to assist with our inclusive recreation programs:

Boccia

Boccia (pronounced bot-cha) is a precision ball sport related to bowling or curling. Players sit on a chair or in their wheelchair and throw or roll their ball with the goal of landing it closest to the white “jack” ball.
Originally designed for individuals with severe cerebral palsy, the sport has expanded and is now played by individuals with a wide variety of disabilities, mobility difficulties, and those that are able-bodied.

Volunteers are needed Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 PM at Northwood Terrace in Halifax.

Volunteers assist in refereeing games and acting as sport attendants to players (passing them the ball, aligning their ramp, etc.)

Learn to Sledge

A fun-focused sledge hockey program for children and youth with a disability, or those interested in parasports. The weekly program is open to players of all ability levels and uses games, scrimmages and drills to help participants learn and play sledge hockey, build strength and coordination, and have fun.

Volunteers are needed on Saturdays, 9:30-11:30 AM at the BMO Centre in Bedford.

Volunteers are reqired to help with tasks such as: prepping sessions, helping players in/out of sledges, and assisting on-ice by playing games or pushing sledges.

For more information about volunteering with TakePART or other Easter Seals NS programs, please contact Kirsten Lebelle at takepart@easterseals.ns.ca or call 902-453-6000 ext. 220