Saint Andrew's Mission Society

The Saint Andrew’s Mission Society (SAMS) is the outreach arm of the college. SAMS facilitates opportunities for students to volunteer in the wider community, giving students a broader perspective of community life in the city of Halifax. SAMS also hosts events and potlucks throughout the year and organizes visits to other communities in the Maritimes.

To get involved, contact Verity Thomson:


In 2016, we established a partnership with Northwood, a not-for-profit organization that provides care for seniors with low-income backgrounds in the North End of Halifax. We provide an opportunity for students to meet up with residents on a regular basis and share friendship and conversation. In most cases, students are partnered up one-on-one with a member of the Northwood community, although other options are available. Those interested in volunteering will undergo a record check and a short interview in order to be placed in the appropriate position within the organization. This is a six month minimum commitment.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact the Chaplain at


The King's Chapel has had a long-standing relationship with the North End Youth organization, St. George's YouthNet. YouthNet provides lunches and lunch-time monitoring for children at Joseph Howe Elementary School and after-school programming for disadvantaged children and teens at St. George's Round Church Hall on Brunswick St. YouthNet programming relies heavily on the work of volunteers. YouthNet requires a weekly commitment from its volunteers, in order to provide some stability for the children. If you are interested in volunteering for this organization, please refer to their website: