Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Symphony Nova Scotia. Due to the current COVID-19 crisis, we are not currently accepting applications for volunteers.

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.


Concert and Event Volunteers

We rely on casual volunteers at concerts and other events throughout our season. Positioned at Patron Services, these volunteers play a key role in operations at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium and other venues. These volunteers develop skills and competencies by assisting in set up; counting, selling and reconciling sales at the Boutique; distributing tickets; and more. These volunteers are flexible to the unique needs of each concert and event; for example, taking tickets at St. Andrew’s United Church, or judging a costume contest (it’s happened!). These roles are suitable to individuals with flexible schedules and evening and weekend availability. Please click here to view our upcoming concerts.

Office Volunteers

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.

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.

Other Opportunities

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 [email protected].