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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAINT GEORGE'S YOUTHNET
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: http://stgeorgesyouthnet.ca/.