Retired Teachers Organization

of the Nova Scotia Teachers Union


International Schools - Teaching & Administrative Opportunities

Submitted by: Gaye Rawding
Date Submitted: May 2011

The Department of Education is accepting applications for Administrative and Teaching positions on behalf of schools located in China using the Nova Scotia Public School Program. For additional information, application and school locations visit (under teaching and administrative opportunities).

Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia

Submitted by: Michele Charlton
Date Submitted: October 2010

The Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia is currently looking for volunteers to help out in our provincial office. Tasks could include word processing, assembly work and data entry.

The Society also offers opportunities in programs, committees, and fund development activities that take place throughout the year.

If you can spare just one hour, you can make a difference in the lives of the thousands of Nova Scotians affected by Alzheimer's disease or other dementias.

For more information please contact Michele Charlton, Coordinator of Volunteer Resources, by calling 422-7961 (ext 241), or outside metro 1-800-611-6345, or e-mail

Volunteering for VON

Submitted by: Erin Crosby
Date Submitted: Summer 2010

We have in the past, had several retired teachers involved in our programs and thought it might be of interest to your members.

VON of Greater Halifax (Serving all of HRM) is looking for volunteers for the following programs:

VON Breakaway Program

Breakaway provides social activities for seniors with dementia or other health concerns whose caregivers are in need of a break from their routine. Volunteers would assist with all program needs.

VON Volunteer Visiting Program

Volunteers visit an isolated senior or an adult with a disability on a weekly basis to provide friendship. Volunteers are matched after the needs and interests of the client are assessed.

VON Transportation Program

Volunteers provide door to door drives for seniors or adults with disabilities to medical appointments, social outings or errands. Volunteers are reimbursed for mileage.

For more information or if you are interested in any of the above programs, please contact Paula Yanch at 455-6653 or

Heart & Stroke Foundation

Date Submitted: 13 Nov 2009
Submitted by: Trish Berry

February is Heart Month –
Become a Heart Month Volunteer

The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia is looking for volunteers for this February’s Heart Month campaign.

Every 7 minutes, a Canadian dies from heart disease or stroke. Every 7 minutes, another family is thrown into crisis. You can help to change this by volunteering for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia during February’s Heart Month door-to-door campaign.  This is a time when volunteers across Canada join together to deliver the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s message to people in their communities, while raising funds for our life-saving initiatives. Whether as a canvasser visiting door to door in your neighbourhood or as a leadership volunteer helping to coordinate a campaign in your neighbourhood, your support is needed to make this year’s campaign a success.
Please join the fight against heart disease and stroke today!  
Learn more and sign up at our website:
or call 1-800-423-4432 ext. 304.


Upcoming Events
Volunteer Opportunities
Items of Interest
Items for Sale
House Sitting Opportunities

Volunteering with CNIB

Submitted by: Mark McIntosh
Date Submitted: May 2011

Make a difference in the lives of people who are blind or partially sighted! CNIB is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to reach out to patients and their families at the Eye Care Centre in Halifax by introducing CNIB services, demonstrating popular products that make everyday living easier for people with vision loss, and providing information about programs. Are you an excellent communicator, have a professional demeanor and comfortable speaking in front of groups? If so, CNIB is needs you! To learn more about this exciting volunteer opportunity contact:

Mark McIntosh
Coordinator, Volunteer Services
CNIB (Maritime Provinces)
Tel: 902-453-1480 x. 226
Toll-free: 1-800-563-2642

Volunteering in Havana

Submitted by: Philip Theriault
Date Submitted: Summer 2011

Join me, retired Nova Scotian teacher Philip Theriault, in Havana in March, 2012 helping students at the Foreign Language Institute of the University of Havana. I would like to invite retired teachers, as well as other interested people from Nova Scotia, to join us in late winter as a volunteer English or French language mentor and help the students of this country improve their second language skills. In addition to volunteering, volunteers will have the opportunity to:

  • Have a private orientation tour of various points of interest in Havana
  • Participate in the annual Terry Fox Run in Havana
  • Visit a Cuban elementary or secondary school and talk to the staff and students
  • Be a guest at an evening reception at the Canadian Embassy
  • Attend a Santaria/Salsa celebration
  • Be a guest at a meeting of the local Committee for the Defense of the Revolution and learn about the Cuban political and social system
  • Make friends and learn about the real Cuba
  • Visit the homes/workshops of well known Cuban artists

For more information, please feel free to contact me at or phone 902 425-6062. Also, check out the website:

Volunteer with ISIS

Submitted by: Jacinda Rudolph
Date Submitted: September 2010

Interested in showing someone new to Canada around your neighborhood? Learning about another culture? Playing a part in making your community a more welcoming place? Offering opportunities for someone to practice English conversation?

The Immigrant Settlement & Integration Services (ISIS) is currently looking for community-minded individuals who might have two hours a week to spare to support new immigrants as they go through the process of settling in the HRM. We are currently looking for volunteers for the HOST/NEW FRIEND 55+ program.

We try to match people based on common interests, location of residence and of course age. With the host program, volunteers are matched with immigrants and refugees that are 55+ with the purpose of doing activities that will enable newcomers to feel more at home in their new community – whether it be for a coffee, a walk or even a visit to one of our local historical site.

People are generally matched for a minimum period of six months, with a time commitment of two hours per week.
For more details of this volunteer opportunity, please visit or contact Jacinda Rudolph at (902) 406-8603.

Canadian Diabetes Association

Submitted by: Brenda Munro
Date Submitted: November 2010

The Canadian Diabetes Association is looking for volunteers with the possibility of day time availability for the following roles:

Advocacy Champion
Cultural Diversity Presenter
Display Volunteer
Volunteer Development Champion
Special Events Crew
In Tribute / In Memoriam Liaison
Charity of Choice Researcher

To learn more about these roles or if you have an interest in
volunteering your time in another capacity, please contact Barby Brushett, Volunteer Coordinator, by calling toll free 1-800-326-7712 ext.3232 or via email