Join our outstanding volunteers and make a difference!
Symphony Nova Scotia values the commitment of our dedicated volunteers. Last year, over 130 volunteers offered their support at concerts and special events, on committees and in the office. Volunteers are a vital part of our work, and assist with many aspects of the successful operation of the orchestra. There are opportunities that can meet your personal fulfillment, career development, or interests. We welcome diversity in our volunteer positions.
NEW OPPORTUNITY! Volunteer Ambassador
A Symphony Nova Scotia Ambassador shares their passion and knowledge for the Symphony with new subscribers, and helps to introduce newcomers to the orchestra. Subscribers are vital to the orchestra’s sustainability. As an Ambassador, you help to make new subscribers feel like part of the Symphony family by introducing them to their peers and guiding them through the Symphony season.
Each Ambassador serves as a personal guide for up to 10 new subscriber households, sharing their joy for the orchestra and offering their support on several occasions throughout the season. As a friendly and courteous connection, you make an effort to get to know your new subscribers and help them to feel at home. Ambassadors are not required to make any kind of sales pitch whatsoever.
NEW OPPORTUNITY! Reception Volunteers
Reception volunteers assist in the execution of donor and subscriber recognition receptions through the setup and service of light refreshments and non-alcoholic beverages. This role provides volunteers with the opportunity to meet individuals with a variety of cultural, professional, and artistic backgrounds while enhancing their professional network. Experience in customer service and the food and beverage industry is considered an asset.
Office volunteers are the first point of contact for visitors and callers at the Symphony Nova Scotia administrative office. Office Volunteers gain a sense of personal fulfillment and career development while working with a team to achieve our goals. Volunteers must have basic computing skills and be willing to commit to one morning or afternoon per week.
Event and concert volunteers
We rely on casual volunteers at concerts and special events throughout the season. Event volunteers develop new skill sets and enhance existing competencies through assisting in venue preparation, selling symphony and guest artist merchandise at the Symphony Nova Scotia Boutique, and delivering excellent customer service while answering general inquiries related to the Symphony, guest artists, and the venue. These positions are suitable to those who have flexible schedules and availability in the evenings. First event: NSLC Festival of Wines Gala – September 22nd, 2016. Please click here to view our complete concert season.
Women for Music
For over 50 years, Women for Music have supported symphonic music in our community and our schools. New members are always welcome. Group meetings always feature an interesting and informative musical program, and are held on the first Thursday of each month from September through April, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts (6199 Chebucto Road, Halifax). Check out their website for details here or phone the membership chair at 902.429.7564 for more information.
Or, why not consider supporting Women for Music with a donation of used books for their biannual Book Sales? You can drop off books at the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts, 6199 Chebucto Road, Halifax, on the following schedule*:
Mondays: 1 pm to 2:30 pm
Tuesdays: 1 pm to 2:30 pm
Wednesdays: 9:30 am to 11:15 am
All year: first Saturday of each month: 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
*Closed July, August, and over Christmas and New Year.
When dropping off, please use the basement door located near the crosswalk on Chebucto Road (across from Chebucto Lane). You’ll see a sign posted outside the building door when there is someone present to receive the books. Full details about making donations and the book sale can be found on their website: womenformusic.com.
Have a ton of books? Or maybe these times don’t work for you? Make alternate arrangements by emailing Women for Music or calling Shirley at 902.443.0304 or Margaret at 902.443.5105.
Are you interested in other volunteer opportunities? Is there a special way you can contribute that isn’t mentioned here? Please let us know. Contact us at 902.421.1300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.