For over 90 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.
We often need volunteers for events and programs throughout the year! Interested in volunteering? Contact email@example.com
We also actively accept volunteers to assist with our Take PART inclusive recreation programs that run throughout the fall and winter:
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 sports 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 required to help with tasks such as: prepping sessions, helping players in/out of sledges, and assisting on-ice by playing games or pushing sledges.
Learn to Wheel
Learn to Wheel is a unique, non-competitive, fun-focused recreation program for children and youth with disabilities or an interest in Parasport. The 1-hour program will focus on building fundamental movement skills related to sport involvement, such as: propelling, stopping, turning, throwing, catching, hand-eye coordination, improving physical strength and much more. Participation in this program will provide individuals with an opportunity to build the basics necessary to move forward and develop more sport-specific skills.
Volunteers are needed on Mondays, 4:30 – 5:30 PM at St. Andrews Recreation Centre in Halifax.
Volunteers are needed to help prep sessions, help participants in and out of wheelchairs, and assist with games.
For more information about volunteering with Take PART, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 902-453-6000 ext.220